Sharon Van Etten returned to Vermont where her music career quickly took off

It’s been almost a decade since Sharon Van Etten played a concert in the Burlington area. She headlined the Higher Ground Showcase Lounge in South Burlington – capacity 330 – in November 2012.

She’ll co-headline a project on Monday, August 15, alongside fellow singer-songwriters Angel Olsen and Julien Baker at the Shelburne Museum’s 3,000-capacity green space. That nearly tenfold increase in audience size speaks volumes for the trajectory of Van Etten’s career as she went from playing small clubs to headlining theaters and large outdoor venues.

This is a trip with roots in Burlington. The New Jersey native was living with her sister in Burlington not quite 20 years ago when she began shaping her sound by playing open mic nights at the Radio Bean on North Winooski Avenue.

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