Dave Lawrence

Dave Lawrence Interviewed for 242 Main Documentary

Photos by James Lockridge.

Dave Lawrence was interviewed by filmmaker Bill Simmon at VCAM for the 242 Main documentary today. Find more about the film at https://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/10/17/242-main-documentary/

Bill Simmon & Dave Lawrence

Cancer Conspiracy

Video: Cancer Conspiracy Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

Video edited by Mike Gatti.

Burlington, VT’s foremost post-prog trio, The Cancer Conspiracy, reunite to help celebrate 242 Main, a one-of-a-kind local music venue on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com

Jesus Nut

Video: Jesus Nut Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

VIDEO EDITED BY MIKE GATTI.

Burlington VT pop/alterna/metal-punks, Jesus Nut, reunite on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A. to help celebrate 242 Main, the one-of-a-kind local music venue that birthed them.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com

From The Ground Up

Video: From The Ground Up Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

VIDEO EDITED BY MIKE GATTI.

Burlington, VT youth crew stalwarts, From The Ground Up, reunite to help celebrate 242 Main, a one-of-a-kind local music venue on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com

The Hemlock Verdict

Video: The Hemlock Verdict Perform 1/21/2017 to Honor 242 Main

VIDEO EDITED BY MIKE GATTI.

The Hemlock Verdict, a staple of the Burlington, VT punk and hardcore scene, reunite to help celebrate 242 Main, a one-of-a-kind local music venue on January 21, 2017 at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, U.S.A.

242 Main, Burlington’s teen center and longest-running all-ages punk rock venue in the U.S., was honored that night by reunions from Burlington legends Rocketsled, Cancer Conspiracy, Jesus Nut, The Hemlock Verdict, and From the Ground Up.

Edited by Mike Gatti. Videography by Ryan Canaday, Brian Dewey, Mike Gatti, Jasper Minson, and Steve Murray. Cameras provided by Mike Gatti and Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM). The first TV showing of the videos is on VCAM.

Special thanks to the VCAM and Higher Ground staffs who helped a ton, especially Bill Simmon, Kyle Rose, and Chris Friday.

Please sign the petition to save 242 Main at tinyurl.com/save242main

About 242 Main:

City-funded, musician-run, and an institution 30 years strong, 242 was forced to close its doors December 3, 2016 due to structural issues with its home, Memorial Auditorium. 242 continues to present shows in and around the Burlington area while its community works together to open it again. Tons more info below:

https://www.facebook.com/242main/

http://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/burlington-punk-club-242-main-at-30/Content?oid=2511201

View story at Medium.com

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/how-bernie-sanders-242-main-street-shaped-the-northeast-punk-scene-515

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/burlington-all-ages-punk-space-242-main-closed-its-doors/

Farewell to 242 MAIN

Documenting 242 Main

James Lockridge: Saving 242 Main

Learn more about Vermont-made music at bigheavyworld.com

Mike Cram

Mike Cram Interviewed for 242 Main Documentary

Mike Cram was interviewed by filmmaker Bill Simmon today at Vermont Community Access Media for the 242 Main documentary. More info about the film can be found at https://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/10/17/242-main-documentary/

Bill Simmon & Mike Cram

Bekah Krushenick

Bekah Krushenick Interviewed for 242 Main Documentary

Bekah Krushenick was interviewed by filmmaker Bill Simmon today at Vermont Community Access Media for the 242 Main documentary. More info about the film can be found at https://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/10/17/242-main-documentary/

Bill Simmon & Bekah Krushenick

Mark Redmond

Mark Redmond, Executive Director of Spectrum Youth & Family Services, Interviewed for 242 Main Documentary

Photo by James Lockridge.

Mark Redmond, Executive Director of Spectrum Youth and Family Services, was interviewed by Bill Simmon at the VCAM studio for the 242 Main documentary today. For more about the film see https://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/10/17/242-main-documentary/

Eric Burdo

Eric Burdo Interviewed for 242 Main Documentary

Photo by James Lockridge.

Eric Burdo was interviewed by filmmaker Bill Simmon at VCAM today for the 242 Main documentary. Find more about the film at https://www.bigheavyworld.com/blog/2016/10/17/242-main-documentary/

Bill Simmon and Eric Burdo

Collage

Big Heavy World Receives Grant from the Vermont Community Foundation to Produce Documentary About Historic Teen Center

Press Release by Big Heavy World. Photos by James Lockridge & Tim Snow.

Big Heavy World has received a $2,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Small and Inspiring grant program. The grant will support production of a documentary video about 242 Main, a legendary teen center in Burlington and the nation’s longest-running all-ages punk rock venue. The film is a collaboration between Big Heavy World, Vermont Community Access Media (VCAM), and Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront Department.

242 Main was founded in the mid-1980’s as a project of the City’s youth office. It was an adult-supervised venue that offered programming conceived by Burlington’s teens, in an environment that they helped design and build. The teens wanted a place to host live music, so the empty office that became 242 Main also became an all-ages concert  venue for more than thirty years and seized a place in the country’s history because of it.

The Small & Inspiring Grant will help Big Heavy World and filmmaker Bill Simmon of VCAM capture and share the story of 242 Main with high production values. As of January 10, more than 50 interviews have been filmed; more than 200 posters of concert posters from throughout 242 Main’s 30+ year history have been collected; and animation effects have been produced.

“This story of 242 Main will give Vermont a respectful view onto the value of teen-led programs, safe spaces, and the sense of conscience and community that makes the people of Vermont special. 242 Main was an epicenter of culture for youth on the ‘outside,’ and a model for other communities who value their young people,” said James Lockridge, Executive Director of Big Heavy World.

Through its Small and Inspiring grants program, the Community Foundation hopes to help foster the spark and hope that keeps Vermonters healthy and happy by finding and supporting projects where a small grant can make a big difference.

Contact: James Lockridge, (802) 865-1140, jim@bigheavyworld.com

About Big Heavy World: Big Heavy World is an independent nonprofit music development office working to archive and promote the original music of Vermont. With a crew of mostly high school and college-aged volunteers, it publishes information about Vermont’s music industry, loans a tour van to bands, archives thousands of Vermont-made recordings and photographs, and operates 105.9FM, a radio station highlighting the region’s creative community. bigheavyworld.com

The Vermont Community Foundation is a family of hundreds of funds and foundations established by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. It provides the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to make giving easy and effective. The Foundation also provides leadership in giving by responding to community needs, mobilizing and connecting philanthropists to multiply their impact, and by keeping Vermont’s nonprofit sector vital with grants and other investments in the community. www.vermontcf.org, 802-388-3355.