UPDATE as of July 1, 2020 Due to COVID-19, we made the difficult, yet responsible decision to cancel all concerts for 2020. We will miss all who have so generously supported our concerts in recent years.
The arts community has been drastically affected by the restrictions on gathering for concert events. For 44 years Stowe Performing Arts has relied on the generosity of local businesses, individuals and concertgoers to support our efforts to contribute to the cultural vitality of this community. We still need your support.
Click HERE to make a credit card donation to sustain Stowe Performing Arts, or send a check to Stowe Performing Arts, PO Box 3283, Stowe, VT 05672. Your contributions are fully tax-deductible and greatly appreciated.
We hope to see you next year! Check out the artists below.
FREE! 6 – 7 p.m.
Presenters: Friends of Stowe Free Library; Town of Stowe
Media Sponsor: The Stowe Reporter
Hospitality Sponsor: Stowe Motel & Snowdrift
The Gazebo on the lawn of the Helen Day Art Center/Stowe Free Library is the setting for another outdoor concert series, while smaller it’s just as entertaining as the meadow concerts. Stowe Community Church is available as an alternate concert site in the event of inclement weather for the Gazebo performances.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Gazebo Concerts are presented free of charge; no tickets are required.
Contributions are accepted and greatly appreciated.
The 2021 Gazebo Concerts will be held on July 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10. Featured artists will be:
Low Lily – Start with excellently matched vocals, add some world-class playing, sprinkle with raised-off-grid Americana and you get Low Lily. Flynn Cohen’s deft flatpicking on guitar and mandolin and Lissa Schneckenburger’s virtuosic fiddle-playing are grounded by Liz Simmon’s percussive rhythm guitar playing. Lissa is married to Corey DiMario, whose parents live in Stowe.
Alice Howe – Vistas and the faces and emotions they summon unfurl with compelling grace on Visions, singer/songwriter Alice Howe’s anticipated debut album. A modern love letter to 60s and 70s folk and timeless blues, Visions pays homage without succumbing to imitation, and offers an intimate snapshot of a young artist discovering her own power.
Alice’s ties to Stowe go back to her childhood visiting her great-aunt, Miss Hankinson, who lived in a cabin with no heat or running water for years. She bathed in a stream near the property.
Morrisville Military and Waterbury Community Combined Bands – The combined forces of these two bands come together annually to perform on our series. Patriotic music, Broadway show tunes, marches bring the “town band” experience to Stowe.
Both bands are now conducted by Nick Allen, a local instrumental instructor in a neighboring school system.
The Peter Greenfogel Jazz Group – Saxophonist Peter Greenfogel brings his long-time collaborators Chris Casey (piano), Stephen Porter (bass), and Jonathan Barber (drums) to the Gazebo for an hour of jazz with vocals.
Peter studied with the late saxophonist and teacher, Jackie McLean, at the Hartt School of Music. He and his family have had a second home in Stowe since he was a child.
Click here for directions to The Gazebo.