"Art from Guantanamo Bay" features 100 artworks from six detainees of the U.S. military camp who were imprisoned up to 20 years without being charged with any crimes. An earlier iteration of the nationally touring and internationally famous show resulted in a federal ban on removing artwork from Guantanamo Bay. A panel discussion featuring one artist (who will Zoom from Serbia), and a St. Johnsbury lawyer who represented some of the detainees will take place Sunday, June 26th, at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury, where the exhibit will be on display through August 21st.
Catamount Arts will present Montreal’s multilingual Haitian sensation Vox Sambou, August 21st, at Dog Mountain, as part of the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series. A founding member of Montreal-based hip-hop collective Nomadic Massive, Vox Sambou, originally of Limbé, Haiti, writes and performs in Creole, French, English, Spanish, and Portuguese, blending traditional Haitian rhythms and Afro-Latin elements with reggae, Afro-beat, and hip-hop.
Vermont's oldest agricultural fair celebrates its 176th year with midway rides and games, Live Shark Encounter Show, Sky's the Limit human cannonball show, Punch & Judy Puppet Show, Olde Tyme Magik Showe, live music, livestock events, horse shows, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pulls, Children's Tent activities, a maple sugar house, milking parlor, exhibits, bingo, fair food and more. Highlights include RaiZed on Radio (7:30 pm Thursday), Kingdom's Got Talent (2 pm Friday), Grand Cavalcade (11:30 am Saturday), FlatOut Freestyle Motocross Show (7:30 pm Saturday) and Demo Derby (1 pm qualifying, 6 pm finals Sunday). Pay-one-price admission (includes rides, shows, entertainment and parking) is $20 ($16 online pre-sale). Kids under 36 inches tall are admitted free. Fair gates open at 4 pm Wednesday and 7 am Thursday - Sunday. The midway opens at 4 pm Wednesday and 11 am Thursday - Sunday.
St. Johnsbury’s Final Fridays monthly summer block party wraps for the season on August 26th with a free downtown concert on Railroad Street. The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series will present the Fox Royale, at 7pm, at August’s Final Friday event on Railroad Street. Additional Final Friday events begin at 4pm, when Railroad Street will be closed to vehicular traffic. Fox Royale make anthemic, jangly indie-rock that sparkles with the same energy as acts like Cold War Kids, Cage the Elephant and Vampire Weekend.