Aug. 1, 8—CAVENDISH—The Town of Cavendish invites everyone to a relaxing evening of music and fun on the Proctorsville Green on Wednesdays, Aug. 1 and 8, starting at 6 p.m. for its annual summer music series. Aug. 1 will see Yankee Chank, and Aug. 8 will bring Jason Cann.
Yankee Chank is a Vermont group that performs traditional Cajun music from the heart of southwest Louisiana. The French-speaking people of eastern Canada, our immediate neighbor to the north, were the inspiration for the southern Cajuns and thereby inspired Yankee Chank. The band has been performing both Cajun and Zydeco music around Vermont and beyond, using fiddle, accordion, guitar and bass since 1996. The band’s performances offer a distinctive immersion into this unique regional music.
Jason Cann is a singer-songwriter who lives in Hartland, and has long played in the upper valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. He mixes many original songs with standby covers for a terrific evening of music.
The Proctorsville Green has hosted these mid-week concerts for over 10 years. The coordinators encourage all area residents and visitors to join their friends and neighbors in front of the gazebo on the green. Bring a blanket or a comfortable chair, have a picnic, or just lie back and relax on the grass. It’s a fun way to enjoy the summer weather and either reconnect with old friends or make new ones.
Concerts are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, check the Cavendish Facebook page. For more information, call Robin at 802-226-7736.
Photo courtesy Town of Cavendish