Concert on the Common - Grippo Funk Band

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

  Free
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The Fairlee Community Music Series brings people together on the town common in beautiful Fairlee, Vermont, for family-friendly entertainment on Tuesday evenings in July and August.

All concerts are free of charge.

You may wish to bring a folding chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor concert in comfort. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside the air-conditioned Fairlee Town Hall auditorium.

The series is funded by local businesses and individuals. Technical sound support for the 2019 concert series is provided by Jim Beaulieu.

We hope you will join us this summer on the town common for some great music!

Grippo Funk Band

The Grippo Funk Band got its start at Burlington’s Red Square in 1999 when alto saxophonist Dave Grippo gathered some of his favorite musicians together to jam on Monday nights. This humble beginning led to an unbroken string of Mondays at the Square that lasted nearly seven years. These legendary gigs served as a funk-style bootcamp where the GFB explored the deep cuts of James Brown, Maceo Parker, Sly Stone, and countless other R&B legends. Musicians touring with Dr. John, Soulive, Maceo, Beyonce Knowles, The Neville Brothers, and saxophonist Chris Potter would often make it a point to stop by and jam when in town on a Monday night. The GFB took it in, mixed it up, stirred the pot, and as months turned to years they developed their own ensemble sound and “heartbeat in unison” deadly locked-down grooves.