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Zach Nugent to Perform at Final Fridays, June 24

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Guitarist Zach Nugent performs at Final Friday in St. Johnsbury on June 24.

ST. JOHNSBURY – Zach Nugent will open the 2022 Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series at Final Fridays, June 24, on Railroad Street. Nugent’s guitar work is legendary and his Grateful Dead expertise is unmatched. He’ll take the stage at 7 p.m.

Nugent plays with Melvin Seals and JGB, Fire on the Mountain, and Disco Dead, among others, building a dedicated following with his soulful, roots-based sound. A Jerry Garcia aficionado since before he learned to read, he is rumored to hold the record for playing the most Garcia guitars.

Nugent’s scheduled Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series performance at Final Fridays is an opportunity for local fans (and fans-to-be) to see the Burlington-based virtuoso at a free show. Deadheads and guitar enthusiasts in particular will want to see which of Nugent’s guitars make an appearance at the Railroad Street block party, which starts at 4 p.m., and culminates with the first Levitt AMP St. Jay concert of the summer.

The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series will take place every Sunday at 5 p.m., from July 10 through August 28, at Dog Mountain and on the last Friday of June, July, and August, at 7 p.m., at Final Fridays (formerly known as #GetDownTown) on Railroad Street in St. Johnsbury. All Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series shows are free and family-friendly.

Dogs are welcome at Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concerts at Dog Mountain, where food and drink vendors are available onsite, but no outdoor alcohol is permitted. Patrons are welcome to bring food. New switchback footpaths provide easier passage from the parking area to the concert green. Parking is also available at Fairbanks Scales on Portland Street, where patrons can then board a free shuttle, courtesy of RCT, up to Dog Mountain. Visit for more information.

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