2016 Vermont Music Fest

Vermont Music Fest is a volunteer-run music festival produced by the Mad River Valley Rotary. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. Bring your family. Bring your friends. Bring a smile. Come to dance. Come to play. Come to celebrate Vermont!

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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

For nearly two decades, the Catskill Mountains hid rock ‘n’ roll’s best kept secret. Then one day, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.

“Our music is loud, fun, and it’s supposed to make you feel good,” she declares. “That’s the goal.”

In the years since, the group — her brother, Jackson Kincheloe (harmonica), Sasha Brown (guitar), Josh Myers (bass), Phil Rodriguez (trumpet), Brian Graham (saxophones) and Dan Boyden (drums) — teamed with producer Randy Jackson for their debut EP, performed more than 700 shows and made their national TV debut on the Today show. They’ve released three full-length studio albums, including their most recent studio pass, the acclaimed The Weather Below.

The group has enchanted taste-makers ranging from The Wall Street Journal and LA Times to Glamour, USA Today, and The New Yorker.

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