Vermont Resorts Fill the Mountains with Music this Summer
Music in the mountains has a whole new meaning this summer in Vermont; choose from weekend-long music festivals, relaxing family friendly concerts, free weekly live music at some of the resort’s most coveted restaurants and much, much more.
Mount Snow Resort
New for this summer, The 2018 Angry Orchard Rock the Roots Tour descends on Mount Snow on July 7. Rock the Roots is a one-day cider and music festival you don’t’ want to miss. If you love hard cider, great music, hanging with your friends and meeting new ones then Rock the Roots is for you. Join Mount Snow for a full day of cider experiences, great music and fun, lawn games and much, much more.
Stratton Mountain Resort
Big-name entertainers, affordable tickets, lodging deals, and a rousing resort experience put Stratton Mountain at the top of the charts for live music every season. The summer stage is set under a big tent surrounded by lawn games, tasty food and drink, and starry nights. Summer 2018 kicks off on June 30 with the Marshall Tucker Band’s definitive blend of rock, rhythm and country; concert and lodging packages start at $89 per person. Live music continues through Columbus Day weekend with a popular headliner to be announced June 30. Stratton Village welcomes concert-goers with patio dining, appetizers for sharing, Vermont craft brews, sangria and signature cocktails.
The Black Line Tavern will host the Black Line Summer Music Series featuring great bands every Saturday night from mid-July to mid-August. The evening of Magic’s Independence Day fireworks, June 7, will also feature an outdoor concert.
Okemo Mountain Resort
From free, Friday-night lawn concerts to signature summertime events, Okemo makes music. The Jackson Gore Summer Music Series, a tradition that is popular with locals and visitors alike, is a free outdoor lawn concert featuring well-known regional performers from 6:00-9:00pm most Friday nights throughout the summer. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets cover the Jackson Gore courtyard while Okemo’s culinary team serves up fresh-from-the-grill favorites, cold soft drinks, wine and beer. Okemo’s festivals and events always include live music. Okemo’s new, All Come Home Music Festival is three days of tribute bands, and Hops in the Hills Beer & Wine Festival features six live bands during this three-day extravaganza.
Woodstock Inn and Resort
Join the Woodstock Inn and Resort for the Vermont Symphony Orchestra TD Bank Summer Festival Tour “Gifts of Nature” on July 1, from 7:30-9:30pm. This summer the VSO celebrates the gifts of nature through music with Guest Conductor Sarah Hicks. Experience musically-depicted majestic rivers, verdant fields, gardens in bloom, and the clear night sky, along with an extraterrestrial visitor reminding us to keep our sense of wonder at the bounty that surrounds us!
Killington Resort announces the return of the Cooler in the Mountains Summer Concert Series, with an expanded nine-week series beginning July 14. Top names from the national music scene will be taking the stage this summer. So, grab a lawn chair, a beach blanket, the whole family and head to the K-1 Base Area for this family-friendly weekly event. Concerts are held from 3:30-6:00pm and guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy the festive atmosphere and all the summer activities Killington Resort offers.
The Frendly Gathering Music Festival returns to Mt. Ellen at Sugarbush this summer. The festival features three days of live music from over twenty acts including bands like Twiddle, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Pidgeons Playing Ping Pong and many others. The festival not only incorporates music, but also camping, art, yoga, local food, dance workshops, and more. Around the Mad River Valley, many local restaurants offer live music throughout the summer including Peasant, The Big Picture, Localfolk Smokehouse, Waitsfield Farmers Markets, and more.
Bolton Valley is hosting the VT Rocks Music Festival and BBQ on June 24, 2018. The day will include music from eight bands on two stages from noon until dark. All tickets include a delicious BBQ dinner with all the fixin's prepared by Rock House BBQ (vegetarian entree and side dishes are also available). The food is donated by Wilcox & Barton, Inc. and a cash bar will offer soft drinks and locally brewed beer from Stone Corral. Additional food and beverages can be purchased onsite at Bolton's James Moore Tavern, Fireside Flatbread and the Bolton Valley Deli.
Stowe Mountain Resort
Bikes, Brews & Beats, the B3 Festival is back for 2018, and once again it’s gonna be fun for all ages. Join the fun in Stowe the weekend of June 29 to celebrate the fifth annual B3 Festival. This three-day celebration kicks off summer and encompasses all of Stowe. Attendance is free and there is something for everyone – an all age block-party, family friendly events, food and drink specials, live music, epic group rides and more.
Smugglers’ Notch Resort
Located in the heart of the Green Mountains, Smugglers’ is in the ideal position for the quintessential Vermont experience. Go for a bike ride, take a dip in a refreshing swimming hole, and round out the evening with the sweet sounds of local talent at Martell’s Music. The Summer Concert Series is a weekly Saturday event, and is a great way to enjoy the relaxing mountain breeze while celebrating music and merriment in good company. The Resort offers free shuttles off-site to Martell’s, just three minutes down the road from Smugglers’. The best part? Great food, craft brews, and family friendly!
Jay Peak Resort
Four consecutive weekends of music begin at Jay Peak’s Stateside Amphitheater July 21 when Michael Franti and Spearhead take the stage. They’re followed by Gov’t Mule’s headlining the 5th annual Jeezum Crow Festival July 28, the Dark Star Orchestra show on August 4, and the third annual Garden of Eden Festival with Strangefolk August 10-11.