Bringing Music Back to Dog Mountain

Catamount Arts ThumbnailST. JOHNSBURY- For the second year in a row, there will be a summer concert series at Dog Mountain. Catamount Arts was recently awarded the Levitt Amp Grant, which is used to bring free, live music to small cities. The town of St. Johnsbury was one of just 15 cities in the US selected for the grant.

 

"It speaks to the community involvement in small towns," said Molly Stone, the Levitt Amp Music Series at Dog Mountain Producer. "I think there's a mindset in smaller towns. When we get behind something, we get behind it in a big way."

After a successful concert series last year, Catamount Arts was adamant about re-applying for the grant. And now with a year of experience under their belts, they plan on making this time around even better.

"We'll just tweak what we've done, and go into the bank of knowledge what was at the Levitt convening out in Los Angeles," said Stone, who recently returned from a convention. The convention was a small one, with 29 people representing the 15 cities selected for the grants. But Stone did come away with one major takeaway, that they hope to incorporate more of this year to the concerts.

"Getting more people involved, and more activity on the lawn. Engaging people during the show, in between acts, before and after. Things to get young and old (people), and in between active together."

The concerts will be the same as last year. They will be held at the amphitheater at Dog Mountain, and will be free of charge. They will take place every Sunday night, starting in July.

One thing that Stone acknowledged is the need for volunteers.

"We need more than last year, and we want more community groups to come out and showcase what they do for the community."

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Molly Stone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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