Concerts will be held on selected Tuesday evenings in July and August from 6:30-8:00pm. You won't want to miss it!
We have a series of high quality musical performances by some very talented musicians spanning a variety of genres. As an added bonus, local businesses have donated prizes that will be given away during intermission; everyone who attends has a chance to win.
Concerts will happen RAIN OR SHINE, so don't let adverse weather keep you away. In the event of bad weather, the Fairlee Community Church, located on the common, has generously offered the use of their building.
Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Having an umbrella nearby be a good idea also, in case rain starts partway through a performance.
The Orford Fire Association will be selling food and beverages at each of the concerts in the series (starting July 11th). Bring your appetite!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Aaron Audet Band
The Aaron Audet Band is a 4-piece rock band performing popular music spanning a variety of genres. You'll want to get up and dance... and you can! Join us for the Fairlee Community Music Series' kickoff concert! It's part of a fun-filled day that starts in the morning with a parade and chicken barbecue, continues in the evening with our concert, then ends at night with fabulous fireworks over Lake Morey. Don't miss this!
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Left Eye Jump
Left Eye Jump Band of Burlington, Vt. serves up blues music with the authentic sounds of Chicago, Texas, New Orleans, California, and the Delta of the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. From gritty and haunting Delta slide guitar journeys to T-Bone Walker inspired jump-swing romps, this band delivers on the promise that the blues speak to the very core of all people and are at the root of all modern music.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Moment's Notice Trio
The Moment's Notice Trio is a jazz combo dedicated to the performance of great standards from the American popular music songbook. The musicians include Gary Matthews on bass, Steve Blair on guitar, and Bear Irwin on trombone and piano. The group may be best known for providing music for many years for guests at the Basin Harbor Club. Altogether, the musicians have several decades of teaching experience; Gary Matthews taught music in northeastern Vermont for over 25 years, Steve Blair served as chair of the Johnson State College Music Department for many years, and Bear Irwin has taught music at all levels since the 1970s. These musicians also perform with the Vermont Jazz Ensemble and other groups in Vermont.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
What do you get when you add bagpipes to the traditional guitar/bass/drums of a rock band?... A performance you won't forget! Described as "American celtic rock" and comprised of talented musicians from the greater Burlington area, Prydein puts on a high-energy show that is not to be missed.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Starline Rhythm Boys
Formed in 1998 (now celebrating 19 years together!) by three professional musicians with a combined experience of over 100 years in various bands, The Starline Rhythm Boys are a full time, actively booked drummer-less "Tennessee Trio", consisting of Danny Coane ("Little Danny C") on acoustic rhythm guitar, “Big” Al Lemery on electric lead guitar and Billy (“Slappin’ Billy B”) Bratcher on acoustic upright "slap" bass, in the style of Elvis', Cash's and Perkins' early bands. The Boys perform vintage country, honky-tonk and rockabilly music along with very tight and powerful country harmony duet vocals. Their repertoire consists of many superb originals, mainly written by Bratcher, as well as great covers of both classic and obscure numbers. The Starline Rhythm Boys are a unique original band with outstanding, real-deal sound, style, energy, stage presence and appearance. They have appeared at almost every type of venue, as well as on radio and TV. They are both a listening and highly danceable group and appeal to a very wide age range. The Starline Rhythm Boys have released seven critically acclaimed recordings and received several honors. You'll want to catch their performance in Fairlee!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Lyme Town Band Ice Cream Social
Enjoy a concert of traditional concert band music (marches, pop, "Golden Oldies", polkas, and light classics) performed by the Lyme Town Band. The band has been in existence since 1840 and is comprised of musicians from throughout the upper valley. This evening's performance is organized by the Fairlee Community Church of Christ. They will have ice cream available for sale. Come out and enjoy a great night of community!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ray Vega Latin Jazz Quintet
The Ray Vega Quintet presents a highly energetic program of original compositions which combine elements of jazz with modern funky grooves along with Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian rhythms. Trumpeter-percussionist Ray Vega is joined by some of Vermont's best jazz musicians including Mike Hartigan on piano, Rob Morse on bass, Geza Carr on drums and Scott Dean on percussion.