For the second year in a row, St. Johnsbury will present free family- (and dog) friendly concerts Sunday evenings at Dog Mountain.
Gaelic supergroup Dàimh (pronounced “dive”) are a five-piece, Scotland-based folk festival favorite known as much for achingly poignant ballads as thrilling pyrotechnic jigs. Infusing authentic Gaelic music with a modern edge and a magnificent range of expression, Dàimh is blazing a new trail and bringing traditional compositions to wider, more mainstream audiences.
Italy’s fascinating dichotomy of tradition and modernity come together in the music of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino. The seven-piece band and dancer are leading a new wave of young performers re-inventing Southern Italy’s Pizzica musical and dance traditions for today’s global audience. Known also as “taranta,” referring to the fevered excitement endured by victims of spider bite, Pizzica music is passionate, mysterious, and conducive to trance. Froots magazine calls CGS “one of the best bands in the world at this moment, without a shred of doubt.”
The 2018 Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series runs every Sunday evening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 16 at Dog Mountain. (In case of rain, concerts will be held at the Fenton Chester Arena across from Lyndon Institute.) The concerts are free. Parking is on-site (with handicapped parking available), and carpooling is encouraged. Food and drink is available for sale thanks to Kingdom Taproom, who provides beer and wine, and local food vendors such as Genuine Jamaican, Back Road BBQ, and Chez Mami. No outside alcohol is permitted.
For artist bios and more concert information, including a list of local opening acts, visit www.levittamp.org.
The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series is supported in part by the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation, empowering towns across America to transform underused public spaces into thriving destinations through the power of free, live music.