Aug. 30 & 31 — PLYMOUTH NOTCH — The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the tenth annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Concerts on Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 and 31, from 2 – 5 p.m. each day. The event teams Vermont stars and nationally known musicians in a lively folk and blues festival held in the pure country air of historic Plymouth Notch. The concerts are free; a donation is suggested.
On Saturday, Aug. 30, the line-up features Jay Ottaway at 2 p.m., Sarah Blacker at 3 p.m., and Phil Henry at 4 p.m. Later that evening, a night stage jam session and open mic with Jay Ottaway will be held from 8 – 11 p.m. at Ramunto’s Pizza in Bridgewater.
On Sunday, Aug. 31, the line-up features Chad Hollister at 2 p.m., Hayley Jane and the Primates at 3 p.m., and Alastair Moock at 4 p.m.
This year’s festival also features a food drive for the Vermont Food Bank; please bring non-perishable food items for donation. Other highlights include face painting and children’s arts and crafts, wagon rides on Saturday, and barbecues at the Coolidge Site restaurant, The Wilder House.
The event is organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and is generously supported by Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Clear Lake Furniture, Echo Lake Inn, Good Commons, Mountain Times, Plymouth Artisan Cheese, Ramunto’s Pizza, Sonicbids, Vermont Standard, and Wilder House Restaurant. Concerts are held rain or shine. In case of poor weather, performances will be in the Union Christian Church at the Coolidge Site.
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily through Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information about other programs and special events, call 802-672-3773, or visit at www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov.
For more info, visit plymouthfolk.com.