Events

Join Vermont Public Radio for live events throughout the state! Check back here for upcoming events near you.

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Join VPR reporters on January 22 for an evening of drinks and discussion about southern Vermont communities and issues.
Howard Weiss-Tisman / VPR

Sometimes you just need to get together with your neighbors, grab a drink, and talk about how the news is affecting your life. Wind down from the day and join us at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in Brattleboro for a meet-and-greet with VPR reporters, including Southern Vermont Reporter Howard Weiss-Tisman, Upper Valley & Arts Reporter Betty Smith and Statehouse Reporter Peter Hirschfeld.

An Evening With Audie Cornish
Stephen Voss / NPR

Join VPR’s Henry Epp and Mary Engisch for a live conversation with Audie Cornish, co-host of All Things Considered, NPR's award-winning afternoon newsmagazine. They’ll discuss what lies ahead for journalists covering politics in the 2020 election year.

Update 11:05 a.m.  11/5/19: We're sorry but this event is now sold out. We are going to be recording the talk and hope to be able to share some or all of the audio either on the air or on-line. Thank you for your interest in attending a VPR event. We'll hope to see you next time!

But Why Live! Nov 3
Lara Dickson / For VPR

How do owls spin their heads around? Why do bird sing at dawn and dusk? How do peregrine falcons fly? But Why, VPR’s podcast for curious kids, comes to life on Sunday, November 3 for two interactive shows all about owls and other birds.

Join VPR and Vermont PBS for a live storytelling event where five central Vermonters share experiences that illuminate the issues and opportunities of living in rural communities.
Kyle Blair / Vermont PBS

Can you live, work and thrive in Vermont? Will your children be able to? This fall, VPR and Vermont PBS are joining forces to create This Land: The Changing Story of Rural Vermont. Join us on Tuesday, October 29 for a live storytelling event in Randolph where we’ll share experiences that illuminate the issues and opportunities we face together.

Join 'Vermont Edition' on September 30 for a live broadcast conversation with Vermont author Archer Mayor discussing his newest release, 'Bomber's Moon'.
Courtesy

Since 1988, Vermont author Archer Mayor has been bringing detective Joe Gunther to life, keeping readers wanting more. Be part of the studio audience for Vermont Edition on Monday, September 30 at noon, when Mayor will discuss his newest release, Bomber’s Moon.  

Charlie Nardozzi, host of Vermont Garden Journal
Courtesy of Charlie Nardozzi

Join us on Sunday, August 25 at 11:00 a.m. at VPR's Stetson Studio One in Colchester for a fall gardening talk with Charlie Nardozzi

Three colleges in southwestern Vermont announced they will close their doors this year: Green Mountain College (left), College of St. Joseph (center) and Southern Vermont College (right).
Nina Keck/Nina Keck/Courtesy

Three Vermont colleges have recently announced they are closing their doors this year. Join us on Wednesday, May 22 for a live broadcast of Vermont Edition from the Rutland Free Library to take a look at the circumstances that led to the closure of these schools.

But Why Live! In The NEK
Zachary Stevens / For VPR

VPR and Catamount Arts present Jane Lindholm and friends in a live version of the podcast But Why featuring live birds! Join us Monday, May 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Alexander Twilight Theatre at Northern Vermont University — Lyndon for a fun family show.

Join us for VPR A Go Go on May 11
Vikki Day / For VPR

Dig out your bell bottoms and dance the winter away at VPR A-Go-Go: Spring Fling. Join host Joel Najman for VPR's first ever dance party and live broadcast of My Place on Saturday, May 11. 

'Live From The Fort' collaborates with the Flynn Center's New Voices Project to bring you a showcase of West African music from Sabouyouma on May 2, 2019.
Courtesy / Jesse Rosenfield

VPR and the Flynn Center’s New Voices Project come together to present Sabouyouma at the next Live From The Fort on Thursday, May 2.

VPR Statehouse reporters, Bob Kinzel (left) and Peter Hirschfeld will answer listener questions about the 2019 legislative session at the next News & Brews. This event on Apr. 11 will be broadcast live during 'Morning Edition'.
Daria Bishop / For VPR

Vermont’s lawmakers are more than halfway through the 2019 session and many key pieces of legislation are still shaping up. VPR reporters will take your questions at our next News & Brews event during Morning Edition on Thursday, April 11 at Red Hen Bakery and Cafe in Middlesex.

Join us on Monday, March 11 for a conversation with the writers
Janelle Sing / For VPR and Writers for Recovery

In My Heart Still Beats, Writers for Recovery and Vermont Public Radio highlighted voices from Vermont's recovery community: people recovering from substance use disorder, and people helping those in recovery rebuild their lives. Join us on Monday, March 11 at the Turning Point Center in Burlington to continue the conversation.

You listen to us, so we should make a special effort to listen to you. That was the idea behind VPR’s Tell Me More Tour, to travel the state with no agenda — just a determination to listen to whatever you have to say.

But Why comes to the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro, VT on Saturday, Jan. 26 for an interactive show all about owls and other birds.
Photo: Southern Vermont Natural History Museum / Illustration: Anna Ste. Marie

How do owls see at night? And why do they spin their heads around? How do peregrine falcons fly? But Why?, VPR’s podcast for curious kids, comes to the Latchis Theatre on Saturday, January 26 for an interactive show all about owls and other birds.

Live From The Fort collaborates with the Flynn Center's New Voices Project to bring you a showcase of Latin dance music from Mal Maiz on Jan. 17, 2019.
Hannah Cormier / Courtesy of Mal Maiz

Update on 1/11 at 10:30 a.m.: This event is sold out! Thanks for your interest! Please join our wait list and we will let you know if any seats open up. If you can't get a seat this time, you can see Mal Maiz at The Flynn's New Voices: World Party on April 6.

Kick off 2019 with an evening of Latin dance music featuring Mal Maiz. Live From The Fort returns on Jan. 17 in collaboration with the Flynn Center’s New Voices Project.

VPR's Tell Me More Tour criss-crossed the state from June-October 2018.
Illustration by Lara Dickson / Deep Dish Creative

Update 2/22/19: We've published a summary of our tour and what we learned here. If you didn't get to attend an event in person, you are always welcome to reach out with your ideas. Please contact us anytime here

On Sept. 13, VPR's Tell Me More Tour visited Orange County, hosting a public event at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph.
Ty Robertson/Lesli Blount / VPR

On Sept. 13, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Orange County, hosting a public event at the Chandler Center For The Arts in Randolph.

There was a packed house at VPR's Tell Me More Tour event in Montpelier on August 24.
Ty Robertson / VPR

Smartphones, smart speakers — when you listen to Vermont Public Radio, you’re hearing at lot about all these “smart” devices.

But what if you can’t afford these gadgets? What if you don’t have the internet at home or use email? Should that make you feel “dumb"?

Ray Vega's Latin Jazz Sextet will perform during VPR's Friday Night Jazz Pledge Party on Friday, September 14.
Seth Cashman / Courtesy

Join VPR in putting the fun in fundraising at our first-ever Friday Night Jazz Pledge Party on Friday, September 14 at 7 p.m.

The VPR crew at K.T. Ray's On The Pond on August 17. Kira Parker, the engineer in this story, is second from the right.
Flora Liu

On Aug. 17, VPR’s Tell Me More Tour visited Essex County, hosting an evening event at K.T. Ray’s On The Pond in Island Pond. 

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