Waking Windows Announces 2024 Lineup | Music News + Views | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

Music » Music News + Views

Waking Windows Announces 2024 Lineup


Published April 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Rough Francis performing at Waking Windows - COURTESY OF LUKE AWTRY PHOTOGRAPHY/WAKING WINDOWS
  • Courtesy of Luke Awtry Photography/Waking Windows
  • Rough Francis performing at Waking Windows
Music-booking collective Waking Windows announced the initial lineup for its 2024 music and arts festival on Friday. The annual indie-rock showcase enters its 12th year hosting a slew of local talent and national headliners at an assortment of venues, restaurants and other businesses in downtown Winooski.

Post-pandemic, the festival has transitioned to a smaller-scale event than it was in previous years. It relies more heavily on local artists, and the 2024 lineup continues the trend. Burlington's Death and Rough Francis, along with Portland, Maine, indie rocker Lady Lamb, headline the three-day fest, which kicks off on Friday, May 3.

  • courtesy of Shervin Lainez
  • Lady Lamb
Downsizing the festival hasn't stopped the folks at Waking Windows from booking a stacked lineup of indie and underground music. Highlights include New Hampshire folk act John Andrews & the Yawns, Brooklyn singer-songwriter Aubrey Haddard, Israeli guitarist Yonatan Gat, and Austin funk band the Vapor Caves.

As always, Vermont indie acts are the backbone of Waking Windows, and the Green Mountains have a strong showing in 2024. Among the choice local picks are indie rocker Greg Freeman, queer punks Burly Girlies, Michael Chorney's psychedelic jazz collective Freeway Clyde, scene veterans Swale, and three — count 'em, three — surf bands (the High Breaks, Barbacoa and the Wet Ones, for you completists).
  • Brian Jenkins Photography
  • Waking Windows
Other weekend festivities include a showcase hosted by local comedian Max Higgins, the Page Burner Reading Series and a drag queen story hour.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at wakingwindows.com

Related Stories

Related Locations

Speaking of...



Comments are closed.

From 2014-2020, Seven Days allowed readers to comment on all stories posted on our website. While we've appreciated the suggestions and insights, right now Seven Days is prioritizing our core mission — producing high-quality, responsible local journalism — over moderating online debates between readers.

To criticize, correct or praise our reporting, please send us a letter to the editor or send us a tip. We’ll check it out and report the results.

Online comments may return when we have better tech tools for managing them. Thanks for reading.