Executive Director Moving On
Stowe Vibrancy Begins Search for new Executive Director
After almost 4 years at the helm, Stowe Vibrancy’s Executive Director Aimée Green is moving on. Green, who held the position since 2019, will be transitioning to the Barre Area Development Corporation as their next Executive Director in October.
During the Pandemic, with Green’s leadership, Stowe Vibrancy was instrumental in launching the effort to support residents and workers in Stowe through the C19 General Relief Fund. Green led Stowe Vibrancy in reinventing and launching new arts, music and cultural events in Stowe such as the Best of Stowe, Main Street Live Music Series, and the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks! Additionally, Green’s work involved partnering with the Town of Stowe to support local business growth through economic development, infrastructure improvements, and beautification. Read more…
Channel 5 Features British Invasion
Downtown Block Party Honors Queen Elizabeth II
The British Invasion Car Show has been happening in Stowe for 31 years, featuring English-made cars. Over a decade ago, they turned it into a block party with music and food for anyone, car owner or not, to get in on the fun.
Stowe Vibrancy, the organizers behind the block party, said a “Queen Elizabeth” impersonator typically joins their block party festivities, but to respect the queen they canceled that tradition.
Stowe Vibrancy Hands Off IPD
Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks Foundation Created
Stowe Vibrancy is honored to have partnered with Chief Don Stevens and the Nulhegan Abenaki for the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks. We are so grateful to all of you: our partners, sponsors, musicians, educators, vendors, exhibitors, and volunteers for making it possible to launch this celebration in collaboration with local tribes in Vermont.
With the vision of the IPD Rocks founders we were able to bring the Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks into being. And it is with much appreciation that we now pass this event and celebration on to the Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks Foundation to continue this yearly tradition with the State of Vermont.
MOVIE PREMIERE BENEFITS IPD ROCKS!
‘The Wind & the Reckoning’ Fundraiser for Vermont Indigenous People
Friday, October 7, 2022. Ticket sales from award-winning writer-producer John Fusco’s world premiere will beneﬁt the 3rd Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks! celebration in Stowe, Vermont. The evening includes the movie viewing, Q&A session, and intimate acoustic performances by acclaimed Mohawk recording artist and three-time Native American Music Awards winner Bear Fox & Kontiwennenhawi, Blues Hall of Fame Inductee & Blues Music Award Winner Joe Louis Walker, and Vermont’s very own bluesman, Dave Keller. Read more on Facebook.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day follows on Saturday, October 8th, a day-long celebration of Indigenous music, performances and education. Check out the list of events here.
FIRST INTERFAITH HOLIDAY DISPLAY
Interfaith Coalition Celebrates the Holidays
The Stowe community is invited to join the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition (GSIC) as it celebrates the first Annual Interfaith Holiday Display on the Village Green (Park and Main Streets), Friday, December 3rd, 2021, at 3 p.m., with music and prayer.
GSIC members include Baha’i Faith, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church, Stowe Community Church, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Stowe.
STOWE VIBRANCY WELCOMES JOE LOUIS WALKER
Blues Hall of Fame Inductee will Perform in Stowe
June 7, 2021 – Stowe Vibrancy is excited to announce legendary Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter Joe Louis Walker will headline the 2nd Indigenous Peoples’ Day Rocks! on Saturday, October 9th, day long celebration of indigenous culture culminating in a live performance by Mr. Walker and a lineup of local musicians and bands.
Listen to WDEV host Ric Cengeri interview of Chief Donald Stevens discussing the Abenaki history and place in Vermont:
STOWE VIBRANCY WELCOMES INTERNATIONAL JAZZ GREAT BILL PIERCE
Main Street Live Grand Finale with Bill Pierce
August 1, 2021 – Stowe Vibrancy is excited to announce legendary Jazz saxophonist Bill Pierce of the Jazz Messengers is the final performer of the Main Street Live music series. Bill has played and recorded in the company of legends Freddie Hubbard, Tony Williams, Art Farmer, James Williams, Hank Jones, Art Blakey, Branford Marsalis, and Wynton Marsalis.
