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  • Va-et-vient plays the Shrewsbury Meetinghouse Concert Series (check the new time!)

    Kick off your Labor Day weekend of fun with us in Shrewsbury, Vermont!  We'll be performing behind  the Shrewsbury Community Meetinghouse, and our rain date is September 4th.  (Mais il va faire très beau, sans doute...) This concert series features ten great regional bands play from May 29 - October 9, 2021, and is held outside the historic Meetinghouse on 88 Lottery Road in Shrewsbury, VT.  Bring your  generous CASH contribution, picnic dinners, friends and family. Folk, brass jazz ensemble, rock, blues, French-Canadian, originals, bluegrass... they've got it covered.  Lots of room to spread out, dance, and enjoy the company Read More

    Va-et-vient in Portland, Maine!

    Va-et-vient will perform in Portland, Maine on a beautiful autumn Friday.  Mayo Street Arts will be hosting us in the St. Ansgar Lutheran Church on Kennedy Park.  Tickets are $15, and are available through our gracious hosts, located at 10 Mayo Street in Portland,  Call Ian Bannon at 207-879-4629, or email info@mayostreetarts.org for more information, and check out their forthcoming lineup, as the performing world reopens!

    Va-et-vient performs in Saint Johnsbury for First Night North!

    Please plan ahead to join us for Saint Johnsbury’s wonderful New Year’s Eve celebration – the warmth of the audiences more than compensates for the cold outside!  Va-et-vient will again perform two sets, at soon-to-be-announced times and venues, to sing good-bye to 2021 in St. Johnsbury.  Hundreds of fully vaccinated performers at sixteen venues around the city will help you ring out the old and ring in the new in this alcohol-free city-wide festival from 4 pm to midnight.  Get buttons early for this outstanding celebration to welcome in 2022! ($20/adult and $12/student until 12/30, and $22/adult and $14/student on Read More

    Va-et-vient appearing on a screen near you!

    We're excited to be performing for Bristol, Vermont's community television station, NEAT-TV!  The Five-Towns Friends of the Arts are our hosts, at this concert broadcast live from the Lawrence Memorial Library in Bristol.  Now you can chantez avec nous from the comfort of your own living room!   Find us on the website neatbristol.com, and the concert will be available in NEAT-TV's archives for those unable to join us Live.

    Va-et-vient in Lincoln, VT

    Danforth Barn 413 Hall Road, Lincoln, VT

    We're excited to share this small local venue with Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette, friends and long-time collaborators who play original music with a clear traditional-roots influence steeped in tradition, but of its own time. Par la suite, Va-et-Vient (Carol Reed, Suzanne Germaine, and Lausanne Allen) will take you through the centuries from France to Québec and New Orleans with lively dance numbers, touching love songs, kickin’ Cajun and Créole tunes, and rollicking Québecois favorites. Bring what you will:  folding chairs, beverage of choice, blankets and the like.  Remember to bring some cash or Venmo. (freddanforth1@gmail.com ) We ask for $20 each, but emphasize that Read More


    Va-et-vient returns to French Heritage Day!

    We are so happy to see this wonderful celebration of French Heritage in Vermont resume in Winooski.  Va-et-vient is delighted to again join the line-up singing at this outdoor festival by the old Champlain Mill in Winooski's Falls Mill District.   Hosted by the City of Winooski, and sponsored by the Alliance Française of the Lake Champlain Region, the date has now moved to be closer to Québec's beloved Saint-Jean-Baptiste.  From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, the area will be bustling with music, food, and all things fun.  It coincides with the weekly farmer's market as well.  À tantôt !


    Le retour au Château

    Middlebury College School of French Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury, VT

    It's always a joy to perform at Middlebury College, particularly in the building that was Carol's dormitory forty-some years ago.  Please have fun following the Summer School's Language pledge--your grammar and spelling won't count against you!  Et surtout, chantez avec nous, les ami.e.s !


    Va-et-vient returns to the Martha Pellerin bandstand in Middlesex

    We are honored to return in concert to Middlesex in July.  Martha Pellerin, for whom the bandstand is named, was a particularly important inspiration for Va-et-vient to form, providing us with wonderful Québecois trad songs to get us started.  Back in 1998, one of the first concerts Suzanne and Carol performed was for her memorial--a brilliant musician gone way too soon, and we still miss her.  Venez chanter avec nous pour conserver ces traditions.

    Va-et-vient plays the Stone Valley Arts First Friday series

    Gary Schmidt of Stone Valley Arts has designed a perfect summer concert series.  We will be performing outdoors on the porch in Poultney, Vermont, for the First Friday series.  Pack yourselves a lovely picnic supper, bring your favorite lawn chairs, and come join in with the fun!  For more details, call Gary at 802-325-2603.

    Off to Maine for Biddeford’s River Jam Fest!

    Biddeford's River Jam Fest Mechanic's Park, 10 Water Street, Biddeford, ME

    Va-et-vient is looking forward to performing at this two-day event (Friday and Saturday) in Maine.  Lots of bands, cultural cuisine (did someone say pot luck pies?), a giant slip and slide, wagon rides, and boating on the Saco River...  Put your sunblock on, and come find us for the fun!