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A green mountain backdrop for Jay Peak's Jeezum Crow Festival. (Jay Peak)

The kids are out of school and it's time to grab your lawn chairs and blankets for some music in the mountains at Vermont ski resorts. Musical offerings range from free outdoor concerts and weekend music festivals to mid-week jams at local bars and restaurants.

 Jay Peak’s summer concert series will feature performances from An Evening With: Dead Set or Dark Star Orchestra, the July 4th Jeezum Crow Festival and more.

Killington’s free “Cooler in the Mountains” series runs Saturdays for eight weeks beginning July 15.  Guests can arrive early to enjoy the festive atmosphere and all the summer activities.

Okemo's summer music festival welcomes families to the Jackson Gore courtyard. (Okemo)c

The Jackson Gore Summer Music Series at Okemo features well-known regional performers Friday nights throughout the summer. Lawn chairs and picnic blankets cover the Jackson Gore courtyard while Okemo’s culinary team serves up fresh-from-the-grill favorites, cold soft drinks, wine and beer.

Mountain vistas at Trapp Family Lodge Music in the Meadow. (Trapp Family Lodge)

The hills really are alive with the sound of music as Trapp Family Lodge hosts the “Music in the Meadow” concert series with The Lonely Heartstring Band June 25, Vermont Symphony Orchestra July 9, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy July 16, The Black Market Trust July 23 and The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra August 20.  

Join the Woodstock Inn & Resort this summer July 8 when folk singer Tom Rush headlines an outdoor concert at Suicide Six Ski Area. Performances kick off with singer-songwriter Dylan Keith and musician Jay Nash.

Sugarbush’s Frendly Gathering Music Festival features three days of live music from over twenty acts including bands like Twiddle, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Pidgeons Playing Ping Pong and many others. The festival not only incorporates music, but also camping, art, yoga, local food, dance workshops, and more.

Join the fun in Stowe the weekend of June 23 – 25 to celebrate the fourth annual B3 Festival. Attendance is free for an all ages block party, family friendly events, food and drink specials, live music, epic group rides and more.

Stratton’s summer-long outdoor concert series returns for another season of tunes under the stars, featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Three Dog Night, Rusted Root and Keller Williams' Grateful Grass.