STOWE VIBRANCY KICKS OFF THE SEASON
Stowe Vibrancy Celebrates the Best of Stowe
May 29, 2021 – Stowe Vibrancy will showcase artisan vendors on Main Street in the Village, along with merchants and restaurants throughout the town providing what they do Best in Stowe – exceptional food and spirits and unique Vermont goods – all in a picturesque setting. Enjoy a socially distanced stroll, picnic at one of four public lawns, wine, dine, sip and enjoy all that Stowe has to offer all day long.
In the historic downtown of Stowe on the Village Green you’ll hear internationally acclaimed, local jazz treasure Ray Vega providing the sweet sounds of live music, accompanied by pianist phenom Remi Savard, double bassist Jeremy Hill, and percussionist Peter Schmeeckle, collectively known as the Vermont Jazz Trio.
STOWE VIBRANCY LAUNCHES STOWE SCAVENGER SEARCH
Stowe Vibrancy Launches Family Adventure Activity
March 14, 2021 – Stowe Vibrancy invites residents and visitors alike to head outside and experience all that Stowe and the community loves and cherishes: our historic village, local shops, restaurants and Vermont treats, iconic landmarks, well worn paths, serene trails and beautiful mountains, those special places near and dear to our hearts. Before the snow melts and we kickoff our signature Stowe Vibrancy Summer events join us in the hunt for 25 targets in Stowe, and enjoy an activity for everyone in the family. Snap a selfie or two to showcase the adventure. Wine, dine and shop locally.
STOWE VIBRANCY ANNOUNCES WINTER CONCERT SERIES
Stowe Vibrancy Launches Winter Brunch and Music Series
December 28, 2020 – In partnership with Stowe Music Center and the Round Hearth Cafe, Stowe Vibrancy kicks off the new year with a series of winter jazz concerts. Enjoy a delicious brunch and dine at a social distance while listening to live music. The series runs Sundays, January 10 through March 21, 2021. Read more about the new series here. Purchase tickets here.
STOWE VIBRANCY ART AUCTION
Auction Benefits C-19 Relief Fund
December 3, 2020 – In this season of giving local artist Jane Harissis has donated two paintings for online auction. All proceeds go to the C-19 Relief Fund which continues to support local families impacted by the epidemic. Stowe Vibrancy serves as the 501c3 charitable arm for donations. To date the fund has distributed over $45,000 to keep the lights on, bellies full, and homes warm. Donate to the fund or view her paintings here and bid generously. Don’t delay. The auction ends December 31, 2020!
STOWE SELECT BOARD RIBBON CUTTING
Virtual Ribbon Cutting for Stowe Streetscape and Relocation Project
November 23, 2020 – The Stowe Select Board released a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Village Streetscape and Relocation project. The video presentation speaks to the efforts of so many residents and officials who worked to plan, fund and execute the project. You can read the Town of Stowe press release detailing the completion of the project here.
STOWE VIBRANCY ANNOUNCES 2020 CONCERT SERIES
Stowe Vibrancy Launches Main Street Live Music Series
August 14, 2020 – In partnership with Butler House, Stowe Public House and Stowe Sweets, Stowe Vibrancy kicks off its latest series of free concerts. Order your takeout from local restaurants, then enjoy live music while you picnic at a social distance on the Village greens of Butler House, Stowe Public House and Stowe Sweets. The series runs Saturdays, August 22 through September 19, 2020. Click here for details.
STOWE VIBRANCY ANNOUNCES 2020 MARKET
Stowe Vibrancy Launches New Summer Market
June 21, 2020 – In a town-wide effort to support businesses and artists from around the state of Vermont, Stowe Vibrancy has re-imagined its traditional Art on Park for 2020. Food in the Field market debuts July 30th and runs every Thursday evening through September 17th, from 5 – 8 pm. (weather permitting), on the Pinnacle Ski & Sports’ lawn at the corner of Cape Cod Road and Mountain Road.
