Higher Ground Fall Preview: 6 Must-See Shows

Whether your music taste lies amongst the light cheery melodies of Wild Child or you’ve been a diehard hip-hop fan for your entire life, one of Burlington’s most popular music venues, The Higher Ground, consistently provides a wide variety of genres and styles for your listening pleasure. All of us at the UVM Bored team are constantly on the lookout for great events in Burlington and we are very excited to share with you our top picks for music coming up at the Higher Ground!

One of our team co-leaders, Ruby, hand picked a few gems that’ll be sure to catch your ear, performing in the upcoming weeks: “Of Montreal are pretty “out there” but make some really fun, really interesting music. Definitely worth checking out on September 13th if you haven’t heard them before.”


Secondly, “Luisa Maita makes some eerie, beautiful, tunes in the “world music” genre that always make me want to stop and listen. She is definitely going places, so be sure to catch this show on September 26th!”


For anyone who has been digging the folksy soul-sy revival lately, be sure to check out Andrew Bird. He’s been around for a while but keeps making incredible music. See him on October 10!


From more obscure genres to mainstream rap singers like Waka Flaka Flame, Higher Ground has it all! Mel said, “I was really looking forward to Waka Flocka Flame on September 1st. Why, you may ask? Well, I can’t think of an artist more opposite to my taste in music, and not only am I learning to branch out into different genres, but I was looking forward to what was probably the weirdest night of my life.”

Fraser, one of UVM Bored’s photographers is excited to attend Atmosphere and Brother Ali on November 11th. “These two outstanding hip hop artists have been influential in the evolution of hip hop and know how to put on an awesome show!”


Bored’s social media guru Giannina is looking forward to hearing Beats Antique’s unique sound on October 12th. Their unusual mixture of electronic synthesizers and acoustic music makes for an amazing combination!


Last but certainly not least, Camilla suggests people check out Wild Child. This group is known for their breezy, ukulele-led indie pop and cheerful vibes! Check them out on September 21st!