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Every summer Friday from June 4 to September 3 (weather permitting), Bennington Museum invites you to join us in the courtyard for a bite to eat and some informal entertainment by regional musicians.

From approximately 5pm to 7pm Bennington Museum will host performers in the courtyard, free of charge. The public is encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs and to arrive early as the courtyard capacity is limited.

The Avocado Pit will set up shop in front of the Museum’s gates, serving delicious tacos, beer and wine. Food may be eaten anywhere on the grounds, and alcohol may be consumed within the gates and other designated areas. 

Kids of all ages will find a fun makerspace in the pavilion to create art based on art and objects featured in the Museum. Activities led by Museum ABCs educators will be provided free of charge with a suggested donation in support of art supplies.

This Friday also coincides with the reception for artist, Dusty Boynton, whose work is on display in the Museum.  Come for music and join us to explore the exhibit with the artist at 6pm!  In Dusty’s honor the Museum will offer free admission from 5-7pm on this Friday.

In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled by 2pm on Fridays. Check our facebook page for updates.

Big Stone Gap

Big Stone Gap is a fun, high energy, bluegrass and old-time band based in Cambridge, NY. Featuring a violinist from Glens Falls Symphony and a violist who is a PHD lecturer in music at RPI, as well as a rhythm section of bass, guitar and mandolin comprised of seasoned local musicians.