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Email: info (at)
Phone: (802) 865-1140

Mailing address
Big Heavy World
P.O. Box 428
Burlington, VT 05402-0428

Our physical address is 404 Pine St., Burlington, VT 05401


Big Heavy World is located inside SEABA on Pine Street in Burlington.

Burlington, VT

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Approximate driving times to Burlington:
From Boston: 216 mi – about 3 hours 34 minutes.
From Hartford: 236 mi – about 3 hours 47 minutes.
From Montreal: 155 km – about 1 hour 49 minutes.
From New York City: 312 mi – about 5 hours 59 minutes.
From Toronto: 691 km – about 7 hours 23 minutes.

Visitors to the state will find helpful information at

Touring musicians are welcome to our wireless internet access and amenities.



Our Staff & Board

Learn about our volunteer staff at

James Lockridge, Executive Director

Our Governing Board:

Mark Bock
David Donegan
James Lockridge
Casey Rae

Our Policy and Planning Advisory Board:

Tim Brick
Brick grew up on country music and has played in multiple rock bands. “My favorite era of country music was the mid- to late-1970’s dubbed “The Outlaw Movement” with Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams Jr., Johnny Paycheck,” Brick says. His songwriting comes from the heart and soul. “I like my music a lot like I like life: simple, to the point, honest and real.”

Deborah Flanders
Flanders’ clear soprano voice has been described as “vibrant” by Seven Days and “gorgeous” by the Times-Argus. She has been performing songs from the remarkable ballad collection of her great-aunt Helen Hartness Flanders for several years. Deb’s 1997 CD, Mother Make My Bed, paid tribute to her great-aunt’s life-long work and gave Vermonters a taste of the state’s extraordinary musical traditions. Deb’s latest CD (released in 2012), ‘The Female Highwayman,’ further expands her research into her great-aunt’s collections.

Ryan Krushenick (Unrestrained, My Revenge)
Ryan Krushenick of Unrestrained and the legendary My Revenge!, two of our region’s most-traveled hardcore punk rock bands, has brought an original Vermont sound to 49 states and the countries of Mexico, Canada, Iceland, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Ukraine, Hungary, Romania, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Russia, and Ireland and others. Touring economically, surviving (and thriving) in foreign cultures, finding support in the underground music communities across the world, and growing personally from these travels has fueled Krushenick’s passion.

Rik Palieri
Palieri, from Hinesburg, is a singer-songwriter performing both original and traditional songs on a variety of instruments, including banjo, guitar, mouth bow, Native American flute, and Polish bagpipes. Rik is author of the book ‘The Road Is My Mistress: Tales of a Roustabout Songster’ and producer of ‘The Song Writer’s Notebook,’ a TV show which is now archived in the new Rik Palieri Collection in The Library of Congress. Rik has released eight CDs and was recently featured on the Grammy nominated ‘Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute to Utah Phillips.’ More about Rik Palieri can be found at

Kelly Riel (Gorgon, Doll Fight!)