So much is going on this July with music I guess it's as good an attempt as any to make up for the horrific weather! While I usually try to write about my Vibe adventures, I fear I will not get a chance to write about all of these and since I no longer write the Vermont Music Blog, I want to share some of my musical adventures coming up this month!
Without further ado...
Ween! I actually have never seen Ween. Most of my friends are in love with them and well, when you love music as much as I do and are NOT a trust fund kid (as some idiotic Phish boys insisted I was after reading my Phish blog - they also thought I was 18 - bwah!), you have to pick and choose what music you spend money on and Ween just never got in the shopping cart. Once I found out they are playing at the Burlington Waterfront as part of the multi-faceted Lake Champlain Quadracentenial Celebration, The Mitch and I made the decision that we did indeed need to attend. I have enjoyed the music of Ween in numerous social situations when friends have been playing it, am told by many of these same friends they cannot believe I am not a huge Ween fan, and after receiving a Ween coloring book that was even too strange for my taste, knew I could put off this musical experience no longer. So a group of us are going to camp at North Beach for the weekend and celebrate 400 years of Lake Champlain being called Lake Champlain. Maybe we'll see Champ!
Ween, Burlington Waterfront, Saturday, July 11th
Vermont Mozart Festival! The following weekend The Mitch and I will be heading to Shelburne Farms for the opening night of the Vermont Mozart Festival. Last year it was canceled and was held at the Champlain Valley Expo Center which was irritating because half of what you pay for (in my opinion) is the outside experience, but at least we could bring in our picnics and wine. This year I am crossing my fingers that it will be outside because our Vermont Symphony Orchestra experience last week was already brought indoors and for that picnics and wine were not allowed. Anyway, regardless the music is lovely and we purchased tickets some time ago and are sending out Vermont Vibes for the sun and a lovely evening of classical music.
Vermont Mozart Festival Opening Night, Shelburne Farms, Sunday, July 19th
Speaking of classical music, the North American headquarters of the British classical music record company, the Divine Art Recordings Group, has officially opened their English Tea Room - Harmony and is in the process of setting up a variety of classical music events at their United States headquarters in Brandon, Vermont! Easily named Brandon Music - Vermont's Classical Music Haven is in the former Warren Kimble Gallery and is home to a very diverse CD store selling music from a collection of labels under the Divine Art umbrella. Quite a lot going on and in the works - check it out by visiting when in Brandon and check out the brand new website at www.brandonmusicvt.com!
And finally, the weekend of July 24th, before The Mitch and I head out of state to rock out with moe., I'll be paying my respects to Michael Jackson at the One Glove Michael Jackson Tribute being held at Higher Ground. Hosted by Vermont's most innovative news outlet, Seven Days, the One Glove event is presented by Woodchuck Draft Cider - the country's most widely distributed hard cider which is made in Vermont and is naturally gluten free! Higher Ground will officially be switching to Woodchuck Draft Cider as their hard cider choice that evening and I can't wait to check out the karaoke competition and dance away while Top Hat Entertainment plays hopefully every Michael Jackson tune I can think of.
One Glove: A Michael Jackson Tribute, Higher Ground, Friday, July 24th
And look - it's sunny out!!!