Vermont Youth Dancers brings the classic legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to the stage, told through dance to current music. Audiences are captivated by a unique blend of exciting hip hop and moving lyrical choreography, along with imaginative staging, costumes and set in this beautiful tale.
10,000 Maniacs— June 28 @ 07:00 pm
10,000 Maniacs has covered plenty of ground in its 35-plus years, from cult-herodom to international stardom, to their current status as a cornerstone alternative band. But the sound and spirit of 10,000 Maniacs remains consistent. The live shows embrace their entire catalogue, and the lineup is still anchored by four of the six original members.
John Pizzarelli Trio— July 7 @ 07:00 pm
World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” The Toronto Star pegged him as “the genial genius of the guitar,” and the Seattle Times saluted him as “a rare entertainer of the old school.”
Mary Chapin Carpenter— July 19 @ 07:00 pm
Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to our stage, after sold-out performances in 2015 and 2017. In celebration of her 30 year recording career, Mary Chapin Carpenter released Sometimes Just The Sky in March on Lambent Light Records via Thirty Tigers. The landmark record features new versions of twelve of Carpenter’s most beloved songs as well as one newly written song, the title track. Her US Tour kicks off in June with just one stop in Vermont. She will be joined by special guest Caitlin Canty.
Tab Benoit— July 21 @ 07:00 pm
His guitar wails and cries and his voice is as warm and inviting as a front porch swing on a muggy, Southern night. Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No.1 roots export. He is a gifted guitarist, a passionate singer and a songwriter with a conscience. Tab combines Delta blues, Chicago blues and soul into his original compositions with stand out singing and guitar playing. Fans and critics alike shower Tab with praise. He’s been nominated for three Grammys and won two Blues Music Awards.
Cirque Us Workshop— July 29 @ 11:00 am
Try your hand at Circus Arts with members of the modern circus collective Cirque US! Cirque Us artists come from across the country and consist of Circus Smirkus Alumni, students at the New England Center for Circus Arts, Ecole Nationale de Cirque and Ecole de Cirque de Quebec and top-notch universities. Appropriate for ages 8+. 25 people maximum so reserve your space today!
StarStruck: A Cosmic Circus— July 29 @ 03:00 pm
Join our intrepid Astronomer and gaze into the cosmos, where we fall into orbit with nine acrobat planets, each one the center of their own private universe. Watch these celestial celebrities rocket into stardom, exploring circus through a cosmic lens. Alone in the galaxy, their talent only eclipsed by their solar flair. Come dance among the stars while they chase comets, dive through black holes, juggle moons, and defy gravity. Prepare to be dazzled as we discover what happens when you wish upon a star!
Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band Acoustically Speakin’ Summer ‘18— August 1 @ 07:00 pm
In 1976, Jeff Daniels bought a Guild D-40 from Herb David’s Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, threw it in the back of his old Buick, and moved to New York City. That guitar led to a creative outlet, became a solace, a road into the artist that he didn’t know existed. Now, over 40 years later, he just released his 8th record, “Simple Truths”.
Reclamation ˌre-klə-ˈmā-shən TALKS— August 4 @ 07:00 pm
Spruce Peak Folk Festival— August 11 @ 01:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, August 11 at 1pm on the green at Spruce Peak for an all day, family-friendly affair! Bring your picnic blanket and low rise beach chair and settle in to hear Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Anaïs Mitchell, Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival, and Vermont busker acts (TBA)!
2018 Stowe Tango Music Festival Concert— August 18 @ 08:00 pm
Join the 2018 Stowe Tango Music Festival for an unforgettable night of Tango! Indulge your senses with the elegance, passion, and sensuality of the music and dance of the Argentine Tango. Led by a Grammy Award Argentine bandoneon virtuoso Hector Del Curto, the concert features the tango legends directly from Buenos Aires, acclaimed tango dancers and the unique 30 piece orchestra made up of world-renowned tango musicians and talented students around the globe. After-concert Milonga on stage is included. Don’t miss the year’s most electrifying performance!
Paula Cole and Jane Monheit— August 25 @ 07:00 pm
Two powerhouse singers in one amazing night! Paula Cole has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “an extraordinary songwriter with a gorgeous voice.” Cole first burst onto the music scene in 1997 and won a Grammy® Award for “Best New Artist.” Jane Monheit has established herself as one of today’s best and most important vocalist-musicians, blessed with “a voice of phenomenal beauty,” by Stephen Holden of The New York Times.
Rickie Lee Jones— September 8 @ 07:00 pm
VIP Songwriter Showcase with Livingston Taylor— September 13 @ 02:00 pm
After touring for over 50 years, teaching “Stage Performance” for 30 years at Berklee College of Music, and critiquing over 10,000 performances, Livingston is thrilled to bring his expertise to the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center stage with a VIP Songwriter showcase! This private event is appropriate for both musicians and fans as he’ll speak to process, provide demonstrations, and answer questions.
Livingston Taylor— September 13 @ 07:00 pm
Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of 13, which began a 50-year career that has encompassed performance, songwriting, and teaching. Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate, and Hugh. Livingston recorded his first record at the age of 18 and has continued to create well crafted, introspective, and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide
Mountainfilm on Tour— Saturday, September 22
Jason Bishop: Magic and Illusion— October 6 @ 07:00 pm
Arlo Guthrie – Alice’s Restaurant – Back by Popular Demand Tour— October 10 @ 07:00 pm
Alice’s Restaurant – Back By Popular Demand Tour coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the film “Alice’s Restaurant” originally released in 1969, starring Arlo as himself, directed by Arthur Penn. Arlo and his son Abe will be joined onstage with longtime collaborators Terry “A La Berry” Hall (drums), Steve Ide (guitar, vocals) and Carol Ide (vocals, percussion) of his former acclaimed band Shenandoah. Arlo’s daughter Sarah Lee Guthrie, a lauded singer-songwriter in her own right, opens the shows.
The Capitol Steps — CANCELED— October 12 @ 07:00 pm
Vermont Philharmonic Opera Concert— October 20 @ 07:00 pm
The Vermont Philharmonic and Conductor Lou Kosma, in collaboration with the Bel Canto Institute of Florence, Italy, will present an Opera Concert featuring operatic selections and orchestral music of Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini, Rossini, Verdi and others, along with the 2018 Bel Canto Institute Orchestral Award Winners.