Evening Performances

1913 Steinway Model B grand piano at Compass Music & Arts Center

Wednesday, August 11   A Night of Acoustic Blues featuring faculty and participants of the Vermont Blues Retreat.  7:30 PM at Compass Music and Arts Center 
Admission — free will Donation

Thursday, August 12    Blues Jam    7:30 PM at Compass Music and Arts Center  
Enjoy an evening listening to a variety of players giving their personal take on blues music. The VBR All-Star Faculty Band kicks it off at 7:30, then opens it up to our participants. After that community musicians are welcome to add their names onto the sign up sheet and join in. 
Admission — free will Donation

Friday, August 13    Vermont Blues Retreat Participant Concert
7:30 PM at Compass Music and Arts Center  
Within the larger group, our participants¬†have divided into several different combos and take the stage. You’ll hear music from all periods of blues featuring vocals, guitars, piano, sax, bass and drums. Some faculty will be invited up to play with them as well.
Admission — free will Donation

Saturday, August 14    VBR All-Star Faculty with special guests
7:30 PM at Brandon Music  
Featuring Paul Asbell, Dennis Willmott, Chuck Eller, Kenny B and Jeff¬†Salisbury with special guests John Falk (vocals, guitar) and Brian Hobbs (harmonica). This is our week ending blow-out concert, a rare opportunity to listen and see this extraordinary group of musicians perform together on the same stage. Combined with a small intimate venue with wonderful acoustics, you’ll experience a memorable and unforgettable night of blues.
Admission $40  Call 802 247-4295 to reserve your tickets. Limited seating. We recommend you buy tickets in advance.

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