The hillside at Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury will be alive with the sounds of mariachi, trashgrass, blues, Gaelic and Italian music, thanks to the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series. The family- and dog-friendly affair is in the midst of its second summer of free concerts on Sundays, which kicked off July 1 and runs until Sep. 9. Here’s a look at the remaining shows in the Levitt AMP St. J lineup:   Aug. 5: Flor de Toloache Flor de Toloache (pronounced tow-lo-AH-cheh), a New York City all-female mariachi band, is aptly named for the Mexican medicinal plant with trumpet-shaped flowers that’s known for its high toxicity levels and often associated with magic, love and healing. The diverse, bilingual band packs an intoxicating power of its own, melding traditional mariachi music with jazz, blues and Latin American styles. Flor de Toloache’s latest album, last year’s “Las Caras Lindas” — which won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Ranchero Album — adds everything from salsa and cumbia to jazz, classical, folk, rock, country and even hip hop to its vibrant blend. “These mariachis have moxie,” said NPR of the album. “They don’t just sing; they could blast through mountains with their wails and gritos (shouts), and melt glaciers with the warmth of their gorgeous harmonies.” “It’s really cool to be an all-female group, and empower and inspire women,” founder Mireya Ramos told NPR. “But at the end of the day, we want to be known as badass musicians.” Upbeat folk trio Chickweed opens the show.   Aug. 12: Whiskey Shivers Rising Austin, Texas “trashgrass” quintet Whiskey Shivers brings a genre-blurring sound that the Washington Post described as “apocalyptic Americana” and NPR called “frenetic bluegrass” with “punk spirit.” The band’s fifth album, last year’s “Some Part of Something,” aptly captures its infectious, high-octane live shows. Leading the charge is Whiskey Shivers’ exuberant frontman and fiddle master Bobby Fitzgerald, renowned for his ability to capture an audience’s attention in any venue. “Whiskey Shivers isn’t just the five of us on stage; it’s everybody in the room,” says Fitzgerald in press materials. “We try to bring everybody into the moment, and get them to realize there’s no wall between us and the crowd. We’re all in this together, and we’re all here to have a good time.” In addition to Fitzgerald, the band includes Andrew VanVoorhees on bass, James Gwyn on washboards, Jeff “Horti” Hortillosa on guitar, and James Bookert on banjo. Opening is Bethlehem, New Hampshire-based quartet the Barnyard Incident.   Aug. 26: Jackie Venson, Dave Keller Band Austin, Texas-based indie blues singer and guitarist Jackie Venson brings “an astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid-back grace,” according to the Austin American Statesman. The Dave Keller Band, featuring the Montpelier blues and soul musician, opens.   Sep. 2: Dàimh Dàimh (pronounced “dive”), based in the West Highlands of Scotland, is a folk group that performs in Scottish Gaelic. Opening is piper Iain Macharg of Montpelier-based Catamount Pipe Band.   Sep. 9: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Formed over 40 years ago, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is a seven-piece band and dancer, featuring young performers who are reinventing Southern Italy’s “Pizzica” musical and dance traditions. Burlington bassist Aram Bedrosian opens.   Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series is 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays at Dog Mountain, 143 Parks Road. Admission is free, and dogs are allowed. Food trucks are available, and beer and wine provided by Kingdom Taproom is also available. More information is available at

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