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Dead of Summer Music Festival – Sat Jul 13th, 2024

Time: 9:00am-

Location: 410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester, VT 05255 (map)

Join us for 3 days of music and camping and good times in the Green Mountains of Vermont.  

This rain or shine event will take place at Hunter Park on 25 beautiful acres nestled in the center of Manchester Vermont

Live Music, Food, Vendors, Food and Craft Beer, Family/Kid Friendly, RV Camping and Tent Camping, Disc Golf, Yoga, Kid’s Set

Gates Open at 9:00 am Friday July 12th 

Festival site clears at 8pm Sunday July 14th 

Kids 10 and under are free, all children 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. 


For additional festival information, schedule and FAQS click below




Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute Fusion Act that seamlessly intertwines the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands, Pink Floyd, Talking Heads, and Phish. The band will take it to a new level at this year’s fest by adding the Grateful Dead into the mix and performing the Dead’s iconic album Terrapin Station in its entirety. The band will be accompanied by some very special guests….Terrapin Station is the ninth studio album by the Grateful Dead, released in July of 1977. It was released after the band returned to live touring, following a nearly two-year hiatus. This will be a very special ensemble that will give the album a larger than life performance.


With a diverse catalog of hundreds of songs, the musical juggernaut Neighbor has become one of the most exciting and unpredictable live bands on the music scene today. Grown in large part by the passion and devotion of the fans called Neighbors, their symbiotic relationship inspires and touches every performance. The creation of childhood neighbors Richard James (vocals, keys) and Lyle Brewer (guitar), Neighbor combines ambitious composition, soulful balladry, and a fearless approach to their lengthy improvisations. The quartet is rounded out by Dan Kelly (bass) and Dean Johnston (drums) who fuel the groove and lay a solid foundation for Neighbor’s “down home” sound. Come see what’s good in the neighborhood. 


In those rare instances that a band reaches its fifth decade, it’s usually a result of stardom. In 50 years Max Creek has been small, big, regionally-huge, medium, and any other size one can think of; they’ve never graced the cover of Rolling Stone, but you’d be hard pressed to find a music fan in the Northeast that hadn’t heard of them. Creek is also much more engaging than the average band, sculpting lengthy shows on-the-fly from their 200+ song catalog with rockers, ballads, deep jams and crowd sing-alongs all tucked into their perfect places. Creek itself is multigenerational. Though the“front line” of guitarist Scott Murawski, keyboardist Mark Mercier and bassist John Rider has remained intact since the mid-70s, the current drums and percussion team of Bill Carbone and Jamemurrell Stanley weren’t even born when Max Creek was founded. 


Bearly Dead is a nationally-touring, high-energy tribute to the Grateful Dead and all of its members throughout the years. While the band plays all of the Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. With over 250 songs in rotation and new material being added all the time, Bearly Dead performs wildly different setlists every night and ensures that each show is a unique experience. 



Dead Man’s Waltz is a six piece group that explores and celebrates the music of The Grateful Dead and The Allman Brothers Band and The Band. With two powerhouse drummers DMW echoes the line-ups while effortlessly interweaving the grooves and jams of all three iconic bands creating a unique musical experience.  Dead Man’s Waltz features “Rev” Tor Krautter (Rev Tor Band) on guitar and vocals, Tom Major (Entrain) on drums, Andrew Costa (Stone Revival Band) on keys, Jeremy Walz (Soul Sky) on guitar and vocals, Jeff Prescott (Rasinhead) on drums and vocals, and Brian O’Connell (Uncle Sammy, Gordon Stone Band) on bass and vocals.   

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Annie in the Water’s Americana Indie Rock found its roots in acoustic guitars without limits. Over time, their songwriting and ability to traverse across multiple genres offers the listener experiences in rock, funk, reggae, hip hop, soul, dancebeat and jam with pleasurable melodies led by guitars and synthesizers overtop a ground-shaking rhythm section. 


Deadgrass, a string band adventure through Jerry Garcia’s musical world. Formed by Matt Turk and C Lanzbom the band includes Bassist Dave Richards, banjo player Boo Reiners and fiddler Kensuke Shoji complete this fine group of seasoned pros exploring the life works of Jerry Garcia. 

