Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green (2018)
While Vermonters still scream for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, summer brings additional cheers from fans of Cherry Garcia, Phish Food, and Bohemian Raspberry with Ben & Jerry’s Concerts on the Green. The “green” is the pristine, rolling landscape of Shelburne Museum, which will come alive with the sound of music from May 26 to August 2, thanks to eight high-caliber, nationally renowned singers and bands. Start with these three:
The most anticipated show of the series this year features this roots-rock, alt-country singer whose 2015 album A Sailor’s Guide to Earth won the Grammy award for best country album. This isn’t typical country music, drawing instead from a wide range of inspiration from Johnny Cash to Nirvana, making Simpson a darling of young rockers too.
The ’90s brought fame to this alt-rock band out of Boston, and they’ve rarely left the stage since, releasing seven full-length albums and touring almost continuously. For their single, “Satellite,” the band earned its first gold record this year. In Vermont, the band will team up with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra to add an additional layer of richness to their music.
Jason Mraz August 1
Singer and songwriter Jason Mraz is no stranger to Grammies either, having won two and been nominated for another two as his albums go multi-platinum. It’s a pretty far distance to travel from playing coffee shops in San Diego, and the acoustic pop-rocker pays his good fortune forward, supporting several philanthropic organizations, including his own, which supports arts education for young people.