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Music in the Meadow

A long running tradition in Stowe, Vermont, the Music in the Meadow Concert Series is a visitor's and resident's delight.

Stowe Performing Arts had its first concert in Whisker’s field back in 1976—this perennial summer series eventually became known as the Music in the Meadow concerts.

To audiences' delight, The Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow acts as a natural amphitheater allowing concert performances to clearly project over the greens. The front half of the meadow is for blankets and low-back chairs and the rest is "picnic-style" on a "first-come, first-served basis".

Please note: The Meadow opens for picnicking 2 hours prior to concert time.

2017 Summer Schedule

June 25, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - The Lonely Heartstring Band - Free EventNourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians is a classic Bluegrass quintet—always far greater than the sum of its parts.

July 9, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Vermont Symphony Orchestra“E Pluribus Unum” celebrates the great American melting pot. The VSO’s TD Bank 2017 Summer Festival Tour highlights the wonderfully diverse cultural heritage that has shaped our nation’s history. Explore our rich musical past and glimpse into the future, with traditional marches and fireworks to end a patriotic, picnic-perfect evening!

July 16, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Natalie MacMaster & Donnell LeahyVisions from Cape Breton & Beyond: Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have received both industry acclaim and a loyal fan base by combining their magnificent individual talents, giving audiences an unforgettable musical experience in every performance.

July 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - The Black Market TrustThe Black Market Trust are an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release II combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the world’s biggest stages and with music’s most renowned artists, The Black Market Trust capitalize on their experience and pedigree to deliver a sophomore album that manages to bring a new and exciting sound to 12 tried and true classic songs.

August 20, 7 p.m. - 9p.m. - The Legendary Count Basie OrchestraThe Count Basie Orchestra has won every respected jazz poll in the world and won eighteen Grammy Awards. This great 20 member ensemble, including vocalist Carmen Bradford, is directed by Scotty Barnhart. The CBO continues the excellent history, started by Basie, of stomping and shouting the blues. They are the embodiment of swing, one of the most elegant and irresistible sounds that ever shook the western world.

For more information, ticket prices, and more, please visit: stoweperformingarts.com