Summertime concerts in the park, NEMBAFest Mountain Bike Festival, The Annual Burke Fall Festival, WinterBike.... events of all sorts happen in and around Burke. Moonlit snowshoe treks, live music performances, seasonal parades, craft fairs, Open Studios weekend, snowmobile drag races...it's all here! To keep up to date on local happenings and special deals, sign up for the monthly Burke enewsletter.
From October - March, enjoy ice skating at Chester Arena - check their website for Public Skate times and other events.
The Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury also features a range of events every week including independent film showings, classic films, theater, opera performances, live music as well as classes and workshops for all ages. Check out their Events Calendar to see what's going on.
For events in neighboring towns of Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, please visit www.lyndonvermont.com and www.discoverstjvt.com. For event listings in other Northeast Kingdom towns, visit www.nekchamber.com.
Tickets: Adults - $54, $44, $29, $18 and Gold Circle $64; Seniors - $51, $41, $26, $15 and Gold Circle $61. Students - $15
“The best jazz band in the land” -- San Francisco Examiner
New Orleans legends, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Big Easy icon Allen Toussaint will join forces for the first time ever for an evening of legendary music making. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has branched out, during recent years, adding a number of dynamic new musical directions to their rock-solid repertoire of classic New Orleans jazz. Six-time Grammy nominee Allen Toussaint ranks as a key figure in the development of R & B — and his songs have been recorded by a staggering array of artists including Bonnie Raitt, Otis Redding, Phish, Boz Skaggs, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Aaron Neville, The Doors, Glenn Campbell, Warren Zevon, The Yardbirds, Jerry Garcia, Paul Butterfield, Derek Trucks Band, Ringo Starr, Trombone Shorty, Three Dog Night, and The Hollies. Other collaborations include The Band, Paul McCartney, , Elvis Costello, Bo Diddley, Levon Helm, and Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. Toussaint’s many awards and recognitions include his 1998 induction into the Rick n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
"When I meet someone like Allen Toussaint – that for me is like meeting, you know, someone the equivalent of the Dalai Lama, because for me, he influenced the way I played the piano. He’s a historical part of rock-and-roll.” —Elton John
“At Carnegie Hall the Preservation Hall Jazz Band showed how easily it could hop from era to era. It could work like a rhythm-and-blues horn section or a tightly arranged little big band if need be, but it could also switch back into the polyphonic glories of vintage New Orleans jazz, in which nearly every instrument seems to improvise around the tune at the same time.” —Jon Pareles The New York Times
Location: Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT