What to do NYE? DR. BURMA FINAL SHOW, CARTER GLASS, CONTRADANCE, REDHOUSE, FRONT MEN, JEANNE & THE HITOPS, JIM YEAGER, JAMES WARD, ABOUT GLADYS, MOXLEY UNION, THE TRICKSTERS and More!

How’s that for and end-of-year line-up!  Wow, I can’t believe that Dr. Burma will not be on the scene in 2015. I know for a fact that Ted Mortimer will continue to entertain the upper valley with his top quality line-up including the most recent news – Ted will be joining The Party Crashers starting in mid January!

In addition to Burma, there’s undoubtedly the biggest line-up of entertainment that I’ve ever seen in one night in the upper valley.  So don’t let this historic moment pass you by. Get out and celebrate a new year of music, theater, art and dance!

And two more pieces of news going into 2015 – Salt hill Pub has opened yet a 4th location – this one in Newbury NH at the southernmost end of Lake Sunapee. And Big Fatty’s is now hosting live music every Friday and Saturday night starting in January.

WEDNESDAY, December 31 – New Year’s Eve

Bob Lucier & Scott Paulson at Canoe Club in Hanover 7pm to 10pm.

Carter Glass  performs at Sweet Melissa’s in Montpelier along with
The Smokin J’s and sister band Coquette . This is the only show they will play this winter – so you have to go to Montpelier for New Year’s Eve. 7pm

Jim Yeager hosts the Open Mic New Year’s Eve Party at Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland 4 Corners – 8pm to midnight.

The Front Men (Brian Warren, Dave Clark and Mike Gareau) with guest Jed Dickinson at The Parker House Inn from 8pm to midnight.

The Flames at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms with special guest Chloe Brisson – 8pm

Contradance with Cuckoo’s Nest and Ruth Sylvester at Tracy Hall in Norwch. Don’t miss the midnight sing led by Dorothy Wallace.

FINAL SHOW – DR. BURMA at the Freight House Music Hall, 188 South Main Street, White River Junction. Come pay tribute (bring your lighters) to one of the finest bands ever to play in the upper valley! 9pm to 1am.

James Graham & Redhouse at the Lyme Inn starting at 8pm/

Jeanne & The Hi-Tops at The Tunbridge Town Hall – 8pm

Pianoman James Ward at the Mojo Cafe in Ludlow starting at 8:30. I hear the mexican food is great!

About Gladys at Salt hill Pub – Newport 9pm to 1am

The Tricksters at Salt hill Pub – Lebanon 9pm to 1am

Moxley Union CD Release Party at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom – 9pm to 1am

Open Mic with Adam McMahon at Seven Barrel Brewery, West Lebanon – 9pm to midnight

THURSDAY, January 1

Dave Clark & Steve Cornell play at the Lyme Inn – 6pm to 8:30

Open Mic with Brian Warren & Seth Barbiero at Salt Hill Pub – Lebanon 8pm

Jonathan Kaplan at The Canoe Club in Hanover – 7pm

Jim Yeager and Friends at Bentleys Restaurant in Woodstock. 8pm

FRIDAY, January 2

Dave Clark & Jed Dickinson play at Big Fatty’s BBQ from 6pm to 8:00pm – next to Elixir – White River Junction.

Celebrate First Friday in White River Junction with The Bonnie Waters Band, Betsy Stewart, EJ Tretter, Brian Cook, Dan & Hannah Weintraub, Don & Jenn, and The Revitones performing at various locations including The Upper Valley food co-op (4pm), Revolution Clothing (5pm) and Ooodle and the Tip Top Building (6pm). Open Mic for First Friday musicians hosted by Dave Clark at Big Fatty’s starts at 8pm.

Johnny “O” plays at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville from 6pm to 8:30pm. Come and enjoy some of the finest food around and relax in the cozy atmosphere.

Sabrina Brown and Fred Haas perform at The Canoe Club in Hanover – 7pm.

Pete Meijer & Friends play at Shepards Pie on Route 4 next to the Quality Inn. 8pm

Peter Concilio brings First Friday Jazz to Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland 4 Corners along with Jody Henderson, Billy Rosen Michael Parker and Tim Gilmore teaming up for a hot night of music. Reservations appreciated. The show starts at 9pm

Live Music at the Salt Hill Pub in Hanover at 9pm. Please call 603-676-7855 for more information. www.salthillpub.com

Arthur James at the Salt hill Pub in Newport at 9pm! 603.863.7774 www.salthillpub.com

Jim Hollis at the Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon at 9pm. Please call 603-448-4532 for more information. www.salthillpub.com

VJ Rich Meijer plays the ultimate mix late night at Bentleys 10pm – 2am.

