Vermont is the epicenter of a thriving music scene. From the bustling nightlife of Burlington, Vermont’s biggest city, to small-town venues, festival greens and ski lodges, visitors to Vermont are bound to stumble across incredible music around the state. Knowing we can’t all be together in this moment; Vermont is bringing the spirit of the state and its music directly to people across the country.
Embracing the statewide love of music, the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) will present the “Forevergreen: A Vermont Adventure In Music” five-part FREE virtual concert series featuring local Vermont musicians, as well as regional and national acts who have an affinity for the state. Episodes will feature performances by Grace Potter, Neko Case, Twiddle and Kat Wright, as well as Taj Mahal, The Avett Brothers, Lucius, Chris Thile & Aoife O’Donovan, Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks and many more.
“We have all been missing the sense of community and connection that live performances offer, and Vermont has so many talented musicians that either got their start here or who still call the state home,” said VDTM Commissioner Heather Pelham. “We wanted to find a way to support the arts in Vermont and Forevergreen is one way we can bring the music and spirit of Vermont to all those who are missing it, wherever they may be. We hope this concert series will keep people connected to the state and provide some inspiration for better days ahead.”
The “Forevergreen: A Vermont Adventure in Music” series is produced by Higher Ground Presents and each of the five episodes will feature a performance from the stage at Higher Ground in South Burlington, a performance at a Vermont ski resort, and a visit with national artists from across the country. Higher Ground Presents enlisted local performers, artists, and video production teams to bring these concerts to life and deliver needed support to a first to close, last to open sector.
“‘Forevergreen’ provides a connection for viewers to explore, and support, some of the incredible music that lives in Vermont,” said Higher Ground founder Alex Crothers. “Vermont punches way above its weight class in performing arts and these intimate performances showcase a wonderful range of this talent.”
Launching on Saturday, December 26, “Forevergreen” travels across Vermont to meet with the musicians who are part of the growing local music scene — as well as some household names with a strong connection to the state. The first episode features Taj Mahal, Twiddle (at Killington Ski Resort) and Kat Wright.
Watch a trailer for the series and view the full “Forevergreen” lineup and schedule below:
Lineup & Schedule
Episode 01 – Saturday, December 26
- Taj Mahal
- Twiddle at Killington
- Kat Wright
Episode 02 – Wednesday, December 30
- Ryan Miller at Stratton
- Will Keeper
Episode 03 – Saturday, January 2
- Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks
- Grace Potter at Mad River Glen
- Dwight and Nicole
Episode 04 – Saturday, January 9
- Chris Thile & Aoife O’Donovan
- Neko Case at Jay Peak
Episode 05 – Saturday, January 16
- The Avett Brothers
- Noah Kahan at Trapp Family Lodge
- The High Breaks