Wilderado with Special Guest Toledo
5pm Village Green Opens
Presented by WhistlePig Rye Whiskey and Fiddlehead Brewing Company
Co-Presented by Spruce Peak Arts, The Point, and Nantucket Crisps
Join us for the Spruce Peak Summer Concert Series, featuring amazing music by celebrated artists in a magical, Green mountain setting. The Village Green opens at 5pm (Food served until 8pm; Bars & Creemee Stand open all evening).
Ticket Options: (All tickets are general admission.)
$40 per ticket + tax and fees
- Lawn Seating (Blankets only, no chairs)
- Food and beverages available for purchase
$50 per ticket + tax and fees
- Designated table with chairs (10 person maximum per table). Opportunity to join another party at the same table (10 max)
- Pre-order food & beverage opportunity
- Food & beverages available for purchase
Private VIP Pergola
$750 per pergola + tax and fees
- Private Pergola with lounge seating and fire pit for up to 8 guests
- Welcome WhistlePig Cocktail or Fiddlehead Beer upon arrival
- Elevated picnic basket upon arrival with light food and n/a beverages
- Gift bag full of goodies from our sponsors
- Food and beverage available for purchase
All shows are rain or shine. In case of heavy rain or inclement weather, alternative location will be at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center.
Change of location will be made and announced no later than 10:00am the day of the show.
A portion of ticket sales goes to Spruce Peak Cares’ partner charities: Vermont Foodbank, Meals on Wheels, Clarina Howard Nichols Center, United Way of Lamoille County, The Current, and the North Country Animal League. Learn more at https://www.sprucepeak.com/sprucepeak-cares.
Formed in the California mountains, but originally hailing from Tulsa, OK, Wilderado have been steadily building a passionate fan base and defining who they are since 2015. When they first came together, Maxim Rainer (lead vocals, guitar), Tyler Wimpee (guitar, vocals) and Justin Kila (drums) spent a summer in Latigo Canyon, a secluded part of Malibu, with longtime Sufjan Stevens collaborator James McAlister, immersing themselves in writing and recording. Those songs went on to form early EP releases with tastemaker indie labels IAMSOUND and National Anthem, which garnered more than 100 million streams, but more crucially provided the backbone to years of touring.
Following initial recording sessions at their one-time home and creative space named “The Misty Shrub” (the title of the first EP) in Latigo Canyon (the title of the second EP), the band returned Tulsa to base themselves from their hometown. Since then, they’ve crisscrossed the USA a half dozen times playing with artists as diverse as Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, Mt. Joy, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, and have performed on the main stage at such festivals as Lollapalooza, Bottlerock and Austin City Limits.
Some time off from the road in 2020 meant that the band were able to focus on completing their debut eponymous LP. Working with producers and friends James McAlister (The National, Sufjan Stevens, Taylor Swift), Chad Copelin (Broncho, LANY) and Angelo Petraglia (Kings of Leon) the record is slated for release on October 15th, 2021 via Bright Antenna.
Maxim explains, “Making new music is the most fun part of being in a band. It gives you a future, it gives you something to look forward to, it gives you something to work on, something that hasn’t already been decided. There’s always a sense of hopefulness in new music. Once you’ve finished something, then you’ve done your job which is to give the world something it didn’t have before. That’s a special feeling, something I’m really proud of.”
The new single, “Head Right,” is the first taste of what’s to come and shows the ambition and intent of a band on the up. A moment that shows confidence and a rambunctious slice of rock n’ roll that builds on what Wilderado does best: the confluence of soaring melodies and lush three-part harmonies. The staple Wilderado sound. Something they have spent the past five years refining and perfecting – now is their time.
Dan Álvarez de Toledo and Jordan Dunn-Pilz have a special bond. Growing up in Newburyport, Massachusetts, the two were fast and unshakable friends through sleepovers, school choir practices, and discovering formative bands, to the point that now, as roommates in Brooklyn, they finish each other’s sentences. This shared history and obvious love for each other are tangible in their songwriting project TOLEDO, named after the Spanish town and Álvarez’s familial namesake. Their music, which is full of seamless harmonies throughout, skirts the softer edges of indie rock and the darker fringes of pop with each song imbuing a heaping dose of vulnerability and emotional openness. TOLEDO’s new single “L-Train” is out now on Grand Jury Music.