April 16th, 2012
Upcoming @ 51 Main (April 17-28)
Call for Artists!
51 Main is looking for an artist for the month of June. Interested? Email email@example.com.
Tuesday Talks, Tuesday, April 17, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Middlebury Chapter of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility invites all to its monthly event, Tuesday Talks, held the third Tuesday of every month at 51 Main. Tuesday Talks will feature a brief presentation in the form of a TED talk, Ignite talk, or presentation by a local business, all centered around what it means to run a ethical, successful business. The rest of the hour will be dedicated to socializing with drink specials and free appetizers. All are welcome (you do not need to be a member of VBSR). Questions? contact Colin Davis at colind[at]good-point[dot]net or 802-989-0895.
Blues Jam, Wednesday, April 18, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Join us every 3rd Wednesday for Blues Jam! Dennis Willmott from Left Eye Jump will provide lead guitar, bass, and drums and these guys will back you up or take a break and let you play. All musicians and blues fans are welcome! Everyone will get a chance to play.
Rick Hawley, Friday, April 20, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Rick Hawley’s jazz stylings cover the range of the Amercan song book from Gershwin to Cole Porter to Lennon-McCartney. He also favors memorable themes from great stage musicals and films. His musical influences are New Orleans jazz, the virtuosity of Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson, and the playfulness of younger artists like Harry Connick, Jr. Hawley has recorded two CDs and for several years was a featured performer at Cleveland’s premier jazz venue, Nighttown, as well as at other clubs and restaurants across the country.
Gypsy Reel, Friday, April 20, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Gypsy Reel plays high energy, stirring music rooted in the Celtic tradition but garnered from the whole world. Their music is an exciting synthesis of world rhythms and influences from 3 continents featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolins, upright bass and vocals. The line-up includes hot banjoist/guitarist/vocalist Claudine Langille, formerly of ‘Touchstone’, the sensational Irish/American fusion band that won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic; Camille Parker who has captivated the hearts of audiences across the globe with her singing in Spanish, French and English; Graham Parker – fiddler extraoirdinaire; and Mark Harding keeping the heat on the beat and the bass in the right place: With twin turbo vocals this is Celtic music in overdrive – not to be missed.
Closed for Private Event, Saturday, April 21, 8:00 pm – 1:00 am
51 Main will be closed for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Looking for something to do tonight? The local newspaper mistakenly published that Snake Mountain Bluegrass would be performing here. They’re really performing at Two Brothers Tavern, so go check them out!
MOQA’s Night Out, Thursday, April 26, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
As part of Gaypril, The Middlebury Open Queer Alliance is collecting poetry and stories about LGBQT experiences from Verbal Onslaught, Poor Form, The Moth, and others to be read aloud by MOQA members.
Afrofusion, Friday, April 27, 5:00 – 6:00 pm
A new ensemble plays a fusion of African and Western music. The group features Damascus Kafumbe (various Ugandan instruments); Kareem Khalifa (guitar); Carlos Velez (percussion); Ron Rost (keyboard); Glenn Goodwin (bass guitar).
Jazz Jam, Friday, April 27, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
All jazz musicians and listeners welcome. Less experienced jazz musicians are encouraged to work on specific standards before calling one on stage.
Yuki Takeda & Friends, Friday, April 27, 8:00 – 10:00 pm
It all started a year ago on a first-year hall in Battell. Yuki Takeda (alto sax, flute), Taylor Bickford (guitar), Felix Klos (piano), Brian Parker (bass), & Adam Schreiber (drums) are back again to play jazz and groove-oriented instrumental music, which ranges from introspective to laid-back to highly energetic.
Bach Unplugged: Eric Despard, Saturday, April 28, 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Part of the Middlebury Bach Festival. Join classical guitarist Eric Despard as he unravels some of the most popular music by J.S. Bach and others.
Cats Under the Stars, Saturday, April 28, 9:00 pm – 12:00 am
Formed out of the necessity for a Jerry Garcia Tribute Band, Cats Under the Stars bring you JGB tunes with authenticity. Some of them have been playing together for a long time and some are new-found members that fit in like an old hat. They are all hard working musicians who love the music, Jerry, and performing. Their intentions, pure and simple, are to create good times, dancing, great music, and an experience you will not soon forget.
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