GMYS Auditions. Auditions for summer and fall placement in all three orchestras and CAMP: May 5, 19 & June 20. Open seats for musicians novice through advanced next fall. 9 am. Center for Arts & Learning, 46 Barre St., Montpelier. firstname.lastname@example.org; 888-4470 $25 audition fee; the GMYS programs charge tuition, but need-based assistance is available!
Bagitos. 28 Main St., Montpelier. Music Daily Thursday-Sunday, check at www.Bagitos.com for more info
Charlie O’s World Famous. 70 Main St., Montpelier. Free. 223-6820.
Every Tues.: Karaoke, 9 p.m.–1 a.m.
Espresso Bueno. 248 N. Main St., Barre. 479-0896. Free/by donation. email@example.com. espressobueno.com.
Visiting artists Jennifer Shanahan on flute and Manuel Ramos on clarinet will perform at 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at Dibden Center for the Arts at Northern Vermont University-Johnson. The concert and an appearance by the musicians at an NVU-Johnson music class at 11 a.m. in Dibden are free for the public.
The class will feature a performance by flute student Katy Jones. The concert will include works by NVU assistant professor of music Justin Rito, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Jennifer Higdon and others.
Chandler Music Hall 71-73 Main Street Randolph, VT Friday, February 1, 7:30 pm THE CAMPBELL BROTHERS The Campbell Brothers mine a rich vein of music from the African-American gospel repertoire, albeit with a rollicking twist: the growling, wailing, shouting, singing, swinging voice of the steel guitar as you’ve never heard it before. Pedal steel guitar master Chuck Campbell a National Heritage Fellowship award winner for his contributions to preserving the legacy of African-American music — and his lap steel-playing brother Darick are two of the finest exponents of this vital but little-known tradition, rooted in the sacred spaces of the House of God Church, where steel guitars long ago replaced the organ as the primary means of “playing the word.” One listen and you’ll understand why Real Blues magazine calls Chuck Campbell “the Jimi Hendrix and the Django Reinhardt of the pedal steel guitar.” Reserved seating: $25-$35 Tickets: 802-728-6464 or online at www.chandler-arts.org