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Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. Open mic every Wed. Other shows T.B.A. 

   Nov. 20: Dave Loughran (acoustic classic rock) 6–8 p.m.

   Nov. 21: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.

   Nov. 24: Bernie for President get-together & discussion, 6–8 p.m.

   Nov. 27: Squirrel’s Crackers (blues/country/bluegrass) 6–8 p.m.

   Nov. 28: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.

   Nov. 29: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk ballads) 6–8 p.m.


Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-6820. 

   Every Mon.: Open Mic Comedy Café, 8 p.m.

   Every Tues.: Karaoke Night, 9:30 p.m.

   Nov. 20: Wes Hamilton & John Ryan (folk) 6 p.m.; Fantastic Partnerz (soul rock) 8:30 p.m.

   Nov. 25: Sex, Drugs & Rock n’ Roll Trivia, 9 p.m.

   Nov. 26: Buffet Thanksgiving Dinner. Open to all. 7 p.m. Free

   Nov. 28: DJ Disco Phantom (dance) 10 p.m.


Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. Free/by donation.

   Nov. 21: Linda Young (singer-songwriter) 7 p.m.; Dave Richardson (singer-songwriter) 8 p.m.; Jason Mallery (singer-songwriter) 9 p.m.


Positive Pie. 10 p.m. 22 State St., Montpelier. $5. 229-0453.

   Nov. 20: The Lynguistic Civilians (hip-hop) $5

   Nov. 27: The Garcia Project-Acoustically Speaking Quartet, $10

   Dec. 4: Barika (world) $5

   Dec. 5: Hot Neon Magic (80s) $5


Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. Other shows T.B.A. 225-6012.

   Nov. 19: Tim Brick, 7:30 p.m.

   Nov. 20: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Kava Express, 9 p.m. $5.

   Nov. 21: David Langevin, 5 p.m.; Dave Keller’s Kickstarter Finish Line Party, 8 p.m.

   Nov. 22: Live Band Rock & Roll Karaoke, 8 p.m.

   Nov. 23: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.

   Nov. 24: Bruce Jones, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

   Nov. 25: The Shanty Rats, 7:30 p.m.

   Nov. 27: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Lefty Yunger Band, 9 p.m. $5.

   Nov. 28: Ron Sweet, 5 p.m.

   Nov. 29: Live Band Rock & Roll Karaoke, 8 p.m.

   Nov. 30: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.


Whammy Bar. 7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. 31 County Rd., Calais. Thurs., Free.

   Every Wed.: Open mic

   Nov. 19: Brian Clark & Doug Perkins

   Nov. 20: Big Hat No Cattle  (Texas swing)

   Nov. 21: Lewis Franco & the Brown Eyed Girls

   Nov.28: Hillside Rounders (country/Americana)

   Dec. 3: Kris Gruen, Katie Trautz, Brian Clark

   Dec. 4: Chad Hollister

   Dec. 5: Mad Mountain Scramblers



Nov. 19: Dare to be Square Dance PLUS Old-Time Jam. Monthly Montpelier square dance with Dans All Night featureing Dan Thompson, fiddle; Danny Spurr, banjo and Liz Spurr, guitar. No experience necessary. All dances taught. Open old-time jam (bring your instrument), 6–7:30 p.m.; dance starts at 7:30 p.m. American Legion, 21 Main St., Montpelier. Jam is free; dance $5–10 sliding scale.

Nov. 21: Dwight & Nicole: On Top of the World. Presented by Flying Stage Productions. Genre-grazing mix of gospel, reggae, pop, blues, jazz and rock. 7:30 p.m. The Flying Stage at ReSPACE, 30 Granite St., Barre. $15. 552-3481.  Tickets: go to and enter Flying Stage  in the search field.

Nov. 21: The Kind Buds. New England’s premier acoustic jam duo. Live video art animation will be projected on the walls and ceilings. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $10 at door.

Nov. 21: An Evening of Hip-Hop for Social Justice. Featuring Mista Keys, The Blind Continuum, Dusty Swamp and Headphone Jack. All ages. 8–11 p.m. Parker Pie, 161 County Rd., W. Glover. $5.

Nov. 21: Dave Keller’s Kickstarter Finish Line Party. Soul/blues musician Dave Keller is raising funds to record a new CD, which will feature his own band joined by special guests, performing his original songs. At the party, Keller and his band will be performing many of his new songs that he hopes to record. Keller has until Nov. 22 to reach his fundraising goal. If he falls short, the project won’t be funded at all. 8 p.m. Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. No cover. To be part of Keller’s Kickstarter campaign, visit, and follow the link to his Kickstarter page.

Nov. 21–22: Capital City Concerts Presents A Place on Earth. A chamber orchestra concert under the direction of Lou Kosma. The program celebrates music with a sense of place. Featured are Vivaldi’s Autumn from The Four Seasons, Vaughan-Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in C minor and the chamber orchestra version of Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony. $15–25. Tickets available at door or for cash or check only at Bear Pond Books.

   Nov. 21: 7:30 p.m. Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, Colchester.

   Nov. 22: 3 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier.

Nov. 27: Jazzyaoke. Bring your out-of-town guests and sing the standards to a live six-piece jazz band! All lyrics provided. 7:30 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. $5. 552-8105.

Dec. 5: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein. On the program are Schumann’s Scenes from Childhood, Bach’s French Suite #5, Four Impromptus, Op. 90 by Schubert, and a new work by Dinnerstein’s composer friend, Philip Lasser. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Adults $40; students $10. 728-6464.   

Dec. 5–6: Vermont Fiddle Orchestra Winter Concerts. 229-4191.

   Dec. 5: Benefit concert for the Second Congregational Church’s Steeple Fund. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Opera House, Main St., Hyde Park. Adults $10; seniors/students $5; preschoolers are free.

   Dec. 6: 4 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Silent auction, refreshments. Adults $15; $12 seniors/students; ages 12 and under are free.

Dec. 4 and 6: Vermont Philharmonic Chorus. Handel’s Messiah. Conducted by Lisa Jablow.

   Dec. 4: 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine’s Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier

   Dec. 6: 2 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. Adults $15; seniors/students $12; kids 12 and under $5; family $32.

Dec. 5–6: Anima: The Soul of Winter. Anima, the central Vermont women’s vocal ensemble, will present a concert of Medieval and Renaissance music for the Advent season. Admission by donation. 373-7597.

   Dec. 5: 7 p.m. Green Mountain Monastary, Hillcrest Rd., Greensboro.

   Dec. 6: 6:30 p.m. (immediately after the tree-lighting). Cabot United Church, Cabot Village.