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      The All Arts Council presents the 16th season of Summer Sounds concerts, starting with Stockwell Brothers on Sunday, June 25, in Highgate Municipal Park. 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.
      "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, Northwest Medical Center, O. C. McCuin & Sons, Ray's Extrusion Dies, the St. Albans Downtown Merchants, the Tyler Place, and our media sponsors, the Buyer's Digest and the County Courier. 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 25 Stockwell Brothers
Highgate O. C. McCuin & Sons
July 2 Slab City plays until the Fireworks
St Albans Bay Northwest Medical Center
July 9 Mango Jam
Highgate Ray's Extrusion Dies & Tubing
July 16 Woods Tea Company St Albans All Arts Council
July 23 Nobby Reed Project Highgate Chevalier Drilling
July 30 Jenni Johnson & the Jazz Junketeers St Albans Downtown Merchants
August 6 Krisis
Highgate Pete Paquette Real Estate & Development
August 13 Upstate New Yorkers St Albans All Arts Council
August 20 Smokin Gun Highgate The Tyler Place
August 27 Atlantic Crossing St Albans All Arts Council

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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