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VNRC Presents "Mapping the Wilderness", artwork by Jill Madden

12:00am-12:00am VNRC Presents "Mapping the Wilderness", artwork by Jill Madden

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Twangtown Paramours

12:00pm-1:00pm Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Twangtown Paramours

Upstairs at Hugo's: Jesse Forrest

7:00am-9:00am Upstairs at Hugo's: Jesse Forrest

Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank

4:00pm-8:00pm Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank

New Music Uncaged: with Pianist Luke Rackers

6:00pm-7:00pm New Music Uncaged: with Pianist Luke Rackers

Shidaa drumming demo at Art Walk

4:00pm-8:00pm Shidaa drumming demo at Art Walk

Upstairs at Hugo's: Jim Thompson on Piano

7:00pm-9:00pm Upstairs at Hugo's: Jim Thompson on Piano

Upstairs at Hugo's: Abby Jenne

7:00pm-9:00pm Upstairs at Hugo's: Abby Jenne

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Big Hat No Cattle

12:00pm-1:00pm Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Big Hat No Cattle

Writers for Recovery: Live reading

7:00pm-9:00pm Writers for Recovery: Live reading

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Ras Moshe

12:00pm-1:00pm Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Ras Moshe

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Larkspurs

12:00pm-1:00pm Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Larkspurs

Mon Aug 1
12:00 am to 12:00 am

VNRC Presents "Mapping the Wilderness", artwork by Jill Madden

Monday Aug 1st 12:00 am to 12:00 am
@ 11 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & Do

From July through September, VNRC is proud to present artwork from Jill Madden of Weybridge. Madden's exhibit, "Mapping the Wilderness", a mixture of oil paintings on linen and gouache paintings on watercolor paper, explores the unique wilderness areas of the Green Mountains. This swath of mountains, rivers and forest along the spine of the Green Mountains has become Madden's primary studio space, with shifting seasons, light sources, temperatures and textures providing daily challenges and highlighting the contrasts that often exist between experience and memory. A recurring theme in these paintings is the strong sense of place and interconnectedness, especially evident in her work over topographic maps. In addition to their aesthetic value, Madden's scenic compositions also serve as a reminder of what we need to conserve. You can see more of her work at www.jillmadden.com. On Friday, August 5, VNRC will host an opening reception for Madden's exhibit to coincide with Montpelier Art Walk. Doors will be open to the public from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, and Jill will be onsite to talk about her methods and inspiration. Additional visiting hours during the work week are posted on our website. VNRC continues to seek out local artists whose work connects with or complements our mission to protect and enhance our natural environments and wildlife, vibrant communities, productive working landscapes, rural character and unique sense of place. For inquiries or to arrange a visit, contact Alex Connizzo at [email protected]


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Wed Aug 3
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capital City Band Concerts

Wednesday Aug 3rd 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ State House Lawn, in front of Supreme Court Building, State St., Montpelier, VT, 05602
Categories: See & Do

Capital City Band Concerts Have Returned! Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm, June 15-August 17. If you’re a musician, come play with us! Bring a chair, a music stand and your instrument; music is provided- arrive no later than 6:45pm. Phone 456-7054 or email [email protected] for more information.

Thu Aug 4
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Twangtown Paramours

Thursday Aug 4th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
@ Christ Episcopal Church Courtyard, 64 State Street, Montpelier, VT
Categories: Music and NightlifeArts and CultureSee & Do

Nashville-based husband-and-wife duo Mike T. Lewis and MaryBeth Zamer, known on stage as The Twangtown Paramours, have made a name for themselves defying boundaries with their award-winning catalogue of Americana, folk, and blues anthems. This concert is sponsored by Capital Copy and the Hunger Mountain Co-op!


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Thu Aug 4
7:00 am to 9:00 am

Upstairs at Hugo's: Jesse Forrest

Thursday Aug 4th 7:00 am to 9:00 am
@ Hugo's Bar and Grill, 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & DoMusic and Nightlife

Join Jazz Fusion musician Jesse Forrest Upstairs at Hugo's Saturday night 7-9pm.


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Fri Aug 5
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank

Friday Aug 5th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ Downtown Montpelier
Categories: Arts and CultureArts and Culture

Montpelier is bursting with art and creativity and Montpelier Alive's Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank, is the perfect way to enjoy it! Art Walk provides a fun and casual way to experience art, meet local artists, and explore downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries. "ArtWalk is a great way to experience Montpelier, see beautiful art, and visit wonderful shops and cafés. Try it!" -Eve, Montpelier Start at any venue and stop by as many participating venues as you like. Guidebooks will be available at participating venues.


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Fri Aug 5
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

New Music Uncaged: with Pianist Luke Rackers

Friday Aug 5th 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
@ Kellogg Hubbard Library, Main St., Montpelier, VT
Categories: Music and NightlifeArts and CultureSee & Do

Join pianist Luke Rackers, for New Music Uncaged, an evening of solo piano music outdoors at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library for Montpelier's Art Walk! Rackers will be performing new music by 21st Century composers who are published by Abundant Silence, a nonprofit new music organization that supports the work of living composers. Come experience relaxing and inspiring music on the lawn of the library (indoors if there is inclement weather). This event is sponsored by the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier Alive, and the Festival for Creative Pianists.


