Live Music


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

Oct. 23: Dave Richardson (pop/folk singer/songwriter) 6–8 p.m.

Oct. 24: Pip Malt (acoustic country/rock) 6–8 p.m.

Oct. 25: Irish session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and others, 2–5 p.m.

Oct. 26: Eric Friedman and Gretchen Doilon (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.


Capitol Grounds. 27 State St., Montpelier. 7–9 p.m. Free. 223-7800.

Oct. 23: Mike & Bridget Wheeler (jazz)

Oct. 30: Dan Zura (indie/folk)

Nov. 1: Colin McCaffrey (acoustic)


Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Call for show times if not listed: 223-6820.

Oct. 24: Bad Smell, Jovian’s Witness (electronica)

Oct. 25: Drag Night w/ House of LeMay

Oct. 29: Brzowski (hip hop)

Oct. 31: Tsunamibots, Black Rabbit, Pity Whores (punk)


Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. All performances are from 7–10 p.m. 229-2090.

Oct. 23: Andric Severence (piano jazz)

Oct. 24: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (Latin)

Oct. 25: Roarin’ 20s Jazzyaoke!

Oct. 31: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (Latin)


Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 10:30 p.m. Ages 21+. 229-0453.

Oct. 24: Gang of Thieves (rock) $5

Oct. 31: Halloween Party: Funkwagon with Binger (gospel-infused funk) $5

Nov. 7: Steady Betty (ska) $5

Nov. 8: DJ qbert. $15 advance; day of show $20


Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012.

Oct. 23: Seth Yacovone Acoustic, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 24: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Chris Killian and the Vermont Brigade, 9 p.m.

Oct. 25: The Freelancers, 9 p.m.

Oct. 28: open mic night, 7 p.m.

Oct. 29: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Alan Greenleaf & The Doctor, 8 p.m.

Oct. 30: Paul Cataldo, 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Michelle Sarah Band Halloween Party, 9 p.m. $5.

Nov. 6: Dave Keller (soul and blues guitar) 7 p.m.


The Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. 7 p.m. Free. 229-4329. 

Oct. 23: Marc Rogers and Mary Byrne

Oct. 24: Sky Blue Boys (bluegrass)

Oct. 25: Red Hot Juba

Oct. 29: Open mic, 6 p.m.

Oct. 30: Poetry slam with Geof Hewitt

Oct. 31: Penny Arcade (blues/jazz)

Nov. 1: Borealis Guitar Duo

Nov. 5: Open mic, 6 p.m.

Nov. 7: Big Hat No Cattle (Texas swing)

Nov. 8: Michael Chornoy and Robinson Mors

Artists & Special Events

Oct. 25: Green Mountain Youth Symphony Playathon Fundraiser. GMYS performers are raising money by accepting pledges in advance based on each hour that they will perform music during the day-long event. 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Repertory orchestra 9–10 a.m.; concert orchestra 10:15 a.m.–noon; wind ensemble 12:15–2 p.m.; senior orchestra 2:15–5 p.m.; eurythmics demonstration 5:15–5:45 p.m. Bake sale 9 a.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 64 State St., Montpelier. Free, donations accepted.

Oct 25: Diane Huling, Vermont Pianist. All Russian concert, with cellist Robert Blais. Music of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Scriabin and Prokofiev. Rich’s Hollow Concert Series. 4 p.m. Home of Celina Moore and Erik Esselstyn, 2850 Rte. 14, N. Montpelier. $20. Reservations: 454-7306.

Oct. 25: Dave Keller.  Solo soul and blues guitar. Featuring Luther Guitar Jr. Johnson and Matt Schofield. 6:30 p.m. Rusty Nail, 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe. Cover.

Oct. 25, 26: Vermont Philharmonic Annual Opera Gala. Featuring the music of Verdi, Donizetti, Puccini, Cimarosa and others. With soprano Alice Girle and harpist Anna Odell. Adults $15; seniors $12; students $5. Tickets available at the door or in advance online:

Oct. 25: 7 p.m. St. Johnsbury Academy, Fuller Hall, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury.

Oct. 26: 2 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre.

Oct. 26: Bramblewood. Bluegrass, folk, country. 6–8 p.m. Skinny Pancake, 89 Main St., Montpelier. No cover, donations accepted. 262-2253.

Oct. 29: U-32 Middle School Music Concert. The concert band, intermediate jazz band, orchestra and chorus students. 7 p.m. U-32 auditorium, 930 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier.

Oct. 30: U-32 High School Music Concert. The senior band, jazz band, orchestra and chorus students. 7 p.m. U-32 auditorium, 930 Gallison Hill Rd., Montpelier.

Nov. 7: The Starline Rhythm Boys Benefit Concert. Music, dancing, appetizer buffet, silent auction, cash bar. Benefiting the US-Japan Technical Connections, Inc. 6–10:30 p.m. Hilltop Inn of Vermont (formerly LaGue’s), 3472 Airport Rd., Berlin. $30 for one; $50 for two. 371-8638.

Nov. 7: The Dupont Brothers. Brothers Sam and Zack DuPont play Vermont-made folk Americana. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $19 for one; $35 for two. 728-6464.

Nov. 8: Paul Asbell in Concert. Optional potluck 5:30 p.m.; show starts 7 p.m. Adamant Community Club, 1161 Martin Rd., Adamant. $10 advance; $15 at door. Advance tickets available at Adamant Co-op. 456-7054.