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      The Vermont Maple Festival Summer Sounds is Franklin County's premiere outdoor concert series. The series opened with Amy Gallatin on Sunday, June 23, 2002, in Taylor Park in St Albans City. The complete schedule is shown below.
      We held 12 live free concerts on Sundays evening throughout the summer. Concerts always alternate between the Highgate Municipal Park and Taylor Park in St Albans. The popular series also places individual concerts in Fairfax, Franklin, Richford, and St Albans Bay.
      The lineup of new performers, new venues, and new sponsors includes a medley of a capella, bluegrass, classical, country, folk, pop, and classic rock-n-roll. Each summer concert is free. Settle in on your own blanket or lawn chair and enjoy outdoor family music. Bring your own bug spray. And remember to check out our new series of commercials on WRSA-1420 AM and WLFE-102.3 FM and WTWK-1070 AM.
      Click here for more information about each performer.
      "Free" concerts are expensive to stage. The six towns, local business sponsors, and the All Arts Council hire the bands, create the publicity, and set up all 12 shows. Summer Sounds welcomes our sponsors of this popular series: Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Chevalier Drilling, Fairfax busineses, Franklin busineses, the Handy Group new car dealers, the Highgate Manor, Main Street Merchants in St Albans, NMC, O. C. McCuin & Sons, Ray's Extrusion Dies, Richford retailers, the Tyler Place, and our media sponsors, the Buyer's Digest, the County Courier, and WRSA/WLFE/WTWK. These businesses need your support to continue. Please remember to thank the hosts and patronize the sponsors.
      Besides the music, food is a big part of the fun of an outdoor concert. Local community groups will host each event with special activities, family fun, bake sales, grilled hot dogs, and even ice cream socials to make every Sunday a great family holiday in the park. This year, the Boy Scouts, BPW, the Congregational Church, Foster Grandparents, Franklin County Humane Society, Girl Scouts, Highgate Cares, Highgate Library, Highgate Methodist Church, Highgate Historical Society, Holy Trinity, and Modern Woodmen host the concerts in each town. Watch this space for the details.
      Summer Sounds concerts are always in a Town park, always on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., and always free. The concert sites are the the Baptist Building in Fairfax, the Town Hall lawn in Franklin, the Municipal Park in Highgate, Davis Park in Richford, the Taylor Park memorial band shell in St Albans City, and the Bay Park in St Albans Town. The rain sites are the Methodist Church and/or the Highgate Manor, the Congregational Church in St Albans, and the Town Hall in Franklin. The rain sites will be announced in Fairfax, Richford, and St Albans Bay.
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Date Performer Location  
June 23 Amy Gallatin St Albans Country Band
June 30 Robert Ross Band Highgate Jazz
July 7 The Upstate New Yorkers St Albans Bay Old time Country music
July 14 Rachel Bissex & Friends Highgate Singer/songwriter/folk
July 21 Anderson Gram St Albans Folk
July 21 Atlantic Crossing Richford Folk
July 28 Green Mountain Cloggers Highgate Ethnic Dance
August 4 Burlington Ecumenical Gospel Choir St Albans Gospel music
August 11 Through the Opera Glass Highgate Broadway and Cabaret
August 18 Roy Hurd St Albans Bay Singer/songwriter
August 25 Woods Tea Company Highgate Celtic & Folk

Summer Sounds Sponsors

All Arts Council of Franklin County

All Arts Dick Harper, Chair
P.O. Box 1
Highgate Springs, VT 05460
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Last Updated May 28, 2002

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