Fairlee, VT May 3, 2022 – Lake Morey Resort will host UpRooted, featuring Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, on July 21st, 2022, for an outdoor concert produced by Catamount Arts to benefit the Pride Center of Vermont. Tickets for the show will be $40 per person, with 100% of proceeds going to the Pride Center, and are on sale now via CatamounTix.org. Seating opens at 7pm and will be general admission, so concertgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. This is the most unique of the Resort’s six Thursday Night Concerts, as this show will be held on the Lake Morey Country Club’s 1st fairway rather than the typical lakeside venue. As with past shows, an array of food and beverage items will be available for purchase, so leave your coolers at the car.
Over the past two summer seasons, Lake Morey Resort has proudly sponsored Thursday Night Concerts designed to engage community, highlight local businesses, and raise funds for local nonprofit organizations. Given recent local, regional, and national injustices against the LGBTQ+ community and in keeping with the tradition of contributing to organizations holding the Resort owners’ and staff’s core values of enhancing the health and wellbeing of all at-risk communities in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire, the Pride Center of Vermont was a natural choice to benefit from the July 21st concert event. Owner and General Manager Mark Avery commented, “Our core beliefs include every person has a fundamental right to pursue happiness, be granted respect, and have the privilege to live a life free from abuse. We believe in community and its many vibrant traits. The Pride Center of Vermont demonstrates these values, and it is an honor to contribute to their wonderful organization.”
Shows in previous years, and the balance of the 2022 lineup, are free to the public. Earlier donations were made through the proceeds from each evening’s overnight stays and lakeside dining receipts, as well as production donations from Catamount Arts. Recipients of the Resort’s fundraising efforts from the past Thursday Night Concert Series in 2020 and 2021 were Vermont Food Bank and Umbrella NEK, regional agencies providing guidance and support to individuals and families suffering from food insecurities and domestic violence, respectively. It is the Resort’s hope that generating ticket sales from concert attendees will greatly increase the fundraising power from the July 21st show and illustrate the entire community’s support of the LGBTQ+ community and fight against injustice. Mark Avery’s wish, “to sell as many tickets as possible”; therefore, we are asking for your support and hope to see you at this truly special event.
Lake Morey Resort: A third generation family owned and operated resort, tucked in the mountains of central Vermont, providing the foundation for exceptional experiences for couples, families, friends, and corporations throughout the year. Learn more at lakemoreyresort.com and @lakemoreyresort (IG/FB)
The Pride Center of Vermont: Pride Center of Vermont's programs and services strive to meet the distinct socio-economic, health, and safety needs of Vermont's LGBTQ+ community. Pride Center of Vermont is a statewide, multi-service community center that celebrates, educates and advocates with and for LGBTQ+ Vermonters. Started in 1999, Pride Center of Vermont has a long history of helping secure rights for LGBTQ+ Vermonters and engaging in systems to help guide the implementation of those rights. Our main goals are supporting community members with accessing support, safety, and addressing health care disparities as well as providing a rich network of social opportunities to help rural Vermonters combat isolation. www.pridecentervt.org
Catamount Arts: Catamount Arts serves as a primary arts collaborative for 40+ organizations to bring arts throughout Northeastern Vermont and Northwestern New Hampshire communities, boost the local economy, and serve as the heartbeat of our community. Catamount operates a Regional Box Office, offering partnering organizations online ticketing services 24hrs hours per day and in-person/phone customer service. Catamount’s production team assists organizations across the region to present their own events. Catamount works with NVU interns, providing on-the-job experience. Utilizing mobile stages and full audio and visual systems, the team works with local communities to produce events celebrating each town's unique qualities. This place-making focus is a valuable tool as the region differentiates itself in an ever-intensifying destination-driven economy. Catamount Arts offers foreign, independent, and classic films; exhibitions by local and regional artists; live music, dance, and theater performances; summer camps and arts education programming, and we are the proud producers of the KCP Presents Performing Arts Series, First Night North, Circus Smirkus in St. Johnsbury, the EPIC Music Program and the Levitt AMP St. Johnsbury Music Series. Find us at www.catamountarts.org