Church Street Marketplace Showcase Delivers Eclectic Styles on Make Music Day


Make Music Day is coming to Church Street Marketplace! Music will be resonating up and down the cobbled streets all day!

Festivities begin at 11:30 AM with the pop group Roll Call. This group is usually seen protecting and serving, but on June 21 Lt. Couture, his guitar, and other members of the Burlington Police Department will be playing an assortment of rock covers. Hopefully, the BPD will be too busy jamming to worry about any noise complaints today!

Queen City Quintet takes their jazz to the streets at 12:15. Hear Mike Martello, John Hannagan, Nick Aloi, Gina Merlini, and Jeff Wheel play jazz standards on the Church Street cobbles until 1:15.

Jeff Wheel and Gina Merlini of Queen City Quintet will keep the music rolling until 2:00. Performing as Jeff and Gina Duo, the pair play all brands of music and all kinds of instruments (guitar, viola, flute, tenor guitar, mandolin, fretless ukulele bass, etc.) . From jazz to R&B to classic rock, nothing is off the table with these two. From Jimi Hendrix to Herbie Hancock, these two can du-et all!

Randy Miller Quartet takes the reins at 2:15. Randy Miller, his sons Brian and Michael, and special guests will jazz up the streets with their sound. Although he usually spends his time cleaning teeth, dentist Randy Miller also enjoys pulling out his saxophone and polishing off a few jazz licks.

Rock band Mr. French closes out Church Street festivities. Playing from 3:15 to 4:15. Mr. French brings with them the rocking sounds of Led Zeppelin and more. For exact locations of each artist, just head on down to Church Street on June 21 and follow your ears!

Make Music Day in Vermont is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and sponsored by:

Calamity & Crowe’s Trading Post

Front Porch Forum

University of Vermont Office of the Vice President of Research

Vermont Public Radio

NAMM Foundation