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Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

Concerts at Higher Ground to look forward to and how to prepare to go

August 30, 2018

A favorite venue of concert goers in the Burlington area is geared up and ready for another year...

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

March 1, 2018

ZZ Ward made her way back to Burlington this past Presidents Day at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Higher Ground. ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018

Filed under Arts, Previews

It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expec...

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

December 1, 2017

Native New York comedian Colin Quinn is bringing some of the Big Apple to where apples are grown. Quinn,...

Where to get your music fix in Burlington

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2016

Filed under Columns, Life

Remember those summer days? The warm sun hitting your face, wind blowing and you’re swaying to the amazing live music. The classic image of any person at a summer concert. As sad as it is, outdoor concert and festival season is officially over and the great tunes are moving indoors. The music scene in Burlington is al...

Musician goes solo with sounds of ‘60s

Ben Elfland

April 22, 2016

Filed under Arts, Previews

The energy and sounds of the ‘60s will be on full display in Burlington in a modern context. Psychedelic rock artist Sam Cohen will be performing with White Denim at Higher Ground April 23. Cohen began his career in the ‘90s at a Berklee College of Music summer program in Boston. He founded his first group, Ap...

Folk group grows brotherhood

Folk group grows brotherhood

March 23, 2016

Red, mole, chili and green sauces mixed into a bed of chicken and rolled into a corn tortilla form what ...

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Allie Osorno

February 25, 2016

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Feb. 19, Higher Ground sold out for Kurt Vile and The Violators. With the will call line out the door, a sold...

Electronic jam band returns to Higher Ground

Izzy Schechter

January 27, 2016

Filed under Arts, Previews

Concert goers next week will be pulled in by the hypnotic music of one popular electronic jam band.      At Higher Ground Feb. 3, Lotus will bring a harmonious mix of “emotion and party vibes,” band member Luke Miller said. Lotus has been playing for about 14 years and has maintained a solid fanbase by touring steadily and in...

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Funk band boils up Burly

January 26, 2016

Higher Ground pulsated with the enormous sound of a seven-piece band Jan. 20. As the band Lettuce rocked ...

Pop artist performs bland set

Emily Daroga

December 3, 2015

Filed under Arts

A room filled with high- heeled preteens and dads set the tone for Thursday night’s show at Higher Ground. Even though he’s an acclaimed pop musician, Nate Ruess is just another uncreative pop star who has too big of an ego for the music he makes and the show he puts on. It was hard t...

<p>Dopapod Preview </p>

Dopapod Preview 

November 19, 2015

Dopapod, a funk-rock band, will be performing at Higher Ground at 9 p.m. Friday Nov. 13.“We throw ourselves into the jam band genre. We’re funk-rock that improvi...

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