When: Sat., Aug. 9, 12:30-9:30 p.m. 2014
Once again, the hills are ringing at the Valley Stage Music Festival. Now in its ninth year, this daylong showcase of local and nationally recognized talent delivers toe-tapping grooves to audience members of all ages. Montpelier-based musician Katie Trautz kicks off the revelry with traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes. Following her lead, Cricket Blue, Crunchy Western Boys, Hot Flannel, the Defibulators and headliners the Deadly Gentlemen (pictured) take the stage. Powered by renewable-energy sources, this colossal concert blends bluegrass, country, rockabilly, punk and more.
Price: $30-35; $70-80 per family.