Grafton Music & Fireworks
Kicking off the long Fourth of July holiday weekend on Thursday, July 3, is the 24th annual VSO Concert and fireworks at Grafton Ponds. After the VSO, the Draa Hobbs Trio will be playing at the Phelps Barn from 10 p.m. till midnight; no cover charge. On Saturday and Sunday, the Grafton Music Festival presents two big concerts. Saturday July 5, 6 to 8 p.m., the Compaq Big Band brings the power of 14 horns, a cookin’ rhythm section, terrific instrumental soloists and the amazing voice of Rebecca Holtz. The genre-defying music of Ljova and the Kontraband plays music that brings together influences from classical, klezmer, tango, jazz and Gypsy music. Get tickets at the Grafton Village Store, Grafton Village Cheese Stores, Misty Valley Books in Chester, at brattleborotix.com and at the gate. Both concerts take place behind the Grafton Inn.