Folk and Blues at Coolidge site, Labor Day



PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. – The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site hosts the 12th annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3 – 4, from 2 – 5 p.m.

The event showcases Vermont stars as well as nationally known musicians. The concerts are free; a donation is suggested.

Performances on Saturday, Sept. 3 include: the Sherman Holmes and George Kilby Jr. Acoustic Trio from 2 to 3 p.m., Bow Thayer from 3 to 4 p.m., and Jesse Terry from 4 to 5 p.m. There will be a Jam Session/Open Mic with Jay Ottaway from 8 to 10 p.m. at Good Commons, 4771 Rte. 100A, Plymouth, Vt. All are welcome to play and listen!

Performances on Sunday, Sept. 4. Include: Julia Mark from 2 to 3 p.m., Zak Trojano from 3 to 4 p.m., and Samantha Farrell from 4 to 5 p.m.

This year’s festival also features a food drive for the Vermont Food Bank (please bring non-perishable food items). Other highlights of the event will be face painting, children’s arts and crafts, and wagon rides on Saturday.

The Plymouth Folk and Blues Concerts are organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and generously supported by: the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Clear Lake Furniture, Echo Lake Inn, Good Commons, The Mountain Times, Okemo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Artisan Cheese, Ramunto’s Pizza, and Vermont Standard.

The concerts are held rain or shine.  In case of inclement weather, performances will be in the Union Christian Church.  For more information, visit the website:

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily through Oct. 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For further information about other programs and special events, call 802-672-3773, or visit the state-owned historic sites online at

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