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IMAGINE CITY HALL PARK
 

Below is a video produced by Cortex Marketing summarizing the project and its projected outcomes.

 

"Imagine: City Hall Park" by Burlington City Arts for National Endowment for the Arts from Cortex Network on Vimeo.

 

 

Join us in City Hall Park every Wednesday and Friday at Noon (weather permitting) starting Wednesday May 28th for FREE lunchtime musical performances! 


Here's a list of the summer performances confirmed so far:

All Concerts 12-1pm in City Hall Park, on The BCA Center Plaza

Wednesday May 28th

Dupont Brothers - Vermont made Folk-Americana

http://www.dupontbrothersmusic.com

 

Friday, May 30th

Colin McCaffrey - Singer-Songwriter

http://www.colinmccaffrey.com

Wednesday, June 4th

Rob Morse and Parker Shper - Jazz


Friday, June 6th

Bramblewood - Folk

www.carolhausner.com

 

 


Wednesday, June 11th

Pete’s Posse - Fiddle Folk

https://www.facebook.com/PetesPosse

 

 

 

Friday, June 13th

Michael Chorney and Maryse Smith - Singer-Songwriters

http://www.marysesmith.com

 


 


Wednesday, June 18th


Run Mountain - Old-time Music

http://runmountain.com



Friday, June 20th

Swale - Rock/Americana

http://www.swalesong.com



Wednesday, June 25th

Starline Rhythm Boys - Honky-Tonk

http://www.starlinerhythmboys.com



Friday, June 27th

Possum Haw - Bluegrass

http://www.possumhaw.net



Wednesday, July 2nd

The Irregulars - Young Traditional Musicians, Contra Dance Music

https://www.facebook.com/Irregularsband

 

 

 

Wednesday, July 9th

Jay Ekis - Singer-Songwriter

https://www.facebook.com/jayekis

 


Friday. July 11th

Dave Keller - Blues

http://www.davekeller.com

 



Wednesday, July 16th

Soaked Oats - Country/Old-time





Friday, July 18th

Gusakov Trucking Company - Americana

http://nategusakov.wordpress.com/shows/



Wednesday. July 23rd

Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture presents: Zeichner Family  - Traditional Fiddle Music



Friday, July 25th

Susannah Blachly and Patti Casey - Folk

http://www.susannahblachly.com



Wednesday, July 30th

Mike Roberts of Wooden Dinosaur - Singer-Songwriter

http://woodendinosaur.tumblr.com



Friday, Aug. 1st

Hokum Brothers - Country/Honky-Tonk

http://www.hokumbros.com



Wednesday, Aug. 6th

Ollabelles Harmony Singers - Harmony Singing Choir led by Katie Trautz

 

https://www.facebook.com/Ollabelles



Friday, Aug. 8th

Kick em Jenny - Old-time String band Music

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kick-Em-Jenny/477202809016383



Wednesday, Aug. 13th

Kat Wright and Brett Hughes - Singer-Songwriters

https://www.facebook.com/bretthughes



Friday, Aug. 15th

Young Traditions - Young Traditional Musicians from the Burlington area

http://youngtraditionvermont.org



Wednesday, Aug. 20th

Jeremiah McLane and Tim Cumming - Traditional Folk Music

http://www.jeremiahmclane.com



Friday, Aug. 22nd

Brendan Taaffe & The New Line - Americana

http://www.brendantaaffe.com/index.html



Wednesday, Aug. 27th

Daddy Longlegs - Americana



Friday, Aug. 29th

Green Mountain Playboys - Cajun music

https://www.facebook.com/vermontcajun

 

Friday, September 5th

Starline Rhythm Boys - Honky-Tonk

http://www.starlinerhythmboys.com

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to read a summary report of project surveys and engagement sessions


In July of 2011 Burlington City Arts received a $50,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Art to engage the community in a creative planning process that will result in a visionary master plan for City Hall Park to be completed by July 2012.
 
City Hall Park has been the center of civic life for hundreds of years. Once the community "watering hole" and always a gathering place, today it is the platform where the elements of Burlington's identity coalesce, from agriculture and business to culture and recreation. The park is the front yard of City Hall, the BCA Center, the Flynn Center, many businesses and a stone's throw away from the bustling Church Street Marketplace, Burlington's thriving pedestrian mall and the hub of economic activity for the city and for Vermont. The park is home to the ever-growing farmers' and artists' markets, the Discover Jazz Festival, Festival of Fools, many diverse community celebrations, and gatherings. For many, it is a place of reflection in a precious green space in the center of our city. There is great potential to build and expand the public use of this downtown treasure. Community support for park improvements and community use has swelled in recent years. The National Endowment for the Arts grant will allow us as a community to use the arts to reveal, discover, design and convey an inspired master plan that will ensure inclusiveness for all and take direction in its design from the activities that the public responds to most enthusiastically. A clear master plan will allow us to make decisions for the park that recognize and embrace the competing interests and needs for its use and to celebrate the diversity of the people who live and visit here  
 
Activities that will inform the master plan design will include: community information gathering sessions consisting of traditional town meeting methods and visioning events; siting locations for new and existing public art; and expansion of festival and ongoing cultural activities to test new uses and landscape/design requirements.
 
Additional concepts may include more vending opportunities, expansion of the artist market, youth performances, artist's demonstrations, new park performances for established downtown festivals like Festival of Fools and Discover Jazz, bi-weekly lunch hour performances by local artists, temporary public art commissions and more.

  

VISIT THE IMAGINE CITY HALL PARK FACEBOOK PAGE TO FIND OUT ABOUT EVENTS AND GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK ON THE PARK!

  

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

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