Live Music


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

     Sept. 11: Lecherous Gaze, Gorcrow (metal)

     Sept. 12: Gang of Thieves, Pine Fever (rock-funk, bluegrass)

     Sept. 13: The Outsiders, DJ Jeffe (rockabilly)

     Sept. 17: Green Mt. Playboys (Cajun)

     Sept. 19: Cactus Attack, Leonhardt (bluegrass)

     Sept. 20: Miss-Fits, State of the Union, Thundercocks (punk rock)

     Sept. 26: Township (rock)

     Sept. 27: Mystery Points (indie)


North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105.

     Sep. 11: Open Mic Night. Soloists, duos and trios are invited to perform two original songs. Sign-ups 6:30 p.m.; show 7–9:30 p.m.


Nutty Steph’s. 961C U.S. Rte. 2, Middlesex. All performances 7–10 p.m. 229-2090.

     Sept. 11: Blue Bop (gypsy jazz)

     Sept. 12: Latin Friday with Rauli Fernandez & Friends

     Sept. 13: Live jazz sing-a-long with Z Jazz

     Sept. 18: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (latin jazz/blues), vocalist Jaquelyn Rieke.

     Sept. 19: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (latin jazz/blues)

     Sept. 25: Andric Severance (improve piano jazz)

     Sept. 26: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (latin jazz/blues)

     Sept. 27: Live jazz sing-a-long with Z Jazz


Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. Call for fee: 229-0453.

     Sept. 12: Rustic Overtones (rock) 10:30 p.m.

     Sept. 13: Slant Sixx (top hits in disco, modern pop, classic rock and country) 10:30 p.m.

     Sept. 19: Primate Fiasco (funk/swing/gypsy/reggae) 10 p.m.

     Sept. 27: Hot Neon Magic (80s new wave) 10:30 p.m.


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

     Sept. 11: Eve Haslam Jazz Trio featuring Michael Arnowitt, 8 p.m. $5

     Sept. 12: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; New Nile Orchestra, 9 p.m. $5.

     Sept. 13: A Fly Allusion, 9 p.m. $5.

     Sept. 16: Lion Will Speak, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

     Sept. 17: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Open Blues Jam hosted by Jason Jack, 8 p.m.

     Sept. 18: Seth Eames, 8:30 p.m.

     Sept. 19: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Eames Brothers Band, 9 p.m.

     Sept. 20: Andy Pitt, 5 p.m.; Anachronist & Paper Castles, 8 p.m.

     Sept. 23: Micheal T., 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

     Sept. 24: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.; Blue Bop, 8 p.m.

     Sept. 25: Wylie Shipman, 7:30 p.m.

     Sept. 26: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Kava Express, 9 p.m.

     Sept. 27: Small Change (tribute to Tom Waits) 9 p.m.

     Sept. 30: Nancy & Lilly Smith, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.


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

     Sept. 11: James Tautkus

     Sept. 12: Penny Arcade (blues/jazz)

     Sept. 13: Barn Band

     Sept. 18: Lisa Raatikainen

     Sept. 19: Hillside Rounders (traditional bluegrass/country)

     Sept. 20: Mark Struhsacker

     Sept. 25: Parts Unknown (jazz standards)

     Sept. 26: Abby Jenne


 Artists & Special Events

Sept. 13: Fiddle Bowing Workshop for Kids. With Michael Ismerio. Workshop in bowing, specifically geared to young players of all skill levels.  Students will be taught to use their bow hand to generate the driving rhythms of old time and other music styles. Ages 18 and under. Noon–1 p.m. Vermont Violins, 24 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. $15. Space is limited; register early. 503-808-0362.

Sept. 13: Chad Hollister. With special guest Kris Gruen. Rock and roll. Chad’s special performance in his home state. 7 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. $24–31.

Sept. 13: Square Dance with Kick ‘em Jenny. Called by Michael Ismerio. 7:30 p.m. American Legion Hall, 21 Main St., Montpelier. $5.

Sept. 17: Dave Keller. Solo soul and blues guitar. 7:30 p.m. Big Picture Theater & Café, 48 Carroll Rd., Waitsfield.

Sept. 18: Sap Runnin’ Contra Dance. All dances are taught. No experience necessary. Partners not required. Musicians welcome to sit in with the band. Third Thurs., 7–10 p.m. through October. Pierce Hall. 38 Main St., Rochester. Adults $8; youth (under 25) $5. 617-721-6743.

Sept. 19: Infamous Stringdusters. Bluegrass super group. Presented by Kingdom County Productions. 7:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury Academy, Fuller Hall, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Tickets: 888-757-5559, 802-748 2600 or

Sept. 19, Sept. 27: Vermont Symphony Orchestra: Made in Vermont Music Festival. Dates in Johnson and Randolph. Program includes a concerto by Dittersdorf for viola and double bass, and Holst’s popular “St. Paul’s Suite.” Beth Wiemann introduces the world premiere of “Before the Snow,” a piece written for the VSO. Concludes with Haydn’s Symphony No. 85. 7:30 p.m. Amy: 864-5741.

   Sept. 19: 7:30 p.m. Dibden Center for the Arts, S. Pond Rd., Johnson. Adults $27; seniors $23; students $6.

   Sept. 27: Chandler Music Hall, 71–73 Main St., Randolph. Adults $27; seniors $23; college faculty/staff $14; students $10; Vermont state college student $6. 728-6464.

Sept. 20: The Grift Celebrates 15 Years. The band welcomes back previous members and plays with other special guests. Rain or shine event. Gates open 3 p.m.; music starts 5 p.m. Mad River Glen, Waitsfield. Adults $20; kids 10 and under free. Peter: 349-6603.

Sept. 20: Country Singer Kip Moore. With opening act Canaan Smith and welcoming act Myra Flynn. Full cash bar and mechanical bull. Hosted by Norwich University Campus Activities Board and supported by Froggy 100.9. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Norwich University, Shapiro Field House. $25. Tickets:

Sept. 20: Barre Tones 43rd annual concert. A fun-filled musical show in the barbershop style. 7–9 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre. Adults $15; seniors $10; kids 18 and under $7. Tickets: or at door. 498-8545.

Sept. 27: Pink Martini. Twelve-member Portland ensemble that creates an intoxicating blend of pop, samba, Cuban dance, chamber music and film noir.  Presented by Kingdom County Productions. 7:30 p.m. St. Johnsbury Academy, Fuller Hall, 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Tickets: 888-757-5559 or