Next week, the non-profit organization Folk Alliance International will host its massive Folk Unlocked virtual festival which will treat concert-hungry fans to 800+ hours of performances from 1,000+ artists across all 50 U.S. states and over 30 additional countries worldwide stretched out over five days from February 22nd-26th.The five-day festival will offer “Spotlight” and “Unlocked” artist showcases, along with a “Global Music Marathon” closing event highlighting various participating artists paired with counterparts from other countries. Once performed, the showcases will remain available for fans to re-watch online for a limited time.Participating artists to take part in Folk Unlocked include Los Lobos, Jade Bird, Zydeco artist Terrance Simien, blues musician Cedric Burnside (son of RL Burnside), Sawyer Fredericks, Keb Mo, Jim Lauderdale, all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache, The McCrary Sisters, Katie Pruitt, The War and Treaty, Dedicated Men of Zion, Australian Indigenous performer Emily Wurramara, Karan Casey, Steve Poltz, Brazilian artist Jacqueline Marissol Mwaba, Seratones, The Ghost of Paul Revere, and more.Related: Colorado’s Bluebird Music Festival Announces 2021 Lineup Feat. Jeff Tweedy, Jade Bird, Greensky’s Paul Hoffman, MoreProceeds raised throughout next week’s virtual event will go to benefit FAI’s Village Fund for COVID relief, which offers grants to struggling musicians and folk music workers affected by the ongoing pandemic. Fans can tune in to the week-long festival by donating $25 to The Village Fund, which represents a 5% contribution towards each $500 grant given to artists.“We’re thrilled with the depth and diversity of the musical lineup,” FAI executive director Aengus Finnan added in a press statement. “This event won’t just be close to home, it will literally be in your home, but what is clear is that it is absolutely far from ordinary.”Click here to see the full artist showcase lineup, and click here to make a donation for virtual access to next week’s event.
Vermont Business Magazine For over 20 years Merchants Bank has been teaming up with the Vermont Lake Monsters; a partnership of deep investment in our community and history. Every year Merchants Bank looks forward to the opening season, so if you’re looking for a new tradition and memorable Father’s Day head to the Lake Monsters 23rd home season beginning Sunday, June 19th.Plus, if you’re heading to the game this weekend or anytime this season, don’t forget to take advantage of the free shuttle service. Merchants Bank is proud to provide courtesy shuttle bus service from Gutterson Fieldhouse to Centennial Field. Kids will love riding the shuttle and hearing a few stories about Lake Monsters on the short ride to the ballpark. Merchants Bank is also proud to provide courtesy parking to all Lake Monsters fans at both Gutterson Fieldhouse and Trinity Campus. For ballpark directions and parking, visit www.lakemonstersparking.com(link is external).Merchants Bank is also excited to announce the return of the Merchants Bank Vermont Lake Monsters debit card. Show your fan loyalty with a Vermont Lake Monsters debit card, available exclusively from Merchants Bank, for a limited time. Open a Merchants Bank checking account or update your current card to a Vermont Lake Monsters card now through September 1st and receive 10% off merchandise at the ballpark and team store, a chance to throw the first pitch, a one-time 50% off merchandise coupon and two ticket vouchers to a 2016 home game, plus special Vermont Lake Monsters ticket discounts. Visit MBVT.com(link is external) to learn more or stop by one of our local branches.”The Vermont Lake Monsters is so much more than a ball game, it’s about families and being connected with the community,” said Merchants Bank’s SVP Deposit Growth and Profitability, Anita Bourgeois. “We’re looking forward to a fun fill night at the park on Tuesday, August 23rd with 300 of our biggest fans.”About Merchants Bank: A Vermont-chartered commercial bank established in 1849, Merchants Bank is the largest Vermont-based bank. The bank’s business, municipal, consumer, and investment customers enjoy personalized relationships, sophisticated online and mobile banking options, with 31 branches in Vermont and 1 location in Massachusetts, operating as NUVO, A division of Merchants Bank. American Banker ranks Merchants Bank a “Top 200” in America among 851 peers. For more information, go to www.mbvt.com(link is external). Where do you want to grow? (Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, NASDAQ “MBVT”)BURLINGTON, Vt., June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — MBVT