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celebrating and supporting music, food, art & culture in burlington

artsriot calls itself the battery street jeans* of events calendars. they collect sweet jeans events and post the sweetest to their site. it’s the best of the btv culture scene all in one place. not only does it celebrate and support the people who bring us this amazing array of culture, it also educates and promotes awareness of what’s going on in burlington’s vibrant creative community.

find out what’s hot  from cool indie bands to gallery receptions, fundraisers and just plain old bashes – such as switchback’s 10th anniversary party or browse all upcoming events listed by date.

artsriot also has a monthly dinner club called Isole – the story of food, a food anthropology journey. next one will be a day of the dead theme. they’ve also just acquired a space down on pine street behind speeder and earl’s – so expect to see their own art gallery and artsriot events as soon as november.

of special note is that artsriot also has apprenticeship and internship programs which offer excellent opportunities to burlington’s creative youth. what a great investment!

whether you’re already in the arts scene or want to get into it – this is the place to be –

*p.s. if you don’t know about battery street jeans – it’s about time you do!


wherebear gets you there

have you seen that bear around burlington? wonder what it is?

where bear is a startup that helps you figure out what’s going on in burlington at any given time. basically, it’s a visual map on a timeline of what going on in burlington.

they focus on:

  • food – restaurants – the orange line
  • drinks – bars – the purple line
  • live music and other events – the blue line

all listed alphabetically for the time being – and as they grow look for more sorting options.

whether you live here or are just visiting – take a look and see what’s happening in burlington right now!

burlington discover jazz festival
june 1-10, 2012

a community based jazz festival that’s been held every year in burlington since 1983. with world-class programming, incredible events can be found all over the city:

  • performances in intimate venues
  • waterfront concerts
  • street parties
  • cruises on lake champlain
  • meet-the-artist sessions
  • master classes
  • workshops

their mission says it all:

” to broaden awareness and appreciation of jazz through quality live performances of national and regional scope; present educational activities that illuminate the art form for students of all ages and backgrounds; showcase Vermont and regional jazz artists, including students; and create a vital city-wide community festival that contributes to the national jazz dialogue.”

take a look at the calendar of events, buy tickets in advance or just stroll into burlington and see what you’ll find.

you won’t be disappointed!


a live music search engine

still in beta, this is a cool new site and mobile app that ranks your local music shows. if you love live music –  then this is for you. it’s a centralized place for the live music scene in your area.

bands can:

  • centralize their show listings
  • expand their fan base
  • stream their music
  • connect with fans

venues can:

  • get shows noticed
  • let shows where the music is playing
  • find bands that pack their place

fans can:

  • learn where the next great show is
  • find new bands to follow
  • listen to the music before going to s show

streaming, voting, and centralized listings make it easier than ever to discover new artists, follow old favorites, or find tonight’s show – all on gigsmash!

check it out today and find out what’s playing this week – yes, including burlington. it’s FREE and you never know what new bands you might discover!