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Noah Kahan comes home to Higher Ground

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.

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 popular music venue, Higher Ground. The performance was apart of the North American tour fo...

Burlington’s Father Figuer opens at Higher Ground

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

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 band Father Figuer take the stage on Monday Sept. 16. The UVM student band consists of four...

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 bands and local groups alike will take the stage. The local Burly venue hosts a wide variety of band...

Singer-songwriter chronicles journey to Burlington stage

ZZ Ward performs at Higher Ground Feb. 18.

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 for the show; it was a packed house. The concert-goers ranged from teens to the middle-aged. All ...

Female singer-songwriter visits Burly on a solo tour

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

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 graduate, is returning to New England Feb. 12. Her show at Higher Ground is a part of her tour with ...

Former SNL comedian to perform in Burlington

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

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 One In Every Crowd Tour. His satire filled Twitter has made him a hit with users who understand...

Where to get your music fix in Burlington

Camilla Broccolo

September 22, 2016

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 musi...

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 began his career in the ‘90s at a Berklee College of Music summer program in Boston. He ...

Folk group grows brotherhood

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

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 the fraternal bond of his band, Darlingside. “We’re so intimately familiar with each other’s childhoods, families, high school experiences and...

Indie artist mesmerizes at local venue

Singer-songwriter Kurt Vile plays a set at Higher Ground Feb. 19.
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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 was so jam-packed that audience members  were forced all the way back near the entrance doors, making ...

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,” band member Luke Miller said. Lotus has been playing for about 14 years and has maintained a solid fanbase by tou...

Funk band boils up Burly

<strong> 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.” </strong>

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 in the front row, a cool, comfortable microclimate, I reached out behind me to give a fri...

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