Montpelier is a hot-spot for music and fun that will keep you dancing and singing into the night. Whether you are enjoying classical chamber music performed by some of the world's finest musicians, or a honky-tonk band in a downtown dive bar, you're sure to have an amazing time.

Capital City Concerts
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Capital City Concerts presents classical chamber music concerts performed by some of the world's finest musicians, in collaboration with outstanding Vermont artists. Performers have included The Paris Piano Trio, the Borromeo, Talich, and Ying String Quartets, violinists Jaime Laredo, Laurie Smukler, and Eugene Drucker from the Emerson String Quartet. Founded in 2000 by Grammy-nominated flutist Karen Kevra, we bring the passion and beauty of classical music combined with the warmth of our audience to Montpelier, the heart of Vermont. The primary venue for most concerts is the acoustically-superior sanctuary of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier.

Farmers Night Concert Series
Vermont State House Montpelier, VT 05602

The Farmers Night Concert Series is a longstanding State House tradition.  Artists from around the state, in genres ranging from classical music to bluegrass to barbershop, perform in the well of the House Chamber each Wednesday night during the legislative session, January-April. All performances are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm in the House Chamber. 

Hunger Mountain Coop Brown Bag Concert Series

Montpelier Alive presents the Hunger Mountain Coop Brown Bag Concert Series, offering a wide variety of performers from Vermont and across the nation. Grab your lunch to go from one of Montpelier's excellent restaurants and bring it to the concert for a toe-tapping time. These concerts take place on summer Thursdays at noon. Check the website for the latest schedule. 

 Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

The mission of the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra is to inspire and enrich Central Vermont musicians and audiences of all ages through performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra repertory. From its beginning, the Montpelier Chamber Orchestra has offered performing opportunities for talented string players in the Central Vermont area. The MCO has grown from a small committed group of 12 string players to a full chamber orchestra. In addition to works from the standard repertoire, the MCO has performed new works by Vermont composers and others, including Michael Close, David Gunn, Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Gwyneth Walker and Mary Lou Newmark. Visit the MSO website to learn more about their performance schedule.  

 Lost Nation Theater

World class community theater right here in Montpelier, Vermont!  Lost Nation Theater dedicates itself to staging stories about the hopeful possibilities of human interaction; to education; and to realizing the powerful potential of theater to transform people and communities.  See the Lost Nation Theater website for their performance schedule and summer camps.


Music and Night Life 

  • Charlie O’s World Famous: Live music, billiards, karaoke. 70 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-223-6920 
  • Positive PieLive music, extensive pizza & menus, full bar, craft beers. 22 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-229-0453 
  • Three Penny TaproomLive music, craft beer, pub menu, full bar. 108 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602, 802-223-8177 
  • Bent Nails Bistro:  Bistro food and live music.  4 Langdon St, Montpelier, VT (802) 225-6087
  • Hugo's Bar and Grill:  Upstairs at Hugos is a piano bar with live jazz.  They serve apps, desserts and drinks. 118 Main St., Montpelier, VT 802-225-6198
  • Oakes & Evelyn: Thursday night jazz.  By using New England ingredients, the inspiration of Oakes & Evelyn will focus on local culture and elevated food from the region. 



Community Calendar

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06/3 7:30pm
06/3 7:30pm to 8:30pm Vermont Symphony Orchestra String Quartet Concert @Christ Episcopal Church VSO’s string quartet (Kathy Andrew and Woonkuo Soon, violins; Stefanie Taylor, viola; John Dunlop, cello) plays a free community concert of music by LGBTQ composers such as Grammy award winner Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize winner Aaron Copland, iconic ballet composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and more. The concert is offered as part of Montpelier Pride 2022 events.

Jennifer Higdon – Reel Time
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Featured Event 06/3 4pm
Featured Event 06/3 4pm to 8pm Art Walk, supported by Northfield Savings Bank @ Downtown Montpelier Visit Event Page
06/4 9am
06/4 9am to 1pm Capital City Farmer's Market @133 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602 It's finally here! The much awaited outdoor summer season kickoff is May 7th! We'll be open EVERY Saturday through October, 9am-1pm at 133 State Street! Join us for the freshest local produce, food and artisan goods, and chat with the local farmers that keep us eating well! Live music begins at 10am! Visit our website for the lineup of vendors, and sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all the latest updates!