Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. bagitos.com.
Apr. 3: Art Herttua and Stephen Morabito Jazz (jazz guitar and percussion) 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 4: Irish Session Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, and others, 2–5 p.m; The Neptunes (high energy jazz, blues and alternative) 6–8 p.m. Apr. 20: Ben Kinsley (acoustic guitar) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Chandler Music Hall. 71–73 Main St., Randolph. Tickets: 728-6464 or chandler-arts.org.
Apr. 26: Beat the Band! 5 bands perform(Donna Thunder, Coquette, TallGrass GetDown, Revibe, and The Folk Rock Project) and audience members vote for their favorite. 7:30 p.m. $12.
May 3: Vermont Philharmonic. 7:30 p.m. $15 adults; $12 seniors; $5 students.
Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Age 21+. Free. Call for times: 223-6820.
Apr. 17: Brave the Vertigo + DJ Crucible (metal)
Apr. 18: Mystery Points, Couches, PistolFist (indie)
Apr. 19: Dance Party
Apr. 25: Township (rock)
Apr. 26: Dance Party
North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105. thenorth-branch.com.
Apr. 24: Dave Loughran (classic smooth rock) 7–8:30 p.m.
Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 229-0453. positivepie.com.
Apr. 18:Hip to the Hops Spring Fling. Featuring Mertz, Political Animals, Vorheez, and The Aztext. DJ’s between sets. 21+. 10:30 p.m. $5.
Apr. 19: Black & White Rave 2.0. With DJ’s Gaga, Jaws and Don P. All ages. 10:30 p.m. $15.
Apr. 25:The Durians Album Release. 21+. 10:30 p.m. $5
Apr. 26: Grundelfunk (funk and jazz) 21+. 10:30 p.m. $5.
Sovversiva. 89 Barre St., Montpelier. email@example.com. bomsheltervt.wordpress.com.
Apr. 17: Ava Marie, John Levin, Danny Bissette, Will Solomon (indie folk and experimental electronic) 7 p.m. $5 suggested donation (no one is turned away).
Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012. facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt.
Apr. 17: Live Music, 8 p.m.
Apr. 18: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Hot Diggity, 9 p.m.
Apr. 19: Andy Pitt, 5 p.m.; Eames Brothers Band, 9 p.m.
Apr. 20: Johnny Rawls and The Dave Keller Band, cover, 7 p.m
Apr. 22: Live Music, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
Apr. 23: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; John Daly Trio, 7 p.m.
Apr. 24: Bob Stannard and Those Dangerous Bluesmen, cover, 8 p.m.
Apr. 25: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Stone Cold Roosters, 9 p.m.
Apr. 26: Blue Fox, 5 p.m.; Joe Adler Show, 9 p.m.
Apr. 29: Live Music, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
Apr. 30: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Jeanne & Jim, 8 p.m.
The Whammy Bar 31 County Rd., Calais. 229-4329. whammybar1.com.
Apr. 18: Bramblewood: Carol Hausner, Danny Coane and Colin McCaffrey (acoustic bluegrass, folk and country) 7–9:30 p.m. Suggested donation.
Apr. 19: Bob and the Trubadors, free, 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Artists & Special Events
Apr. 17: Sap Runnin’ Contra Dance.All dances are taught. No experience necessary. Partners not required. Musicians welcome to sit in with the band. Caller Lausanne Allen will kick off the 2014 Season! 7–10 p.m. Pierce Hall. 38 Main St., Rochester. $8 adults; $5 youth (under 25). 617-721-6743.
Apr. 19: Johnny Rawls & The Dave Keller Band Live Concert.River Arts is pleased to present another evening of soul and blues with Mississippi Blues man Johnny Rawls and The Dave Keller Band. Soul food available 6 p.m.; concert 7 p.m. River Arts Center. 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $20 (food not included). 888-1261. riverartsvt.org.
Apr. 25–27: Geekend.3 days of music, dance, video games and comedy all in geek form. Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. Call or Facebook Espresso Bueno for details. 479-0896. espressobueno.com.
Apr. 26: Springtime Family Music Soiree with Summit School. Rollicking family fun featuring music, dancing and the wonderful talent of Montpelier’s Summit School for Traditional Music. 1–2 p.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library. 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338. kellogghubbard.org.
Apr. 26: Maids in Vermont.Capital City Concerts presents its final concert of the season Maids in Vermont, an all-Vermonter ensemble of five women includes Mary Rowell-violin, Stefanie Taylor-viola, Frances Rowell-cello, Rebecca Kauffman-harp, and Karen Kevra-flute. At the conclusion of the concert VPR music hosts Walter Parker and Kari Anderson host a catered reception by the Skinny Pancake to celebrate the launch of VPR Classical in the Montpelier area. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church. 130 Main St., Montpelier. $10–$20 includes reception. capitalcityconcerts.org. Tickets may also be purchased with cash or check only at Bear Pond Books, Montpelier.
Apr. 27: Cantare Con Spirito.Vocal works of Brahms.Presented by BarnArts Center of the Arts. 10 a.m. Bethany Church. 115 Main St., Montpelier. Second performance 4 p.m. St. Michael’s College. Colchester. $15 suggested donation. 332-6020. cantareconspirito.com.
May 2: Friday Night Fires with The Glass Project.Virtuosic jazz collaboration of Gregory Douglass and Joshua Glass. 7–9 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery. 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. 223-1151. freshtracksfarm.com.
May 2: 4th Annual Contra Dance at Vivien and Michael Fritz’s Barn. With Susannah Blachly and Susan Reid on fiddle, and George White on guitar. Have lots of fun dancing and listening to the music. Fundraiser benefiting the Jaquith Public Library. 7 p.m. Call for directions to the barn: 426-3190.