The warmth of the late-day sun on your face . . . the swell of music and the smell of popcorn carried on an evening breeze . . . Brandon’s new summer concert series attracted over 100 folks to each performance and over 200 to some of them!!

Every Wednesday night in July and August, Brandon’s Central Park was the site of a free concert for our community.  We had an eclectic line-up of bands on tap, and hosted food vendors and twice had Foley Brothers providing spirits.  Folks came out and relaxed with some quality music and comfort food with their friends and neighbors. The kids had fun running around, painting faces and enjoying free popcorn. (The selectboard closed Carver Street in front of the Congregational Church during the concerts each week.)

Be part of live community music!  Make a secure online donation here to help put on the 2017 Brandon Summer Concert Series.  We’re moving to the riverside lawn behind the Brandon Inn thanks to the generosity of Sarah and Louis Pattis and the Brandon Inn!

We changed things up and added some new, enjoyable and family-friendly performances!

These were the groups who performed during our 2016 season:

  • Wednesday, July 6 at 7PM:          The Michele Fay Band
    • Original and Americana music — a comfortable groove of folk, swing, and bluegrass
  • Wednesday, July 13 at 7PM:        The Brandon Town Band
    • Classic band concert music with light classics, show tunes, marches, and something for dancing
  • Wednesday, July 20 at 7PM:        Red Hot Juba
    • Blisterin’ hot countrified jazz and Green Mountain Swing
  • Wednesday, July 27 at 7PM:        Snake Mountain Bluegrass
    • A great mix of traditional and more modern bluegrass
  • Wednesday, August 3 at 7PM:     The Brandon Town Band
    • Classic band concert music with light classics, show tunes, marches, and something for dancing
  • Wednesday, August 10 at 7PM:   Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen
    • Some of the best blues Vermont has to offer
  • Wednesday, August 17 at 7PM:   Moose Crossing
    • Classy and energetic mix of classic and contemporary jazz
  • Wednesday, August 24 at 7PM:   Phineas Gage
    • Vermont’s pherocious pholkgospel grassicana band
  • Wednesday, August 31 at 7PM: Tintype Gypsies- local musical troublemakers Angus Chaney & Emily Nelson
    • A volatile combination of music makers offering up American folk punk
  • For more information, contact the Chamber at 247-6401. Go to the events calendar at Brandon.org and click on the event for more info!

We couldn’t do it without our wonderful “Super Sponsors”! Thanks so much to Nifty Thrifty, Casella, Lake Sunapee Bank, Seth & Olya Hopkins and Omya, Inc

Hope everyone enjoyed the music, food and friendship.  See you again in 2017!