Grace Potter Announces Grand Point Foundation

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Today, 2X Grammy nominee and Vermont native, Grace Potter, announced the Grand Point Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts in Vermont. Grand Point Foundation seeks to inspire a culturevation for all Vermonters, connecting their communities in celebration of art and culture.

Potter, who has been hailed as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today” by SPIN, will again host Grand Point North, a music and culture festival held in Burlington. This year’s festival will take place at the Waterfront Park on July 25-28 and will feature headlining sets from Potter herself, The Flaming Lips and The Head and The Heart, as well as sets from Michael Marcagi, and Anderson East. You can buy tickets HERE.

“Finding a place for artistic expression as a kid set me on the path for where I am today and I’ve been dreaming about how to support my beloved Vermonters for a while now. I witnessed how we showed up for each other as neighbors time and time again, throughout the pandemic and last year with the catastrophic flooding. I want to create that same activation and response for our artists.” Potter shares. “Art is an integral part of our community infrastructure and growing our arts community was a natural fit for me. The Grand Point Foundation will be dedicated to supporting existing arts and culture programs, along with building our own programmatic outreach.”

Grand Point North has a storied history in art curation and cultivation for the local Vermont community. Potter’s desire to expand on that community effort is the root of Grand Point Foundation. The foundation will support existing nonprofit and community organizations that are focused on arts education and cultural programming. In addition, GPF will award one creation stipend to a Vermont artist each year to support their vision in ‘keeping Vermont weird.’ International artist programs and workshops and an annual film festival in Burlington will follow.

Potter has always been committed to supporting the local Vermont community in every way. Last summer, she hosted a livestream to raise funds to uplift people after the floods. The fundraiser raised over $20,000 for The Vermont Community Foundation’s VT Flood Response and Recovery Fund.


2X Grammy nominee Grace Potter has released five critically acclaimed studio albums, including 2019’s Daylight, which was nominated for a GRAMMY for Best Rock Album, toured and collaborated with some of the music industry’s best, including The Grateful Dead, The Rolling Stones, The Allman Brothers, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and Kenny Chesney (their collaboration earned Grace her first Grammy nomination), and has played nearly every major major music festival, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, in addition to launching Burlington’s Grand Point North Festival. Her “dynamite” (Guitar Player) fifth studio album, Mother Road, is out now. Grace is currently on her Mother Road Tour across the country while also joining Chris Stapleton’s All-American Road Show for select shows this summer.


Grand Point North is a long-running festival created by Grace Potter on the Burlington waterfront. It is an effort to provide a space for outreach to each other, and an outlet to Vermonters to engage in art as a community.


One lucky winner and their guest will receive two (2) artist / guest passes to Grace’s Grand Point North Festival from Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28, 2024, exclusive access to the artists’ experience throughout the entire festival - think backstage AND side stage passes, eating dinner with Grace in artist catering, and even getting a sneak peak of Grace’s set during her soundcheck! You’ll get the chance to hang with Grace backstage for a bit before she hits the stage and moves the masses! Not to mention the incredibly talented lineup of artists headlining this year’s festival, including The Head & The Heart, The Flaming Lips, and more. For more information, click HERE.