Written by: Amy Renner
Next weekend, July 27th and July 28th, is the anticipated return of Tumble Down Music Festival and the forecast for the weekend is promised to be packed with plenty of music to keep you on your feet! The festival is being headlined by the Vermont homegrown jam band, Twiddle, who has gotten quite a following in recent years within the music scene. Should you find yourself at Tumble Down, you’ll see why Twiddle has a wide fanbase after hearing four sets of their inventive and one-of-a-kind sound. Even better is the festival is to be held at Waterfront Park in Burlington, VT which offers itself as one of the best viewing spots of Lake Champlain.
While Twiddle may be enough to satisfy your craving for some top notch improvisational music, there is plenty more to be excited about. These two days will host some seriously talented musicians, such as Matisyahu, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, and the ever-so-talented Brandon ‘Taz’ Niederauer. Another special treat for this weekend is the debut of GEM, featuring Grahame Lesh (son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh), Elliott Peck of Midnight North, and Twiddle’s very own frontman, Mihali Savoulidis. The musical entertainment is not all you’ll be swayed by – yoga by the water, rounds of charity disc golf, and Phanart, which is an art show featuring music inspired art and one-of-a-kind items surrounding events such as Tumble Down.
The fun at Tumble Down is will be without interruption, with music everlasting into the late night Friday and Saturday. Under separate ticket, Friday night will feature the all star collaboration of Mihali and Friends, including Mihali, Matisyahu and “Special Guests” at Higher Ground. Saturday night late night will be hosted by Higher Ground again, and feature the gifted musicians of Everyone Orchestra and is to be led by conductor Matt Butler. As well, the renowned music hall in Burlington, Nectar’s, is hosting Hayley Jane and the Primates, and Formula 5 on Saturday so, true to the lyrics, “the music never stopped”.
With all of the variety in store for next weekend, whether you are a Frend, or going to your first Twiddle show, Tumble Down will fulfill all of your expectations with exceptional music, food, art, yoga, disc golf, and new friendships all while being surrounded by Lake Champlain. Waterfront Park does not allow camping so be sure to shack up with friends, in an Air BnB, or hotel nearby if you are not a Burlington local. For more information click here.