September filled with leisure

As summer turns into fall, Vermont arts and entertainment events begin to transition from outside to inside. This comes with a few more complications as the delta variant of COVID-19 persists even in a state with the highest vaccination rate in the country against the virus.

That means it’s best to check the latest COVID guidelines for your planned venue – mask requirements, vaccination records, and the like – before you set off. Performing acts are also on tour all the time right now, so don’t be surprised if this show you have put your heart on doesn’t happen. Some events may also have options for streaming performances at home, so keep an eye out for those options as well.

However, many shows are held in person. If you’re ready to have fun and do it safely, these events could be just your thing:

Musician Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent

Until September 5th is the Weston playhouse Production of the Johnny Cash Musical “Ring of fire“Ends under the tent at Walker Farm, Weston. $ 50- $ 74.

The Weston Playhouse production of

Until September 5th Vermont stage finishes his presentation of the Audrey Cefaly piece “Maytag virgin“Blue Heron Pond, Williston. $ 40.

Until September 19th “The Skies Have It”, an exhibition of oil paintings by the Milton artist Jane S. Morgan, continues its run which began on August 19th, Emile A Group Gallery, Jericho. For free.

7 p.m. Wednesday, September 1st – Thursday, September 2nd, the Middlebury Opera Company‘s filmed production of “candidate“Is shown at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury. $ 25- $ 50.

5 pm Thursday, September 2nd, the “Main Street Live”Event with the Vermont jazz trio Outdoor performances in Stowe with guest musicians show on the saxophonist’s last day Bill Pierce, a former Art Blakey bandmate in the Jazz Messengers. For free.

Jazz musician Bill Pierce

6 p.m. Thursday, September 2, Dana and Susan Robinson performing in concert, Cabot Village together. For free.

7pm and 9.30pm Thursday, September 2nd, Saturday, September 4th, Comedian Kyle Kinane performs at the grand reopening of the Vermont Comedy Club, Burlington. $ 40. (7pm Friday, September 3rd is sold out.)

8 p.m. Thursday, September 2, Friday, September 3, the soulful improvisation band Neighbor has planned a camping / concert combo at Brewster River Campground and Martell’s at The Red Fox, Jeffersonville. $ 25- $ 100.

8 p.m. Friday, September 3, Pride Ball ’21 characteristics Emoji Nightmare and Nikki Champagne, DJ Craig Mitchell and Fab the duo, Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington. $ 15-25.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, September 4th, Sunday, September 5th, the Crafts market in the Mad River Valley takes place on Labor Day weekend with music, food, drink and more than 75 artists, Kenyon’s Field, Waitsfield. A donation of USD 5 will benefit the Valley Players.

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5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 4th, Peter Bernhard the band The Devil Makes Three joins the musician from Cabot Katie Trautz at Harry’s Hardware and The Den, Cabot. Entrance is “Pay what you can”, with artists playing for tips.

7:30 p.m. Saturday September 4th, the Irish-American band Gypsy role performs at the reopening of Brandon Music. $ 25.

7:30 p.m. Saturday, September 4th, also reopening, the Ripton Community Coffee House presents a concert by Patty Casey and the bad good players, Ripton Meetinghouse. $ 10 to $ 20.

8 p.m. Saturday, September 4th, indie rock star St. Vincent is performing a sold out show Ali Macofsky in the Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington.

Local drag stars Nikki Champagne and Emoji Nightmare deliver a royal wave to their audience during the 2018 Pride Parade in Burlington.

12.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, September 5th, the Pride Vermont Parade & Festival begins at the south end of Church Street and ends at the festival site in Battery Park, Burlington. For free.

1 p.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, September 5th, the New World Festival presented by the Chandler Center for the Arts returns with performances of acts including Le Vent du Nord, the Seamus Egan project, Cantrip and Triton, 71 N. Main St, Randolph. $ 14- $ 49; free from 11 years.

8:30 p.m. Monday, September 6th, musicians on tour Ryley Walker – a recent transplant to Vermont – follows Paper locks in the monkey house, Winooski. $ 15.

Ryley Walker, a musician who recently moved to Vermont, will perform at 405 Backside on Pine Street in Burlington on July 2, 2021.

8 p.m. Thursday, 09.09. Celtic rockers Enter the Haggis Return to the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. $ 15-17.

7 p.m. Friday, September 10, “An evening with the Bengsons”Presents the theatrical indie-folk duo New York / Vermont Abigail and Shaun Bengson, Town Hall Theater, Middlebury. $ 28.

