2020 Summer Concert Series 

 

Proudly presents...

Friday, May 1, Annie & The Hedonists. Interpreting the songs of great female blues artists of the ‘20s, 30s & 40s: Bessie Smith, Sippie Wallace, Memphis Minnie, Billie Holiday, Rosetta Tharpe, Ella Fitzgerald and others. Repertoire also includes western swing, bluesy country, and roots Americana. We guarantee YOU WILL LOVE THIS BAND! WE'RE SORRY, THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Saturday, May 23 – Christine Malcolm Trio. Christine is a mom and a singer/songwriter from Eden, Vermont. She returns to the Meeting House with her band mates Rudy and Jess to perform new music from her 2019 recording I Like You! which celebrates love and life in a small town.

 

Saturday, June 6 – Young Traditions Vermont. A 2-part concert with great energy and amazing talent. We were duly impressed by the quality and professionalism of last years’ show, and are excited to welcome Romy and Ben Munkres back as part of The Youth Commission Ensemble, and The Two Tones (Sebastiaan West and Alexander Allison).

 

Saturday, July 11 – Bob Amos and Catamount Crossing. You loved them two years ago, so we’re bringing them back. With a rock solid traditional bluegrass rhythmic foundation, stellar harmony vocals, top notch original material, plus creative arrangements of bluegrass classics and an engaging and entertaining stage show, Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing presents a high caliber, highly enjoyable bluegrass concert experience. 

 

Friday, July 24 – Rush Run Philharmonic. These guys drive up here all the way from the hollers of West Virginia, just to play at the Jig in the Valley to raise money for the Community Center. This year, folk singers and guitarists Phil Rolleston and Patrick Gabbert will be joined by some of their friends and fellow musicians, and as a thank you, we’re giving them the stage on Friday night. $10 donation at the door (gas money for the ride home!).

Saturday, August 15 - Will Patton Ensemble. Always a spectacular show, join Bakersfield’s own multi-instrumentalist and composer Will Patton and his band comprised of mandolin/octave mandolin, violin, guitar, flute, clarinet and string bass. The group has been focusing on Gypsy jazz and Brazilian styles as well as straight up bebop, and performs many original compositions in their repertoire.

 

Saturday, August 29Jenni Johnson and the Junketeers If Jenni Johnson offered nothing more than her voice, smooth and sweet as honey, it would be plenty. But that’s only part of what makes her jazz-infused performances unforgettable: With a heart as big as that voice, Jenni takes us on joyous world-wide musical tour with the always excellent Junketeers providing impeccable support.  

 

Friday, September 18 – Galen Cassidy Peria, aka Duke Aeroplane, is a New Orleans based song-finder, wordsmith, student of the cards, histrionic, and excitable drinker.  As a solo artist, he has recorded and released one double-length album as difficult to locate as it is to evaluate. He is currently in production on the first UBR Films release, “The Heartbeat, The Hammer,” due in Spring 2020. His piano playing is pure magic.

 

Saturday, Oct. 10 – Beg, Steal or Borrow. “Bluegrass, please more bluegrass!” You asked and we listened! Welcome back Jeremy, Geoff, Fran, Roland and Luke! Beg, Steal or Borrow won the 2017 Podunk and 2018 Thomas Point Beach bluegrass festival band competitions, has been featured at Greyfox and Ossipee Valley festivals.

 

Saturday, Oct. 24 – O’hAnleigh. Vermont's O’hAnleigh draws on their ancestral roots and diverse musical talent to entertain audiences with the lively and haunting rhythms of Irish America. Since 2000, their dynamic multi-instrumental performances feature rich, fluid harmonies and an enormous playlist of classic ballads, rousing pub tunes, and original songs and tunes that have garnered noteworthy praise from fans and music critics the world over.

 

Saturday, November 7 – Variety Show for THE FAIRFIELD FOOD SHELF! Got a skit, a song, or a joke? Are you a tap dancer, a contortionist, or perhaps you've got a story to tell? Call 827-6626, and sign up for this evening of fun for a great cause!

We'd like to take this opportunity to express BIG THANKS to everyone who made last year's music series successful in so many ways.  To our sponsors, our volunteers, and to you, our audience. The Meeting House has become one of northern Vermont's most coveted "listening" venues: a special place where guests can hear great musicians, and great musicians can perform without distraction.  Here, the music is the destination. 
  
The success of this concert series, now in its seventh year, would not be possible without our sponsors, who help us attract the wonderful musicians gracing our stage from May into November.  If you’d like to become a sponsor and thereby contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our rural community while at the same time helping to preserve the architectural heritage that is the Meeting House on the Green, please contact us today - 802-827-6626 or 802-827-3275.  With a $250 donation, (which is really just "paying ahead," concert sponsors enjoy 2 free tickets to every show, front row seats, and mention of your business in concert programs and promotional materials. 

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ON THE GREEN ~ E. Fairfield, Vermont

Strengthening community through historic preservation & the arts.

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