ST. JOHNSBURY – The Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series, presented by Catamount Arts, returns to Dog Mountain on Sunday, July 10, with pop funksters “Melt” from New York City. “Melt” is the first of eight free, family-friendly concerts scheduled Sundays, at 5 p.m., at Dog Mountain through August 21. Additional shows on the last Friday of June, July, and August are scheduled on Railroad Street, at 7 p.m., as part of Final Fridays events in St. Johnsbury.
New York City-based “Melt” began selling out concerts based on the strength of their debut single “Sour Candy,” a hit that peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Charts and catapulted them to indie fame while they were still in college. Their first album, “West Side Highway,” was recorded in 2020.
The season’s first Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series concert will also include an opportunity to participate in one of five fundraising events for the Common Man Ukraine Relief Fund. A joint effort by Lyndonville Rotary and St. Johnsbury Rotary, buckets will be circulated throughout the concert to collect donations to the fund, which was created by Common Man owner and Plymouth, N,H,, Rotary Club member Alex Ray after a trip to Ukraine and Poland, where many Ukrainian citizens have sought refuge. Ray and the Common Man family plan to match donations to the Ukraine Relief Fund up to $1M. More information about The Common Relief Fund can be found at graniteuw.org.
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 catamounarts.org for more information.