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.
The Fall concert of the Nashville Songwriter's Round will feature some of the best musicians and songwriters in the Northeast Kingdom and northern Vermont. Come celebrate the St. Johnsbury Colors of the Kingdom day with this free community concert in Catamount's Cabaret Room. Carol Ann Jones, is a singer, songwriter, recording artist and dairy farmer from Georgia, Vermont. When you listen, you might think she wrote the songs for you! Life stories, full of hope, from this New England storyteller, sure to pull at your heartstrings. Carol also performs with her five piece band, The Superchargers, playing rockabilly, country, rock & roll, bluegrass and contemporary music. Carol Hausner started singing and playing guitar when she was seven. She has been playing traditional, contemporary and original bluegrass, country, and folk music with various bands in the Mid-Atlantic States and New England. In 2009 she won First Place at the legendary MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest in Wilkesboro, NC, with co-writer Colin McCaffrey, in the Bluegrass Category for "Love Gone By." Jim Karns is a singer songwriter that plays keyboards and guitar. Jim won the Baltimore/Washington Songwriter's Association's, songwriting Contest and has played in numerous rock and country bands up and down the East Coast. At one point in his career he was playing in a band that opened for Charlie Daniels and has shared the stage with players from well known southern rock bands. Jim now lives in west Burke. Ashley Miles is a teen singer/songwriter/musician from Concord, VT, who has been performing since the age of 7. She performs new and traditional country music as well as her own original music and recently released her first CD. Ashley is currently the New Hampshire Country Music Association’s “New Country Female Entertainer of the Year.” Come hear this “Future Star of Tomorrow” (one of her numerous other country music awards) so you can say you heard her when. The event is coordinated by John Heartson, Regional Chapter Coordinator in Vermont for the (NSAI) Nashville Songwriters Association International. John is also a published songwriter and lives in Barnet Vermont. "The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music. NSAI consists of a body of creative minds, professional and amateur, who are committed to the future of the profession of songwriting. Their mission is to educate, elevate, and celebrate the songwriter and to act as a unifying force within the music community and the community at large. The Northern Vermont/New Hampshire chapter of NSAI meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Catamount Arts Center in St. Johnsbury, Vermont at 6:45pm. If you or someone you know would be interested in coming to a meeting, you are encouraged to contact, John Heartson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. New members are always welcome.
Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT