The Local Spin: Music at the center of local events
By Ali Flewelling
There are a lot of great events upon us this week and they all have one thing in common: you guessed it, music. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the likes of area attractions while also indulging in local music.
Don’t forget to bring your dad along: Sunday is Father’s Day!
Tonight, Steve Audsley hosts his weekly blues jam at Frank’s Tavern on Main Street in Ludlow. Interested musicians are invited to join him on stage at 7 p.m.
Also this evening, Ray Mason takes the stage of Taps Tavern in Poultney at 7 p.m.
Friday night, 2Adam12 will kick off the Springfield Medical Care Systems Summer Music Series at Jackson Gore. Adam Payne and his Boston-based band will be in Ludlow to entertain you for the first concert of the summer at 6 p.m.
I will be singing alongside Ryan Ackerman in our duo, Carmel Dee, at the Iron Lantern on Route 30 in Castleton on Friday. We hope to see you there for a set list including all of your favorite covers starting at 6 p.m.
The Vegas Brothers are set to rock Center Street Alley Friday night at 9:30 p.m.
Friday also marks the start of the 34th annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Craft & Music Festival. This unique event has become increasingly popular and supports live music throughout the weekend. Ari Salloway, Billy Wylder and The Soul of Man are some of this year’s featured performers. Balloon launches take place at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Along with great local artists, over 60 vendors will be on scene. The event takes place at the Quechee village green; admission is $15, $5 for children. If you don’t already have plans, this would be a great way to spend the weekend!
Positive Pie II in Montpelier hosts back-to-back late-night performances. On Friday Soule Monde will be in town for your listening pleasure, followed by Andric Severance Xtet on Saturday. Both shows are 21-and-up and begin at 10:30 p.m.
On Saturday, the silent film series will continue at the Brandon Town Hall. “The Best of Charlie Chaplin” will be shown at 7 p.m., accompanied by Jeff Rapsis on piano.
On Sunday, you can treat your dad to a performance at Brandon Music on Country Club Road in Brandon. Tricky Britches will entertain you with old-time country and bluegrass. The Portland-based group features Jed Bresette, Seth Doyle, Tyler Lienhardt and Ryan Wilkinson. Admission is $15. Please visit brandon-music.net for additional information.
On Tuesday, Grand Central Station will be under the pavilion next to Spartan Stadium for the Castleton State College Summer Concert Series. The group is one of the tri-state area’s best cover bands and will entertain you beginning at 7 p.m. The concert is open to the public; all you need is your favorite lawn chair.
As always, please continue to submit your performance dates and times to firstname.lastname@example.org.