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2011 battery park summer concerts

July 6, 2011

Must be summer for sure now – the annual Burlington Battery Park concert series is starting tomorrow evening! All concerts start at 6:30 on Thursdays this month.

July 7 – Joshua Panda

A twenty-five year-old singer/songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina.

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July 14 – Barika

Barika is deep groove music, inspired by the sounds from the Wassoulou region of Mali – an area whose music is often defined by the familiar tones of the The Kamel N’Goni – a a pentatonic, African harp. The ensemble is drums (Caleb Bronze); bass,(Jp Candelier); keys (Andric Severence) ; kamel n’goni (Craig Myers); trumpet (Dave Purcell); trombone (Gordon Clark); tenor sax (Deva Racusin) and others as possible.

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July 21 – Scars On 45

Scars on 45 is a quintet from Leeds, England.

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July 28 – Saints of Valory

Based in Austin Texas, Saints of Valory come with an international passport: front man Gavin Jasper is Brazilian, guitarist Godfrey Thomson is American, on drums Gerard Bouvier is from France, & keyboardist Stephen Buckle hails from Canada.

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battery park

July 15, 2010

…that’s Battery Park, Burlington, VT – not Battery Park, at the tip of Manhattan. Battery Park in Burlington is also nicely situated near the waterfront, however, and the Park’s cultural life is every bit proportional to its lively NY City namesake. We manage to get a lot into our short summer months here.

It’s the place to be, for example, Thursday evenings in July for the annual free concerts sponsored by Burlington City Arts. The series opened last week and the next concert will be starting in just a few minutes. If that’s not enough time to get there, then consider going to one of the two remaining shows:

  • Thursday, July 22nd: Foley Artist – The intricate acoustic guitar melodies of Michael Chorney, the ripping blues of the Eames Brothers and the sultry, ethereal vocals of Miriam Bernardo combine for an evening of eclectic blues and roots music.
  • Thursday, July 29th: Gin Wigmore – Songwriter, multi-instrumentalist. Her latest album Holy Smoke was recorded with the backing band The Cardinals (Ryan Adams)

Summertime in Vermont is all about the live music, especially when it’s outdoors.

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