On August 31, 2016

Folk, blues highlight Labor Day at Coolidge Site

Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 3-4 at 2 p.m.—PLYMOUTH NOTCH—The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the 12th annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 and 4, 2 to 5 p.m. each day. The event showcases Vermont stars as well as nationally known musicians. The concerts are free and donations are welcome.
On Saturday, Sept. 3, musicians include: Sherman Holmes and George Kilby, Jr. Acoustic Trio from 2 to 3 p.m.; Bow Thayer from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Jesse Terry from 4 to 5 p.m.
Saturday from 8 to 10 p.m., join a jam session/open mic with Jay Ottaway at Good Commons, 4771 Route 100A, Plymouth. All are welcome to play and listen!
On Sunday, Sept. 4, musicians include: Julia Mark from 2 to 3 p.m.; Zak Trojano from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Samantha Farrell from 4 to 5 p.m.
Other highlights include face painting and children’s arts and crafts; as well as wagon rides on Saturday at noon.
Also on Saturday, prior to the concert, enjoy “Shakespeare Alive!” at the Union Christian Church. For information about this fun-filled presentation by a troupe of New York City actors, contact the Coolidge Foundation at education@calvin-coolidge.org or 802-672-3389.
This year’s festival also features a food drive for the Vermont Food Bank—please bring non-perishable food items in support of the drive.
The Plymouth Folk & Blues Concerts are organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. The concerts are held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, performances will be in the Union Christian Church. For more information, visit plymouthfolk.com
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily through Oct. 16, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information about other programs and special events, call 802-672-3773.


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