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      The All Arts Council returns to the roots of our Summer Sounds series when the 17th season of concerts starts at Bay Day on Sunday, July 1. Summer Sounds is Franklin County's premiere outdoor concert series. The complete schedule is shown below. Be there or be square.
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      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 2007 series will travel to Highgate and St. Albans 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.
      There will be no Summer Sounds concerts in St. Albans City in 2007. The city is in arrears for prior concerts and did not appropriate funds for the 2007 series.
      "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 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.
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      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 and the Bay Park in St Albans Town. The rain sites are the Methodist Church in Highgate and the restored Bay Park Pavilion in St Albans Bay.

See the index of earlier concert seasons
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Date Performer Location Sponsor
July 1 Rumble Doll plays until the Fireworks
St Albans Bay Sticks & Stuff
July 8 Young Vermont All Stars Highgate Ray's Extrusion Dies & Tubing
July 15 Jim Branca & Mystic Mojo Music Highgate Scotty's Taxi
July 22 Shellhouse Highgate Chevalier Drilling
July 29 Sky Blue Boys Highgate Desorcie's Market
August 5 Mango Jam
Highgate O. C. McCuin & Sons
August 12 Small Axe
Highgate Pete Paquette Real Estate & Development
August 19 Tammy Fletcher is Mountain Girl Highgate The Tyler Place

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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