We are pleased to offer three special Concerts in the historic Peacham Congregational Church
Friday Evening, Saturday Afternoon, and Saturday Evening
Also check out the Entertainment Tent near the Craft Fair all day Saturday
Friday Evening Concert Peacham Congregational Church, 6:30-11 PM
We have a great line-up slated for our opening concert on Friday evening.
Ben Post – Peacham resident and world-class piper. Ben has stood with the best in Glasgow at the World Pipeband Championships. To open the festival, he will grace the grounds with the skirling of the pipes, ending on center stage to start the evening concert.
Pete Sutherland and Friends – Pete is central to the traditional music of Vermont, New England and around the country. He has musical friends everywhere and we have brought some of those friends to Peacham to join Pete in making magic – look for Don Pedi and Carl Jones on the Friday night stage.
Annemieka Spoelstra & Jeremiah McLane – Annemieka, a Dutch classical piano virtuoso and Jeremiah, Vermont master accordionist make unique arrangements based on traditional folk melodies from the 18th to the 21st centuries. Their sound is simultaneously classical, improvisational, exuberant, introspective, and passionate.
Del Rey - Del started playing classical guitar when she was four. As a teenager, she met bluesman Sam Chatmon who inspired her to become a blues queen. Her guitar playing combines country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park esthete. Her live show is full of complex guitar grooves and sly humor. And don’t forget the steel ukulele!
Steve James - Steve is very familiar to devotees of contemporary acoustic folk and blues; this notoriety is based on numerous critically acclaimed recordings, a tireless international tour schedule and a sheaf of published work including articles, instruction books and videos. His instrumental versatility (on guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, guitar-banjo) also makes him a favorite at music camps and workshop programs. He's been interviewed for features in Acoustic Guitar, Guitar Player, Blues Revue and Folk Roots (to name a few), and has been heard on "A Prairie Home Companion", The House Of Blues Network and many other syndicated programs worldwide.
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Saturday Daytime Entertainment
Entertainment Tent - by the Craft Fair, 10 AM - 4 PM
Live entertainment is again part of the craft fair area again this year, housed in a large tent to provide performers and patrons with better rain or shine protection. The music starts at 10 am and continues until 4 pm. Look for Alan Greenleaf & The Doctor, the Bayley-Hazen Boys, Lloyd & April Wright, Don Pedi, Carl Jones and Pete Sutherland, Mary Stribling & Frank Miller and others “under the big top!” by the craft fair area throughout the day.
Peacham Congregational Church, 4-6 PM
Saturday Day activities close with an afternoon concert in the Peacham Congregational Church from 4-6 pm featuring local favorites Alan Greenleaf & The Doctor and the Bayley-Hazen Boys. Not-so-local Lloyd & April Wright from Kinard, Texas will offer duets that have that old time feel – and don’t forget the Band Scramble contest – a winning band will be chosen by the classic applause-o-meter method and will receive an appropriate prize for the winning effort.
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Saturday Evening Concert Peacham Congregational Church, 7-11 PM
Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing with special guest Patti Casey - original and traditional bluegrass featuring Bob Dick (guitar), Adam Buchwald (mandolin), Freeman Corey (fiddle), and Mike Santosusso (bass) with special guest Patti Casey. Expect a great show as Bob and the band will perform material from their new bluegrass album "Borrowed Time". Patti Casey, a Vermont musical treasure in her own right, adds her powerful vocals to the mix as well as selections from her own repertoire.
Moving from the dance hall to the concert hall, Crowfoot weaves musical influences from England, Ireland, Quebec, and the Appalachian Mountains into a captivating fusion that is sure to delight the audience. Into this meeting ground of traditions, they incorporate their own distinctive original compositions and songs. On the concert stage, rich vocal harmonies, haunting songs, and finely crafted instrumental arrangements compliment their infectious dance energy. Their diversity of instrumentation allows for a wide palette of sound, and audience members are consistently won over by the depth and variety of Crowfoot’s musical experience
The evening concludes with Del Rey and Steve James returning to the stage, this time as a duet combining their impressive skills to provide a blues performance not to be missed. Del is a songstress who sings with authentic, pure blues soul and is a master of the guitar and ukulele. She plays concerts worldwide and frequently collaborates and tours with Austin-based Steve James. Steve also has a tireless international tour schedule showcasing his mastery of the blues and his instrumental virtuosity on guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, and guitar-banjo. They will take you on a ride that you will long remember.
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The Concert on Friday evening occurs at the same time as the Contra Dance - please be certain, when buying tickets, to buy the correct ticket as dance tickets will not be honored at the concert and vice versa - or if you would like the option of moving between the two venues you are welcome to purchase a ticket for each!
The cost of admission to the Saturday Afternoon Concert is included in the Saturday Day Pass ticket price.
The Saturday Night Concert is not included in the Saturday Day Pass ticket and may be purchased separately.
The seating capacity at the Peacham Congregational Church is limited to 300 by fire code so admission for the concerts in the church are limited to that number.
Note that the Peacham Congregational Church is a classic 150 year old building with wooden pews - patrons might want to bring a cushion for seating comfort.
All Peacham Acoustic Music Festival venues are smoke and alcohol free.
No audio or video recording or flash photography without the express written permission of the performer and Copithorn Productions!
Tickets available on line at www.catamountarts.com or call (802) 748-2600 of (888) 757-5559 (credit cards accepted)
Tickets will also be available at the festival on Friday afternoon and all day Saturday -while seats are available - (cash or check only)
Line-up is subject to change or adjustment. We will update the concert information as additions or changes occur.