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Craft Fair Stage

On Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, enjoy live entertainment at the Craft Fair Stage located under the "Big Top" tent adjacent to the Craft Fair and the Food Court.  Performers play 45 minute sets in this oh so casual setting - some of the finest music of the weekend can be found at the Craft Fair Stage.  Feel free to sing along, or dance a few steps with your favorite partner.  Many folks say the music and atmosphere here is a gem of the festival.  Seating is rustic using the Sap Bucket and Plank benches, or bring your own lawn chair - many spread a blanket on the hillside above the tent and enjoy the beautiful setting.

The entertainment at the Craft Fair Stage is included with the Saturday Day Pass (Saturday Daytime Events), the Saturday All Access Pass (All Saturday events including evening dance and concert) or the Weekend Pass (Access to all events).
To purchase tickets, go to the "Tickets" page (click on Tickets at the left side of this page) and select your tickets.  

Note that 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!

Dogs - dogs are allowed at the festival, but there are some rules that need to be observed:  dogs are welcome at the festival as long as they are controlled by the owners – generally that means on a leash.  They are not allowed inside the venues which include the gym, church, library and Peacham Café – unless they are service dogs.  Dogs are allowed on the grounds – around the Craft Fair and Craft Fair Stage. 
Owners are expected to clean up after the pets should there be “an accident”.
Time        Performer  Presentation

 11:00 am

Fifth Business

Fifth Business

Like the weather in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont from which they hail, if you don't like the music of Fifth Business, just wait a minute! That English pub song might be followed by a set of Celtic fiddle tunes, or an original song about local affairs. Fifth Business has been blending music from the US and the British Isles for a dozen or so years now at farmers markets and other local venues. Classically trained violinist Nick Anzalone has been turned to the traditional side and leads the way with expressive fiddling; Stuart Corso contributes a lively button accordion; Hannah Davie adds depth with mandolin; and Steve Davie keeps it all together with guitar and octave mandolin. Along with Heather Alger and Kate Davie, everyone provides vocals in a repertoire that leans to songs about rural living and/or people who are behaving badly.

 12:00 am

Doug Perkins

Doug Perkins

Doug Perkins of Washington, Vermont is a virtuosic acoustic guitar player, whose high octane chops have enlivened many of Vermont’s most popular bands, over his several decades as a working musician in the state. His powerful and subtly expressive technique and composing in diverse genres including jazz, bluegrass and classical, was recently recognized for its excellence when his first solo effort Music for Flat-top Guitar (2012 Thunder Ridge Records) was designated “Best Instrumental Album” by the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus. Doug is an unparalleled master of the steel string guitar and has brought the instrument into a new relationship with modern styles of music.


Alan Greenleaf

Alan Greenleaf

Singer-songwriter Alan Greenleaf is one of Vermont’s most prolific and beloved songwriters. Robert Resnik considers Alan “the best songwriter in Vermont” 

He is a self taught finger picking guitar player whose songs and lyrics reflect the people and country around him. 

The stories he tells are greatly inspired by his years as a farmer in Northern Vermont. His music draws from many American traditions, including country, Appalachian, Blues and Jazz. 

And of course, he wrote the official song for the Strolling of the Heifers.

2:00  pm

GrassFed Boys

GrassFed Boys

The GrassFed Boys, based in Lyman NH, have been playing uptempo bluegrass since 2008. You may have seen the boys perform at gazebo concerts, the Lyndonville Street Festival, or at your local watering hole.

On the five string banjo and lead vocals is Jeff Simano from Lyman. Jeff has played in several local bands over the years and has been with the GrassFed Boys since the beginning. In fact the band started in Jeff’s kitchen and it hasn’t stopped since. Jeff notes that it is hard to describe what goes on at a GrassFed Boys practice, but there is rarely a dull moment.

Nick Mike, on guitar, started playing Bluegrass in the 1970’s in Ohio and West Virginia. Nick has been playing locally in the Franconia area for the past 28 years. Starting with the early formation of Gopher Broke, Nick has learned and grown from the talented pickers in the North Country.

Perry Williams, on bass, grew up in the Keene NH area and played trumpet in various concert and marching bands during his school years. After working in the hi-tech business during the 1980’s, he “retired” to Lyman and did surveying, carpentry and produced maple syrup. Perry picked up the guitar in 2001 and frequented the Back Shed jam in Monroe and the Barn Jam in Bethlehem where he met up with many other North Country musicians, eventually forming the GrassFed Boys in 2008. Perry now lives in Waterford VT where he plays bass with the GrassFed Boys and the Barnyard Incident. Perry is a co-founder of the Summertime Marching Band.

David Choate first became fascinated with Bluegrass music as a young boy watching the Dillards, aka the Darlings, on the Andy Griffith Show. David has played mandolin with the GrassFed Boys since they first came together in Jeff’s kitchen. He also handles mandolin duties for the Back Shed String Band and the Brock Hill Band out of Bridgewater NH. David is a founding member of the Friday night Bluegrass jam session at the Shed in Monroe NH, now in its 20th year.

 3:00 pm

          Tom "Banjo" Azarian                 with Ethan and Jesse Azarian


Tom "Banjo" Azarian with Ethan and Jesse Azarian

Tom Azarian, a.k.a. Tom Banjo, has been kicking around Burlington's musical community for decades. Affably gruff and indubitably experienced, he's among the few local pickers who stuck with old-time music well past the 1960s folk revival. In addition to being a seasoned player, he's a living piece of rock 'n' roll trivia. According to Azarian -- and, as the legend has it, mandolin maestro David Grisman -- he's the same "Tom Banjo" immortalized in "Mountains of the Moon," a cut from the Grateful Dead's 1968 classic Aoxomwoxoa.

Tom Banjo will be performing with his sons, Ethan and Jesse 
Azarian.  Ethan is  a musician and 
an artist 
in his own right now living and performing in Austin, Texas.  Ethan has performed at PAMFest on several prior occasions.  Jesse is also a musician and artist.  

4:00 pm

Bayley Hazen Boys

Bayley Hazen Boys
The Bayley-Hazen Boys take you on a rollicking ride from the hills of northern Vermont down through Americana to the southern Appalachians. Combining their fresh interpretation of time-tested traditional material with a wealth of original songs, these musical veterans blend soulful ballads, tight vocal harmonies, and hard driving instrumental work into a sound evoking the spirit of the early Stanley Brothers and Bill and Charlie Monroe. 

The Bayley-Hazen Boys are as authentic as their namesake - the military road constructed during the Revolutionary War from Newbury to Lowell. With an energetic and entertaining stage presence, the “Boys” add a fun element to any show. Historical stories and yarns about musicians (famous or not) provide the background to their music. Explanations of the creation of the original songs are fascinating to listen to. Audiences large and intimate, young and old will love the interaction with the band. 

Gary, Chris and Steve founded the well-known bluegrass group “Gopher Broke Bluegrass”. Gopher Broke recorded three albums, appeared at festivals, public and private performances throughout New England (and beyond) from 1999 to 2009, and were recognized as “one of Vermont’s genuine artistic treasures” by Bluegrass Unlimited magazine.
The Bayley Hazen Boys continue this level of professionalism with their distinctive old-time bluegrass mountain music, a style becoming increasingly scarce today.  Be sure to pick up a copy of their very well received 2013 CD "Another Blue Ribbon".