Folk & Blues Festival at President Coolidge State Historic Site

Contact: William Jenney, Regional Historic Sites Administrator
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
(802) 672-3773;

PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. — The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will host the 13th Annual Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival on Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 2 and 3. The event showcases Vermont and nationally known musicians. The concerts are free, although a donation is suggested.

This year’s festival also features a food drive for the Vermont Foodbank. Please bring nonperishable food items. Children of all ages can enjoy face-painting and arts and crafts activities. Wagon rides through the historic village are offered on Saturday.

At noon on Saturday, prior to the concerts, enjoy “Shakespeare Alive!” at the Union Christian Church. For information about the presentation, please email the Coolidge Foundation at or call (802) 672-3389.

Concert Lineup

Saturday, Sept. 2.: Hungrytown (2:00–3:00 p.m.), Alastair Moock (3:00–4:00 p.m.), and DuPont Brothers (4:00–5:00 p.m.)

Sunday, Sept. 3.: Eric French (2:00–3:00 p.m.), Danielle Miraglia (3:00–4:00 p.m.), and Bow Thayer (4:00–5:00 p.m.)

The Plymouth Folk & Blues Festival concerts are organized by Jay Ottaway and the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, and generously supported by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, Clear Lake Furniture, Five Corners Pub & Brewhouse, Good Commons, The Mountain Times, Okemo Regional Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Artisan Cheese, Ramunto’s Pizza, Vermont Standard and Wilder House Restaurant.

The concerts are held rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, performances will be in the Union Christian Church. For more information, visit the website:

The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily through Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For further information about other programs and special events, call (802) 672-3773 or visit the state-owned historic sites online at