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Summer Music Series

 

The Levitt AMP St. Johnsury Music Series will return for the third year to Dog Mountain, a breathtaking 150-acre, dog-friendly destination in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom Rural Enterprise Assistance Project Zone. Through vibrant and diverse arts programming, the 2019 series will continue to re-animate this former industrial area and bring together “St. Jay” residents of all walks of life to support the growth of a sustainable, year-round local creative economy.

Presented by Catamount Arts, the concerts will take place at Dog Mountain on Sunday evenings from July 14th through September 22nd, and will feature a diverse lineup of musicians from all over the country. *Please note: There will be no concert on September 1st.

 

Concert Schedule

July 14, 2019

The Peter Karp Band is a renowned blues rock fixture worldwide, known for his fiery brand of "soul-influenced Americana-blues-rock" and recent collaborations with The Rolling Stones’ guitarist Mick Taylor. Karp’s songwriting prowess seeps out through his poetic, witty lyrics and his impressive musicianship brings his personal stories and worldly insights to life.

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July 21, 2019

Glasgow, Scotland’s ‘bareknuckle pipes and drums’ sensation, Albannach, returns to Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury with their charismatic reinventions of traditional tunes and larger-than-life odes to their Scottish-Gaelic heritage. Founded in 2005 by a group of musicians and historical reenactors, Albannach has taken the nation by storm with their energetic, exciting live shows and enchanting signature style of Scottish pipes and drums music.

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July 28, 2019

Thrilling electric violin and ukulele arrangements are the centerpiece of infectious, classical-meets-pop group Brazilian 2wins. Walter on violin and Wagner on ukulele—together with a drummer and bassist—create a live experience built around a dance party vibe, audience interaction and relentlessly positive energy. It’s that positivity that has helped Wagner survive a rare, aggressive form of cancer and both brothers thrive far from home.

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August 4, 2019

With a rock ’n’ roll soul and country heart, Ward Hayden & The Outliers tell melodic stories of love and loss delivered with a poignant intensity by lead singer Hayden. All the members play multiple instruments and their versatility and skill juxtaposed with Hayden’s sweet, soaring voice make for a deeply affecting live experience.

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August 11, 2019

Realta thrills audiences with uplifting Irish dance music performed by young, dynamic musicians on traditional instruments including the uilleann pipes, bouzouki, whistles, wooden flute, banjo and bodhran. The musicians showcase their individual instruments with solos, while also harmonizing to create a lively tapestry of sound that leaves their hand-clapping, foot-stomping audiences breathless.

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August 18, 2019

In a show reflecting the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand’s indigenous people and celebrating feminine power, Maori group Mama Mihirangi & the Mareikura combine soulful beats, storytelling and traditional dance into a spellbinding world music experience. Using fantastic costumes, improvisation and audience participation, the group dazzles with fearless performances that at once showcase Maori culture and tap into universal truths.

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August 25, 2019

Hailing from Oakland, Calif., this seven-piece powerhouse, La Misa Negra, delivers an electrifying blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music to create infectious dance grooves with punk rock energy. The symbolism behind their name pays tribute to the genre’s African roots and Caribbean heritage, and celebrates the spirit and ritual of dance.

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September 8, 2019

Soak up an evening of West African sounds with six-piece band Barika’s funky, instrumental-laden soundscapes and singer-songwriter Daby Toure’s catchy, soulful pop songs. Toure has performed with artists ranging from Peter Gabriel to bluesman Skip McDonald to Italian folk artist Enzo Avitabile to French pop star Maxime LeForestier. He captivates audiences with his expert guitar playing and mesmerizing vocals.

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September 15, 2019

Highlighted by frontman Kevin Harvey’s soulful, bluesy vocals, Durham County Poets is a folk roots band with seasoned musicians who have an easy rapport on stage and an eclectic, laid-back style. Harmonica, sax, trombone and distorted guitars all find their way into the band’s sound, and the song lyrics display an ease with language that is in keeping with the band’s name.

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September 22, 2019

Montreal-based global hip-hop supergroup Nomadic Massive raps and sings in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, spreading its musical message of positivity and unity through its engaging, high-energy performances. In concert, Nomadic Massive welcomes audiences on a journey into the heart of hip-hop that is nothing short of electrifying.

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Thanks to the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation and many generous community sponsors, every concert in the 2019 Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Dog Mountain is FREE.

The free concerts are open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. Concerts run from 4 to 7pm. There will be a variety of food vendors and a beer tent on-site. For more information, visit concerts.Levitt AMP.org/stjohnsbury.

Dog Mountain is a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit.