Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival
The Spice on Snow winter music festival is a multi-day celebration of roots and contemporary folk music, featuring outstanding Cajun and Old Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, as well as premiere local acts.
The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music. The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. Forty musicians will perform at 30 events at 14 venues throughout downtown Montpelier, with concerts, dances, workshops, jam sessions, sing-alongs, family programs, and a community dinner. To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the festival is bringing two acclaimed headliners, as well as an all-star cast of local performers. The Summit School is also holding a raffle featuring a Gold Tone banjo signed by Macarthur Genius Award and Grammy-winning musician Rhiannon Giddens. 2020 Spice on Snow headliners include Molsky’s Mountain Drifters and The Old Fashioned Aces. In 2019, Amelia Briere of the Aces won best female vocalist of the year at the Le Cajun Awards in Louisiana. Accordionist Blake Miller founded the popular young Cajun band The Pine Leaf Boys and became a member of the premiere Louisiana roots band The Red Stick Ramblers. He has served stints in just about every other cajun/creole band of note including Balfa Toujours, Les Malfecteurs and Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole. He now plays with the world traveled Revelers, singing and playing his own songs on fiddle and accordion. Molsky’s Mountain Drifters features Bruce Molsky, a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song. Molsky is also Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program. He is joined by Allison de Groot on banjo, who combines wide ranging virtuosity and passion for old-time music, and Boston-based Stash Wyslouch, who is one of bluegrass’s great young genre-bending pioneers. In addition to these incredible artists, the festival will highlight performances by The Moon Shells), and Matt Downer. Vermont-based performers include Young Tradition Commission Ensemble, Chaque Fois, Kick ‘Em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. Many festival events are free or low cost, with a focus on family friendly events throughout Saturday. This event is funded in part by a grant award from Montpelier Alive, with funds from the Montpelier Downtown Improvement District. Spice on Snow festival is also funded by many area businesses and community members listed on our website.
Date & Time
Weekly on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
01/23/2020 through 01/26/2020
10:00AM - 11:00PM
Downtown Montpelier Maint St. Montpelier 05602 VT US http://www.bestofcentralvt.com/businesses/vt-montpelier-downtown-montpelier-2
Cost varies, see websitle