Montpelier is a hot-spot for music and fun that will keep you dancing and singing into the night. Whether you are enjoying classical chamber music performed by some of the world's finest musicians, or a honky-tonk band in a downtown dive bar, you're sure to have an amazing time.

Capital City Concerts
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Capital City Concerts presents classical chamber music concerts performed by some of the world's finest musicians, in collaboration with outstanding Vermont artists. Performers have included The Paris Piano Trio, the Borromeo, Talich, and Ying String Quartets, violinists Jaime Laredo, Laurie Smukler, and Eugene Drucker from the Emerson String Quartet. Founded in 2000 by Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra, we bring the passion and beauty of classical music combined with the warmth of our audience to Montpelier, the heart of Vermont. The primary venue for most concerts is the acoustically-superior sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

Farmers Night Concert Series
Vermont State House Montpelier, VT 05602

The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition.  Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during the legislative session, January-April. All performances are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm in the House Chamber. 

Hunger Mountain Coop Brown Bag Concert Series
802-223-9604

Montpelier Alive presents the Hunger Mountain Coop Brown Bag Concert Series, offering a wide variety of performers from Vermont and across the nation. Grab your lunch to go from one of Montpelier's excellent restaurants and bring it to the concert for a toe-tapping time. These concerts take place on summer Thursdays at noon. Check the website for the latest schedule. 

 Montpelier Chamber Orchestra
802-279-8460

The mission of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra is to inspire and enrich Central Vermont musicians and audiences of all ages through performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra repertory. From its beginning, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra has offered performing opportunities for talented string players in the Central Vermont area. The MCO has grown from a small committed group of 12 string players to a full chamber orchestra. In addition to works from the standard repertoire, the MCO has performed new works by Vermont composers and others, including Michael Close, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Gwyneth Walker and Mary Lou Newmark. Visit the MSO website to learn more about their performance schedule.  

 Lost Nation Theater
802-229-0492

World class community theater right here in Montpelier, Vermont!  Lost Nation Theater dedicates itself to staging stories about the hopeful possibilities of human interaction; to education; and to realizing the powerful potential of theater to transform people and communities.  See the Lost Nation Theater website for their performance schedule and summer camps.

 

Music and Night Life 

  • Charlie O’s World Famous: Live music, billiards, karaoke. 70 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-223-6920 
  • Positive PieLive music, extensive pizza & menus, full bar, craft beers. 22 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-229-0453 
  • Three Penny TaproomLive music, craft beer, pub menu, full bar. 108 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-223-8177 
  • Bent Nails Bistro:  Bistro food and live music.  4 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT (802) 225-6087
  • Hugo's Bar and Grill:  Upstairs at Hugos is a piano bar with live jazz.  They serve apps, desserts and drinks. 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT 802-225-6198
  • Oakes & Evelyn: Thursday night jazz.  By using New England ingredients, the inspiration of Oakes & Evelyn will focus on local culture and elevated food from the region. 

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09/26 5pm to 6:30pm Let’s Talk about Article 22: The Reproductive Liberty Amendment (RLA) Johanna Nichols and Lyn Blackwell, members of the League of Women Voters, will talk about the language and benefits of Article 22 to amend the Vermont Constitution, review the history of abortion rights in Vermont, and open a dialogue with participants about their experiences with family planning before and after passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973.

Article 22, the Reproductive Liberty Amendment, on the ballot, protects every person's right to make their own reproductive decisions about whether and when to become pregnant, use temporary or permanent birth control, or seek abortion care.

If passed on November 8, Vermont will become the first state to fully protect reproductive rights in its constitution.
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09/28 6:30pm to 7pm Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea @Kellogg-Hubbard Library Historian and national park superintendent Rolf Diamant explains how anti-slavery activism, civil war, and the remaking of the government gave rise to the American public park and concept of national parks. He is a UVM adjunct associate professor and former superintendent of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller national park. He is co-author with Ethan Carr of the new book, Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea, and co- ... Visit Event Page