The web site where volunteers luv Vermont-made music every day, all day, and you can, too.

Concert Photos

We were there. Chyah!

Rocket Shop Local Music Radio Hour

Every Wednesday on 105.9FM The Radiator

Rocket Shop is Big Heavy World’s local music radio hour, hosted by Brent Hallenbeck of the Burlington Free Press, every Wednesday 8-9pm on 105.9FM The Radiator.

Upcoming Rocket Shop Guests

05/11/2016 Young Traditions Educator Conference with Brian Perkins; Eight 02
05/18/2016 Heavyfest 6: Gang of Thieves; Nicole Nelson; Casio Bastard
05/25/2016 Don & Jenn of the Summer Street Music Series
06/01/2016 Big Heavy World's 20th Birthday Party: Abaddon
06/08/2016 Big Heavy World's 20th Birthday Party: Barishi
06/15/2016 Make Music VT: Senayit
06/22/2016 Daniel Waterhouse
Brent Hallenbeck

News from the Mothership

Vermont's Independent, Volunteer-Run Music Office Stays Busy


The Big Events

Where the Luv Is

Meet the Big Heavy World Crew

Vermont Music's Helper Elves

Vermont Music Videos

A Few Official Videos From A State-Sized Collection

Tour Van Diaries

The Big Heavy Tour Vans On the Road

Big Heavy World loans vans to Vermont bands because skinnydipping in the Pacific Ocean is every touring musician’s birthright. And sometimes it helps to build an audience in other states, or just move big musical stuff.

Big thanks go out to Good News Garage who helped us launch this program; the University of Vermont; and

Music City / Music State

Strengthening the Music Community of Burlington & Vermont

Our work has main objectives: 1) Strengthen Vermont musicians professionally and socially, building the confidence and friendships that help musicians help themselves and each other; 2) Foster the economic success of music in Vermont and champion its value; and 3) Preserve and celebrate the cultural legacy created by Vermont’s musicians.

We’ve been doing this since 1996 as a crew of mostly high school and college-aged volunteers. Big Heavy World is now a part of the international awakening of cultural communities called ‘music cities,’ and is bringing the best worldwide tools and practices to Vermont.

Vermont bands who’d like to lend their input and voices to this mission can join us via the Vermont Alliance of Musicians & Presenters.

Photo above: Justin Crowther at Burlington Record Plant.


Call to Artists

Opportunities for Vermont Musicians

105.9FM The Radiator

Where Yodeling is Cool

The Radiator

Current Show
Current DJ DJ Automation
DJ Bio WOMM-LP Automation is the friendly robot who plays Vermont-made music from Big Heavy World's VT music archive whenever our human DJs are out picking flowers.
Time Title Artist Album Label Genre
07:09am Smokestacks Maryse Smith Is Becomes Was n/s n/s
07:05am Track 06 Steph Pappas What's Happening at Vibesville n/s n/s
07:03am When It Feeds REVERSER Southern Claw n/s n/s
07:00am Green Mountain Boys J.S. Kennison Thrufters n/s n/s
06:58am Rocket Surgery Be Aggressive! Onomato-topia E.P. n/s n/s
06:57am Make Music Day (for the Radiator) PSA n/s n/s n/s
06:54am The Sweetest Gift Honeysuckle Honeysuckle At The Appalachian Jubilee n/s n/s
06:50am Dictionary Robin Gottfried Caspian Sky n/s n/s
06:45am Wize Head Aaron Flinn's Salad Days Half Mast n/s n/s
06:42am 11:30 Charles Candy Charles Candy n/s n/s
06:38am Antique Watch The DuPont Brothers Heavy as Lead n/s n/s
06:35am I-90 East Rough Francis Maximum Soul Power n/s n/s
06:31am Black Water Side Deb Flanders The Female Highwayman n/s n/s
06:27am Frankie Taryn Noelle Twists n/s n/s
06:24am Optimistic Second Agenda Hope Is A Must n/s n/s
06:20am Through Our Seasons Meg Devlin Irish Right On Time n/s n/s
06:15am City Girls Kelly Ravin Leathered, Weathered, Worn And Wiser n/s n/s
06:12am Every Day Gregory Douglass Twists n/s n/s
06:09am Girl With A Green Vespa Hot Box Honey Flight Of The Raven n/s n/s
06:02am 01 For Evelyn Wren Kitz For Evelyn n/s n/s
05:49am Avalanche Dangerbird Dangerbird n/s n/s
05:43am Another Bit Of Me Modern Nature What Color n/s n/s
05:38am The Charge At Gettysburg Atlantic Crossing Thrufters n/s n/s
05:34am Caroline O'Hanleigh Farewell Roscommon n/s n/s
05:30am Letter From The 21st Jeremy Gilchrist Causality n/s n/s