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.
Well known dulcimer master Susan Trump will be the featured performer at the May Catamount Coffee House. For years, Susan Trump has been winning fans with her singing, her outstanding instrumental skill on the mountain dulcimer, guitar and banjo, and her clear, relaxed teaching style. She is a much sought-after instructor and performer whose work has included The Old Songs Festival, NY; Glen Rose and SAM Fest, TX; Appalachian State University, Boone, NC; Heartland/ Heritage Dulcimer Camp, MS; The Buckeye Festival, OH; The Ozark Folk Center, AK; Kentucky Music Week and The Yellowbanks Festival KY; and other festivals and dulcimer events nationwide. She has won awards in both banjo and mountain dulcimer competitions. Susan has released four best-selling solo CDs, “What the Hill People Say”, “Tree of Life,” “Live at Caffe Lena, ” which captures the excitement of one of her “sold-out” weekend performances at the longest running coffee house in the country. Her newest CD, “Songs of Faith and Hope,” a collection of inspirational, uplifting songs for everyone is being touted as her best ever! Susan's magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to our contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past, and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor always adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo . Susan has authored the book “Classical Collections,” and “A Novice Level Chords and Fingering Book” and instructional CD. She is the producer of Volumes One and Two of the classic “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer” series, featuring instrumental selections from many of the finest players in the country. The third in the series, “Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer Play Music for Christmas was released in November 20007. Her latest project is “Lessons in Your Living Room,” a monthly subscription series of lessons which includes arrangements for novice, intermediate-plus, back-up chords, duet parts, introductions and endings, with TAB and instruction for all parts on CD.
Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT