Norcross marks 55th anniversary with concerts in Burlington, Shelburne in June and July

Vermont Western Swing artist Rick Norcross and his All-Star Ramblers kicks his 55th anniversary tour into high gear next month with a performance at the 2018 Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, followed in July by a special date at Shelburne Museum.

The band is scheduled for June 4 at the corner of Church and Main Streets from 7 to 10 p.m. on June 4 during the 10-day jazz festival.

Norcross, who spent his childhood in Shelburne, will play a special free “cowboy campfire” show with his band at Shelburne Museum on Friday, July 6, on the lawn at the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education.

In his newsletter to fans, Norcross says the Shelburne gig is “practically in the shadow of the mighty Ticonderoga,” the museum’s iconic river steamboat that Norcross chronicles in the song “I Rode the Ti.”

The spot is special to Norcross, who lived at Shelburne Museum from the age of 6 to 16 when his mother worked at the museum. “The Museum was my playground as a kid,” he said. “So it is always a very special treat for me to return to the campus and especially meaningful to me as part of my 55th anniversary tour.”
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