Hello Friends of Catamount Arts… I hope this message finds you well in these crazy times.
Given the ongoing uncertainty generated by the COVID-19 pandemic about the safety of public gatherings, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series.
Our decision did not come easily, as it impacts many people in the community including staff and crew, artists, presenting partners, community partners, volunteers, vendors and sponsors, in addition to the thousands of friends, family members, neighbors and visitors who have enjoyed free Levitt AMP concerts at Dog Mountain since the series debuted in St. Johnsbury in 2017. However, concern for community health, public safety, and well-being means erring on the safe side, and we have been assured by our friends at the Mortimer & Mimi Levitt Foundation that the series will return in 2021.
In addition to safeguarding the health of the community, we had to consider our own long-term sustainability as a nonprofit organization. Coordinating a Levitt AMP concert series takes months and involves a lot of moving parts, including contracts with international touring artists, equipment leasing, fundraising, developing media campaigns, and partnering with local vendors and community organizations.
We are still committed to free live music this summer if allowed by public health authorities, but it will have to be scaled and managed to meet their guidelines, which probably means smaller, more localized shows. The Levitt Foundation has shown steadfast support of all its concert venues nationwide as they work to further Levitt’s mission—building community through live music—in unpredictable and uncertain times. Our $25,000 in grant funding for this year’s Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series, hard won by an impressive online voting campaign, will be rolled over for next year’s series.
Thank you so much for your incredible and unwavering support of arts, culture and creativity in the NEK.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Be well, Jody
Accessibility at Dog Mountain
A handicap accessible shuttle with lift is provided by Rural Community Transportation. Shuttle parking is available at the Fairbanks Scales parking lot located at 2176 Portland St., St Johnsbury, VT. FREE parking and shuttle service begin at 3pm and run on a continuous loop until shows end. The RCT shuttle is fully accessible and available to everyone including dogs. The Shuttle drops off at the top of the hill by the food vendors.
There are two van accessible spots on the Dog Mountain grounds as well as some additional handicap parking. Please contact Molly Stone for more information regarding accessible parking. firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-751-5749 X106
The terrain at Dog Mountain is uneven gravel and grass. Questions: email@example.com or 802-751-5749 X106