Stowe Concert Series

Posted on August 21, 2015

Stowe Mountain Resort Concert Series on the Marketplace

Thursdays: August 27-September 24

City Hall Block | Church Street Marketplace | 5pm-7pm

​The Church Street Marketplace kicks off the Fall/Winter season with Thursday night concerts starting on August 28th on City Hall Block sponsored by Stowe Mountain Resort.  Enjoy the series' first performance by local super star, Joshua Panda, a blend of soul, country and rock, on Thursday August 27 from 5pm-7pm, and then Rick and the Ramblers the following Thursday, September 3.  Weekly Thursday night performances will continue through September 24th while merchants features special Sidewalk Sales and great bargains to shoppers!

Thursday, August 27: Joshua Panda

Thursday, September 3: Rick and the Ramblers

Thursday, September 10: Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band

Thursday, September 17: Busk & Rye

Thursday, September 24: Radio Underground

Stowe brings its energetic and colorful presence to the street Thursday-Sunday through Columbus Day.  Visit the Stowe booth located in front of Homeport for details on how to get great deals on lift tickets and season passes as well as a chance to win a Free Stowe 7 Season Pass and vacation package.

Rain site for all concerts will be at Halvorson's Upstreet Cafe.

Supporting sponsors of the Stowe Concert Series include Hall Communications, Free Press Media, and Casella.

 

Thursday, August 27: Joshua Panda

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On the brink of releasing his 4th album, Josh Panda returns to Church Street with new songs performed with the same explosive energy and honesty you have come to expect.  Josh just released a brand new music video featuring the first track "Stick a Fork in Me" - an important and powerful exploration of how our culture's views on gay marriage have shifted over the decades leading us to the Supreme Court ruling at the end of June.  Check it out on his website: www.joshpanda.com.  Josh bares his heart and soul in his voice and his performances and has always championed the belief that everyone must be themselves.  He is rock and roll and performs it as it was intended; raw, emotional, and unrestrained.  The music can at times be suspenseful as you watch Panda reach for a note that wasn't rehearsed, but it's the note that he wants and the note that feels right for that moment.  He breaks down the wall between the singer and the audience, evoking a feeling of unity, as the crowd feels they are reaching for that note with him.

 

Thursday, September 3: Rick and the All-Star Ramblers

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Back on Church Street for the Stowe Concert Series, one of their favorite shows of the year, Rick & The All-Star Ramblers Western Swing Band are basking in the glory of having received the Academy of Western Artists "2015 Western Swing Song of the Year" honors at the 19th Annual Will Rogers Awards Ceremony in Dallas, Texas on March 28th.  The Burlington-based eight piece western swing band won the award for the song "You Can't Make It Up" written by Rick Norcross and released on the 2014 "Welcome to OUR Vermont" CD on the Airflyte Records label.  As a result of winning the Song of the Year honors, Western Swing radio and internet DJs are currently airing songs from "Welcome to OUR Vermont" on their programs based in England; Madrid, Spain; France; Argentina and in the U.S., in Lubbock, Texas; Tampa, Florida; California, Maine, and Washington, DC.  Vermont and regional radio stations have kindly embraced the tunes, especially the title track: WOKO; WDEV; WVLB; WVMT; WRUV; Vermont Public Radio, North Country Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio.  Come to the concert early and visit the BCA Center Gallery just feet from the stage and enjoy "Rick Norcross - The Faces of Rock & Roll, 1969-1974" photography exhibit.  A Rick & The All-Star Ramblers Western Swing Band performance is a high energy entertaining and danceable trip back to a Vermont of a simpler, more musical day.  A time of live radio, touring musical revues and family values.  A rambler show is fraught with Vermont-grown original music, classic western swing chestnuts and top-notch musicianship.  Each of the Ramblers is an excellent musician in his or her own right.  Together Rick & The Ramblers deliver an exceptional musical experience, loaded with laughs, musical memories, and surprises and sweet harmonies.  Rick & The All Star Ramblers Western Swing Band travel the region in "The Mighty Pickle", an attention-grabbing, recently restored 1957 Flexible Starliner tour bus in the style of early western swing legends like Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys.  

 

Thursday, September 10: Kat Wright and the Indomitable Soul Band

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Kat Wright & The Indomitable Soul Band create music that has something in common with their name: size.  Eight people deep, their sound is so big and emotionally charged that it floods the room and practically overflows out the venue doors, leaving in it's wake an audience that's bobbing and dancing to the groove.  The I.S.B. began as a weekly Thursday night session at Burlington's coziest of haunts, Radio Bean.  Through that always-packed residency, the sultry singer and her band of merry soul men steadily evolved into an R&B Juggernaut.  Wright is a flat-out soul dynamo and her unique vocal prowess is backed, or rather surrounded by some of the best players in the area.  They're now among the areas most dynamic live acts, thrilling audiences at clubs all over the region with irresistibly danceable classic soul sounds - featuring rarities & originals.  Get ready to get down to the deep emphatic grooves of rising vocalist Kat Wright and the all-star Indomitable Soul Band.

 

Thursday, September 17: Busk & Rye

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Busk & Rye got their start captivating passerby on the Church Street Marketplace with their bluegrass, country, and folk-infused tunes.  Members of this eclectic trio can be found playing around town on multiple instruments.  Matthew Vaughan is a drummer turned mandolinist.  Taylor Smith is an acoustic guitarist by day, alto saxophonist by night.  Jim Pergolizzi plays the electric bass when the mood strikes.  The departure from their native instruments has opened up a world of possibilities, and allows them to get to the roots of the music they love.  A Busk & Rye show is full of warm harmonies and high energy - a combination irresistible to audiences of all ages.  The trio has since branched out into Vermont's outdoor venues and nightclubs, though their home will always be singing on the streets of Burlington. 

 

Thursday, September 24: Radio Underground

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If Burlington Vermont needed to boast a supergroup, Radio Underground would make the short list.  The band is fronted by Arty LaVigne (John Tower Group, North End Rhythm Kings) on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Mark Christensen (Brooklynn's Ghost Ghost, Stone Document and projects with Robert Fripp) on lead guitar and atmosphere, Chris Simard (The Proper, Chuck the Plains) on bass and Andrew Bedard (People are Strange, Intergalactic Taxi, The Amida Bourbon Project) on drums.  They combine forces to take roots rock and Americana into space and beyond. 

 

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