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Sunday, June 24th

8 Bands      2 stages

Noon ~ Dark

A Party for Darlene Autery



Doors open at noon, music starts at 12:30 and goes until dark. Two stages with alternating bands means 8 hours of non-stop music. Click images below to hear music from the main stage bands. 

Cookie's Hot Club 

featuring D. Davis


Out of Bounds  /  Stone City

Otis  /  Creek's a Risin'

Darlene with The Mallett Brothers Band
at her home in Bolton Valley


Save 25% using the promo code "4Darlene" before June 22!


in advance



  • Under 21

  • College students

  • UVM Medical Center staff

12 & under FREE!


at the door


VIP Pass 

  • all day all-you-can-eat BBQ

  • 2 drinks

  • a VTROCKS T-shirt

  • early season Bolton Valley lift ticket


All tickets include a delicious BBQ dinner with all the fixin's!

Vegetarian entree and side dishes are also available. Ice cream too!


Food donated by Wilcox & Barton, Inc. and prepared by Rock House BBQ.

A cash bar will offer water, soft drinks, iced tea, Gatorade and locally brewed beer from Stone Corral

Additional passes through the BBQ line and drinks sold separately.  No coolers or off-site alcohol. Sealed non-alcoholic beverages are allowed.

Other food and beverages can be purchased after 4pm at Bolton's James Moore Tavern, Fireside Flatbread and the Bolton Valley Deli. 

About Darlene

about darlene

Darlene Autery is a dear friend who was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma in August 2017. The cancer has been extremely aggressive and the last 9 months have been very hard, but throughout her battle Darlene's spirit and will to live have remained strong. But cancer is like riding a roller coaster with a blindfold on; it’s a disease with many twists and turns. After a brief remission, Darlene’s lymphoma has returned and is aggressively attacking her central nervous system. Doctors have informed her that the situation is terminal with only a short time remaining.


One of Darlene’s favorite things to do in life is bring friends together around live music. A veteran of many concerts and festivals, Darlene, like her license plate and the State that she loves, rocks!  And as a result, over the years, she has acquired quite a number of musician friends who also rock. 


To celebrate and honor the beautiful person that is Darlene Autery, on June 24th, we have decided to send her off in style with a music festival and BBQ to die for. She hopes you’ll join us. She’ll be there if she can.

Learn more at Caring Bridge

Donate at Go Fund Me


Darlene's license is VTROCKS!


Bolton Valley Resort located at 4302 Bolton Valley Access Road. Parking is free. Please carpool.  


The weather looks like it can go either way this weekend. To make sure that the VT Rocks Festival remains one of the most awesome events of the summer, we have moved the festival a few hundred feet down next to the Backcountry Ballroom and Sports Center. The event has been hardened against the elements and is now an indoor/outdoor festival. We're setting up tents outside and will be using the Backcountry Ballroom and Sports Center for inside components of the event. So come on up and don't let a little rain keep you away. Because come rain or shine, we've got you covered.


It's gonna be a great day of partying, so why not stay the night? Bolton Valley Resort is offering all ticket holders a discount on lodging. Rates start at &99! Just mention Vermont Rocks when booking. Call 877-926-5866 or visit Bolton Valley's website

Do's & Dont's

  • No coolers

  • No dogs

  • No off-site alcohol

  • Sealed non-alcoholic beverages allowed

  • Lawn chairs allowed

  • Umbrellas allowed - as long as they don't block anyone's view


Thank You Sponsors

Click on the poster below to view the pdf.

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