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An Evening with Guy Davis

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

The great American blues musician returns to the River Garden. Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, earning him the title “An Ambassador of the Blues”.



Barishi, Lord Almighty, & Hepatagua

Date & Time: 
Dec 17 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

BARISHI were formed by guitarist Graham Brooks, bassist Jon Kelley, and drummer Dylan Blake in Southern Vermont in the spring of 2010. The US band originally performed as an instrumental trio throughout the east coast of the United States, which they relentlessly toured. Their unique style of gritty progressive metal has recently been honed by the addition of new vocalist Vern Davidson. They have shared the stage with everyone from Mastodon to The Flaming Lips. In 2016 the quartet completed a U.S. tour with Weedeater, Author&Punisher and Today is the Day. They released their much anticipated label debut ‘Blood from the Lion’s Mouth’ September 16th, 2016 on the esteemed Season of Mist record label.

Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem

Date & Time: 
Dec 15 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

We New Englanders have two primary coping mechanisms for wintertime: introspection and celebration. We hole up and reflect on our lives, and then we let loose and party. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem’s Wintersong program does both, swinging from a 15th century carol to fiddle- and percussion-driven New Year’s shouts from the Georgia Sea Islands and Louisiana, to bluesy and banjo-driven settings of modern songwriters and then back, to quietly moving original settings of verse from Tennyson, Chesterton, and Longfellow. There are songs about a baby born in Bethlehem, of course, including the electric guitar-driven Let’s Make a Baby King (by Jesse Winchester), a soaring version of the spiritual Children, Go Where I Send Thee; and Singing in the Land, an Appalachian hymn in four-part harmony.

Piano Concert in Saxtons River

Date & Time: 
Nov 25 2017 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. - Pianist Helen von Tiesenhausen will
offer a concert at Main Street Arts Saturday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m.

   Born in Odessa,
Russia, Von Tiesenhausen left the country in 1943 with her mother, brother and
grandparents due to World War II. Her father, an opera singer, had been taken
to a Soviet forced-labor camp. The family eventually found refuge in Austria,
where von Tiesenhausen continued the piano lessons she had begun at age five in
Russia. She studied with Professor Honingen at The Mozarteum in Salzburg until
leaving for America in 1949 at age 13.

Jazz Guitar Concert

Date & Time: 
Dec 2 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Draa Hobbs and John Stowell will bring
The Jazz of Two Guitars to Main Street Arts Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

   Well known in the
area, Hobbs will be joined by Stowell, who is an internationally recognized
performer, composer, author and lecturer who has toured widely both in this
country and Canada, Europe and Australia. His “Through the Looking Glass” with
bassist David Friesen was chosen Best Jazz Album of the Decade by the Los
Angeles Examiner. He was also chosen
as a Talent Deserving Wider Recognition by Down Beat’s International Critics
Poll in 1978 and 1979.

   Hobbs and Stowell
have been playing well know standards, bossa novas and modern jazz compositions
together for about a decade.

The Edd at The Stone Church VT w/ Brickdrop

Date & Time: 
Dec 8 2017 - 8:00pm - Dec 9 2017 - 12:00am

Burlington VT’s Psychedelic Rock band The Edd is back in Brattleboro on Friday December 8th! Join us at the newly renovated Stone Church in downtown Brattleboro for a night of mind bending rock n roll!

Greg Jamie, Advance Base, Lisa/Liza, & Ruth Garbus

Date & Time: 
Dec 6 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Maine-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Greg Jamie combines the textural with the tuneful on his new album, Crazy Time. There are echoes of the dark, eerie qualities of Jamie’s previous work (with his bands O’Death and Blood Warrior), but his solo work inhabits a sonic space all its own. Traditional folk melodies contrast cold, synthetic textures, generating an unsettling tension between intimacy and mystery. The atmosphere evokes both the weight of cold, New England winters and the ethereality of a sci-fi dreamscape. Lyrical themes confront notions of disappointment, inevitability, mental illness and adventure. Elements of the uncanny and playful are embraced in order to avoid predictable patterns and dismantle preconceptions of loner-folk.

Front Country at The Stone Church with Jefferson Hamer

Date & Time: 
Dec 5 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Franciscos Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned to play roots music their own way, with the tools they had on hand. A mandolinist with a degree in composition and classical guitar. A guitarist trained in rock and world music. A bassist equally versed in jazz and bluegrass. A violinist with technique that could seamlessly hop between honky tonk and electropop. A female lead singer with grit and soul that was also a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter.

Dunham Shoe Factory & Raquy Danziger and Düm

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Dunham Shoe Factory is a contemporary acoustic ensemble playing original compositions influenced by world traditions. A collaboration between Anna Patton (clarinet), Mac Ritchey (oud), Todd Roach (percussion) and Dave Haughey (cello), their music reflects a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical and Indian music. The result is an experience that is exuberant and soulful. In the words of concert promoter David Gerratt, Dunham Shoe Factory was a complete delight. Each performer is a talented soloist as well as a seasoned collaborator. Their music is complex and they hit every note with incredible precision. Our patrons were captivated from start to finish.

The Stockwell Brothers Band at Mole Hill Theatre

Date & Time: 
Nov 17 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Mole Hill Theatre presents contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet The Stockwell Brothers Band on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 pm.

Bruce, Barry, Alan and Kelly Stockwell's music spans traditional and progressive styles, but their trademark acoustic sound features new singer/songwriter material recast with banjo, alternative rhythms and three-part harmonies. They cover straight ahead bluegrass songs, finger picked acoustic guitar ballads, full tilt breakdowns and traditional mandolin tunes mixed in with more unusual fare - Americana melodies riding world beat grooves and Celtic, jazzy, even neo-classical instrumentals.

John McCutcheon at Next Stage

Date & Time: 
Nov 19 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, storyteller, activist and author John McCutcheon at Next Stage on Sunday, November 19 at 7:30 pm.

Vermont Jazz Center Big Band with Kevin Mahogany and Dave Stryker

Date & Time: 
Dec 1 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

16 piece big band with director Rob Freeberg, 
Kevin Mahogany, vocals and Dave Stryker, guitar.

Revenue from this annual gala is the primary source of funding to assist VJC students. VJC averages of $17,000 in scholarships each year to help students attend ensembles, private lessons and our annual summer jazz workshop.

The big band gala is a favorite for dancers and listeners alike. There is nothing like the energy created by a 16 piece big band--especially when fronted by two extraordinary guest artists!

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Katharine Breunig on Piano

Date & Time: 
Nov 13 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Brattleboro resident Katharine Breunig plays a variety of pieces.

350VT ResisDANCE

Date & Time: 
Nov 2 2017 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Grab your dancing shoes and join 350VT for a night of resistance, music, and fun! Listen to the musical stylings of Billy Wylder while supporting some of your favorite organizations and grassroots groups. Do your holiday shopping with a conscience and find the coolest resistance merch to share family and friends.

Here in the Green Mountain State, 350 Vermont is uniting a mass movement for bold solutions that both lift up Vermonters and cut down carbon. We believe that the only way we’ll see meaningful action on climate change is if we can counter the power of the fossil fuel industry with the power of people taking collective action. 350Vermont - a statewide, independent, and local group affiliated with 350.org

Zikina- Ugandan Folk Fusion

Date & Time: 
Nov 18 2017 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

The Zikina- Ugandan Folk Fusion experience starts with curiosity. If you're like most audience
members, you'll immediately ask, What is that hes playing? Uganda native Gideon
Ampeire draws you in with a variety of traditional East African instruments rarely found in the US, including enanga (zither), adungu (harp), and kalimba (thumb piano)- all of which he builds himself.

Once your interest is piqued by the instruments, you'll quickly discover that
there's so much more to the band beyond basic novelty. Mike Cardozo (guitar) weaves intricate melodic conversations with Gideon and dances through the beat with punchy rhythmic lines. Roston Kirk (bass) and Kade Parkin (drums) weave a sonic landscape that flows seamlessly from intense grooves to joyous dance beats to dreamy textures.

Banned in Bratt: O'KNC at Stone Church w Heavy Necker

Date & Time: 
Nov 11 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

O'K and the Night Crew are celebrating their return to BRATTLEBORO!!
Come check out the band that was too rockin' for Bratt until now!
Heavy Necker will be kicking things off with fury and soul, so come early and stay late!!



$5 Cover.

Lung, Chodus, & Sink or Swim

Date & Time: 
Nov 8 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm

LUNG is a two-piece, comprised of electric cello and drums, based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Their sound is dark, haunting, thick, and moving. Their style defies conventional genre definitions, evoking the driving sludge of early grunge/post-rock, with layered, symphonic dark rock ballads.

Started in August 2013, with a bad guitar, a non- existant drumset, no bass player, and two 13 year olds with no ambition. Chodus was at first a joke for the band name, but soon became offciall once Loren started getting serious about music after the passing of his older brother Nickless Nickless of Dudestew. Cycling through many different musician, Chodus is a band under constant change, in money, sound, and members.

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Old-Time Folk Music with Tina Olsen

Date & Time: 
Nov 10 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm


Tina fell in love with the folk music of the ‘60s and ‘70s (Carter Family and Leonard Cohen songs) when she was12 and taught herself guitar. She especially likes sing-alongs but is happy to sing folk favorites and takes requests.

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Annual Fall Concert

Date & Time: 
Nov 19 2017 - 4:00pm - 5:30pm

     The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will present their 22nd annual fall concert, “Singing in the Light of Love,” at the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro on the weekend of November 18 and 19.

     More than 80 women directed by Becky Graber will perform songs of love and songs about music. The talented Cathy Martin will accompany on piano, and the local Ukulele Orchestra led by Lisa McCormick will join on several songs, including a new song by Libby Roderick, “Got to Love.”

Brattleboro Women's Chorus Annual Fall Concert

Date & Time: 
Nov 18 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

     The Brattleboro Women’s Chorus will present their 22nd annual fall concert, “Singing in the Light of Love,” at the First Baptist Church in Brattleboro on the weekend of November 18 and 19.

     More than 80 women directed by Becky Graber will perform songs of love and songs about music. The talented Cathy Martin will accompany on piano, and the local Ukulele Orchestra led by Lisa McCormick will join on several songs, including a new song by Libby Roderick, “Got to Love.”

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