The exuberant traditions of Afro-Caribbean rhythms woven with Central American tunes are the signature sounds for the Latin dance band Mal Maiz. A native of Costa Rica, band frontman Brujo Maiz Vargas Sandoval, blends traditional Cumbia, Latin, and Reggae motifs into a tapestry of world music with a contemporary and energetic twist.

Currently based in Burlington, Mal Maiz came to the forefront of the east coast music scene by gaining acclaim at VPR’s Live From the Fort’s New Voices Project. Mal Maiz brings boundless energy and undeniably unique sound to the stage.

Spread out on HCA’s lawn or sit on the patio and enjoy local fare from acclaimed chef Jimmy D. Kennedy, while you enjoy the show. Kennedy, chef/owner of the famed River Run Restaurant in Plainfield, and the current owner of JDK BBQ will be serving his tried and true BBQ and other Southern and Cajun specialties. The HCA bar will be open for Barr Hill cocktails and local craft brews. Takeout is available from 4 PM – 8 PM.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn and enjoy the evening’s activities if you choose picnic seating.  Please, no pets or outside food or beverages

Spread out on HCA’s lawn or sit on the patio and enjoy the high-energy tunes of Them Boys. Acclaimed chef Jimmy D. Kennedy, chef/owner of the famed River Run Restaurant in Plainfield, and current owner of JDK BBQ will be serving his tried and true BBQ and other Southern and Cajun specialties.The HCA bar will be open for Barr Hill cocktails and local craft brews. Takeout is available from 4pm – 8PM.

Vermont musicians Colin McCaffrey guitar and fiddle, Dave Rowell bass, and Danny Coane guitar and banjo join forces as, Them Boys, to deliver an entertaining mix of bluegrass, country and original tunes. Feet will be tapping along to lively vocals an upbeat instrumentals.  

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn and enjoy the evening’s activities if you choose picnic seating.

Staying for dinner? Acclaimed Chef Jimmy D. Kennedy will be at HCA serving up his famed BBQ. Reservations required – Please click here.

Music is a family affair for the Rowells, the heart of the Craftsbury Chamber Players and among Vermont’s premier classical players, Fran (cello), Mary (piano) and Annie (bass) are the perfect pairing in their trio, Silm Pickins.

Brunch options:

Baker’s Brunch: Egg, Bacon & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich served with home fries and a seasonal fruit cup.

Summer Brunch: Avocado Toast with fresh tomato & sprouts, tofu or egg scramble served with home fries and a seasonal fruit cup.

Sunrise Brunch: Veggie Quiche with home fries and a fruit cup

Please reserve your seats in advance if you are planning to enjoy the show and dine at HCA. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside with social distancing in place.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please, no outside food/alcohol permitted.

Cathy Cone is a photographer and painter. Cathy and her husband, master printer Jon Cone, founded Cone Editions Press in 1980 in Port Chester, NY as a collaborative printmaking workshop. Cone Editions is now located in East Topsham, Vermont where Cathy is director of the Workshops and Studio.

Cathy received her training at Ohio University, Vermont Studio Center and the Maine Media Photographic Workshops. She received her MFA at the Maine Media College. She was awarded the Vermont Art Fellowships. Some of her exhibitions include Weisman Art Museum, University of Alabama, DeCordova Museum, and the The Vermont Center for Photography. Her works are in the collection of IBM, MCI, Hallmark Fine Art Collections, American Express and the Beekman, A Thompson Hotel, New York.

Artist Statement

I make photographs as a way to listen to my heart’s song, and then I practice like hell to sing it.

I begin by finding an image in the world. The image emerges as a rather strange, unexpected surprise. This is the evidence that I take back into my studio as “something” found.  It is not unlike collecting specimens. I photograph so I can see what something looks like. I take a slice of life, through my camera lens, in attempt to see what I missed. I then go to work by responding more directly to this “something” – to rediscover through a new conscious intention. I want to connect and have my hand more in it. The finding and constructing of what I understand, and know, links up with what I don’t know, or can’t see. If I’m lucky, they meld into a new image that lives on the threshold.

I make photographs as a way to listen to my heart’s song, and then I practice like hell to sing it.

Spread out on HCA’s lawn or sit on the patio and enjoy the tunes from the PB Jr & the Isolators. A side project of several veterans of the VT music scene, with a rotating line-up, will offer up an unplugged version of their take on Roots, Blues & Americana.

Rory’s food stand will be onsite serving up delicious fresh, local fare and HCA’s bar will be open for seasonal cocktails featuring Barr Hill Spirits and local craft brews. Takeout is available from 4PM -8PM. 

