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Boys and Girls Club nonprofit partner for Roots on the River

This year's non-profit partner for the seventeenth annual Roots on the River Festival is the Boys and Girls Club of Brattleboro and Bellows Falls.

Southern Vermont's premiere Americana music festival will be held this year from June 3 to 5, with an expanded schedule and new Sunday Gospel Hour. Headliners include Dave Alvin, Mary Gauthier, and The Steel Wheels.

"Vermont Festivals selects a charitable organization to partner with to highlight the charity's goals and community presence," Massucco said. "VTF donates tickets to the charity to sell, with the non-profit keeping one half of all sales for their organization." The choice of the Boys and Girls Club seemed a particularly good fit this year since the Maine Youth Rock Orchestra will be performing at the festival.

In addition, the group will have a booth on the festival grounds to enhance their visibility in the community and answer questions about their programs. Boys and Girls Club members will also be on hand to sell 50/50 raffle tickets with all proceeds going to the Club.

The Boys & Girls Club of Brattleboro is a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

The festival is smoke-free and family-friendly, with a special staffed youth tent on the Saturday of the festival, so bring the kids and relax and enjoy some great music! There is a limited number of Deluxe passes for guaranteed seats under the big tent, so plan to come early or bring a small lawn chair or blanket. Vendors will be on-site to provide food and beverages.

For more information on the festival schedule and lineup, and to purchase tickets, please go to, or call 802-460-3333.


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