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On Saturday, July 26, 2013, The Wilmington Fund VT will welcome guests to a concert at the Memorial Hall in Wilmington Vermont featuring Steve Forbert.
As a young man from Meridian, Mississippi, Steve Forbert traveled to New York City and played guitar for spare change in Grand Central Station. He vaulted to international prominence with a folk-rock hit, “Romeo’s Tune,” during a time when rootsy rock was fading out and the Ramones, Talking Heads and other New Wave and punk acts were moving in to the public consciousness. Still, critics raved about Steve’s poetic lyrics and engaging melodies, and the crowds at CBGB’s club in New York accepted him alongside those acts. “I’ve never been interested in changing what I do to fit emerging trends,” Forbert observes. “Looking back on it, I was helping to keep a particular American songwriting tradition alive at a time when it wasn’t in the spotlight.” After his first two records came a plethora of well-crafted, unforgettable songs on such albums as Little Stevie Orbit, Streets of This Town, The American in Me, Mission of the Crossroad Palms and Evergreen Boy. His tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, Any Old Time, was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In October 2012, 35 years after his first album, Steve has released an exciting new one, Over With You. Its ten fresh but mature songs pinpoint a wide range of emotions that color personal relationships — emotions that most listeners have undoubtedly felt and struggled to understand at some point in their lives. “This is an album that has taken a lifetime to make,” explains Forbert. “You don’t just pull these songs out of thin air — you have to live them.”
The concert helps raise funds to support The Wilmington Fund VT's efforts to promote job growth and economic opportunity in Wilmington, VT.
Concert begins at 8:00 pm.
Will tickets be available at the door?
Yes, tickets will be avaialbe at the door.
What are my parking options getting to the event?
Parking will be available in the West Main Street parking lot.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
You can contact John Gannon at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questons.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, you will receive an email confirmation with a PDF of your ticket(s). Please print the ticket(s) out and bring the ticket(s) with you to the concert.
What is the refund policy?
Since this is a benefit concert, there will be no refunds.