October 1st, 2012
Upcoming at 51 Main (Oct 4-20)
Snake Mountain Bluegrass w/The Connor Sisters
Thursday, October 4 | 8 – 10pm
Snake Mountain Bluegrass, a local Vermont-style bluegrass band featuring banjo, fiddle, mandolin and tight harmony vocals, will be performing a variety of old and new songs along with some originals. The Connor Sisters, three young women from Addison County with a unique blend of “sister harmonies,” will also be performing with the band.
Stoop Kid and Thank God for Mississippi
Friday, October 5 | 9pm – 12am
Middlebury College’s own Stoop Kid & Thank God for Mississippi will be performing for Fall Family Weekend. Stoop Kid is a creative mix of Funk and Blues with a Rock edge, while Thank God for Mississippi offers a musical blend of Phish and the Grateful Dead with alternative indie music like Pavement and Wilco.
John Creech/Cobey Gatos/Lucas Adler Trio
Saturday, October 6 | 9pm – 12am
The John Creech/Cobey Gatos/Lucas Adler Trio is an original Vermont instrumental band fusing blues and rock with an undertone of funky jazz. Each member brings decades of experience on their respective instruments. John, Cobey, and Luke are both friends and neighbors, living on the same street in Charlotte, VT. They have been performing together at number of venues in the Burlington area over the last year. This will be their first appearance at 51 Main.
Arts Walk | Friday, October 12 | 5 – 7pm
Mixed media exhibit by New York jazz musician Diallo House. Live music by Dayve Huckett from 5 – 7 pm. Stay after Arts Walk for more great live music. From 7 – 8pm “Stuck in the Middle” will perform—Middlebury College’s freshest, cleanest, newest, all-male a cappella group. And from 9pm – 12am enjoy The Bob Mackenzie Band—offering a solid selection of blues classics, jump, swing, and rhythm & blues.
Stuck in the Middle | Friday, October 12 | 7 – 8pm
Stuck in the Middle (SIM) is Middlebury College’s freshest, cleanest, newest, all-male a cappella group. Their size and musical variety are considerable, large, and in charge, and they relish in providing the full, pleasurable aural experience to audiences of all shapes and sizes.
The Bob Mackenzie Band | Friday, October 12 | 9pm – 12am
The Bob Mackenzie Band offers a solid selection of blues classics, jump, swing, and rhythm & blues. This combo brings it home with tunes that will get you dancing, or simply let you enjoy the night watching and listening while the band takes you back through decades of great music. The band consists of Bob Mackenzie (vocals, harmonica), Dennis Willmott (guitar, vocals), David Bain (piano/organ/vocals), Brad Sourdiffe (bass), and John Wallace (drums).
Blues Jam | Wednesday, October 17 | 8 – 10pm
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.
Verbal Onslaught | Thursday, October, 18 | 9 – 11pm
Verbal Onslaught is Middlebury’s premier Spoken Word Open-Mic event that brings an urban arts community vibe to the beautiful Green Mountains. Shy and Outspoken poets, Freestylers, Cypherers, Improvisers, good listeners, loud hand-clappers and finger-snappers, and all kinds of performing artists are more than welcome.
Middlebury College Young Alumni Reception
Friday, October 19 | 9pm – 12am
Live music performed by The Doughboys: featuring Fred Lower, Cobey Gatos, Glenn Goodwin ’71, Daniel Scharstein (professor of computer science, Middlebury College), Carlos Velez (professor of psychology, Middlebury College).
Mark Lavoie | Saturday, October 20 | 8 – 10pm
For more than 30 years Mark Lavoie has been performing for crowds both large and small. His passion for and commitment to music, particularly blues harmonica, is admired by the many musicians who have played with him. Mark enjoys spreading the word about harmonica music and is an active member of national groups working to preserve and promote the harmonica as an accessible, inexpensive instrument.