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Fri Aug 5
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Shidaa drumming demo at Art Walk

Friday Aug 5th 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ City Hall Plaza, 39 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Music and NightlifeArts and CultureSee & Do

Shidaa will be doing a drumming demo and invite the public to try drumming during the August Art Walk. Find Shidaa in front of City Hall between 4-8pm. Visit their website for info on their programs: https://shidaa.com/


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Fri Aug 5
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Upstairs at Hugo's: Jim Thompson on Piano

Friday Aug 5th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Hugo's Bar and Grill, 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Music and NightlifeArts and CultureSee & Do

Join Jim Thompson on piano at Hugo's Bar and Grill!


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Sat Aug 6
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday Aug 6th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoDineShop

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Sat Aug 6
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Upstairs at Hugo's: Abby Jenne

Saturday Aug 6th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Hugo's Bar and Grill, 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoMusic and NightlifeArts and Culture

Join local songwriter Abby Jenne at Hugo's!


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Wed Aug 10
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capital City Band Concerts

Wednesday Aug 10th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ State House Lawn, in front of Supreme Court Building, State St., Montpelier, VT, 05602
Categories: See & Do

Capital City Band Concerts Have Returned! Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm, June 15-August 17. If you’re a musician, come play with us! Bring a chair, a music stand and your instrument; music is provided- arrive no later than 6:45pm. Phone 456-7054 or email [email protected] for more information.

Thu Aug 11
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Big Hat No Cattle

Thursday Aug 11th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
@ Christ Episcopal Church Courtyard, 64 State Street, Montpelier, VT
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & DoMusic and Nightlife

With guitars, steel guitar, fiddle, and smooth vocals up front, Big Hat, No Cattle plays old and new songs with a vintage western vibe. Danceable and fun, western swing is a rich melting pot of styles, including swing-era jazz, honky-tonk country, frontier fiddle tunes, cowboy songs, and more.Based in Central Vermont, the quartet features a variety of songs and tunes that lift the spirits--and dancing feet-- in full western style. This concert is sponsored by Woodbury Mountain Toys and Hunger Mountain Co-op!


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Sat Aug 13
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday Aug 13th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoDineShop

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Sat Aug 13
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Writers for Recovery: Live reading

Saturday Aug 13th 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
@ Bethany Church, Main St., Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: Arts and CultureSee & Do

On Saturday August 13 th 7pm at Bethany Church in Montpelier there will be a reading of writings written and presented by folks from the award-winning Writers for Recovery program. The evening is produced by Kingdom County Productions and will celebrate the launch of Writers for Recovery’s fifth anthology of best writings from 2022. We invite the public to join us at this event, listen to powerful and inspired poems and original writings based on the experiences of folks recovering from addiction. The evening is FREE to the public. No advance sales—please come to the door for tickets. In addition, singer, songwriter Mark Legrand will perform his award winning music as part of the evening’s celebration. Cake and beverages will be served and books will be available for sale. For more information go to www.writesrforrecovery.org


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Wed Aug 17
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Capital City Band Concerts

Wednesday Aug 17th 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
@ State House Lawn, in front of Supreme Court Building, State St., Montpelier, VT, 05602
Categories: See & Do

Capital City Band Concerts Have Returned! Wednesdays 7pm - 8pm, June 15-August 17. If you’re a musician, come play with us! Bring a chair, a music stand and your instrument; music is provided- arrive no later than 6:45pm. Phone 456-7054 or email [email protected] for more information.

Thu Aug 18
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Ras Moshe

Thursday Aug 18th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
@ Christ Episcopal Church Courtyard, 64 State Street, Montpelier, VT
Categories: See & DoMusic and NightlifeArts and Culture

Ras Moshe Burnett hails from Brooklyn NY from a family of Jazz musicians. His grandfather (Ted “Barnett” professionally) played in many big band formations of the late 30’s throughout the 60’s,and later wrote religious music for the New Caanan Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Ras has been playing in and leading bands for 20 years starting with Reggae bands in the Brooklyn area. Ras is a composer and multi-instrumentalist specializing in saxophone and flute. Sponsored by Capitol Grounds and 802 Coffee, and the Hunger Mountain Co-op!


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Sat Aug 20
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday Aug 20th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoDineShop

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Thu Aug 25
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Hunger Mountain Co-op Brown Bag Concert Series: Larkspurs

Thursday Aug 25th 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
@ Christ Episcopal Church Courtyard, 64 State Street, Montpelier, VT
Categories: Music and NightlifeArts and CultureSee & Do

Vermont based trio - Liz Beatty, Django Soulo and D. Davis - performing impromptu harmonies, emotional vocals and otherworldly guitar solos. Bringing originals and creative covers with a blend of folk, rock, blues, and country. This concert is sponsored by Central Vermont New Directions Coalition and Althea's Attic Boutique, and Hunger Mountain Co-op!


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Sat Aug 27
9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Capital City Farmer's Market

Saturday Aug 27th 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
@ 133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602
Categories: See & DoDineShop

It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates! https://www.capitalcityfarmersmarket.com

Sat Aug 27
11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Summer Spice Gathering

Saturday Aug 27th 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
@ Hubbard Park, Montpelier, VT 05062
Categories: Music and NightlifeArts and CultureSee & Do

The Spice on Snow music festival is a multi-day celebration of roots and contemporary folk music usually in mid-winter. The festival will be celebrated in the summer this year as well, featuring outstanding Cajun and Old Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and free performances in Montpelier, Vermont.


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