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Roots On the River, and June Is Busting Out All Over!

photo by Birch Miller; courtesy of the Big Damn Band
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, one of the featured performers at the Roots on the River Festival

Hello to the glorious month of June in Vermont as we look forward to the Roots on the River festival in and around Bellows Falls next weekend, among many other musical things!

Broadcast on Sunday, June 1st from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Today's Calendar Announcements:
 "The Strolling of the Heifers" is happening again in Brattleboro from June 6th thru June 8th. "Alan Greenleaf and the Doctor" will be appearing on stage on Main Street [which is closed off] across from the River Garden Center on Fri.June 6th from 5PM-8PM, in the parade onSat. at 10:00 a.m., and at the Heifer-sponsered Bike-a Thon which ends at Lilac Ridge Farm in Guilford from 11:00 a.m. on.

Judy Collins will be performing at the Theatre Corona Virgin Mobile in Montreal on Fri. June 6th 

Bob Amos "Sunrise Blues" CD Release Concert, featuring Bob's bluegrass band,  "Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing" will happen at 7:00 p.m. on Sat.June 7th at the North Congregational Church on Main Street in St. Johnsbury.

The Missisquoi River Band with special guests Will Patton and Bill Gaston will perform on Sun. June 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Enosburg Town Bandstand for Dairy Day. This  event is free and open to the general public. 

Singer-songwriter Greg Klyma will perform at the Ripton Community Coffeehouse on Sat. June 7th.  Open mic begins at 7:30 p.m. followed by the featured performer.

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents Windborne on Sun. June 8th at 7:00 p.m. at the Louise Shonk Kelly Recital Hall on the campus of the Dublin School in Dublin, NH.

On Sun. June 8th the band Bramblewood, Carol Hausner, Danny Coane, and Colin McCaffrey, will perform at the Skinny Pancake in Montpelier at 6:00 p.m.  Colin McCaffrey will also be performing bluegrass with Clancy Harris at Bagitos in Montpelier on Thursday June 5th at 6:00 p.m.

Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats (with The Brown Eyed Girls) will perform at Leunig’s on Church St. in Burlington on Sat. June 7th from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The 15th Annual Roots on the River Festival will be held in and around Bellows Falls from Thurs. June 5th through Sun. June 8th.  Featured performers include James McMurtry, Mary Gauthier, the Tarbox Ramblers, J.D. McPherson, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and many more.

Red Baraat will perform at the Colonial Theater in Bethlehem, NH on Sat. June 7th at 8:00 p.m. 

Find out what music is playing in your area this summer with the VPR Summer Music Festivals Guide.

Robert Resnik has been the host of All the Traditions, Vermont Public's folk and world music show, since 1996. He is the winner of the 2019 Herb Lockwood Prize In the Arts, an honor that rewards the pinnacle of arts leadership in Vermont and is the recipient of the 2022 Margaret L Kannenstine Award for Arts Advocacy from the Vermont Council of the Arts.
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