Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Castleton University kicks off summer with live music

June 13 & 14 — CASTLETON — Castleton University is kicking off its summer music line up with two free concerts that are live and open to the public on Monday, June 13 and Tuesday, June 14. Community members are invited to join the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps for a community night mini show on Monday, June 13 at 7 p.m. at Spartan Stadium.

The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, founded in 1940, is the third-oldest junior drum and bugle corps in the nation and is proud to be a founding member of Drum Corps International.

The corps, composed entirely of brass players, percussionists and color guard members under the age of 22, travels over 10,000 miles each summer, performing in more than 40 competitions and exhibitions for a combined audience of over 300,000 fans.

On Tuesday night the festivities continue as Castleton presents season openers Satin & Steel as part of the 21st annual Castleton Summer Concerts at 7 p.m. at the Castleton Pavilion.

Satin & Steel has become known as one of Rutland’s hottest horn bands, featuring a five-piece horn section and performing classic soul, Motown and R&B music. Originally formed in 1971 by a group of high school friends, the Rutland City band has rocked Vermont for over 20 years.

Continued every Tuesday evening throughout the summer, the 10-show series highlights live entertainment by outstanding local area professional musicians.

This year’s line up also includes: June 21, Annie and the Hedonists; June 28, Extra Stout;  July 5, EnerJazz; July 12, Party Crashers; July 19, Green Brothers; July 26, New York Players; Aug. 2, Twangbusters; Aug. 9, The Bluegrass Gospel Project; and Aug. 16, Mellow Yellow.

The Castleton Pavilion serves as an excellent indoor/outdoor facility for summer events and allows concerts to be held rain or shine. With great bands featured every week in the perfect summer venue, concertgoers can expect to experience exceptional live music and entertainment all summer long.

Those attending are also welcome to bring non-perishable food items, to be donated to the local food shelf.

For more info, visit or call 802-468-6039.

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