Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. bagitos.com.
Apr. 16: Giovanina Bucci (folk/blues/pop) 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 17: Dave Loughran, 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 18: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan, and others, 2–5 p.m.; Sugarhouse Run (bluegrass/folk/Americana) 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 19: Bleecker & MacDougal (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Apr. 21: Old Time Music Session, 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 23: The Fog (acoustic jam) 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 24: Erin Powers (indie folk) 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 25: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan, and others, 2–5 p.m.; Stefani Capizzi (country/folk/blues) 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 26: Sarah Jane (old time country) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Apr. 28: The People’s Café: Open mic for poets, spoken word artists, song writers, story tellers and anyone with a song or poem in their hearts in honor of Earth Day and poetry month. 6–8 p.m. email@example.com.
Apr. 30: Nancy Taube student piano recital, 6–8 p.m.
May 1: Art Herttua and Stephen Morabito Jazz Duo, 6–8 p.m.
May 2: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan, and others, 2–5 p.m.; Alice & Adam, 6–8 p.m.
Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Call for time if not listed: 223-6820.
Apr. 16: Light Crusher, DJ Crucible (metal)
Apr. 17: Boomslang (hip hop)
Apr. 18: Sun Lions, Jake McKelvie & the Countertops, The Pilgrims (rock)
Apr. 23: Strangled Darlings
Apr. 24: Red Pennys (rockabilly)
Apr. 25: Victim of Metal, Untapped (metal)
North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105. firstname.lastname@example.org. thenorth-branch.com.
Apr. 16: James Secor (kora/guitar)
Apr. 18: Tas Cru and Maryann Casale (blues/Americana)
Apr. 25: Michelle Rodriguez (blues/jazz/indie-pop)
Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. Free. 229-2090. email@example.com. nuttystephs.com.
Apr. 16: Andic Severance, 7–10 p.m.
Apr. 17: Rauli Fernandez & Friends, 7–10 p.m.
Apr. 23: Cooie Sings, 6–8 p.m.
Apr. 24: Jazzyaoke with Z Jazz, 7:30-10:30 p.m. $5. Get $1 back every time you take to the mic.
Apr. 30: Cookie’s Hot Club, 7–10 p.m.
Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 10 p.m. 229-0453. positivepie.com.
Apr. 17: Barika (funk, West African)
Apr. 18, 25: House Shuffle Dance Party
May 1: Big Bang Bhangra Brass Band
May 8: Gang of Thieves, $5. 21+
Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012. facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt.
Apr. 16: Broken String, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 17: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Canopy, 9 p.m.
Apr. 18: Penny Arcade, 5 p.m.; Coquette, Smokin J’s, 9 p.m. $5.
Apr. 21: Nancy & Lilly Smith, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
Apr. 22: D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Andy Frolich, 8 p.m.
Apr. 24: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Raphael Gualazzi Band, 9 p.m. $5.
Apr. 25: David Langevin, 5 p.m.; Mystery Point, 9 p.m.
Apr. 28: Curtis Evans Kile, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.
Apr. 29: with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; WingWalker, 8 p.m.
Apr. 30: Dave Keller, 7:30 p.m.
May 8: Starline Rhythm Boys (honky-tonk/rockabilly) 9 p.m. cover.
The Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. 7 p.m. Free. 229-4329. whammybar1.com.
Apr. 16: Blue Road Crossing
Apr. 17: Two Cents in the Till
Apr. 18: Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt
ARTISTS & SPECIAL EVENTS
Apr. 16: Francesca Blanchard. Singer-songwriter born and raised in France. Her music reflects on her travels, both physical and emotional. 7 p.m. River Arts, 74 Pleasant St., Morrisville. $10. riverartsvt.org/event/live-concert-with-francesca-blanchard/
Apr. 17: Vermont Contemporary Music Ensemble: Poetry & Music. Concert features poet David Huddle with musical responses. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $25; $12 seniors/students; $5 financially challenged. Kellogg-Hubbard Library: 223-3338. poem-city.org.
Apr. 17: Haybarn Theatre Fundraiser. Featuring Miriam Bernardo, Michael Chorney, Robinson Morse, Geza Carr, Caleb Elder, Polly Vanderputten, Andrew Moroz, Taylor Haskins and Jane Boxall. 8–11 p.m. Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, 123 Pitkin Rd., Plainfield. $15. goddard.edu/community.
Apr. 18: WORST. SONG. EVER. Contestants cover bad pop music in a lighthearted competition with audience voting and trophies. 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. $5. 479-0896. firstname.lastname@example.org. wooo.tv
Apr. 18–19: Navy Band Northeast’s Pops Ensemble Concert. Traditional band literature, popular standards and patriotic favorites. Free. cnic.navy.mil/NavyBandNortheast
Apr. 18: 7 p.m. Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Dr., Stowe.
Apr. 19: 2 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph.
Apr. 22: Capital City Band Rehearsal. First rehearsal for the 2015 season. All band instrument players are welcome to play with the band. The first concert will be a short set on May 16 at 10:45 a.m. for the re-opening of the Christ Church park. Capital City Band concerts will be Wednesdays June 17–Aug. 12, 7–8 p.m. on the State House lawn. This first rehearsal is also our annual cookie swap so bring three dozen cookies to share. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier. Denise: 522-5380. Capital City Band on Facebook.
Apr. 25: Vermont Virtuosi. Vermont’s dynamic chamber music series will present “I Remember,” music for mezzo-soprano, flutes, harp and cello. Flutist and artistic director Laurel Ann Maurer will be joined by mezzo-soprano Wendy Hoffman, harpist Rita Costanzi and cellist John Dunlop. Program features “I Remember,” Michael Cohen’s moving composition based on the diary of Anne Frank. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Suggested donation: adults $10; seniors and students $5. 881-9153. email@example.com. laurelannmaurer.com.
May 2–3: Vermont Philharmonic Spring Concert. Conducted by Lou Kosma. Featuring works by Mikhail Glinka, Rachmaninoff, Alexander Borodin and Anatoly Liadov. Adults $15; seniors $12; students $5. vermontphilharmonic.org.
May 2: 7 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph.
May 3: 2 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. 476-8188.
May 3: The Music and Poetry of Michael Arnowitt. Lecture and demonstration exploring the musical aspects of poetry, song lyrics and literature with jazz and classical musician Michael Arnowitt. His talk offers a musician’s insights on the elements of sound and time in literary composition, and the similarities he hears between the literature of great writers, and the music of classical composers, jazz musician, as well as pop songwriters. 2 p.m. Waterbury Congregational Church, 8 N. Main St., Waterbury. Waterbury Public Library: 244-7036.
May 8: Mad River Chorale Cabaret and Silent Auction. With Piero Bonamico. Annual event to help raise funds for instruments. Snacks, coffee and cash bar available. Doors open 7 p.m. for food, drinks and bidding; performance 8 p.m. Green Mountain Valley School, 271 Moulton Rd., Waitsfield. madriverchorale.net.
May 9: Laredo/Robinson Duo. Violinist Jamie Laredo and cellist Sharon Robinson perform works by Mozart, Kodály, Johann Halvorsen and Erwin Schulhoff. A reception follows. 7:30 p.m. Chandler Music Hall, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $33. 728-6464. chandler-arts.org.