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2023 TD Bank Summer Festival Tour in Grafton

July 3, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The rain site is Horowitz Hall at Vermont Academy, 10 Long Walk, Saxtons River, VT.

Please note that there is no food permitted inside the hall. 


VSO’s TD Bank Summer Festival Tour is back with a lineup of American favorites to get you dancing and celebrating the most anticipated time of year in Vermont. Guest trumpeter and jazz legend Ray Vega joins the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and Argentinian/Italian conductor Michelle di Russo in a concert of swing, jazz, spirituals, and marches. A “…hornman with deep roots in Latin Music and Afro-Cuban Jazz” (New York Daily News), Vega is known as a prolific, state-wide performer and as host of Vermont Public’s Friday Night Jazz program. Relax under the balmy summer skies with feisty, soothing, and unforgettable music by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, Johnny Mandel and more. Bring your picnic baskets and summer spirit.
Fireworks will take place at the conclusion of the performance!


Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center – 783 Townshend Road, Grafton
Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking
Concert begins at 7:30 pm

Advance adult tickets: $28
Gate Prices:
Adults: $35
Ages 6-17: $5
5 and under: Free

AARP discounted tickets are available for AARP members only.

Rain site: Horowitz Hall at Vermont Academy, 10 Long Walk, Saxtons River, VT 05154

We encourage you to bring:
– A picnic blanket or folding chairs
– Sunscreen & sunglasses
– Insect repellant
– Water
– Whatever you need to comfortably enjoy the outdoors

Sun umbrellas are welcome until the start of the concert. Flashlights are also suggested to help you find your way to your car after the sun has set. Smoking and animals (except assistance and service animals) are not allowed at any VSO show.



Guest conductor Michelle Di Russo, trumpet soloist, Ray Vega

Bernstein – Overture to Candide
Seeger – Rissolty Rossolty
Monk arr. Julien – Round Midnight
Joplin – The Entertainer
Armstrong – Satchmo!
Suessdorf, arr. Fredrickson – Moonlight in Vermont
Mandel, arr. McCarthy – Medley: The Shadow of Your Smile/A Time for Love
Ellington, arr. Custer – Duke Ellington!


Gershwin – Cuban Overture
Hernandez, arr. Hartigan – Lamento Borincano
Burleigh, arr. Tyzik – Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Ellington, arr. Vega – Black and Tan Fantasy
Gershwin – Strike Up the Band
Sousa – The Washington Post
Sousa – Stars and Stripes Forever

This concert is generously sponsored by:


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The Musical Petting Zoo educational exhibit for this performance is kindly supported by M&T Bank.

information question mark For accessibility information at this venue, please contact Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center at (802) 843-2400.


July 3, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center
783 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT 05146 United States
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