Live Music


Brown Bag Concert Series. Smoke-free event. Noon. Christ Church courtyard. 64 State St., Montpelier. Free.
July 17: The Sky Blue Boys
July 24: Dave Keller Band
July 31: Woodchuck Revenge
Aug. 7: Rusty Romance
Aug. 14: Shady Rill
Aug. 21: Green Mountain Swing
Aug. 28: Island Time Steel Drum Band

Adamant Music School: Piano Concerts at Waterside Hall. Adamant Village. Parking in the Adamant United Methodist Church lot and at Waterside Hall. Free for members; $10 guest admission; $6 guest seniors/students. 223-3347.
July 18, 23, 25, 30, Aug. 1: Artist participant concerts 7:30 p.m.
July 20, 27: Artist participant concerts, 3 p.m.

Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212.

July 17: Michael Howard (blues/folk) 6–8 p.m.
July 18: The Irregulars (folk fiddle) 6–8 p.m.
July 19: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and others, 2–5 p.m.; Dale Cavanaugh. Benefitting Salvation Farms/Planting Hope (originals/songs by John Prine) 6–8 p.m.
July 20: Eric Friedman (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Chandler Music Hall Lyra Summer Workshop. 71–73 Main St., Randolph. Suggested donation: adults $15; students/seniors $10. 728-9878.
July 21: Guest Artist Robin Scott (violin) 7:30 p.m.
July 24: Faculty Concert, 7:30 p.m.
July 28: Guest Artist Michael Brown (piano) 7:30 p.m.
July 29: Guest Artist Nathan Vickery (cello) 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 2: Student Concert, 1 p.m.

Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Call for show times: 223-6820.
July 18: Spit Jack, Pity Whores, Tsunamibots (punk)
July 19: Barbacoa, Persian Claws (surf, garage)
July 25: Death Pesos (rock)
July 26: Sunshine Riot, Pistolfist (rock)
July 31: Gorcrow Album Release Party, DJ Crucible (metal) 9 p.m.

Community Concert Series. Gifford Park, Rte. 12, Randolph. All shows 6 p.m. Free unless otherwise noted. Bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and family.
July 22: Jennings & McComber (indie folk)
July 25: Lyra Summer Music (classical)
July 29: The Dave Keller Band (smooth new jazz) Stagecoach fundraiser.
Aug. 5: The Trail Blaizers (bluegrass)

Middlesex Bandstand Concerts. Pizza baked on premises by Woodbelly. Bandstand is located next to the Rumney School, 433 Shady Rill Rd., Montpelier. Rain venue: Rumney gymnasium. 6:30 p.m. Elliot: 272-4920 or John: 272-7578.
July 23: A Fly Allusion
July 30: The Quebecois Band

North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105.
July 17: James Secor (kora and acoustic guitar) 7–8:30 p.m.
July 19: Stephen Marabito (soft jazz on guitar and brush drum) 7:30–9:30 p.m.
July 23: Turidae (flute, harp, viola) 4:30–6:30 p.m.
July 24: Open Mic Night. Acoustic-only soloists, duos and trios to perform two songs. Sign-ups 6–6:30 p.m; show 7–9:30 p.m.
July 25: Dave Loughran (acoustic rock) 7–8:30 p.m.
July 26: Maryann Casale (sultry blues, folk, Americana) 7–9 p.m.
July 30: Turidae (flute, harp, viola) 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Aug. 2: Karen Krajacic (progressive folk) 7:30–9:30 p.m.
Aug. 8: Simon DeVoil (original folk) 7:30–9:30 p.m.

Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. Music: Fri. and Sat., 6–11 p.m.; Thurs., 7–10 p.m. 229-2090.
July 17: Andric Severence (piano)
July 18: Small Axe
July 24: Passing Brass (dress like a mime for drink discounts!)
July 25, 26: The Nutty Steph’s Latin Jazz Extravaganza
Aug. 1: Z Jazz
Aug. 2: The Nutty Steph’s Latin Jazz Extravaganza
Aug. 9: Andric Severence (piano)

Summer Concert Series at the Old Schoolhouse Common Gazebo. Bring your chair or blanket and a picnic. Be inspired to get up and dance. Food available for purchase. All shows: 6:30 p.m. Jaquith Public Library. 122 School St., Marshfield. Free. 426-3581.
July 17: Green Mountain Playboys with Katie Trautz (Cajun)
July 24: Michael Arnowitt’s ImproVisions Jazz Quartet
July 31: Cold Country Bluegrass and Kick ‘em Jenny (traditional bluegrass/gospel/contemporary)
Aug. 7: Passing Brass Band (old time)
Aug. 14: Vermont Fiddle Orchestra (traditional Celtic, French Canadian, southern U.S. and New England with select tunes written by Vermont fiddlers)

Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 229-0453.
July 18: Yee and Friends Showcase (hip-hop) 21+. 10:30 p.m. $5.
July 19: Barika (funk psychedelic) 21+. 10:30 p.m. $5.

Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012.
July 17: Blue Fox, 8 p.m.
July 18: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Abby Jenne and the Enablers, 9 p.m. $5.
July 19: Andy Pitt, 5 p.m.; Andric Severance (Latin funk/salsa) 9 p.m.
July 22: Live music, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
July 23: D. Davis, Peter Lind and Carrie Cook, 8 p.m.
July 24: Ethan Ryea, 6 p.m.; Twangtown Paramours, 8:30 p.m.
July 25: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Hillside Rounders, 9 p.m.
July 26: Blue Fox, 5 p.m.; The Party Crashers, 9 p.m.
July 29: Live music, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
July 30: Birdshot La Funk, 8 p.m.
July 31: Dave Keller, 7:30 p.m.

Artists & Special Events

July 17: Liptak/Evans Duo.Clarinetist Dan Liptak and guitarist Greg Evans perform. Evening includes cocktail hour and 45-minute concert featuring the music of Django Reinhardt and other gypsy jazz greats. Full dinner follows. 6–9 p.m. Moose Meadow Lodge, Duxbury. $25+ requested donation.

July 17: Sap Runnin’ Contra Dance. All dances are taught. No experience necessary. Partners not required. Musicians welcome to sit in with the band. Third Thurs., 7–10 p.m. through Oct. Pierce Hall, 38 Main St., Rochester. Adults $8; youth (under 25) $5. 617-721-6743.

July 17–Aug. 21: Craftsbury Chamber Players. Every Thurs., 8 p.m. Hardwick Town House, 1 Depot St., Hardwick. Adults $25; students $10; children 12 and under free. 586-9814.

July 19: Lewis Franco & The Brown Eyed Girls.10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Capital City Farmers Market, Corner of Elm and State, Montpelier. Free.

July 19: Do Good Fest. A free day-long music festival with food, beer, kids’ activities and fun!Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson headlines. Also scheduled to perform: Patrick Fitzimmons Trio, Gordon Stone Band, PaDulabaum and Pale Cowboy. Blankets and chairs welcome; no bottles, cans or coolers. Rain or shine event. 1–9 p.m.; gates open at noon. National Life Group. 1 National Life Dr., Montpelier. $20 parking fee benefits the Cancer Patient Fund at Central Vermont Medical Center’s National Life Cancer Treatment Center.;

July 24: Organ Recital with Dr. William Tortolano.Celebrates the historic 1858 Stevens Organ. Program includes Pachelbel, J.S. Bach, Vermont hymns and more.7:30 p.m. United Church of Northfield, 58 S. Main St., Northfield. Free; donations appreciated. 485-6117.

July 25: Jimmy T, George Woodard and Mike Woodard. Country western music. Food will be available. Benefits the Grange and Waterbury Center Community Church. 5:30–9:30 p.m. Hope Davey Field, Waterbury. $10. 244-8089.

July 26: Windrose. Vocal group performs a benefit concert in support of the Northeast Kingdom Astronomy Foundation’s education programming. Open House and Star Party at nearby Northern Skies Observatory immediately follow. 7 p.m. Peacham Congregational Church. For tickets: or 748-2600. Tickets will also be available at the door. For more info.: 592-3057 or

July 27: Dave Keller. Solo, soul and blues guitar. 1–3 p.m. Green Mountain Coffee Visitor Center, 1 Rotarian Pl., Waterbury. Free.

July 29: Village Harmony Teen Ensemble.Fourteen brilliant teen singers perform traditional songs from Eastern Europe, Georgia, the Baltic States and the Mediterranean coast of France. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main. St., Montpelier. Suggested admission: adults $10; students/seniors $5. 426-3210.

July 29: Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats.8 p.m. Greensboro Congregational Church, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro. Free.

Aug. 1: Friday Night Fires with The Mint Julep Band. Eclectic mix of swing, Latin, funk, hip-hop, reggae and soul rhythms. Weather permitting show takes place on lawn. Feel free to bring chairs and blankets. 7–9 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. Free. 223-1151.