Make Music Day June 21

A Festival for all Vermonters

Make Music Vermont brings music makers of all ages and experience out to the sidewalks, parks, porches and public places of the state on June 21, the first day of summer — a free celebration of music-making that takes place on the same day in more than 120 countries and 800 cities across the globe.


Preserving and Promoting Vermont made music since 1996


Call to Artists


Rocket Shop Radio Hour

Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, every Wednesday 8-9pm on 105.9FM The Radiator. Local musicians come share your big events and perform on the radio! Your music is welcome in the VT Music Archive and in rotation on the station, too. See or email


Get on the radio

Be a voice for what you care about — music, talk, poetry, current events, and drama are all options on The Radiator. Come own the mic! Be a programmer or help Big Heavy World manage a community radio station; learn what it takes to give the power of broadcast media to the people. All are welcome at all times. Special Wednesday training and radio slot for women and non-binary identifIers to participate with solidarity. All languages welcome. Big Heavy World is located at 404 Pine Street in Burlington and is wheelchair accessible. Contact



Vermont-based bands – join the free AMP VT / Vermont Alliance of Musicians & Presenters to have a voice in Big Heavy World’s efforts to build awareness and resources for our statewide music community, and to get our call-to-artists before they’re publicized. Learn more or jump in at



Add your shows to our calendar

We host a calendar for music shows in Vermont.  Add your dates and let us help you find your audience.  Just visit our calendar page and click submit.


Our culture.
Our heritage.

Live and recorded original music by Vermonters contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of Vermont. Music punctuates the uniqueness of the Vermont brand, generates a sense of place, and provides a platform of shared values and experiences that are the foundations of community. 


We need your help.

Support Local Music

Vermonters have a strong tradition of supporting local agriculture.  Just as food supports the body, music feeds the soul.  Vermont musicians are your neighbors and friends.  Go see a live show, tell people about a cool new band you discovered, wear a T-shirt from your favorite band...  get out there and enjoy the wealth and variety of music produced in our little state.