Northern Vermont entertainment

Top Choice Performing Arts in Burlington

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Broadway hits, international acts, music, dance and theater grace the stage at this art-deco masterpiece. Expect anything from King Lear to Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Live Music in Burlington

ArtsRiot

This brick-walled, exuberantly frescoed former timber warehouse in Burlington's South End is the venue for myriad events, from live music to storytelling. In the late afternoons it's a convivial bar-restaurant with …
Live Music in Burlington

Light Club Lamp Shop

This cool and quirky place doubles – well, OK, triples – as a lamp shop (witness the amazing, densely packed lighting collection suspended from the walls and ceiling), a bar and a performance space. Shows run the ga…
Live Music in Stowe & Smugglers Notch

ZenBarn

Take a cavernous old Vermont barn, add a yoga studio, a restaurant and a bar serving cocktails and the state's best beers and ciders, plus a stage where local and national acts perform live a few nights per week. Si…
Live Music in Stowe & Smugglers Notch

Matterhorn Bar & Grill

Near the top of Mountain Rd, this place starts hopping at 5pm, when skiers start hobbling off the slopes. Bands play Friday and Saturday nights during ski season. Other draws include $2 slices of brick-oven pizza an…
Live Music in Burlington

Nectar's

Indie darlings Phish got their start here and the joint still rocks out with the help of aspiring acts. Grab a vinyl booth, chill at the bar or dance upstairs at Club Metronome (www.clubmetronome.com), which hosts a…
Live Music in Burlington

Higher Ground

Two miles east of downtown, this beloved midsize live-music venue brings big-name acts to Burlington, along with local talent from all over the Northeast.
Comedy in Burlington

Vermont Comedy Club

Burlington's headquarters for standup and improv comedy, with shows five nights per week.
Live Music in Burlington

Red Square

With a stylish SoHo-like ambience, this is where Vermonters in the know go to sip martinis or wine, munch on good bar food (including sandwiches) and listen to roadhouse music.