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.
March will come in like a musical lion when one of the most popular entertainers in our area takes center stage at the monthly community bluegrass jam at 7 pm this Saturday, March 1at Catamount Arts on Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury. The featured performer for this edition of the Bluegrass Jam will be area singer and mandolin and banjo player Sal De Maio, who recently gained an even wider following with his appearance at last summer’s Peacham Acoustic Music Festival. The evening of entertainment is presented free of charge for the entire community and celebrates the musical and cultural heritage of the Northeast Kingdom. Refreshments will be available. The Bluegrass Volunteers, including regulars Gary Darling, Steve Wright, Bob Amos and other local musicians, will begin the show with a set of traditional and original bluegrass tunes. The Volunteers have become the “house” band for the monthly jam and often include members of other well-known area groups who sit in with the band for this monthly music fest. During the second half of the evening, all area musicians are invited to bring their instruments and join in an old-fashioned jam session for what has become one of the most toe-tapping, hand-clapping opportunities available anywhere. “There is a wealth of musical talent in our area,” Amos, a nationally recognized bluegrass musician and founder of the monthly Catamount bluegrass jam, commented recently. “We hope that Catamount can become a regular and popular outlet for these musicians to perform and also a place for local residents to listen to outstanding bluegrass music and gather to socialize.” “Everyone in the family is invited and encouraged to attend, play some music, sing along or just tap their feet and listen to some great bluegrass.” Amos continued. All interested musicians are invited to bring their instruments and be willing to perform individually or as part of a jam group. But all area residents, even those who just want to listen to good area music, are encouraged to attend and support what is quickly evolving into a traditional showcase for Northeast Kingdom talent. No reservations or tickets are needed to attend the jam, which will be held in Catamount’s downstairs Cabaret room at 115 Eastern Avenue in St. Johnsbury.
Location: Catamount Arts Center, 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT