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VENUES

Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212. Open mic every Wed. bagitos.com.

   May 21: Art Herttua & Ray Carroll (jazz guitar/percussion) 6–8 p.m.

   May 22: The Neptunes, 6–8 p.m.

   May 23: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.; The Few Remaining (old time/Americana/swing) 6–8 p.m

   May 24: Dave Tisdell solo piano, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

   May 27: Supply And Demand (blues/soul/Americana) 6–8 p.m.

   May 26: The Peoples’ Café, 6–8 p.m.

   May 28: Kick ‘Em Jenny (old time/Cajun) 6–8 p.m. 6-8pm. 

   May 29: Fox & Fern (Americana/blues) 6–8 p.m.   

   May 30: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, Bob Ryan and others, 2–5 p.m.; Jason Lee (blues/alt. folk/rock) 6–8 p.m.

 

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

   May 22: Broken String Band (bluegrass) 7–9 p.m.; Skattitude (ska/punk) 10 p.m.

   May 23: Kathleen Kanz Comedy Hour, 7–9 p.m.; The Devil’s Cut with special guest (punk/Americana) 10 p.m.

   May 24: DJ Disco Phantom Dance Party, 8 p.m.

   May 29: Wes Hamilton (solo acoustic) 7–9 p.m.

   May 30: Kathleen Kanz Comedy Hour, 7–9 p.m.;The Miss-Fits, Tsunamibots (punk) 10 p.m.

   June 4: Vinyl Cape, Sketch tha Cataclysm

 

North Branch Café. 41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105. donia@thenorth-branch.com. thenorth-branch.com.

   May 21: James Secor (kora/guitar) 7:30 p.m.

   May 30: Jason Mallery (singer-songwriter) 7 p.m.

 

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

   May 21: Jim Thompson, 7–10 p.m.

   May 22: Jazzyaoke, 7:30–10:30 p.m.

   May 28: Cookie’s Hot Club, 7–10 p.m.   

   May 29: The Tomasas Rumbath Latin Rock Steady Band, 7–10 p.m.

 

Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. 10 p.m. Ages 21+. 229-0453. positivepie.com.

   May 22: The Holter Brothers (rock/pop) $5

   May 23 and 30: House Shuffle Dance Party (hip-hop)

   May 29: Funkwagon with Binger (gospel-infused funk) $5

 

Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. Other shows T.B.A. 225-6012. facebook.com/sweetmelissasvt.

   May 21: Seth Yacovone plays Bob Dylan, 7:30 p.m.

   May 22: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Beg Steal or Borrow, 9 p.m.

   May 23: David Langevin, 5 p.m.; Michael Arnowitt, 8 p.m. $5.

   May 24: Django, 8 p.m.

   May 25: Kelly Ravin, 8 p.m.

   May 26: Michael T, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.*free*(7pm)

   May 27: D. Davis, 5 p.m.;  Big John, 8 p.m. 

   May 28: Dave Keller, 7:30 p.m.

   May 29: Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.

   May 30: Main Street Syndicate, 9 p.m.

   May 31: Django, 8 p.m.

 

Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. Thurs., 7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Free. Other shows T.B.A. 229-4329. whammybar1.com.

   May 23: Artie’s Birthday Bash with Hot Diggity  (blues/rock)

   May 29: Barn Band (classic folk/rock)

   May 30: Dylan Wannabe winners

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

May 29: Singer-Songwriter Night. James Tautkus, 7 p.m.; Michelle Rodriguez with Paul Boffa, 8 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. espressobueno.com.

May 29–31: Scrag Mountain Music Ushers in Spring. Featuring Franz Schubert’s “Shepherd on the Rock” for soprano, clarinet and piano and  three whimsical Norwegian songs by Edvard Grieg. Come as you are, pay what you can. scragmountainmusic.org.

   May 29: 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier.

   May 30: 7:30 p.m. First Light Studios, 34 Pleasant St., Randolph

   May 31: 4 p.m. Warren United Church, Main St., Warren

May 30: A Feast of Singing! A festive day of singing with Peter and Mary Alice Amidon and John Harrison. Sing choral arrangements of classic gospel, original gospel-inspired songs, traditional folk songs, songs by composers steeped in the oral tradition and shape note music. All songs will be especially suited to community, church, hospice, high school and college choirs, family and friends singing gatherings. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. with tea breaks. Bring your own lunch. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $50. Register: feastofsinging.org. More information: 778-0881 or info@johnmarkharrison.com.

May 30: Open Mic for Everyone. Bring your talent, the band, a few songs and a guitar, sing a cappella, tell a joke or perform a clown routine!  The stage is yours. 7 p.m. Espresso Bueno, 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. janice@espressobueno.com. espressobueno.com.

May 30: One Concert. Pianist Jesse Feinberg performs music of Vermont composer Dennis Bathory-Kitsz in a 50th anniversary concert. All-piano concert including premieres of works from 1968-2015. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Suggested admission: general $15; seniors $5. facebook.com/events/1640176759549723

May 31: Randolph Singers. The Randolph Singers bring their spring concert, “How Can I Keep from Singing?” to Chandler’s stage. 4 p.m. Chandler Music Hall. 71-73 Main St., Randolph. By donation. 728-9878. chandler-arts.org.

June 5: Community Gospel Choir Choir Concert. Come join us for a lovely kick-off to summer concert in the serene setting of the Old Meeting House. 7:30 p.m. Old Meeting House, 1620 Center Rd., E. Montpelier. By donation. oldmeetinghouse.org.

June 5–6: Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble. Led by Larry Gordon and special guest conductor Bongani Magatyana from Capetown, South Africa. 7:30 p.m. 426-3210. Suggested admission: adults $10; students and seniors $5.

   June 5: Fritz’s Barn, 697 McCrillis Rd., Marshfield.

   June 6: Hyde Park Congregational Church, 26 Prospect St., Hyde Park.

June 6–7: Montpelier Chamber Orchestra: Seedtime, Season Finale. MCO finishes the season with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and new work commissioned by MCO composer and bass soloist Evan Premo. With vocalist Miriam Bernardo and guitar soloist Michael Chorney. June 6, 7:30 p.m.; June 7, 4 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. Adults $15; seniors $12; students $10. montpelierchamberorchestra.org.

 

AUDITIONS

May 27, June 7: Green Mountain Youth Symphony Auditions. For summer and fall placement in all three orchestras and CAMP. CAMP will be held at Johnson State College August 9–15 this year. Placement in the orchestras and summer camp is by audition only. To schedule an audition or for more information: 888-4470. info@gmys-vt.org. gmys-vt.org. $25 audition fee; financial assistance available.