Chad Hollister Band
Main Stage at 9:00pm
Chad Hollister and his 7-piece band performs for the final set of the festival.
Chad Hollister Band is a Vermont treasure that has been making audiences dance , laugh, groove and even shed a tear for over 25 years. Their core values of family , community , kindness and love spread throughout all the songs in a vibrant , artful and inspiring manner. The band has grown and includes three horns and the four piece for this special Cabot show.
Hollister has always surrounded himself with an amazing core of musicians from VT and beyond featuring Jeff “Primo” Poremski on lead guitar and vocals , Rudy Dauth on bass and vocals and sax master Chris Peterman! Once they hit the stage , it is evident that they are here for one reason and that’s to entertain and bring a message that things will get better in this world through music !
Main Stage 8pm
Singer-songwriter, storyteller and world-renowned song-leader Reggie Harris, is a powerful interpreter of the global music narrative. An expert on the music of the Underground Railroad and the Modern Civil Rights Movement, Reggie Harris is recognized for focusing new energy on the important role of music in the struggle for human rights.
A songwriter of great depth and passion, Reggie Harris writes from a personal sense of mission that merges a world wise point of view with a singularly hopeful stance that life, though often challenging, is filled with possibility and hope. His songs reveal thoughts about life and love and some of the deep aspects of the human experience and cover topics from his own personal journey to world issues and history.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
www.raniarbo.com Main Stage 7pm
and indelible songs..
..are the hallmarks of Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem, the New England based folk quartet now in its 20th year.
From the Newport Folk Festival to California World Music Festival and beyond, this band’s steadfast brew of wit, camaraderie, and musicality leaves audiences everywhere humming and hopeful, spirits renewed.
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem are Rani Arbo (fid- dle, guitar), Andrew Kinsey (bass, banjo, ukulele), Anand Nayak (electric and acoustic guitars) and Scott Kessel (percussion). At the helm, Arbo is “blessed with an unmistakable voice, both light and sultry, with a hint of tremolo and smoke” (Acoustic Guitar). With Kinsey and Nayak’s vibrant baritones and Kessel’s resonant bass, the band’s signature lockstep harmonies can shake the rafters or hush the room.
Heather Pierson Trio
www.heatherpierson.com Main Stage 4pm
Based in New Hampshire's Mount Washington Valley,
Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and nationally touring performer whose inspiring live performances and growing catalog of releases delve into Americana, blues, New Orleans jazz, vocal chants, instrumental piano, and folk. Best known for her ease at the piano and her bell-tone vocals, Heather’s songs and musicianship embody joy, honesty, playfulness, and a desire to share from the heart.
Heather's trio—with Shawn Nadeau on bass and harmony vocals and Craig Bryan on drums, percussion, and harmony vocals—performs a rich variety of Heather's original songs and unique re-workings of familiar classics.
3pm Main Stage
Burlington based Mikahely, is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Madagascar who draws upon traditional rhythms to create a unique style of soothing roots & groovy jazz fusion.
A self-taught musician, he draws inspiration from traditional Malagasy rhythms to create his own unique sound on guitar and valiha (a zither-like instrument made from bamboo).
His songs highlight pressing social and environmental issues facing Madagascar and the world, such as climate change, biodiversity conservation and children's rights.
Modern Times Theater
2pm Main Stage
Comedians, puppeteers, musicians, and keen observers of society, Modern Times Theater will be perfroming their Punch and Judy program.
Allow Mr. Punch to remove your bad mood, in this absurdist delight for four out of the five senses. Watch as Judy tames unruly plumbing while avoiding the jaws of the carnivore du jour! And, feast your eyes upon the diaper change that should not be! The script has been updated to remove the traditional murder and misogyny of a Punch and Judy show, but Mr Punch still swings a verbal slap stick at the powers that be.
It’s a melodrama of epically small proportions, and it’s so funny that you’ll forget to take out your phone for at least the first half hour. It’s a low-tech old-time spectacle, as entertaining to the masses of today as it was three hundred years ago.
If theater is a four-lane highway, Modern Times Theater is off-roading
in a buggy.
Watching Modern Times Theater founders Rose and Justin perform is inspiring on many fronts. They are confident and consummate professionals who know their art well. They are wonderfully creative—using their multiple skills to craft original content in their own inimitable style. They are hysterically historic—utilizing the traditional arts of puppetry, theater, vaudeville, mime, music, and storytelling with wry humor.” (Rob Mermin, founder Circus Smirkus)