5 pm-10pm Friday, September 10th, 10 am-10pm Saturday, September 11th 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, 12.09 South End Art Hop takes over Pine Street and the surrounding area in Burlington, full schedule to be announced. For free.

Lights from paper wall lanterns are reflected in the drums of the Sambatucada!  Group along Pine Street for the South End Art Hop on Friday September 6, 2019.

Sept. 10. Oct. 10, the show “20/20 Review – See the past anew with contemporary art”Opens at Art at the Kent, Calais (opening reception 3pm to 5pm Saturday, September 11th).

5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Saturday, September 11th Scrag Mountain music plays new pieces by the Vermont / New York-based composer Eve Beglarian and the Co-Artistic Director of Scrag Mountain Evan Premo, 82 Park St. Ext., Brandon. The program will repeat on Sunday, September 12th at 11 a.m., New Shelter, Hubbard Park, Montpelier. For free; Advance booking recommended.

7:30 pm Saturday September 11th, international musician and Manchester resident Maxine Linehan executes”What Would Petula Do? A tribute to Petula Clark”, Arkell Pavilion, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester. $ 40-50.

Sept. 15 – Oct. 30, the annual stone sculpture exhibition “Rock Solid XXI“Returns to the Place Arts studio, Barre. (These dates can also be seen: “Moves” by Austin Furtak-Cole; “Crafted Narratives” by Rob Millard-Mendez; and “In the Current” by Gail Skudera, which ends on October 16). For free.

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8 p.m. Wednesday, September 15, the gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello – with former Burlington musician Eugene Hutz – returns to the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington. $ 33- $ 35.

5:30 pm Friday, September 17 – Celia Woodsmith, another Vermont musician, is bringing her Americana band From the Mae (with opener Peter Bernhard) to Billsville House Concerts, Manchester Center. USD 30 recommended ticket price.

7 p.m. Friday, September 17th, Ice dance international, including the four-time world champion in figure skating Kurt Browning, will crown his week-long residency with an evening of new works presented with the support of the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe Arena. $ 10- $ 75.

Singer-songwriter Faye Webster

8:30 p.m. Friday, September 17, Atlanta singer-songwriter Faye Webster joins Incorporated danger for a show at the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington. Sold out.

Saturday, September 18, 2 p.m., COVID-19 has been around long enough for the pivots driven by the pandemic to be in the second annual phase; that is with the “As you Like It”Shakespeare on the State House Steps staged reading presented by Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier. For free; Donations accepted.

8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, the a cappella group Not a chaser at the moment starts the return of performances to the Paramount Theater in Rutland. $ 39.50- $ 59.50.

4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19, Valley Stage’s Sunday Concerts return with a singer-songwriter from the Boston area Alisa amateur, Richmond Parish Church. $ 22 recommended ticket price.

6 p.m. Tuesday, September 21, Philadelphia Rocker Dr. dog declared their current tour to be their last tour and the show they are playing on Bowerbirds and Hop along is also the final show of the season presented by Higher Ground at the Shelburne Museum. $ 44- $ 48.

7 p.m. Thursday, September 23, Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26, Lyric theater and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra currently “Moonlight in Vermont: A Fancy Outdoor Show“With standards from the great American songbook of the ECHO Center, Burlington. $ 35.

7.30 p.m. Thursday, 23.09., Author / humorist David Sedaris tells stories from the stage at the Paramount Theater in Rutland. $ 49.50.

7 p.m. Friday, September 24th, the Vermont Roots Road Show offers performances of Saints & Liars, Ida Mae Specker & the Terrible Mountain Stringband, the Maple Run Band and Western earth dwellers, Higher Ground Showcase Lounge, South Burlington. $ 15-17.

Sept. 24th Oct. 10, the Valley player present the door slamming farce “Noises“, Waitsfield. 12- $ 16.

Vermont-based alternative rap collective 99 Neighbors

8:30 p.m. Saturday, September 25, the Vermont-based alternative rap collective 99 neighbors plays a home show DJ Svply, Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington. $ 20- $ 25.

8 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, country rocker Blackberry smoke play the Paramount Theater, Rutland. $ 40-60.

8:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 28th, indie-folk-rocker Big thief, under the direction of Adrianne Lenker, perform with openers Natural information society in the Higher Ground Ballroom, South Burlington. Sold out.

Indie folk rock band Big Thief

7pm Thursday, September 30th, Canadian folk musician Scott Cook performs in a concert presented by Valley Stage, Richmond Congregational Church. $ 22.

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