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VSO Summer Festival Tour 2023 with Ray Vega

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - July 4 @ 9:00 pm


The VSO 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, Thelonius Monk, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, Johnny Mandel and more. Bring your picnic baskets and summer spirit! 


Fireworks will take place following the performances in Grafton, Stowe, and Burlington. 



June 30: Saskadena Six, South Pomfret* 

July 1: Burke Mountain Ski Resort, East Burke 

July 2: Trapp Family Lodge Concert Meadow, Stowe** 

July 3: Grafton Ponds, Grafton 

July 4: Shelburne Museum, Shelburne  


*In partnership with Pentangle Arts 

**In partnership with Stowe Performing Arts 

Gates open at 5:30 pm for picnicking
Concerts begins at 7:30 pm

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. 



June 30 @ 5:00 pm
July 4 @ 9:00 pm
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