Famed Burlington, VT music haven Higher Ground will celebrate its 20th anniversary on April 15, and the venue will be marking the occasion with a month-long series of shows featuring reunions, underplays and more.
Included in next month’s schedule are shows from moe., Mike Gordon, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo, They Might Be Giants, Blues Traveler’s John Popper, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Mountain Goats, Margo Price, The Suffers, Gramatik, Matt and Kim, Steve Earle, Talking Heads tribute act Stop Making Sense, Squirrel Nut Zippers and more.
On the anniversary proper, April 15, Higher Ground will be hosting a triple-header of music featuring jazz-funk outfit viperHouse, who will be reuniting for one show, plus local group Steady Betty and headliners Madaila.
“Honestly, it feels like yesterday that we opened the doors in Winooski,” High Ground co-founder Alex Crothers says. “There have been dizzying highs and terrifying lows, but we’re thrilled to have played a small part in the vibrant music scene here in Vermont. We’ve made a bunch of good friends, and collected a whole bunch of stories, but, in the end, our aim has always been the same: to always be improving.”
See the venue’s April schedule below. More information can be found here.
Higher Ground 20th Anniversary Schedule
April 1 – Squirrel Nut Zippers
April 2 – Yo La Tengo
April 3 – Anderson East
April 3 – The Weather Station
April 4 – Mike Gordon with special guests
April 5 – Mike Gordon
April 5 – Jared & The Mill
April 6 – Brent Cobb & Them
April 6 – Start Making Sense: A Talking Heads Tribute
April 7 – Caroline Rose
April 7 – Buckethead
April 10 – SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque
April 10 – Mirah
April 11 – Steve Earle
April 11 – David Lindley
April 13 – Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
April 13 – Through the Roots
April 14 – Colter Wall
April 14 – The Mallet Brothers feat. Jon Fishman
April 15 – JD McPherson
April 15 – 20th anniversary celebration with viperHouse, Madaila, & Steady Betty
April 16 – John Popper
April 17 – Jeff Tweedy
April 17 – Baths
April 18 – The Mountain Goats
April 18 – Frendship
April 19 – TBA
April 20 – They Might Be Giants
April 20 – Cut Chemist
April 21 – Purple: A Tribute to Prince feat Craig Mitchell & His 7 pc band
April 22 – Margo Price
April 23 – Matt and Kim
April 24 – The Cactus Blossoms
April 25 – Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
April 26 – moe.
April 27 – moe.
April 27 – The Suffers
April 28 – Drew Holcomb & Josh Garrels
April 28 – Lady Moon & The Eclipse
April 29 – Gramatik