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

   July 16: Don’t Cross the Streams, DJ Crucible  (metal)

   July 17: Ghostlikkers, Hardcore Sallies (alternative, Punk)

   July 18: Drunk and In the Woods (soul R&B)

   July 24: Hank West and the Smokin Hots (country rock)

   July 25: Green Mountain Playboys (Cajun)

   July 31: Pine Fever (Gypsy rock)


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

   July 18: Z-JAZ (jazz) 7:30 p.m.

   July 25: Sugar Moon (alt-country/rock) 7:30 p.m.


Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rt. 2, Middlesex. Free. 229-2090.

   July 16: 7-10 Solid Gold Sing-along with Jay Ekis, 6 p.m.–midnight. $3.

   July 17: Duke Aeroplane and the Wrong Numbers (acoustic guitar) 7–10 p.m.

   July 23: Cooie Sings, 6–8 p.m.; Abbie Moran (foxy folk) 8–11 p.m.

   July 24: Jazzyaoke! 7:30–10:30 p.m.

   July 30: 24 Hours of Bacon or until all the Bacon Runs Out. See listing under Special Events in this section.


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

   July 16: Dan Zura, 7:30 p.m.

   July 17: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Stone Cold Roosters, 9 p.m. $5.

   July 18: David Langevin, 5 p.m.; Cookie’s Hot Club, 8 p.m.

   July 19: Blue Fox, 6:30 p.m.

   July 20: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.

   July 21: Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

   July 22: D. Davis, 5 p.m.; WingWalker, 8 p.m.

   July 24: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; A Fly Allusion, 9 p.m. $5.

   July 25: Penny Arcade, 9 p.m. $5.

   July 26: Blue Fox, 6:30 p.m.

   July 27: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.

   July 28: Cobalt, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

   July 29: D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Carter Glass, 8 p.m.

   July 30: Dave Keller, 7:30 p.m.

   July 31: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Hillside Rounders, 9 p.m. $5.


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

   July 16: Robert Hannan and Sara Grace

   July 17: Stovepipe Mountain Band

   July 18: Justin Panagutti

   July 23: Jennings and McComber

   July 24: Marc Delgado

   July 25: Peg and Cheryl



Adamant Music School. 1241 Haggett Rd., Adamant. 229-9297.

   July 22, 24, 29, 31: Artist Participants, 7:30 p.m.

   July 19, 26: Artist Participants, 3 p.m.

   Aug. 8, 9: Participant concerts for the master classes with Menaheim Pressler, 7:30 p.m.


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

   July 16: Patti Casey (folk) noon; Green Mt. Swing (big band) 6 p.m.

   July 23: Michael Arnowitt Trio

   July 30: Bramblewood

   Aug. 6: Dave Keller


Capital City Band. Every Wednesday on the State House lawn through Aug 19. Instrument players are welcome to play with the band. The Capital City Band is supported in part by the city of Montpelier Community Arts Fund, The Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. 7–8 p.m. State House lawn, Montpelier. Free. 456-7054. Capital City Band on Facebook.


Currier Park. Wed., 7 p.m. Downtown Barre.

   July 22: Still Kickin

   July 29: Michele Fay

   Aug. 5: Chris Robertson & The Socket Rockets


Gifford Park. Bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for an evening of fun and music. 6 p.m. Gifford Medical Center Park (front lawn), Rt. 12, Randolph. Free.

   July 21: Dave Keller Band (smooth new jazz)

   July 28: Sol Food (New Orleans brass band)

   Aug. 4: Jeanne & The Hi-Tops (old time rock & roll)


Jaquith Public Library. The gazebo at 122 School St., Marshfield. If raining: indoor space at Old Schoolhouse Common. Free. 426-3581.

   July 16: Dave Keller Band (soul/blues)

   July 23: Kick em Jenny (old time string band)

   July 30: Myra Flynn (indie/soul)

   Aug. 6: Kava Express (rock/soul)


Middlesex Bandstand Concert Series. 6:30 p.m. Andy Shapiro-Martha Pellerin Memorial Bandstand (next to Rumney School), Shady Rill, Middlesex. Free.

