Courtesy of Chandler Center for the Arts
Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck will be part of Chandler Main Stage series for the coming season.
RANDOLPH—Curating the Chandler Main Stage series has been an artistic dream of Executive Director Katie Trautz. As a musician and performer, she has kept a close eye on touring artists and their schedules, hoping to share with her community the joy their live performances bring. This season’s program reflects the desire to fill the hall with adoring and interested fans, while maintaining a diverse set of experiences that will never fail to amaze.
The series boasts at least 21 shows on the Main Stage, eight shows in the Upper Gallery, eight film screenings, seven gallery exhibits, four daytime school performances, After School Arts classes in three towns, and much more! Tickets will go on sale Aug. 1; call the box office at 802-728-6464 or stop by Chandler from 12 to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Featured Main Stage performers include: Iris DeMent (country-folk), BeauSoleil (Cajun), Greg Brown (singer-songwriter), fiddling phenom Bruce Molsky, Darlingside (indie-folk), Amy Goodman and Bill McKibben (lively lecture and discussion), the Annual Pride Festival Benefit Show, Simone Dinnerstein (pianist), Anais Mitchell and Sam Amidon (Vermont-born songsters), and Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck (2016 Grammy winners).
An exciting addition to the program will be the Sweetback Sisters Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular in December.
With New World Festival around the corner in September, keep an eye out for Vishten, who will be a featured performer this year. They will return to the Main Stage in March of 2017.
In addition to these fabulous nationally known acts, Chandler is proud to announce collaborations with the Community Engagement Lab (with John Jorgenson), Randolph Singers, Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Vermont Fiddle Orchestra, Young Tradition Vermont Touring Group, and Scrag Mountain Music.
Plus many more, local favorite programs and concerts.
These shows will be published online beginning Aug. 1 at chandler-arts.org.