2021 MUSIC IN THE MEADOW ARTISTS

We are pleased to announce the line up for the Music in the Meadow concerts.

Sunday, July 11, 6 pm **Note special start time
A FAR CRY

Called a “world-wide phenomenon” by Boston’s WBUR, A Far Cry has nurtured a distinct approach to music-making since its founding in 2007. The self-conducted orchestra is a democracy in which decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the players (“Criers”). Over the past year, A Far Cry has risen to the top of Billboard’s Traditional Classical Chart, been named Boston’s best classical ensemble by The Improper Bostonian, and celebrated two Grammy nominations. The opening bars of Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite”  are a simply perfect way to kick off a glorious evening in the concert meadow. 

Sunday, July 25, 6 pm
THE HOT SARDINES

YES, The Hot Sardines are returning to the concert meadow!

Fueled by the belief that classic jazz feeds the heart and soul, THE HOT SARDINES are on a mission to make old sounds new again and prove that joyful music can bring people together in a disconnected world.

In the last two years, the Hot Sardines have been featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Montreal Jazz Festival, have sold out NYC venues from Joe’s Pub to Bowery Ballroom and more than 150 tour dates from Chicago to London, and have released two albums on Universal Music Classics to critical raves and a No. 1 slot on the iTunes Jazz chart in the U.S. and internationally.

 “One of the best jazz bands in NY today.” — Forbes

Sunday, August 8, 7 pm
RED BARAAT 

Called “The best party band in years” by NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (NPR), RED BARAAT is a pioneering band from Brooklyn, New York. Conceived by dhol player Sunny Jain, the group has drawn worldwide praise for its singular sound, a merging of hard driving North Indian bhangra with elements of hip-hop, jazz and raw punk energy. Created with no less a purposeful agenda than manifesting joy and unity in all people, Red Baraat’s spirit is worn brightly on its sweaty and hard-worked sleeve.

“There was a raucous finale. The last set belonged to Red Baraat, a Brooklyn brass band that looks to South Asia, pumping out Bollywood tunes and Sufi songs with a crackling beat (from the two headed dhol drum) and the muscle of horns blasting in unison, putting some New York bluster atop faraway roots.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Tickets will go on sale in June.


Our beloved Vermont Symphony Orchestra made the difficult decision to cancel the Summer Festival Tour with the full orchestra. Although they will be greatly missed in Stowe, you can hear some of their smaller ensembles, in various locations throughout the state. 

On Wednesday, July 14th, Stowe Performing Arts and Spruce Peak Performing Arts, in their first collaborative effort, will present the VSO’s Brass Quintet on the lawn of Pinnacle Ski And Sports. This concert is free!

After a *very* quiet year, the VSO brass are ready to make a triumphant return! In keeping with the spirit of the American brass band tradition, the program will include timeless favorites, cinematic moments, and new sounds that will give listeners a chance to reflect as well as recharge. Selections range from Dvorak and Sousa to Stephen Foster and Lady Wray, so pull up a lawn chair and join these five friends as they get to make music together again at long last.