   July 22: Big Hat No Cattle (Western swing)

   July 29: Jeremiah McLane, Sarah Blair & Owen Marshall (Celtic/French/Quebecois)

   Aug. 5: Katie Trautz and the Green Mountain Playboys (Cajun)


Norwich University Carillon Concert Series. Bring a picnic and lawn chair. Tour the bell tower and view a demonstration after each performance. Rain or shine. 1 p.m. Norwich University Upper Parade Ground, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. Free. 247-9873.

   July 18: John Widmann (municipal carillonneur)

   July 25: Sergei Gratchev (Belgian Carillon School)

   Aug. 1: Elena Sadina (Belgian Carillon School)



July 16: Dare to be Square Dance. Montpelier’s monthly square dance. Kick ‘Em Jenny plays and Jenny Monfore calls. 7:30–10:30 p.m. American Legion Post #3, 21 Main St., Montpelier. $5. 793-4650.

July 16, 18: Elle Carpenter. Central Vermont native Carpenter returns home to celebrate her third recording “Life Just Happens to You.” 8 p.m. July 16: Bees Knees, 82 Lower Main St., Morrisville. 454-7303.

July 18: Lewis Franco & The Brown Eyed Girls. 4 p.m. Middlesex Bandstand, Shady Rill, Middlesex.

July 18: The Twangtown Paramours. Acoustic Americana/folk husband-and-wife duo. 8 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe. $20 advance; $25 at door. 760-4634.

July 19: Sounds of Spirit Concert. Live Didgeridoo, crystal singing bowls, hand percussion, flute, tambura, shruti box and overtone singing while laying down. 7–9 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $35.

July 19: Benefit Concert for Adamant Community Center. Music by Patti Casey, Susannah Blachly, Tom McKenzie and Lewis Franco & The Brown Eyed Girls; poetry by Geof Hewitt. 7 p.m. Maple Corner Community Center, village of Maple Corner, Calais. Adults $15; children 12 and under free. 454-7103.

July 21: Bramblewood. Carol Hausner, Danny Coane and Colin McCaffrey. Three of Vermont’s seasoned and critically acclaimed Americana roots musicians. 7–8 p.m. Cabot Public Library, Main St., Cabot. 563-2721.

July 21: Chaise Lounge. Jazz, lounge, swing, pop. Part of Summer Music from Greensboro. 8 p.m. Greensboro Arts Alliance performance tent. Free.

July 24: Three Waterbury Center Hometown Boys. George Woodard (music/comedy), Jimmy T. (outlaw rock/country) and Mike Woodard (old country). Rain or shine. 5:30–9:30 p.m. Hope Davey Field, Waterbury Center. $10. Benefits the Waterbury Center Community Church and Waterbury Senior Center. 244-1234.

July 24: Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds. With Vicious Gift. 9:30 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, College St., Montpelier. $15.

July 28: Village Harmony. Teen world-music singing ensemble. Program includes an eclectic mix of traditional and composed music, with folk songs from South Africa, Caucasus Georgia, Russia, and Albania, American shape-note, gospel quartet and labor songs. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $10; students and seniors $5. 426-3210.

July 28: Carpe Diem String Quartet. Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock and jazz-inspired. Part of Summer Music from Greensboro. 8 p.m. Greensboro United Church of Christ. Adults $20; children 18 and under free

July 30: 24 Hours of Bacon or until all the Bacon Runs Out. Last Bacon Thursday at Nutty Steph’s. 10 a.m.–noon, Jazzyaoke with Z Jazz; noon–3 p.m., more music; 3:45–5 p.m., John Luce; 5:15–6:45 p.m., Art Hertua; 7–9:45 p.m., Cookie’s Hot Club; 10–11:30 p.m., Two Cents in the Till; 11:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m., Andric Severance; 12:30–2:30 a.m., Soulstice and Tomasas Rum Bath. Nutty Steph’s, 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. 229-2090.

Aug. 2: Mark Mulcahy. With Anachronist. 8 p.m. Vermont College of Fine Arts, College Hall Chapel, College St., Montpelier. $18.

Aug. 4: Axiom Brass Quartet. Part of Summer Music from Greensboro. 8 p.m. Greensboro United Church of Christ. Adults $20; children 18 and under free.