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 and improved summer concert series have attracted over 100 folks to each performance and over 200 to some of them!!

Every Wednesday night in July and August, the beautiful grounds behind the Brandon Inn are the site of a free concert for our community. Rain location (bite your tongue) is in the Brandon Inn ballroom. We have an eclectic line-up of bands on tap. Join the folks who come out and relax with some quality music with their friends and neighbors. The kids have fun running around the pretty grounds next to the Neshobe river, and we all enjoy free popcorn! Adult beverages are served up by the Brandon Inn, available in the outdoor lounge area, so you don’t miss a note of the music, .

Be part of live community music!  Make a secure online donation here to help put on the 2018 Brandon Summer Concert Series.  Many thanks to the generosity of Sarah and Louis Pattis and the Brandon Inn for sharing their space with us!

Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce free summer concert series

Here’s our fantastic lineup of musicprintable listing of bands and times

“Music at the Riverbend”- behind the Brandon Inn

Every Wednesday in July and August 2018 in Brandon, Vermont

Here are the groups for our 2018 season: all start times are 7:00pm except on the nights the Brandon Town Band performs, they will start at 6:00pm:

July 4th-7pm- Big Hat, No Cattle – Western swing & vintage honky-tonk from Montpelier, VT.

Presenting Western Swing classics and originals in a vintage style . With guitars, fiddle, steel guitar, upright bass, drums. and vocals, Big Hat, No Cattle swings out western style!

July 11th    Brandon Town Band – Classic band concert music. Opening act at 6:00pm

Extra Stout-7pm- Vermont’s Premiere Irish Band.

Based in the Green Mountains of Vermont’s Rutland County, Extra Stout is a traditional Irish band that has been playing together for upwards of twenty years.  They bring all of the variety that Irish music has to offer from raucous drinking songs to ballads of home and county; from slow and haunting airs to rocking reels, jigs and polkas.

July 18th-7pm- Phinaes Gage – Mad River Valleys pherocious pholkgospel grassicana band.

Also known as “Music for Happy Brains.”

July 25th-7pm- EmaLou and the Beat – contemporary and classic folk, rock ‘n roll, and funk music.

EmaLou and The Beat is a Burlington, VT based trio. They play a mix of contemporary and classic folk, rock ‘n roll, and funk music – as well as originals.

August 1st    Brandon Town BandClassic band concert music. Opening act at 6:00pm

Mad Mountain Scramblers-7pm- Mad River Valley’s Premier Bluegrass Band.

The Mad Mountain Scramblers are the Mad River Valley’s premier bluegrass band.

August 8th-7pm- Enerjazz – Vermont’s High Energy Big-Band.

The eighteen members of EnerJazz are dedicated to playing your favorite hits of the Swing Era in their original style. The music of Ellington, Basie, Dorsey, Miller and more.

August 15th-7pm- The Eames Brothers Band – Vermont‘s foremost purveyors of “mountain blues”.

The Eames Brothers Band are known for their late night sets that drift seamlessly through lowdown psychedelic blues funk to uplifting soul songs and back again.

August 22nd    Brandon Town BandClassic band concert music. Opening act at 6:00pm

Hot Box Honey-7pm- Burlington-based swing & jazz supergroup. Hot Box Honey gives the Burlington music scene a sweet spice. They offer an eclectic mix of swing, latin, funk, reggae and soul rhythms to keep it groovin’.

August 29th-7pm- Locally Grown Music- An Evening of Local Talent & Battle of the Bands winner!


  • For more information, contact the Chamber at 247-6401 or

We couldn’t have done it in 2017 without our wonderful “Super Sponsors”! Thanks so much to Nifty Thrifty, Casella, Lake Sunapee Bank, Seth & Olya Hopkins, Omya Inc and New England Woodcraft

And of course what would our concerts be without our famous and delicious, FREE popcorn generously distributed by our roaring good friends in the Brandon Forest Dale Lion’s Club! Many thanks to all the Lions for their help here, at our annual Chamber Auction and throughout our community!

  • And thanks to many, many Chamber members and individuals who responded to our fund raiser as we continue our popular revamped and successful summer music series!  THANK YOU!
  • Our 2018 fundraiser is in gear, please help us out if you can. Pay online with this link to Paypal, or mail your donation to         PO Box 267, Brandon, VT 05733

Come out and enjoy the music, food and friendship.  See you on the banks of the Neshobe River!!

Check out a nice article in the Addison Independent about our great little concert series.