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Trucks Taps & Tunes Returns June 14

Food Trucks, Live Music, Local Beer = A Great Time!

We’ve finalized the lineup for this year’s Trucks Taps and Tunes series, and it’s looking good! Join us on The Green for a free show every Wednesday evening from 6/14 - 8/16.  We’ll be serving up a fantastic night of great music, tasty food, and cold brews. 5-8pm.  

Apollo Suns 6/14

Apollo Suns is best known for refreshing and innovative instrumental psychedelic jazz rock sound and top-tier live performances. The band is so good at what they do, they’ve been awarded “Instrumental Artist of the Year” at the 2018 and 2020 Western Canadian Music Awards.

All Night Boogie Band 6/21

Massive, soulful vocals, big horns, a powerfully tight rhythm section, and a sound fusing blues, soul and rock-and-roll – All Night Boogie Band must be performing! This is a band on the rise.  

Good Gravy 6/28

Good Gravy, a bluegrass trio from Burlington, VT, cooks up a sound that pays homage to a wide range of flavors from the likes of Tony Rice, Norman Blake, David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia. 

The Most Wanted 7/5

Known for shaking things up, VT’s The Most Wanted brings down the house with free-flowing, soft-spoken, hard-driving jazz fusion (with a dash of hip-hop for good measure).  

Raised by Hippies 7/12

Get ready to get dancing with VT’s own Raised by Hippies as the band resurrects some of the best blues-rock tunes from the 60s and 70s (as well as newer songs that carry that vibe forward). 

The Full Cleveland 7/19

The Full Cleveland is Vermont's premier yacht rock band that faithfully recreates the passion, fashion, and swagger of the best of 70s Billboard Top 40, blue-eyed soul, and AM Gold. This band brings the party wherever they perform.  

Andriana and the Bananas 7/26

Andriana Chobot brings an eclectic mix of pop-rock-indie-folk, with a touch of jazz, using her incredibly expressive alto voice to draw in listeners and hold them in the palm of her hand. With her band, The Bananas, she performs upbeat originals as well as covers. 

Avery Cooper Quartet 8/2

Burlington, VT’s Avery Cooper Quarter is a jazz fusion/funk/jam band that performs original music sure to get you up on your feet and moving with its jazzy yet surprisingly funky vibe.  

Back Porch Revival 8/9

Back Porch Revival is a trio that brings a seasoned and fiery edge to a repertoire of American roots music, including traditional jazz, ragtime, hot jazz, acoustic blues, gospel, and early 20th-century songs from the great American songbook.  

Conor + the Wild Hunt 8/16

Conor + The Wild Hunt injects a bit of soul into Americana, folk, and pop traditions, offering original songs with a wide dynamic range, from cinematic ballads to anthemic explosions.  

It’s going to be a great summer on The Green with Trucks Taps & Tunes!


The Green at The Essex Experience began its life as a small garden and gazebo in the center of a successful shopping plaza. Each year it would be decorated with Christmas lights for shoppers to appreciate. It was less of a green, and more of a landscaping piece. Flash forward to today, with over 12,000 square feet of grass, and a capacity of 1500 at times, it has firmly planted itself as The Green at the center of all of our campus gatherings. 


Trucks Taps and Tunes is a free community oriented event every Wednesday on The Green from June 14th - August 16th presenting a rotating series of live music, food trucks, and beer! 


There is no overhead cover on The Green or seating offered, though you may bring umbrellas and lawn chairs.  

Glass and outside alcohol are prohibited. Blankets, low chairs, and food are permitted. All events are rain or shine. All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. 




All bags are subject to searches prior to entering the venue, no exceptions. 

Our patron’s safety and security is our top priority. To protect the safety of our patrons, staff and performers you’ll be greeted upon entry by one of our security personnel who will conduct a thorough but speedy check of all bags and purses. 


Smaller clutch-style pocketbooks/purses and other bags will generally be allowed into the venue, however, all bags will need to be searched by security personnel. Contents will need to be fully viewable by security personnel. Clear totes are encouraged!  

Pocketbooks/purses and other bags which are not fully viewable (where they are stuffed full with items making it difficult to view everything inside the bag without emptying the bag) may be asked to be returned to the patrons vehicle at the discretion of the security personnel. 


The only exceptions to this policy include infant and toddler product packaging for our children’s daytime shows. 


The following items are also not allowed inside the venue under any circumstances: firearms, including those carried by off-duty law enforcement; weapons of any kind; sharp items such as knives (including pocket or “Swiss Army”-style knives), multi-tools, screwdrivers and scissors; illegal substances; laser pens; fireworks, or any item that can be deemed potentially harmful, including pepper spray and Mace. 


People attempting to bring in the items listed above will be asked to return them to their vehicle which will delay their entrance inside the venue. 


These policies are designed to make all of our patrons feel safer at our venues. Any questions on these policies can be directed to or by calling 802-878-4200. 




There is no smoking of any substance inside The Green. Smoke is restricted to designated smoking areas located outside The Green. This includes cannabis, e-cigarettes and vaping. 




There are accessible restrooms, seating, and parking. 


Please call us 802-878-4200 for more information regarding accessibility. 




The Essex Experience, where Old Stage, The Green, and The Double E are located offers plenty of complimentary, on-site parking adjacent to the venue. 


The parking lot entrance is located at 21 Essex Way. We offer handicapped parking in designated areas. 


We do not allow any tailgating or barbecuing in our lots, however concessions are available inside the venue prior to the performance through the end of intermission. 


Since we are located in a mixed-use residential area, please consider our “good neighbor policy” and do not sound horns when exiting the venue. 


The Essex Experience, T-Rex Productions/Double E, and EuroWest Retail Property Holdings are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or contents. 




We do not allow SLR or DSLR cameras with detachable lenses in the venue without a photo pass and prior written consent of artist management. 



Trucks, Taps, and Tunes is a free community event for all ages.  




No outside drinks, beverage containers or coolers, can be brought into the venue. For your comfort and convenience we offer vendors selling food on site. 


We feature 5-9 local food, and other vendors on our campus during the event 


For patrons over 21, our concession stands also serve a variety of beer, wine and mixed drinks. You must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages. A valid driver’s license, liquor ID, passport or military ID is required. 




Porta-Potties will be located on the adjacent side from the stage in the food court. 




For your convenience, ATMs are located at 21 Essex Way, #300, in front of the Essex Cinemas and within Hannaford's Supermarket, at 21 Essex Way, Suite A. 




Proceeds from our venues are reinvested in the Essex community and non-profit organizations that support the arts, humanities and education in Vermont.