On Thursday, May 19th, 2016, we hosted the ninth in our ‘Select Sessions’ series at Arts Riot, with an all-star band's raucous performance of Guns ’N Roses. When Select opened its doors in 1988, ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ was #1 in the charts. Select Sessions IX brought it full circle, helping us raise $1,500 for Edmunds Middle School’s ‘Place To Grow’ fund.
We launched “Select Sessions" in 2013 to celebrate the many ways creative talent is on display in our community. The series brings together some of the best musicians in Vermont to perform great music for one night only. Past shows have paid tribute to Paul Simon, Van Morrison, the Allman Brothers, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Led Zeppelin, The Police, The Beatles and the music of Motown.
Creativity is alive and well in the Southend. We see it as no coincidence that this historic part of Burlington, steeped in the tradition of hard work and innovation, is once again percolating with energy and creativity. From art galleries to artisanal foods, brand marketing to beer making, we're proud of the entrepreneurial spirit that runs through the Pine Street corridor and what it means for the future of Burlington.
If the idea of “local” is defined by the actions of stakeholders, let’s do good, have fun and rock out.
Select Session I: Paul Simon’s Graceland [watch video]
Select Session II: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ Damn The Torpedoes [watch video]
Select Session III: Allman Brothers Band's Eat A Peach [watch video]
Select Session III: Allman Brothers Band’s Stand Back [watch video]
Select Session IV: Van Morrison’s Moondance [watch video]
Select Session VIII: The Music of Motown [watch video]