Hot concert options abound in the coming week, when a slew of esteemed artists take over outdoor and indoor stages in Burlington — including sold-out shows by Lord Huron at Shelburne Museum (July 21) and the dynamite double-bill of Lake Street Dive and the Wood Brothers at Burlington Waterfr…

It was only 6 o’clock in the morning when Elisa Van Duyne got in line outside a casting office in New York City, among almost a thousand hopeful actors to audition for a revival of the infamous Broadway show “42nd Street.” But her story ended differently than most — she got the part.

The promoters of the Basin Bluegrass Festival in Brandon know their festival and music well. “Bluegrass pickin’ and Vermont scenery just naturally go together,” their website headline states. In a phrase they have captured perfectly the essence of this and other in-state festivals during the…

The Town of Rochester, proclaimed in 1907 as a “Model Town of the United States,” suffered Vermont's severe economic decline, exacerbated by the Flood of 1927 and Great Depression.Could they anticipate that a promotional campaign to attract summer residents would so greatly contribute to a v…

For the Middlebury Festival on the Green celebrating its 41st year of concerts there’s a full week of music from the noontime Brown Bag shows and the evening concerts at 7 and 8:30. Eighteen acts will perform in a variety of musical styles ranging from bluegrass to Quebecois, jazz and Cajun …