SATURDAY, January 3

Dave Clark & JukeJoynt at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor 5pm to 8pm.

Silas Proctor at Big Fatty’s BBQ in White River Junction next to Elixir. 6pm

Michael Blum and Jim Stinnett atThe Canoe Club in Hanover 7pm.

Clay Canfield at Bentley’s Restaurant in Woodstock – 7pm

Sons of Beaches at Lil’ Red Baron, Newport NH from 8pm to 11pm. Come on over for some fine Mexican food and a relaxed farmhouse atmosphere – 8 Airport Road.

Live Music at Shepard’s Pie on Route 4 in Quechee – 8pm

Riddim Vigil at Windsor Station Barroom starting at 8:30pm.

Live Music at the Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon – 9pm. www.salthillpub.com

Dave Clark & JunkJoynt at Salt Hill Pub in Hanover. Please call 603-676-7855 for more information.. www.salthillpub.com

About Gladys at the Salt hill Pub in Newport at 9pm! 603.863.7774 www.salthillpub.com

Brian Warren at the new Salt Hill Pub in Newbury – 9pm!

VJ Rich Meijer plays the ultimate mix late night at Bentleys 10pm – 2am.

SUNDAY, January 4

Brooks Hubbard at the Commonman Restaurant in Claremont – 5pm.

Rowley Hazard at The Canoe Club in Hanover at 7pm

MONDAY, January 5

Marko the Magician at Canoe Club in Hanover from 5:30 to 8:30

Hanover Hoot hosted by Joe Stallsmith at the Salt Hill Pub – Hanover 6pm to 9pm.

Open Mic with Brian Warren at Bentley’s Restaurant, Woodstock – 8pm to 11pm

TUESDAY, January 6

Open Mic with Brian Warren filling in for Dave Clark at Shepards on Route 4 (next to the Quality Inn) in Quechee 6pm to 9pm.

Irish Trad at Lebanon Salt Hill Pub – 6pm

Ted Mortimer at Canoe Club in Hanover – 7pm.

Ray Mason at the Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom next to the train station – 6:00pm

Open Mic hosted by Tom Masterson at the Colatina Exit in Bradford, VT – 8pm

Pub Karoke at the Salt hill Pub in Hanover starting at 9pm.

Wrensong Carolling TONIGHT, David Greenfield, Don & Jenn, Dave+Jed, New Kind of Blue, The Revitones, Brian Warren and More!

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How quickly the year goes! Doesn’t it seem like just last week we were enjoying balmy shirtsleeve weather? Each passing day seems to go by just a bit quicker – slowly picking up speed until we find ourselves racing through life – careening toward .  .  .  . well you get my point.

Get out and enjoy each day to the fullest. It’s easy to do with all the fantastic music, theater, art, and dance events available throughout the upper valley – including Wrensong at Parker House, the Northern Stage presentation of “A Christmas Carol”, at The Briggs Opera House, David Greenfield at The Inn at Weathersfield, Don & Jenn at Big Fatty’s BBQ, Dan Walker at Jesse’s Restaurant, A New Kind of Blue at Skunk Hollow Tavern,  The Revitones at the Stone Arch Bakery, Please Don’t Tell at Windsor Station, Dave + Jed at Lil Red Baron, and Brian Warren at the Commonman Restaurant.

Here’s to a fabulous Christmas and New Year’s. And here’s a shout out to all my Revels friends new and old just coming off of six great shows at Spaulding Auditorium. “May The Lord Increase You Day by Day and Send You More and More!”

TUESDAY, December 23
Wrensong sings Christmas Carols at the Parker House on Main Street in Quechee – Enjoy a drink in the bar and a bite to eat in the dining room to the sound of an a cappella choral group.  6pm to 7:30

Brian Warren hosts for Dave Clark at the Open Mic at Shepard’s on Route 4 in Quechee. 6pm to 9pm.

WEDNESDAY, December 24 – Christmas Eve
Northern Stage presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Briggs Opera House, White River Junction – 7:30

Jim Yeager hosts the Open Mic at Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland 4 Corners – 8pm to midnight.

Open Mic with Adam McMahon at Seven Barrel Brewery, West Lebanon – 9pm to midnight

THURSDAY, December 25 – Most places closed for Christmas

FRIDAY, December 26
Dan Walker plays at Jesse’s Restaurant in Hanover for the best happy hour in the upper valley – 5pm.

