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Where to hear summer concerts in Vermont

Hear that? It's the sound of the conductor striking up the band. The strings and woodwinds are warming up. The crowd is buzzing in anticipation of the first notes and everyone is gathered under the open sky because music festival season is upon us. So grab your blanket, brush up on your Mozart and come enjoy some summer concerts as they fill the fresh Vermont air.

Vermont summer concerts and outdoor performances are great for music lovers of all ages and all musical interests. Whether you're looking for kids activities or you're just out for a night of easy listening, Vermont's got a host of summer concerts lined up that will get your toes tapping and fill your soul with music.

Check out a few of these summer concert series and music festivals near Wilmington, VT.

Marlboro Music This chamber music festival is located in Marlboro, Vermont and has been drawing musicians and classical music lovers for decades. Lasting nearly two months long, the festival hosts an extensive calendar of summer concerts from June to August that transform the foothills of southern Vermont into a musical oasis. Marlboro concerts can sell out quickly, so it's  encouraged to order and reserve seats well in advance.

Manchester Music Festival Amidst great shopping outlets and scenic views in Manchester, VT this annual music festival provides both classical ensemble performance as well as education and lesson for aspiring young cellist, violinists, pianists and more. In addition, every Thursday evening from July into early August, they present a concert featuring a different ensemble.

Yellow Barn Summer Music Festival Founded by a cellist and pianist as a summer retreat for Manhattan-based music students, Yellow Barn has developed into the annual home of educational programs, artist residencies, workshops and performances that focus on the artistic growth of the participants. What does that mean for non-musicians? There's a packed calendar of summer concerts to hear from early June through August.

Music New England's Event in a Tent Just like the name says, this summer concert is a one-day, outdoor music and entertainment spectacular under a big top tent and features everything from jugglers and circus acrobats to mass orchestra performances. You can even take acrobatic workshops, Didgeridoo lessons and join in a giant fiddle and violin group performance. Pack a picnic  and enjoy plenty of kids activities with the family, like face painting and drumming, before the music begins.

After the final notes of the encore ring out, our short-term summer rentals will provide a comfortable place to rest and let the music in your head lull you off to sleep.

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