Live Music


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

Jan. 23: McBride & Lusson (folk/Americana) 6–8 p.m.

Jan. 24: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.; Blackbird Storm (classic country, blues, folk) 6–8 p.m.

Jan. 25: Eric Friedman and Gretchen Doilon (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Jan. 31: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.; Rehab Aged Cheese (jam blues) 6–8 p.m.


Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Call for show times if not listed: 223-6820. Additional performances T.B.A.

Jan. 23: Abby Jenne, 7 p.m.; Donna Thunder & the Storm, The Wards

Band (rock) 10 p.m.

Jan. 24: Sara Grace, 7 p.m.

Jan. 30: Paul Caltado, 7 p.m.; Enemy Self, Burning Monk (hip hop) 10 p.m.

Jan. 31: Wes Hamilton, 7 p.m.; Amadis  (metal)


North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. 7:30–9:30 p.m. Free. 552-8105.

Jan. 23: Borealis Guitar Duo (Celtic, American, Scandinavian, Klezmer)

Jan. 24: Michelle Rodriguez (jazz/blues)

Jan 31: Cygne (electric folk)


Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. All performances are from 7–10 p.m. unless noted otherwise. Free unless noted otherwise. 229-2090.

Jan. 22:  Cooie & Friends (jazz)

Jan. 23:   Blue Gumbo (blues)

Jan. 24: Jazzyaoke! 7:30–10 p.m. $5.

Jan. 29: Jim Thompson

Jan. 30: Rauli Fernandez & Friends

Jan. 31: Gabriel Presents: A Stringed Affair (electric/ acoustic violin)


Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 229-0453.

Jan. 23: The Lynguistic Civilians, 10 p.m. 21+. $5.


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

Jan. 23: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Dave Keller Band, 9 p.m. $5.

Jan. 24: Penny Arcade, 5 p.m.; Crushed Out, Lake Superior, 9 p.m.

Jan. 27: Open Mic Spotlight, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

Jan. 28: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Cookie’s Hot Club, 8 p.m.

Jan. 30: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; A Fly Allusion, 9 p.m. $5.

Jan. 31: Main Street Syndicate, 9 p.m.


The Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. 7 p.m. Free. 229-4329. Call for performance times if not listed.

Jan. 23: Colin McCaffrey Country Band

Jan. 24: Red Hot Juba



Jan. 25: Vermont Youth Orchestra’s Young Artist Festival. Performers include Jillian Reed who was featured in the Dec. 4, 2014 issue of The Bridge. 3 p.m. Flynn Theater, Burlington. $12–17.

Jan. 31: Lewis Franco & The Missing Cats (with The Brown Eyed Girls). 3:30–6:30 p.m. Mad River Glen Ski Resort, Gen. Stark’s Pub, Waitsfield.

Jan. 31: Live Jazz Recording with Allison Mann Septet. For My Mother and Father — The Best Songs of Their Times, Vol. 2. 7–9 p.m. Christ Church, Taplin Auditorium, 64 State St., Montpelier. $15. Reservations: 223-4712.

Feb. 6: Mid-Winter Warm-Up. Dance concert with Native Tongue to benefit the Granite City Grocery. 7:30–11 p.m. Elks Club, 10 Jefferson St., Barre. $10; $8 for GCG owners.

Feb. 6: Bow Thayer. Bow Thayer and his band will perform new music from his new record, as well as some old favorites. As part of Chandler’s new “First Friday” series, ticket price includes free snacks and one free drink. 7:30 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $19 or two for $35. 728-6464.

Feb 7: Jon Gailmor. Vermont’s singer-songwriter showman. Part of February Frolics Benefit Concert Series. 7:30 p.m. Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier City Hall Arts Center. $15 advance; $20 at door. Kids 11 and under $10 or free per accompanying paying adult. 229-0492.

Feb. 8: Beethoven & Arnowitt VIII: A 26-Year Odyssey. Presented by Capital City Concerts. 3 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $15–25. More information and tickets: Tickets may also be purchased with cash or check only at Bear Pond Books, Montpelier.