Live Music


Brown Bag Concert Series.Smoke-free event. Noon. Christ Church courtyard. 64 State St., Montpelier. Free.
Aug. 28: Island Time Steel Drum Band

Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 229-9212.
Aug. 28:  Art Herttua & Stephen Morabito Jazz Duo, 6–8 p.m.
Aug. 29:  Nathaniel Noton-Freeman (acoustic guitar) 6–8 p.m.
Aug. 30:  Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne, and others, 2–5 p.m;  Dragún Bán, 6–8 p.m.
Aug. 31:  Eric Friedman (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Charlie O’s World Famous.70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. Call for show times if not listed: 223-6820.
Aug. 29: Boomslanf, Manifest Next to Me, DJ Loupo (hip hop)
Aug. 30: Resonant Rouges (gypsy swing)
Sept. 3: Kick em Jenny (old-time) 9 p.m.
Sept. 5: The Starline Rhythm Boys (honky-tonk/rockabilly) 9:30 p.m.
Sept. 10: Tommy Alexander solo & Quiet Lion (folk)
Sept. 11: Lecherous Gaze, Gorcrow (metal)
Sept. 12: Gang of Thieves, Pine Fever (rock-funk, bluegrass)
Sept. 13: The Outsiders, DJ Jeffe (rockabilly)

North Branch Café.41 State St., Montpelier. Free. 552-8105.
Aug. 28: 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.
Aug. 30: Daddy Long Legs (folk trio) 7:30–9:30 p.m.
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. Call for performance time if not listed: 229-2090.
Aug. 28: Andric Severence (raucous piano) 7–10 p.m.
Sep. 4:Jim Thompson (jazz piano)
Sep. 5:Latin Friday with Rauli Fernandez & Friends
Sep. 6:Andric Severence (jazz piano)
Sep. 11:Blue Bop (gypsy jazz)
Sep. 12:Latin Friday with Rauli Fernandez & Friends
Sep. 13:Live jazz sing-a-long with Z Jazz

Positive Pie. 22 State St., Montpelier. Call for fee: 229-0453.
Aug. 29: Afinque (classic salsa) 10:30 p.m.

Sweet Melissa’s. 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. Free unless otherwise noted. 225-6012.
Aug. 28: live music, 7:30 p.m.
Aug. 29: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Hillside Rounders, 9 p.m.
Aug. 30: David Langevin, 5 p.m.; Miles & Murphy, 9 p.m.

The Whammy Bar. 31 County Rd., Calais. 229-4329. Call for performance times if not listed.
Aug. 28: Mary Go Round
Aug. 29: Broken String Band
Aug. 30: Ben Slotnick


 Artists & Special Events

Aug. 28, Sep. 4–5: Dave Keller Band.Solo blues and soul guitar. By donation.

Aug. 28: Brown’s Market Bistro, 1261 Scott Hwy., Groton. 6:30 p.m.

Sep. 4: Sweet Melissa’s, 4 Langdon St., Montpelier. 7 p.m.

Sep. 5: Cork, 1 Stowe St., Waterbury. 7 p.m.

Aug. 30: Dragún Bán Concert.Dragún Bán (“white dragon” in Irish) is a five-person band based in Montréal that plays traditional Celtic and Celtic-inspired music. 11:30 a.m. Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-3338.

Aug. 31: 22nd annual New World Festival. Celebrate Vermont’s Celtic and French Canadian heritage with traditional­—and sometimes not so traditional— music and dance. More than 70 musicians from New England, Canada and the British Isles. Concerts, music and dance workshops, children’s activities and open dancing. Food and drink provided by the area’s finest chefs and breweries. Noon­–11 p.m. Festival sites throughout Downtown Randolph: Chandler Music Hall and Gallery, Main St., Bethany Church. Adults $39; $21 after 6 p.m. on day of event. Students ages 13–18 $12; children 12 and under free. Tickets: 728-6464.

Sep. 2–4: Northern Harmony Northeast Tour.Village Harmony’s select touring ensemble. 16 singers present a program including traditional songs from Georgia, Macedonia and Bulgaria, traditional and newly composed American shape-note songs, South African songs and dances and parts of a renaissance mass. 7:30 p.m. Call the local number listed for further information.

Sep. 2: United Church, 165 Wilson St., Greensboro. 426-3210.

Sep. 3: Community Church, Rte. 140 and Mountain View Rd., Tinmouth. 446-2928.

Sep. 4: Opera House, 149 Main St., Plainfield. 802-426-3210.

Sep. 2–Dec. 23: Union Elementary After-School Music Program.The Summit School of Traditional Music and Culture will be offering after-school classes in music for young students. Local home-schoolers are welcome. Programs will be lead by local musicians. 3:30–4:30 p.m. Union Elementary School, 1 Park Ave., Montpelier. $10–12 per day, sliding scale. Scholarships available. For more info.: 917-1186.

Sep. 5: Friday Night Fires with The DuPont Brothers. Lush finger-style guitar work is complimented by elegant prose and a vocal blend. 7–9 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. Free. 223-1151.

Sep. 5: David Wax Museum with Rusty Belle.David Wax Museum is joyful Mexo-Americana fusion. Rusty Belle is roots-rock/junk-folk. 8 p.m. Haybarn Theatre at Goddard College, Plainfield. $15 advance online; $20 at door. 322-1685.

Sep. 5, 7: Melissa Perley, Cello and Vladimir Odinokikh, Piano. Chopin’s Sonata for Cello & Piano op 65 plus works byAstor Piazolla with guests Jason Bergman and Eben Bodach-Turner, John Williams and Ernest Bloch. 229-1501.

Sep. 5: St. Andrews Church, 1265 Main St., St. Johnsbury. 7 p.m.

Sep. 7: Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. 4 p.m.

Sep. 9: House Concert with Ruthie Dornfeld, Jeremiah McLane and Owen Marshall. On accordion, fiddle, banjo, bouzouki and guitar, Ruthie Dornfeld, Jeremiah McLane and Owen Marshall are a dynamic trio that perform a wide array of traditional music from the British Isles, France, Scandinavia, and North and South America. 7 p.m. 2809 North St., E. Montpelier. $15 suggested donation. Space is limited; reservations required. 522-3083.

Sep. 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.

Sep. 13: Fiddle Bowing Workshop for Adults.With Michael Ismerio. 2–4 p.m. Vermont Violins, 24 Main St., 2F, Montpelier. Sliding scale $25–40. Space is limited; register early. 503-808-0362.

Sep. 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.

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