See you at RockFire 2014!
We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, the weather forecast is looking stellar! If you are joining us for Bow Thayer and His Band at 7pm, we recommend coming early, bring a chair and eat a picnic! Food vendors will be on hand, including ice cream, pizza from Northern Fire and Slice, and Farmhouse Cafe will feature a special “RockFiery” menu of mexican bowls with salsa cheese and cilantro, indian curried potato chickpea bowl, BBQ pulled pork, and chorizo sausage with onions.
New features this year include Iron Guild, an acclaimed group of metallurgists combining traditional foundry techniques with innovative spectacle performances. There will also be a FireDance Bridge featuring “High-Low-Jack.” Tap your feet and dance under the stars as they play their distinctive traditional fiddle music. Past participants joining us this year include Antoinette Jacobson and her pyrophone (Fire Organ), Revels North, Simon de Voil, Scott Forrest and Denise Ricker.
Thanks to Jeb Wallace-Brodeur and Letter10 Creative for their images used throughout the site.
Bigger! Better! Brighter!
RockFire is a unique combination of art, music and fire on a monumental scale, celebrating Central Vermont’s colorful granite heritage all set in the evocative setting of Millstone Hill’s abandoned quarries and granite industry ruins. First held in 2012 as a fundraiser for the preservation of Barre’s Historic Quarry Lands, the buzz around this event continues to build. In 2014 close to 2,000 people are expected to attend. The centerpiece of the event is Firewalk, a three mile long procession lit by thousands of candles and luminaries with dozens of bonfires, all leading to variety of fire-lit art installations and 6 live performance stages. The words most often used to describe RockFire are “amazing, magical, one of a kind, powerful”. All proceeds to benefit the Millstone Trails Association’s ongoing efforts to preserve Millstone Hill’s historic quarries.