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Nothing says summer like sitting on a blanket in the grass and enjoying some great food, cold drinks, and live music on a warm day. This is especially true in Vermont, where a wide variety of festivals, concerts, and events take place virtually every weekend in the summertime. If you’re planning a trip to the Green Mountain State this summer, book your stay with GetAway Vacations and get your tickets for one of these incredible Vermont concerts!

The Top 4 Upcoming Vermont Concerts

1. Cooler in the Mountains Concert Series

Presented by Long Trail Brewing Company and Farrell Distributing, Killington Resort’s annual Cooler in the Mountains concert series will be kicking off on Saturday, July 16, 2016, and will feature eight free outdoor shows in the heart of the mountains. The concerts will be held from 3:30 to 6 PM each day, and guests are encouraged to come early and enjoy all of the awesome summer activities that Killington Resort has to offer. Be sure to check their website for the 2016 line-up, then grab a lawn chair or beach blanket and head to the Snowshed Base Area for some fantastic live music that the whole family will enjoy!

2. Champlain Valley Fair

Founded in 1921, the Champlain Valley Fair has been a Vermont staple for decades and is one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Each year, the Fair packs incredible concerts, art exhibits, all kinds of animals, crafts, and much more into an exciting 10-day event. From August 26 to September 4, 2016, guests can enjoy big-name artists like country sensation Rascal Flatts, rock legends ZZ Top and Gregg Allman, and more at the Champlain Valley Fair.

3. Vermont Music Fest

Featuring two days of live music, food vendors, and fun for the whole family, the Vermont Music Fest in Waitsfield, VT, is a must-see summer concert. Starting on Friday, August 19th, festival-goers can enjoy performances by local Vermont bands and artists from 4 to 10 PM, then camp out under the stars in a tent or RV for even more fun the next day. Tickets are $30 for adults and free for children ages 13 and under, but spaces are limited so be sure to get yours today!

4. The Frendly Gathering

Located in Windham, Vermont, the Frendly Gathering Music Festival takes place on an old ski resort and was started by a group of six professional snowboarders. Here, guests can enjoy multiple music stages as well as fun activities like disc golf, yoga, hiking, and swimming, and a variety of food and crafts will be available for purchase. The festival attracts upwards of 3,000 people each year and helps to promote a sense of community and respect for locals and visitors alike.

Come Home to GetAway Vacations

If you’re searching for the perfect homestead in between shows, look no further than our beautiful Killington vacation rentals! Our luxurious and comfortable homes are the perfect place to unwind and will provide you with peace and quiet you’ll need after a night of music, dancing, laughter, and fun. We can’t wait to see you soon!

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Now in its 33rd season, The Killington Music Festival, a non-profit organization, is the only resident professional classical music organization in central Vermont. Every summer, students from institutions such as the Julliard School of Music, Boston Conservatory, The New England Conservatory, The Manhattan School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Eastman School of Music and the University of Arizona gather in Killington to participate in the Killington Music Festival.

These talented, young musicians travel to the area to perform chamber music as well as participate in a distinguished learning program. Every summer there are extraordinary performances by the internationally renowned faculty as well as specially invited guest artists that make the Killington Music Festival a mainstay of summer events in our area. The festival also offers a Residency Program in which graduate, college and very talented high school students can participate.

Here are a few things you should know about the Killington Music Festival:

Classical Concert Series

Starting on Saturday, June 27th The Killington Music Festival will be starting their “Music in The Mountains” classical concert series. The series will feature weekly Saturday concerts at 7:00 p.m. in Killington’s Ramshead Lodge (this facility is conveniently located a short drive from us!). The last summer concert of the season will be on Saturday, August 1st. Click here for the full list of performances.

Get your Tickets and Enjoy the Region

In order to enjoy the Killington Music Festival concert series, you will need a ticket. The tickets are incredibly fairly priced and are already available for sale. To reach the concert venue, you will need to take a gondola. The ticket price includes the round-trip Killington Gondola ride to the peak- just make sure to arrive by 6:00 p.m. at the K-1 Lodge to board. Click here to purchase your tickets now.

Residency Program

In addition to an amazing open to the public summer concert series, the Killington Music festival also offers a five-week residency program for students. The instruments of study include the violin, viola, cello, doublebass and piano. The program will begin on Saturday, June 27th and will run until Friday, July 31st. Click here if you are interested in applying for the program.

Each summer the Killington Music Festival brings together aspiring young musicians as well as prominent international faculty. Take advantage of these amazing concerts that are open to the public during your next stay with us! Is it just us, or is this the perfect way to spend a summer evening after a long day of hiking?