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The Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival is a four-day celebration of roots and folk music, January 23rd-26th 2020. The festival features outstanding Cajun and Old-Time musicians from Louisiana and Southern Appalachia, together with premier touring folk musicians and regional performers. There are concerts, dances, workshops, family events, jam sessions and performances city-wide in Montpelier, Vermont. 

There will be 40 musicians performing 30 events at 14 venues throughout downtown.

2020 Headliners include: Molsky Mountain Drifters (with Grammy Nominated fiddler Bruce Molsky), The Old Fashioned Aces (from Louisiana), the Moonshells (Old-time from W.Mass.), and Matt Downer (from TN). Other Vermont-based performers include: Young Tradition Touring Group, Chaque Fois, Kick em Jenny, Two Cents in the Till, Old Sky, Last Train to Zinkov, Mark Legrand and Turning Stile. With events happening all over downtown Montpelier, many of the festival events are free or low cost. Please see our website for the full schedule and more info on our performers: www.summit-school.org

Tickets available for entire festival or a la carte.

ALL FESTIVAL PASS Buy early and save!

  • Early bird price $85 through 12/24. (Full price pass is $100 beginning 12/25).
  • Includes entry to all concerts, workshops, and events. (Excludes dinner which is a separate fee.)

Festival Schedule — Prices vary for specific concerts, workshops, and events.

Friday, January 24

8-10 p.m. — Cajun Dance w/Old Fashioned Aces, City Hall

Saturday, January 25: Afternoon Workshops

11-12:15pm — Matt Downer - Intermediate Old time Fiddle, Bethany Church

11-12:15pm — Cajun Songs with the Aces, Bethany Church

11-12:15pm — Cajun Fiddle with the Aces, Bethany Church

12:30-1:45pm — Allison De Groot - Intermediate Old time Banjo, Bethany Church

12:30-1:45pm — Cajun Band with the Aces (for fiddle, singers, guitar, accordian, bass), Bethany Church

2-3:15pm — Bruce Molsky - Intermediate Old-time Fiddle, Bethany Church

2-3:15pm — Stash Wyslach - Intermediate (Old-time) Guitar, Bethany Church

Saturday, January 25 Evening: Main Events

3-4:45pm — Matt Downer/Old Fashioned Aces, Unitarian Church

5:30-6:45pm — Cajun Dinner with Chef Bill Koucky and the Moonshells, Unitarian Church

7-10pm — Molsky Mountain Drifters, with Young Tradition Vermont Touring Group opening, Bethany Church

10pm-12am — Late Night Cajun Dance with Aces, Positive Pie

Venue Information

Bethany United Church of Christ
115 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
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Organizer Information

Spice on Snow Winter Music Festival

115 Main Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

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Katie Trautz
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