Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Okemo’s Jackson Gore Summer Music Series returns

Friday, June 9, 5 p.m.—LUDLOW—Okemo Mountain Resort kicks off summer with the return of the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series. Named a 2015 “Best of New England” editor’s pick by Yankee magazine, the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series features free concerts scheduled from 6-9 p.m. most Friday nights throughout the summer.

Kicking off the summer music series June 9 is The Starline Rhythm Boys, a trio that evokes the spirited country and juke joint sounds that echoed out of the Tennessee hills and Texas honkytonks in the 1940s and 50s.

On Friday nights throughout the summer season, the lawn in the courtyard at Okemo’s Jackson Gore Inn is transformed into an outdoor concert venue featuring popular local and regional bands. Admission is free and the grounds open at 5 p.m. Families are welcome and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. In case of rain, the concerts will move under cover. Dining options plus beer and wine are available for purchase.

Following The Starline Rhythm Boys on June 9, the summer lineup for Jackson Gore Summer Music includes: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers, June 16; Copilot, June 23; 2ADAM12, June 30; The Detonators, July 14; Dojo, July 21; The Mad Mountain Scramblers, July 28; CK3, Aug. 11; Studio Two, Aug. 18; Big Fez & The Surfmatics, Aug. 25; and The Grift, Sept. 1.

Okemo’s Adventure Zone stays open late on Friday evenings for concertgoers who like a little adventure with their music.

In addition to the Jackson Gore Summer Music Series, Okemo will host several other events this summer. The resort celebrates Independence Day on July 1 with its Great American Party. On July 7, Okemo welcomes the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Okemo’s Blueberry Fest celebrates all things blueberry on July 23. Sample more than 50 craft beers and a selection of great wines Aug. 4-6, as Okemo’s annual Hops in the Hills Beer and Wine Festival spans three full days. Then on Oct. 7, Okemo’s Fall into Winter celebrates the change of seasons.

For more information, visit okemo.com or call 802-228-1600.

Courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort

Summer music series return to many area venues, including Okemo’s Jackson Gore courtyard. Most are free, so gather a picnic and head out to one or more.

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