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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 will be limited to 30 total. Unvaccinated visitors are expected to maintain social distance and wear masks when not eating or drinking.

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.

The Museum galleries are open until 7pm on Fridays.

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


Patrick Sargent was born in Phoenix, Arizona, grew up in Concord, New Hampshire and now resides in Sunderland, Vermont. An avid lover of music from an early age Patrick started playing music at three years old as well as doing theater and writing novels. After having gone through some ups and downs Patrick dedicated his entire life to music playing original songs and covers. Somewhat of a multi-instrumentalist Patrick plays bass, drums, guitar, and sings. Most known for his guitar skills and unique voice, Patrick is excited to finish up work with the local Old Mill recording studio and start playing shows this summer!

Patrick will also be playing on Friday 8/20, so if you miss this show be sure to stop back later in the summer!