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      The Vermont Maple Festival rejoins the AAC to present the 14th season of Summer Sounds concerts, starting with the driving pop of 8 0 8 4 on the first day of Summer in Franklin County, Sunday, June 20, in Taylor Park. The Vermont Maple Festival Summer Sounds is Franklin County's premiere outdoor concert series. The complete schedule is shown below. Be there or be square.
      We host live free concerts every Sunday evening throughout the summer. The lineup of new performers and new sponsors includes a medley of bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, pop, and classic rock-n-roll. The series will travel to Highgate, St. Albans Bay, and Taylor Park, with nationally known country, jazz, folk, and pop rock music, ethnic dance, and a gospel choir. 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 host towns, local business sponsors, and the All Arts Council hire the bands, create the publicity, and set up all 11 shows. Summer Sounds welcomes our sponsors of this popular series: Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Chevalier Drilling, the Handy Group new car dealers, Key Bank, Merchant's Bank, O. C. McCuin & Sons, Northwestern Medical Center, St. Albans for the Future--the St Albans Downtown association, Ray's Extrusion Dies & Tubing, Roy's Housing/Your Vermont Home, 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, and Holy Trinity 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 Baptist Building in Fairfax, the Town Hall lawn in Franklin, the Municipal Park in Highgate, Davis Park in Richford, the Edric Loomis memorial band shell in Taylor Park, St Albans City, and the Bay Park in St Albans Town. The rain sites are the Methodist Church in Highgate, 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 Sponsor
June 20 8 0 8 4 St Albans Northwestern Medical Center
June 27 Dixie Six
Highgate O. C. McCuin & Sons
July 4 Combined Milton Community & Fairfax Fletcher Westford Band
St Albans Bay the Handy Group new car dealers
July 11 Meatpackers
Highgate Ray's Extrusion Dies & Tubing
July 18 Social Band St Albans Bay Merchant's Bank
July 25 Atlantic Crossing
Highgate Roy's Housing
August 1 Mark LeGrand & Lovesick Band featuring Sarah Munro
St Albans S.A.F.F.
August 8 Soul Rockers with Evelyn Kwaanza
Highgate Chevalier Drilling
August 15 Upstate New Yorkers St Albans Key Bank
August 22 Stockwell Brothers Highgate The Tyler Place
August 29 Nobby Reed Project St Albans Ben & Jerry's

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 July 7, 2009

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