Bradford, VT Goes Town-Wide During Make Music VT June 21

Press Release by Ann O'Connor. Photos courtesy the artists.

Local businesses in Bradford, VT will open their doors in the second annual Make Music VT between 3-6PM on June 21 as part of the International Make Music Day festival. Locations throughout the state of Vermont will again bring music to the streets. This initiative was brought to Vermont by Big Heavy World, a Burlington based organization, whose mission states in part, “(T)o develop community among Vermont musicians and their patrons…empowering and educating youth.” Vermont joins 750 cities, and 120 countries, allowing anyone to participate in this day of music.

At least ten local businesses will sponsor free music and encourage participation at every level. The list is growing almost daily thanks to the effort of Jennifer Grossi & Don Sinclair, of the Summer Street Music Series, based in Bradford. This free community involvement event, endorsed by the Bradford Business Association, is part of an ongoing mission to showcase the arts by local businesses. Also endorsed by the State of Vermont State Parks Department, Make Music VT is open to all ages and skill levels as a community building experience. More information can be found at

Editor’s Note: Further information contact James Lockridge, Executive Director Big Heavy World; 802-865-1140;

Ann O’Connor - Community Organizer, Make Music VT 603-398-6535;

Senayit Tomlinson – Community Organizer, Make Music VT 603-353-4592;

Bradford VT Participants & Schedule:

JM Landscaping 3:00-3:30PM – Dance Fitness with Josie – 757 Lower Plain Bradford, VT

Dragon 3:00-3:30, 4:30-5:00 – Wandering Minstrel (throughout Bradford Village)

The Hungry Bear Restaurant –3:30-4:30 Thomas & Emily -766 Lower Plain Bradford VT

Village Eclectics – 3:30-4:30 – Kids Kazoo concert (all ages. kazoo supplied)- 45 Bank St Bradford

North of The Falls – 3:30-4:30 – Shake it Up! 148 Main St; Bradford VT

Bradford Public Library – 3:45-4:00; 4:15-4:30 – Tom Livingston; Holly & The Handpan – 21 S Main St, Bradford VT

The Local Buzz – 3:15-3:30; 4:00-4:30 – Trystan & His Harp; Cliff & Friends -142 Main St; Bradford VT

Valley Floors, Inc -4:30-5:00 – YOU play our piano then enter to win an area rug – 515 Waits River Rd, Bradford VT

Wells River Savings Bank (Denny House Location) 5:00-5:30; 5:30—6:00 – Metamorph; Donna Thunder & Chris Lightning – 223 Main Street, Bradford VT

David Penland Jewelers – 4:15- 4:30 – Tom Livingston; 149 S Main St Bradford, VT

Photo at top: Jennifer Grossi and Don Sinclair. Photo below: Senayit and Friends.

Senayit & Friends

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