Music in the Meadow

July - August, 2019

Music in the Meadow has been a long standing tradition in Stowe and attracts many residents and visitors. Produced by Stowe Performing Arts, the first concerts were held in Whisker’s Field on Mountain Road in 1976 and, at the suggestion of Johannes von Trapp, the concerts were moved to the meadow at Trapp Family Lodge in the early 1980s, where they’ve continued every summer since.

The Trapp Family Lodge concert meadow acts as a natural amphitheater, allowing concert performances to clearly project over the green and the gently sloping lawn provides a venue of unparalleled beauty and comfort. The meadow opens two hours in advance of concerts, and seating is picnic-style on a first come, first served basis. There are designated, well-marked areas for blankets, low-back chairs and high-back chairs. These areas reflect our seating policy to guarantee each concert-attendee a view of the stage as well as the rolling hills of the Nebraska Valley. Ushers will be happy to help you find a great seat.

In case of inclement weather, Music in the Meadow concerts will be held at the Stowe High School. Regretfully, there is no picnicking inside the rain site.

2019 Summer Schedule

Vermont Symphony Orchestra, 2019 Summer Festival Tour
Date: Sunday, July 7, 2019
Time: 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Tickets: Available here
“Strike Up the Orchestra!” was crafted by guest conductor Sharon Lavery, making her VSO debut. The orchestra showcases the composers who set America to music: Gershwin, Joplin, Bernstein, Copland, and the foremost film composer of our generation, John Williams.  The concert closes with a dazzling fireworks display accompanying Tchaikovsky’s famous 1812 Overture and the beloved marches of John Philip Sousa.

Bumper Jacksons
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 7 – 9 p.m
Tickets: Available here
Bumper Jacksons scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78’s and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. They’ve been honored multiple times as the Mid-Atlantic’s “Artist of the Year” & “Best Traditional Band” at the Washington Area Music Awards. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps.

Ruthie Foster
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Tickets: Available here
Hailing from the tightly knit musical community of Austin, Texas, award-winning singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster has found herself duetting with Bonnie Raitt, standing on stage with the Allman Brothers at New York’s Beacon Theater, and trading verses with Susan Tedeschi. Her latest album, Joy Comes Back, described as “some folk, some blues, some soul, some rock, some gospel,” illustrates Ruthie’s genre-spanning talent. Ruthie has been nominated for three Grammys, and has won multiple Blues Music and Austin Music Awards, plus the Grand Prix du Disque from Académie Charles-Cros in France.






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