As the saying goes, there may be no “free lunch,” but there is a free concert every Wednesday night throughout the legislative session at our very own State House. I am writing to remind folks of this wonderful opportunity because I fear the publicity for this tradition has been lacking this year. “Farmer’s Night” has been an on-going tradition in Montpelier for decades.

Last week featured the U.S. Air Force Heritage Wind Quintet. The size of the audience was very disappointing for such an accomplished group. This week, a small vocal group from the Upper Valley, known as Wrensong, will be singing Renaissance music. On March 27, Madeleine Kunin and Patti Casey will team up to present poetry, prose and music.

The complete schedule can be found on the Farmer’s Night website. It is a privilege in this small state capital to take a seat in the beautiful House chamber and be entertained by Vermont-grown talent. And it’s free. The series ends on April 10. I hope you will have a chance to visit the State House at 7:30 on Wednesday night and see for yourself.

Wendy Dale


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