Stowe Vibrancy will be following strict guidelines from the State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development, in addition to the Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets guidelines on markets: https://agriculture.vermont.gov/sites/agriculture/files/Farmers%20Market%20June%2019%20Phase%20II%20Restart%20Guidance%20.pdf
To ensure the safety of our vendors, patrons and volunteers, we will require the wearing of masks at all times, one way foot traffic, appropriately spaced vending, social distancing by vendors, patrons and volunteers, and limiting the number of patrons in the Market. And, with the gracious support of Stowe Cider, we will be providing hand sanitizing stations at the entrance and exit for all patrons. Click here for more details.
April 29, 2020 – In partnership with CORK, Stowe Vibrancy is thrilled to launch a series of music live streaming during the time of COVID-19 to support our local restaurants and residents.
Our final Thursday Night Music Series features Stowe’s local girl band. The Blue Diamonds first joined together in 2017 for the Stowe Elementary School Talent Show and have been entertaining crowds ever since. Ali McLaughlin, Gillian Grimes and Zoe James, all 12 years old, have played in various venues from Stowe to Burlington over the last three years. This talented trio is sure to delight and is a testament to how far you can go with hard work and determination…and, of course, a love of music. Please join them for a Facebook live stream performing ‘dinner music’ for your own special evening. Order your favorite bottle of wine from CORK and order your take-out meal from participating local restaurants.
Kick-back at home with your loved ones to a mix of popular hits and old favorites this Thursday, June 18th, 2020 with some amazing wine from CORK! Click to listen and dine with The Blue Diamonds…
Please consider a donation to the Stowe C-19 Team General Relief Fund, or Friends of Stowe Vibrancy, to help support our community during this time of unprecedented need.
Stowe Vibrancy Delays Opening of Events Season
March 19, 2020 – Out of concern for our Stowe community and town visitors Stowe Vibrancy will postpone Chowderpalooza and our 2020 schedule of events. We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and will update our schedule as we are able. For more information please read our statement.
STOWE VIBRANCY KICKS OFF
Stowe Vibrancy Celebrates Tenth Anniversary with Ten for 10 Campaign
August 22, 2019 – Can you believe it? Stowe Vibrancy is celebrating ten years serving the Stowe community: ten years working to ensure the vibrancy of Stowe Village; ten years working with the Town of Stowe, local retailers, restaurateurs, and businesses to enhance economic opportunities in the village; ten years promoting streetscape and design improvements throughout Stowe village; ten years bringing the community dozens of events and activities every year. From Chowderpalooza, Art on Park artisan markets, 4th of July, and the British Invasion Block Party to Traditional Christmas in Stowe, we have brought together visitors and locals alike to enjoy our amazing community!
Now we invite you to celebrate our success with us! Through December 31, 2019, donate $10 to Stowe Vibrancy to show your support for all of the work we do. Every $10 donation enters a supporter in a $500 Stowe staycation drawing. Congratulations to our winner, Timothy Pierce.
STOWE VIBRANCY LAUNCHES BRICK BY BRICK
Stowe Vibrancy Partners with Town of Stowe and Stowe Area Association
September 18, 2019 – Stowe Vibrancy is pleased to announce “Brick by Brick,” a Stowe Village Promotion in partnership with the Town of Stowe and Stowe Area Association to help Stowe Village businesses affected by road construction, and to bring shoppers to the Village during the remainder of construction. Patrons spend a minimum of $10 at any 5 participating Village businesses, collecting 5 brick stamps. Each card earns an entry in a weekly drawing for a $100 gift card at Stowe Area Association. You can pick up cards at any of the 24 participating businesses, at Stowe Foliage Art on Park and Traditional Christmas in Stowe events. Weekly drawings will be held through the end of 2019!
STOWE VIBRANCY ANNOUNCES WINTER WEEKEND GIVEAWAY
Stowe Vibrancy Offers Exclusive Winter Giveaway Package
November 1 – December 7, 2019 – Stowe Vibrancy awarded an exclusive stay at the Lodge at Spruce Peak during the popular MLK 2020 holiday. Luxury accommodations and a fine dining gift package await the winner, Josh Greenbaum. Raffle proceeds will be used for 2020 economic development initiatives, Stowe Vibrancy programs and events. Thank you to our generous donor and to all of our raffle participants.