Jam scene mainstays Joe Bellanti, Corey Kertzie and Dave Ruch met in 1983 as members of Buffalo NY Grateful Dead cover band “Wild Knights,” a group that still plays reunion shows to this day. But it wasn’t until early 2020 that they wrote their first original music together, this time as three-piece instrumental organ trio/funky jam band Organ Fairchild.


The Lizards made their debut in November of 2013, playing sold out shows and festivals to hundreds of fans. The band’s main goal is to recreate the Phish Experience. Whether it’s their ever changing setlists, synchronized dancing (or trampoline-ing) or touring with their own lighting rig and director (TG5), the band is committed to giving people that same feeling as the one we’ve all felt many times before. 


In 2018 a group of musicians got together for a once a month Dead night at the Captain Daniel Packer inn in Mystic,CT. It turned out to be a seriously good time that translated to more shows, more fun and Mystic Dead was born. Deep dives into all things Grateful Dead coupled by the freedom to remain true to their own creative individuality has been and will always be the mantra of all 6 members of Mystic Dead. 


Saints & Liars is a five-piece Americana band from Southern Vermont, blending their own variants of Country, Folk, Bluegrass, and Rock n Roll. Known as “Vermont’s Roadhouse Roots Band”, having thrived in such venues throughout New England since 2012, the group is blessed to have found themselves on festival stages like WinterWonderGrass and Eastbound Throwdown over the years. 

 Rev Tor’s KlusterFunk is a funked-up coalition of groove minded noisemakers from all reaches of the galaxy. Featuring members of Rev Tor Band, Dead Man’s Waltz, Entrain, & Arukah, KlusterFunk funks with your head laying down a mix of guitar driven/horn infused jams from across the funky

Brett Hughes and Lowell Thompson team up to share each others’ original songs as Bar Brides which sound a little like what might happen if Gram Parsons and Tom Petty got on Waylon Jennings’ bus and showed up at Bruce Springsteen’s house. It’s Honky Tonk Rock, with curveballs and in-jokes, full-throated harmonies and jangly guitars. Joined by long-time ace rhythm section Pat Melvin on bass and Steve Hadeka on drums.


It’s hard to represent the wide-array of Neil Young’s influential material in one show, but that’s exactly what the band HARVEST & RUST does.  Based in Western Massachusetts, HARVEST & RUST often augment their show with other well-known local musicians to reproduce every era of Neil Young’s music. 

The Rejuvenators is the brainchild of drummer Tom Major. A lifelong pro musician/writer/producer who has an impressive list of artists he’s played with as well as leading his own band, Entrain, for 30 years. Tom has always been drawn to the funky swinging eclectic music and culture of New Orleans. Joined by a host of great musicians including John Caban on guitar, Benny Kohn on keys and Miles Lally on bass, Joining the band at Dead of Summer is the one and only Wanda Houston.

The Misty Blues Roadhouse Revival will be taking you to church this year! Join us in the Jam tent for the Roadhouse Revival featuring 2019 International Blues Challenge finalist, Misty Blues, ied by lead singer/band founder Gina Coleman. The band is based out of Berkshire County, Massachusetts playing original and traditional blues with hints of jazz, soul, funk and tent revival gospel since 1999. 

Rock, Reggae, and revolution, these are the things that Rebel Alliance, the Berkshires reggae-influenced band, preach to the masses! Combining the best of rock, reggae, improvisational jam and a whole host of other musical genres, Rebel Alliance is sure to surprise and please.
The Morning Dudes play songs from the wide and varied repertoire of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, including folk, blues, country, bluegrass and improvisatory rock. Jake Geppert brings musical mastery on acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin, ukulele and Tom Van Sant holds down the rhythm on acoustic guitar. 

Andy “The Music Man” Morse is a children’s musician who possesses an ability to forge an undeniable musical bond with his young audiences. With his masterful skills as a rhythmic guitarist, Andy artfully combines a medley of traditional and original tunes, along with delightful novelties, to captivate and engage children in an exhilarating musical experience. Andy has been playing music full time for 28 yrs, ran children’s activity tents for 16yrs at rock festivals and leads the band The Wheel (Kid’s Set Saturday Morning)


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