Live Music


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

  Oct. 9: Andy Pitt (folk, blues) 6–8 p.m.

  Oct. 10: Bronwyn Fryer and band (50s, 60s and 70s) 6–8 p.m.

  Oct. 11: Irish session with Michael Tubridy, Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and others, 2–5 p.m.

  Oct. 12: Dave Moore (Irish and American folk) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

  Oct. 15: Papa GreyBeard (blues) 6–8 p.m.

  Oct. 16: New Economy Week Sing-a-long, 6–8 p.m.

  Oct. 17: The Raunchy Randos (acoustic) 6–8 p.m.

  Oct. 18: Irish session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and others, 2–5 p.m.

  Oct. 21: Old time music session, 6–8 p.m.

  Oct. 22: Art Herttua and Stephen Morabito Jazz Duo (jazz guitar and percussion) 6–8 p.m.

  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.


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

    Oct. 11: Whiskey Kill, Red Penny (rockabilly)

    Oct. 15: Green Mt. Playboys (cajun)

    Oct. 16: Victim of Metal, DJ Crucible (metal)

    Oct. 17: Drunken Cuddle, Swillbillie (outlaw country)

    Oct. 18: Vicious Gift, Sorry Mom, Dirty Kills (punk)

    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)


North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105.

  Oct. 9: open mic. Originals only, acoustic open mic. 7–9:30 p.m.; Sign-ups 6 p.m.

  Oct. 16: James Secor (kora and guitar) 7:30–9:30 p.m.

  Oct. 18: Borealis Guitar Duo (Celtic, American, Scandinavian and Klezmer) 7:30–9:30 p.m.


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

  Oct. 9: Dave Langevin, Carey Cook and Ben Roy (rock/pop)

  Oct. 10: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (Latin)

  Oct. 11: Jazzy-oke!

  Oct. 16: Andric Severence (piano jazz)

  Oct. 17: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (Latin)

  Oct. 18: Eric Swanson, Patrick Quimby and others

  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. Call for fee: 229-0453.

  Oct. 10: Swift Technique (funk) 10:30 p.m.

  Oct. 17: Madman3 (dance/trance) 10:30 p.m.

  Oct. 24: Gang of Thieves (rock) 10:30 p.m.


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

  Oct. 9: Justin Stover, 8 p.m.

  Oct. 10: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Big Hat No Cattle, 9 p.m.

  Oct. 11: The Cop Outs, Coquette, 8 p.m. $5.

  Oct. 14: open mic night, 7 p.m.

  Oct. 15: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Open blues jam hosted by Jason Jack, 8 p.m.

  Oct. 16: Michael Arnowitt, John Wilson and John LaRouche, 7:30 p.m.

  Oct. 17: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Red Hot Juba, 9 p.m. $5.

  Oct. 18: Andy Pitt, 5 p.m.; Dave Keller Band, 8 p.m. $5.

  Oct. 21: open mic night, 7 p.m.

  Oct. 22: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Cookie’s Hot Club, 8 p.m.

  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.


The Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. 229-4329. Call for performance times if not listed.

  Oct. 9: Dave Keller (blues/soul)

  Oct. 10: Granite Junction (bluegrass)

  Oct. 11: James Tautkus

  Oct. 15: open mic, 6 p.m.

  Oct. 16: Dana and Susan Robinson

  Oct. 22: open mic, 6 p.m.

  Oct. 23: Marc Rogers and Mary Byrne

  Oct. 25: Red Hot Juba


Artists & Special Events

Oct 10. The Bluegrass Gospel Project. 7 p.m. 71–73 Main St., Randolph. $25.

Oct. 10: Arrival from Sweden. The world’s greatest ABBA tribute show with an 11-piece band that includes some musicians from the orignal group.  8 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $22–42. 476-8188.

Oct. 11: Sian Phillips & Friends. Traditional Welsh fiddler Sian Phillips collaborates with Vermont folk musicians in an informal evening of traditional music from Britain and the New World. Cash bar available. 7:30 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. $16 advance; $19 day of show. Students $10. 728-6464.

Oct. 11: The Return of Crazy Chase. One-man performance with local musician and songwriter Allen Church. In this two part musical performance, Church brings to life the legendary dance hall fiddler and Vermont character Alfred “Crazy” Chase through traditional fiddle tunes, stories and original songs. 7:30 p.m. River Arts Center, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $10. 888-1261.

Oct. 11. Miriam Bernardo, Rob Morse & Michael Chorney in Concert. Part of the Winter Music Series. Potluck at 5:30 p.m., music at 7 p.m. Adamant Community Club, 1161 Martin Rd., Calais. Tickets $10 in advance at the Adamant Co-op; $15 at the door. Reservations: 456-7054.

Oct. 15: Ageless Musical Concepts in the Age of Ones and Zeros. Fred Wilbur discusses of the importance of music to the well-being of human society, culture and the individual spirit. Fred will perform a few of his compositions on keyboard with electronic accompaniment and break down the creation process. A Town Braintap event. 7 p.m. Twinfield Union High School, 106 Nasmith Brook Rd., Plainfield. $10 suggested donation. Must register in advance: 454-1298 or

Oct. 16: Sap Runnin’ Contra Dance. All dances are taught. No experience necessary. Partners not required. Musicians welcome to sit in with the band. 7–10 p.m. Pierce Hall. 38 Main St., Rochester. Adults $8; youth (under 25) $5. 617-721-6743.

Oct. 17: Lewis Franco & The Brown Eyed Girls. 7 p.m. White Rock Pizza, 848 Rte. 14, Woodbury. Free. 225-5915.

Oct. 18: For My Mother a Father: The Best Songs of Their Times. Join the Allison Mann Septet for a live Jazz recording honoring her mother and father. 7 p.m. Christ Church, 64 State St., Montpelier. $15. Limited Seating. Allison Mann Sings on Facebook.

Oct. 18: From Paris with Love. Capital City Concerts opens its season by welcoming back members of the legendary Paris Piano Trio. Violinist Régis Pasquier, cellist Roland Pidoux, violist Bruno Pasquier, and pianist David Kaplan will perform piano quartets of Mozart and Fauré. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $15–25. Tickets may also be purchased with cash or check only in person at Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier.

Oct. 19: Arlo Guthrie. The eldest son of America’s most beloved singer/writer/philosopher, Woody Guthrie, performs a night of inspiring music accompanied by heartwarming storytelling. 7 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $25–46. 476-8188.

Oct. 21: Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Presented by Kingdom County Productions. 7 p.m. Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury. $15–64. 757-5559.

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.