Waking Windows Is A Can’t-Miss Vermont Festival

Last year I was walking my dog around and I heard music in Winooski.  Usually a pretty quiet town, I was very curious about what was going on.  I walk down the hill to see this giant music festival.  My friend and I quickly got our tickets to Waking Windows and had our favorite weekend in Winooski we had since we moved there.

 

WW2018_Numbers_IG (2)
Photo courtesy of Waking Windows

 

Waking Windows started as a small 12 day festival at The Monkey House in 2011.  Now it has turned into a multi-venue, multi-city series of events promoting music, comedy, art, food, and drink.

 

soundbites1-1.jpg
Photo courtesy of Live Music Daily

 

What I loved about this event is there was always something going on.  Every restaurant and shop in Winooski gets taken over by amazing music. This festival does not just have music they also feature artists, food trucks, page burner reading series, cringe! A night of hilarious Humiliation, and Karaoke.

 

DSC_7579-1.jpg
Photo courtesy of Allston Pudding

 

The venues for Waking Windows are Asian Bistro, Four Quarters Brewing, McKee’s Pub and Grill, Misery Loves. CO, Mule Bar, Lucky Cloud, Nectar and Root, Last Stop Sports Bar, Winooski State Park, Scout and Co, 41 Main, The Monkey House, Waterworks, The Outdoor Main Stage on Winooski Falls way, and Winooski Methodist Church.

 

13220686_1006407459413627_1611427548640839817_o.jpg
Photo courtesy of Black Rabbit

 

The reason I say this is a can’t miss event because of the environment of the festival.  Every musician I saw last year was having the time of their life, which made the crowd even better.  The whole festival was incredibly well organized and extremely easy to get to being in the Burlington area.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s