Please reserve your seats in advance if you are planning to enjoy the show or dine at HCA.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn and enjoy the evening’s activities if you choose picnic seating. Please, no outside food/alcohol permitted.

A limited number of free seats on the lawn are available by reservation. Please note that brunch food is no longer available. Please feel free to bring a folding chair or lawn blanket (folding chairs will be available). In case of inclement weather seating will not be available.

Join us on the HCA patio for brunch and a concert with the string trio from the Vermont Symphony Orchestra consisting of violinists Letitia Quante of Hinesburg, Brooke Quiggins of Bristol, and Dieuwke Davydov of Middlebury. Their debut performance was for the opening of the butterfly exhibit at the ECHO Center in Burlington, and have been fondly christened “The Butterfly Trio.” Their music will make your spirits take wing!

The VSO’s Close to Home and Far Afield series honors their statewide mission by visiting all 14 of Vermont’s counties this summer, bringing a variety of repertoire to town greens, patios, and other outdoor venues.

Please reserve your seats in advance if you are planning to enjoy the show or dine at HCA. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held inside with social distancing requirements in place.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn and enjoy the evening’s activities if you choose picnic seating. Please, no outside food/alcohol permitted.

Join us on the HCA patio for brunch and a concert of improvised jazz standards, and modern and familiar tunes by Andrew Koehler.  A Chicago-born pianist, Koehler has spent the past 5 years as a professional musician in New York City. His versatile skill set has allowed him to expand into multiple genres in NYC, playing in a psychedelic funk group (Cosmonaut Radio), an indie pop/rock band (East Love), a neo-soul funk experiment (Woolly Mammals), and a wedding band (Blue Avenue Groove), among other projects.

SUNDAY’S BRUNCH MENU

Baker’s Brunch Plate: Duck Rillette Hash with fresh tomato and quiche, served with a cup of fruit, yogurt and granola and a blueberry muffin. 

Sunrise Brunch Plate (GF): Vegan Soyrizo Tacos, served with a cup of fruit, vegan yogurt, and granola, and a slice of vegan chocolate chip banana bread. 

Please reserve your seats in advance if you are planning to enjoy the show or dine at HCA. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside with social distancing in place.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn if you choose picnic seating. Please, no outside food/alcohol permitted.

Spread out on HCA’s lawn or sit on the patio and enjoy the high-energy tunes of The Sky Blue Boys & Cookie. Acclaimed chef Jimmy D. Kennedy will be onsite serving up delicious fare and HCA’s bar will be open for seasonal cocktails and craft brews. Takeout is available from 4pm – 8PM.

For more than 20 years, brothers Dan (“Banjo Dan”) and Willy Lindner, the Sky Blue Boys, have been the foremost proponents in the New England/New York region of the unique sound of the “brothers duets” – a tradition at the very root of rural music in its formative years.  Now the duo, and its material, have expanded.  The brothers are teaming up for many of their performances with Carrie (“Cookie”) Cook, who brings her dynamic bass playing and her sweet-and-sassy vocals to the band.  It’s a combustible, highly entertaining combination, as the trio presents songs as old as the Civil War and as new as “yesterday” – Dan and Willy’s imaginative and critically acclaimed original compositions.

Variety is the hallmark of The Sky Blue Boys & Cookie: part old-timey, part folk and part bluegrass – but mostly unpredictable.  Dan and Willy continue to utilize a stage-full of acoustic instruments to deliver high-energy, time-traveling performances that are fun, interesting, and always well-received.  They spice up their repertoire with material borrowed from a long list of celebrated performers, including Les Paul, Bill Monroe, the Everly Brothers, Don Williams, Jesse Winchesters, and others.  And now Carrie Cook, a well-known veteran of several popular Vermont ensembles, further expands the repertoire through her experience with folk, blues, swing, and jug band styles.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn and enjoy the evening’s activities if you choose picnic seating. 

Modern Times Theater delights crowds with a fresh take on the entertainment styles of the past, including novelty music, handmade puppetry, and classic comedy. Acclaimed chef Jimmy D. Kennedy will be serving delectable BBQ and the HCA bar will be open with seasonal cocktails and local craft brews. 

Takeout from Jimmy D Kennedy will be available from 4pm to 8pm.

Please reserve your seats in advance if you are planning to enjoy the show or dine at HCA.

HCA will be adhering to social distancing guidelines and masks are required. Please bring your own chairs and blankets to stretch across the lawn and enjoy the evening’s activities if you choose picnic seating. Please, no outside food/alcohol permitted.