Live Music


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

Nov. 20: Art Herttua and Stephen Morabito Jazz (jazz guitar and percussion) 6–8 p.m.

Nov. 22: Irish Session with Sarah Blair, Hilari Farrington, Benedict Koehler, Katrina VanTyne and others. 2–5 p.m.; Spider Roulette (Americana with soulful harmonies) 6–8 p.m.

Nov. 23: Eric Friedman and Gretchen Doilon (folk ballads) 11 a.m.–1 p.m.


Capitol Grounds. 27 State St., Montpelier. 6–8 p.m. Free. 223-7800.

Nov. 21: The Barn Band Trio (Americana)

Nov. 28: live music


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

Nov. 20: Lightcrusher, DJ Crucible (metal)

Nov. 21: Dirty Blondes

Nov. 28: Hot Diggity


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

Nov 20: James Secor (traditional and original music on the kora)

Nov. 22: Susan Picking (piano and ukulele)


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

Nov. 20: Andric Severance (raucous piano) 7–10 p.m.

Nov. 21: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (rocksteady and jazz) 7–10 p.m.

Nov. 22: Jazzyaoke!  Sing the standards, accompanied by Larry Damon’s Z-Jazz. $5 cover and earn $1 back for each time you take to the mic. 7:30–10 p.m.

Nov. 28: Rauli Fernandez & Friends (rocksteady and jazz) 7–10 p.m.

Nov. 29: DJ ACE (hip hop, pop) 8 p.m. 


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

Nov. 20: Seth Yacovone Acoustic, 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 21: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; Main Street Syndicate, 9 p.m.

Nov. 22: Tas Cru, 9 p.m.

Nov. 25: Nancy and Lilly Smith, 5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, 7 p.m.

Nov. 26: Wine Down with D. Davis, 5 p.m.

Nov. 28: Honky Tonk Happy Hour with Mark LeGrand, 5 p.m.; The Smoking J’s, 9 p.m.

Nov. 29: Andy Pitt, 5 p.m.; Coquette, 9 p.m. $5.


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

Nov. 20: Cookies Hot Club

Nov. 21: Kava Express (funk/soul)

Nov. 22: Marc Delgato


Artists & Special Events

Nov. 22, 23: The Music of J.S. Bach. Presented by Capital City Concerts. Featuring a performance of J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto by Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra guest principal trumpeter Sycil Mathai, along with violinist Theodore Arm, New York City Ballet principal oboist Randall Wolfgang, and Montpelier flutist Karen Kevra. The program also includes Cantata “Ich habe genug,” BWV 82a,  Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor, Aria: “Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen” (” Beloved Jesus, my Desire”), and the crowd-favorite aria “Schafe können sicher weiden.” (“Sheep May Safely Graze”). $15–25. Tickets: Tickets also available for cash or check only at Bear Pond Books, 77 Main St., Montpelier.

   Nov. 22: 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier

   Nov. 23: 3 p.m. St. Paul’s Cathedral, 2 Cherry St., Burlington

Nov. 22, 23: Vlada Tomova Bulgarian Vocal Trio. Presented by Village Harmony. 426-3210.

   Nov. 22: 7:30 p.m. Greensboro United Church, 165 E. Craftsbury Rd., Greensboro.  Adults $12; students $8.

   Nov. 23: 2:30–5:30 p.m. Bulgarian singing workshop; 7 p.m. concert. Bethany Church, 115 Main St., Montpelier.      Workshop and concert: adults $25; students $15. Concert only: adults: $12; students $8.

Nov. 23: Sesquicentennial Organ Concert. A concert to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Church of the Messiah, now the Unitarian Church of Montpelier. Organist Theresa Pepin will play music designed to show off the two manual, 16 stop tracker organ built in the church back in 1866. 2 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. By donation.

Nov. 29: Anima. Twelve women bring to life the impassioned music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The concert will feature works of Hildegard of Bingen, Leonel Power, Guillaume Dufay, Giovanni Luigi di Palestrina, Francesco Soriano, Gregor Aichinger, Oswald von Wolkenstein and several anonymous English composers. 7 p.m. Unitarian Church, 130 Main St., Montpelier. $15 suggested donation. 373-7597.

Dec. 2: Vladimir Četkar with Friends. Jazz concert with Macedonian musician. Cetkar’s hallmark is his ability to seamlessly combine his many talents as a guitarist, vocalist, arranger, composer and producer of the highest order. 8–10 p.m. Norwich University, Dole Auditorium, Webb Hall, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield. Free.

Dec. 5: DuPont Brothers Album Release Party. Official album release party for their brand new EP “Heavy as Lead.” Good music, good friends, good wine. 7–9 p.m. Fresh Tracks Farm Vineyard & Winery, 4373 VT Rte. 12, Berlin. Free. 223-1151.

Dec. 5: The Party Crashers. Funk, soul, R&B. Vocals, sax, flute and guitar are grounded by a solid bass line and strong, rhythmic percussion, creating an irresistible groove. 7:30 p.m. Chandler’s Upper Gallery, 71-73 Main St., Randolph. $19 or two for $35. Ticket price includes free snacks and one free drink. 728-6464.

Dec. 5, 7: Vermont Philharmonic presents Messiah by George Frederic Handel. With Lisa Jablow, conductor. Adults $15; seniors $12; students $5. Tickets: 476-8188 or

   Dec. 5: 7:30 p.m. St. Augustine Church, 16 Barre St., Montpelier

   Dec. 7: 2 p.m. Barre Opera House, 6 N. Main St., Barre.

Dec. 6: North Country Chorus presents Handel’s Messiah. Orchestra, chorus and soloists under the direction of Alan Rowe. 7:30–9:30 p.m. Wells Congregational Church, 76 Main St., Wells River. Tickets: adults advance $10; adults at door $12; students $5. 603-989-5523.