Sounds of summer 2018

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Sylvan Esso will headline the first announced concert for Ben and Jerry’s Concerts on the Green series in 2018.

The first of next summer’s Ben and Jerry’s Concerts on the Green was announced this week with tickets on sale Friday at 11 a.m. for Sylvan Esso on Aug. 2. The Grammy-nominated duo will headline the first announced concert for the popular summer outdoor concert series in 2018.

Sylvan Esso’s second album, “What Now,” released this year was nominated for the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy. The duo started back in 2013 with their debut eponymous album. They have toured internationally and appeared on “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon;” their schedule earlier this year brought them to Higher Ground in South Burlington.

The band is a collaboration of Bennington College graduate Amelia Meath and rock bassist and electronic producer Nick Sanborn. Their upcoming tour will have them in Singapore and New Zealand when the Grammys are awarded at the end of January. After more dates abroad in Australia and Dominican Republic, most of 2018 will have them onstage in North America including the lawn at Shelburne Museum.

In announcing the Ben & Jerry’s date next summer, Higher Ground described Sylvan Esso’s newest release as “an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, ‘What Now’ is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written – produced masterfully, sang fearlessly – to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.”

The electronic-pop artists are scheduled to play Thursday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. Gate opens at 6 p.m. The concert welcomes all ages. As for pricing, children 12 and under are free. Early bird: $35. General admission: $40, plus $4 day of. More information: highergroundmusic.com.

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