FRANKLIN COUNTY GOES LIVE
ALL SUMMER, 2002
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.
|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|
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P.O. Box 1
Highgate Springs, VT 05460
Last Updated May 28, 2002