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The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Higher Ground on Williston Road in South Burlington.

UVM band shares spot as opener for “Love, Kelly” concert

Alicia Wolfram, Culture Staff Writer April 14, 2022

UVM band Blu Pak and Castleton singer Tyler Serrani will open for the April 16 “Love, Kelly” hip-hop show after tying in an Instagram competition, said Kelly Butts-Spirito, independent music video...

Noah Kahan performs on stage at the Higher Ground Ballroom, Oct. 10. The show, which sold out, was a part of Kahan’s “Busyhead” tour.

Noah Kahan comes home to Higher Ground

Willow Scherwinski, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

The background music cut out as colorful lights illuminated the picturesque mountain set on stage while friends and fans cheered.  Vermont native Noah Kahan performed Oct. 10 and Oct. 11 at South Burlington’s...

Father Figuer performs at ArtsRiot, May 2018. The UVM rock band performed at Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, Sept. 16.

Burlington’s Father Figuer opens at Higher Ground

Griffin Jones, Staff Writer September 25, 2019

The lights faded and the crowd gathered as the music blared into the cold night.  Higher Ground, a music venue in South Burlington, hosted the Virginia based band Illiterate Light and UVM’s own rock...

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

Allie O'Connor, Assistant Culture Editor August 30, 2018

A favorite venue of concert goers in the Burlington area is geared up and ready for another year. Higher Ground’s calendar is jam-packed with shows featuring next few months. Nationally headlining...

ZZ Ward performs at Higher Ground Feb. 18.

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

Dahlia Maleh, Arts Columnist March 1, 2018

ZZ Ward made her way back to Burlington this past Presidents Day at 9 p.m. Feb. 18 at Higher Ground. The long wait standing on the dance floor for her to arrive on stage was worth it. Fans showed up...

Ashe, a Berklee College of Music grad, will perform at Higher Ground Feb. 5. She is currently on tour with San Francisco-based Lauv.

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

Sarah Robinson, Staff Writer February 6, 2018

It takes real musicianship to set a song apart from other mainstream tunes. Burlington can expect a refreshment from cliche electro-pop next Monday. The musician Ashe, a Berklee College of Music...

New York comedian Colin Quinn. Quinn, known for his work on Saturday Night Live, will perform at Higher Ground Dec. 2.

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

Dahlia Maleh, Staff Writer December 1, 2017

Native New York comedian Colin Quinn is bringing some of the Big Apple to where apples are grown. Quinn, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, will be performing at Higher Ground Dec. 2 as part of his...

Musician goes solo with sounds of ‘60s

Ben Elfland April 22, 2016

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...

Folk quartet Darlingside is pictured. The group will be playing Higher Ground March 31. PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBB STEY

Folk group grows brotherhood

Bettina Cataldi March 23, 2016

Red, mole, chili and green sauces mixed into a bed of chicken and rolled into a corn tortilla form what is commonly known as an enchilada. That’s the delicious metaphor  Auyon Mukharji used to describe...

Singer-songwriter Kurt Vile plays a set at Higher Ground Feb. 19.
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Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Allie Osorno February 25, 2016

Feb. 19, Higher Ground sold out for Kurt Vile and The Violators. With the will call line out the door, a sold out coat check and a full parking lot, Higher Ground was flooded with people. The venue...

Electronic jam band returns to Higher Ground

Izzy Schechter January 27, 2016

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,”...

 Erick “E.D.” Coomes, lead singer of the funk and jazz group Lettuce, plays Higher Ground Jan. 20. The band is currently on tour to pro- mote their new album, “Crush.”

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 their sizzling grooves, the audience brought the sold out venue to a boil with energetic dancing.Standing...

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