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Kat Wright is next up at Friday Night Live

Friday, July 20, 5 p.m. —RUTLAND—Catch Kat Wright for free in downtown Rutland on Friday, July 20. It’s the second of three Friday Night Live events, following the opener on July 13, 8084. Activities start at 5 p.m. with a Story Walk, Rutland Youth Theatre mini-performance, live painting demonstration by Peter Huntoon, outdoor dining and more. Headliners perform in the “pit” parking lot, which is transformed into a unique, amphitheater-like concert venue. Merchants and vendors set up along the street in open air fashion with fun for the whole family!Bring lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the music. There is no smoking at downtown events. Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum offers free entry during all Friday Night Live events.

Kat Wright, whose voice is both sultry and dynamic, delicate yet powerful, gritty but highly emotive and nuanced, has been described as “a young Bonnie Raitt meets Amy Winehouse.” Add to that voice enough stage presence to tame lions, and the combination of feline femininity proves immediately enchanting. There’s soul flowing in and out of her rock ‘n’ roll with a serpentine seduction. Wright sings gently like a heartache’s apology. It’s funky in spots and beautiful all over. And it hurts a little … like it should.

Find the full list of participating vendors as well as who’s up in the next free concert, at

Photo courtesy of DRP
Kat Wright and her band make their way to Rutland for a free concert on Friday night.

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