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

   Aug. 21: Jim Thompson, 6–8 p.m.

   Aug. 22: Irish session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.; The Barn Band Trio (folk/Americana) 6–8 p.m.

   Aug. 23: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m. 

   Aug. 25: The Peoples’ Café (song, poetry, comedy and education) 6–8 p.m.

   Aug. 26: Chris Bell (blends classical and pop) 6–8 p.m. 

   Aug. 28: Dave Loughran (classic acoustic rock) 6–8 p.m.

   Aug. 29: Charleston Sargeant Steel Drumming (calypso/reggae/Latin) 6–8 p.m.

   Aug. 30: Gary Blanchard (traditional/Celtic folk) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.


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

   Aug. 21: Wes Hamilton (folk) 7 p.m.; Sun Lions with Special Guest (garage rock) 10 p.m.

   Aug. 22: Early Bird Open Mic, 7 p.m.; Phil Yates & Affiliates with Mountain Says No (garage) 10 p.m.

   Aug. 27: Elison Jackson with Lake Superior (blues rock)

   Aug. 29: Early Bird Open Mic, 7 p.m.;  Leonhardt, Keil Grove, Scrimmy the Dirtbag (punkabilly) 10 p.m.


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

   Aug. 22: James Secor (acoustic solo) 7 p.m.; Bleecker & MacDougal (acoustic duo) 8 p.m.


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

   Aug. 21: Evan Crandell and the Too Hot to Handle (funk) $5.

   Aug. 28: Soule Monde (funk) $5.

   Sept. 4: Afinque (salsa/Afro-Cuban) $8.


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

    Aug. 20: Seth Yacovone, 7:30 p.m.

   Aug. 21: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Dave Keller & Johnny Rauls, 8 p.m. $10.

   Aug. 22: Penny Arcade, 5 p.m.; Bob Levinson Trio, 9 p.m. $5.

   Aug. 23: Abby Jenne, 1 p.m.; Ordinary Magic, 5:30 p.m. $5; Paper Waves CD Release Party, 6:30 p.m. $5.

   Aug. 24: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.

   Aug. 25: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

   Aug. 26: WingWalker, 8 p.m.

   Aug. 27: Dave Keller, 7:30 p.m.

   Aug. 28: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Jeff Salisbury Band, 9 p.m. $5.

   Aug. 29: David Langevin, 5 p.m.; Matt Flinner Trio, 9 p.m. $15.

   Aug. 30: Abby Jenne Brunch, 1 p.m.

   Aug. 31: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.


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

   Aug. 20: Brian Burns Bluegrass Experience

   Aug. 21: Oh Anleigh (traditional Irish/Celtic)

   Aug. 27: Abby Jenne

   Aug. 28: Two Cents in the Till (string band)

   Aug. 29: Chris Killian

   Sept. 3: Willa Mamet and Paul Miller

   Sept. 4: Lefty Yunger (blues)



Brown Bag Concerts-in-the-Park. Presented by Montpelier Alive. Christ Church courtyard, 64 State St., Montpelier. Free.

   Aug. 20: Starline Rhythm Boys, noon.

   Aug. 27: Allison Mann, 6 p.m.



Aug. 20: Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival: Open Rehearsal. 7 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Free.

Aug. 20: Stowe Tango Music Festival: Open Tango Jam Session. Instrumentalists and dancers welcome. Come and tango with us! 7 p.m. Mountain Road Resort, 1007 Mountain Rd., Stowe. Free. 779-9669.

Aug. 21: Inora Brass Quintet. A summer evening of brass music from Bach to Bernstein. 7:30 p.m. Warren United Church, 339 Main St., Warren. Free.

Aug. 21: Stowe Tango Music Festival Pop Up Tango Exhibit and Reception. Music and art. 4:30–6:30 p.m. Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, 1007 Mountain Rd., Stowe. Free. 779-9669.

Aug. 21: Stowe Tango Music Festival: Festival Concert. Tango Quintet and the Stowe Tango Music Festival Orchestra, music from the Golden Age of Tango to New Tango. 7:30 p.m. Stowe Community Church, 137 Main St., Stowe. $10 advance; $15 at door. Tickets: and at The Yellow Turtle, 1799 Mountain Rd., Stowe. 779-9669.

Aug 22: Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival: Annual Children’s Concert. Prokofiev’s timeless musical story, Peter and the Wolf, will be presented by a piano, string quartet and bass ensemble. An exhibit of Peter and the Wolf drawings by local children will be on display. Free ice cream social follows. 10:30 a.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $6.

Aug. 22: Stowe Tango Music Festival: Tango Trail. Mini-events, various locations. Music and dance in different periods of Tango history and introductory tango dance class. 1–4 p.m. Stowe Village. Free. 779-9669.

Aug. 22: Piano Recital: Tom Dickinson. Chopin program. Part of Rich’s Hollow Concert Series. Tea and cakes served. 4 p.m. 2850 Rt. 14, N. Montpelier. $20; limited seating. 454-7306.

Aug. 22: Stowe Tango Music Festival: Festival Milonga. Tango dance class followed by a Milonga with live music. 7 p.m. Rusty Nail, 1190 Mountain Rd., Stowe. Free. 779-9669.

Aug. 22: Green Mountain Swing Benefit Concert and Dance. Enjoy big band swing music, Latin and other styles by the 17-piece band. Benefits the Shep Resnik Music Scholarship which supports music education for middle and high school students in central Vermont. Dancers, bring soft-soled shoes. 7:30 p.m. Capital City Grange Hall, 6612 VT-12, Berlin. $10 suggested donation. 496-3764.

Aug. 22: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. Scottish fiddle master Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas bring the music of Scotland to Stowe. 8 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. $20–37. 760-4634.

Aug. 22, 23: Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival: Viola Quintets. Featuring quintets by Mozart and Brahms, performed by festival veterans — violinists Basia Danilow, Arturo Delmoni and Adela Peña; violists David Cerutti and Kathryn Lockwood; and cellist Peter Sanders. Aug 22, 8 p.m. at Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. Aug. 23, 4 p.m. at Woodstock Unitarian Universalist Church, on the green, Woodstock. By donation.

Aug. 23: Stowe Tango Music Festival: Farewell Celebration. Finals of Che Bandoneon Competition, a showcase concert and a milonga with live music. 2–6 p.m. Palais de Glace, 3419 Weeks Hill Rd., Stowe. $30 advance; $40 at door. Tickets: 779-9669.

Aug. 27: Bagpipe Porch Concert. Ian Gauthier, bagpipe virtuoso and member of The Catamount Pipe Band will be performing. 7 p.m. York Branch Library, 134 Mill St., E. Barre. John: 479-5118.

Aug. 28: Jazzyaoke. A live jazz band backs people who take the mic and sing the standards. 7:30 p.m. North Branch Café, 41 State St., Montpelier. $5. 552-8105.

Aug. 29: Willa Mamet and Paul Miller. Live music and CD release event by a pair of beloved artists with local roots covering Americana, country, roots and grassy soul. 7:30 p.m. ReSPACE at ReSOURCE-VT, 30 Granite St., Barre. $15. 552-3481.

Aug. 29: Northern Third Piano Quartet. Music of Mozart, Shostakovich, Schumann and Vermont composer Jorge Martin. 8 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. $20 advance; $25 day of show. 760-4634.

Sept. 4: Jo Dee Messina. Since breaking onto the country music scene with the hit “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” Messina has had nine #1 songs and has won countless awards including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Female Artist of the Year and CMA’s prestigious Horizon Award. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $35-75. 728-6464.