Summer is a great time to get out and enjoy some live music with your friends and neighbors, and Lamoille County offers plenty of free options to get your groove on. Here’s a roundup of some of the local shows the whole family can enjoy.
The Jeffersonville Farmers’ and Artisan Market happens each Wednesday through September, 4:30 to 8 p.m. at 49 Old Main St. near Smugglers’ Notch Distillery.
Concerts in the Mountain Jam Music Series begin at 5 p.m. Here’s the schedule:
July 24: Jeff Salisbury Band.
July 31: The Welterweights.
Aug. 7: Shadow Riders; with Marshal Tucker.
Aug. 14: John Lackard Blues Band.
Aug. 21: King Me Band.
Aug. 28: Left Eye Jump.
Sept. 4: Pillow Punches.
Sept. 11: The Buckhollers.
Sept. 18: Blackwolf open mic.
Sept. 25: John Wilson.
Johnson’s popular Tuesday Night Live happens each week through the end of August. Shows are from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Entry is free; bring a chair or blanket if you wish. You can bring your own supper, or purchase food from vendors on site. Leave room for pie!
July 23: Abby Sherman Band: Abby Sherman, singer, songwriter; acoustical guitar; Ben Slotnick, mandolin; Nate Wallace-Gusakov, banjo. Original folk music.
July 30: Ernest.
Aug. 6: Max Weaver All Stars.
Aug. 13: Beg, Steal or Borrow.
Aug. 20: Mal Maiz.
Aug. 27: Eames Brothers Band.
Legion Field, School Street. Rain or shine. 635-7826.
Live in Morrisville
Wednesday Night Live brings free live music and food and drink vendors to Oxbow Park in June, July and August. The River Arts tent features community crafts and projects each week.
Here are the bands and activities:
July 24: Soulstice; community sculpture-making (bring an item to add in).
July 31: Cookie’s Hot Club and Ballet Wolcott perform; yarn weaving.
Aug. 7: Take 5 Jazz Ensemble and Lamoille Dance Academy perform; marble painting.
Aug. 14: The Brevity Thing; puppets and parade.
Aug. 21: Marty Project; culinary art (colorful trail mix, muffin tin art collage). Also, Morrisville Co-op’s free community corn roast.
Morrisville Military Band
The Morrisville Military Band offers its 124th annual season of summer concerts. The shows are free; spectators can sit in their cars, or bring lawn chairs.
Musicians are welcome at any time to bring instruments and play along: contact Tami Furry at 371-8770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s when and where to see them:
Thursday, July 18: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., ice cream social, Noyes House Museum, 122 Lower Main St.
Thursdays, July 25, Aug. 1, 8 and 15: 7 to 8 p.m. Peoples Academy bandshell.
Tuesday, Aug 6: 6 p.m., gazebo at Stowe Free Library/Helen Day Art Center, Stowe.
Stowe Performing Arts presents four free shows at the gazebo on the lawn of Stowe Free Library and the Helen Day Art Center in Stowe:
July 23: Sing-Along with The Ukululus. Song sheets provided.
July 30: The Del Curto Family, “A Match Made in Stowe.”
Aug. 6: Morrisville Military/Waterbury Community Combined Bands.
Aug. 13: “Two Tones,” Young Tradition Vermont: Alexander Allison and Sebastiaan West.
6 to 7 p.m. 90 Pond Street. stoweperformingarts.com.
Art on Park
On Thursdays, Stowe Vibrancy presents a street fair on Park Street with artists and artisans, crafts, food and drink.
Live, free music includes:
July 18: Vermont’s Easy Street.
July 25: Scott Forrest.
Aug. 1: Josh Panda.
Aug. 8: The Blue Diamonds.
Aug. 15: Lloyd Tyler Band.
Aug. 22: Cooie DeFrancesco.