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      The Vermont Maple Festival rejoins the AAC to present the 15th season of Summer Sounds concerts, starting with Roy Hurd on Sunday, June 26, in Highgate Municipal 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, Taylor Park, and St. Albans Bay ("July at the Bay!"), with nationally known performers. 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 WKOL-105.1 FM, WLFE-102.3 FM, WRSA-1420 AM, 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 shows every summer weekend. Summer Sounds welcomes our sponsors of this popular series: Chevalier Drilling, the Handy Group new car dealers, Merchants Bank, Northwest Medical Center, O. C. McCuin & Sons, Ray's Extrusion Dies, Roy's Housing/Your Vermont Home, St. Albans for the Future, 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 AAC, BPW, Foster Grandparents, Franklin County Humane Society, Girl Scouts, Highgate Cares, Highgate Library, Highgate Methodist Church, Highgate Historical Society, and St Albans Recreation 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 Municipal Park in Highgate, 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 in Highgate, the Congregational Church in St Albans, and restored Bay Park Pavilion in St Albans Bay.
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Date Performer Location Sponsor
June 26 Roy Hurd and Friends
Highgate O. C. McCuin & Sons
July 3 Slab City plays until the Fireworks
St Albans Bay the Handy Group new car dealers
July 10 Krisis
Highgate Ray's Extrusion Dies & Tubing
July 17 Jazzmosis St Albans Bay Northwest Medical Center
July 24 Atlantic Crossing
Highgate Roy's Housing
July 31 Stockwell Brothers St Albans Key Bank
August 7 Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers
Highgate Chevalier Drilling
August 14 FatBack St Albans S.A.F.F.
August 21 The Fabulous Unknown Summer Band Highgate The Tyler Place
August 28 Diane Ziegler Trio St Albans Merchant's Bank

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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