Don & Jenn play at Big Fatty’s BBQ from 6pm to 8:00pm – next to Elixir – White River Junction.

David Greenfield plays at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville from 6pm to 8:30pm. Come and enjoy some of the finest food around and relax in the cozy atmosphere.

Randall Mullen performs at The Canoe Club in Hanover – 7pm.

Northern Stage presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Briggs Opera House, White River Junction – 7:30

A New Kind of Blue at Skunk Hollow Tavern in Hartland 4 Corners. Reservations appreciated. The show starts at 9pm.

Live Music at Shepard’s Pie on Route 4 in Quechee – 8pm

Live Music at the Salt Hill Pub in Hanover at 9pm. Please call 603-676-7855 for more information. www.salthillpub.com

Live Music at the Salt hill Pub in Newportat 9pm! 603.863.7774 www.salthillpub.com

Live Music at the Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon at 9pm. Please call 603-448-4532 for more information. www.salthillpub.com

VJ Rich Meijer plays the ultimate mix late night at Bentleys 10pm – 2am.

SATURDAY, December 27
The Revitones at The Stone Arch Bakery, 103 Hanover Street, Lebanon from 11:30am to 1:00pm

Phil Singer at The Canoe Club in Hanover 7pm.

Clay Canfield at Bentley’s Restaurant in Woodstock – 7pm

Northern Stage presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Briggs Opera House, White River Junction – 7:30

Dave + Jed (from JukeJoynt) at Lil’ Red Baron, Newport NH from 8pm to 11pm. Come on over for some fine Mexican food and a relaxed farmhouse atmosphere – 8 Airport Road.

Live Music at Shepard’s Pie on Route 4 in Quechee – 8pm

Please Don’t Tell at Windsor Station Barroom starting at 8:30pm.

Live Music at the Salt Hill Pub in Lebanon – 9pm. www.salthillpub.com

Live Music at Salt Hill Pub in Hanover. Please call 603-676-7855 for more information.. www.salthillpub.com

Live Music at the Salt hill Pub in Newport at 9pm! 603.863.7774 www.salthillpub.com

VJ Rich Meijer plays the ultimate mix late night at Bentleys 10pm – 2am.

SUNDAY, December 28
FINAL PERFORMANCE! Northern Stage presents “A Christmas Carol” at the Briggs Opera House, White River Junction – 2:00pm

Brian Warren at the Commonman Restaurant in Claremont – 5pm.

La Guingette at The Canoe Club in Hanover at 7pm

MONDAY, December 29
Marko the Magician at Canoe Club in Hanover from 5:30 to 8:30

Hanover Hoot hosted by Joe Stallsmith at the Salt Hill Pub – Hanover 6pm to 9pm.

Open Mic with Brian Warren at Bentley’s Restaurant, Woodstock – 8pm to 11pm

TUESDAY, December 30
Open Mic with Davey Davis at Shepards on Route 4 (next to the Quality Inn) in Quechee 6pm to 9pm.

Irish Trad at Lebanon Salt Hill Pub – 6pm

Dan Freihofer at Canoe Club in Hanover – 7pm.

Billy Sharff at the Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom next to the train station – 6:00pm

Open Mic hosted by Tom Masterson at the Colatina Exit in Bradford, VT – 8pm

Pub Karoke at the Salt hill Pub in Hanover starting at 9pm.

WEDNESDAY, December 31 – New Year’s Eve!
The Front Men (Brian Warren, Mike Gareau, Dave Clark) with guest Jed Dickinson at The Parker House Inn & Bistro, Quechee Main Street – 8pm to ?

The Tricksters at Salt Hill Pub – Lebanon 9pm to ?

FINAL PERFORMANCE! Dr. Burma at Tupelo Music Hall, 188 south Main Street, White River Junction 8pm to ?

Moxley Union at Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom, 26 Depot Avenue (The Train Station), Windsor VT. 8:30 to ?

More to come next week!

Christmas Revels, Shrek, Amahl & The Night Visitors, A Christmas Carol, Tim Gurshin, Club Soda, The Vibro Kings

CR14-graphic-webIt’s a weekend filled with music, theater, art and dance throughout the upper valley with The Christmas Revels 40th Anniversary Show this Thursday through Sunday at Spaulding Auditorium. Evening tickets still available all four days at the Hop website.

Opera North present “Amahl & The Night Visitors” at Lebanon Opera House, Northern Stage continues with their run of “A Christmas Carol” at the Briggs Opera House, The Rutland Youth Theater presents “Shrek – The Musical” at the Paramount Theater this Friday and Saturday, and The Albany Berkshire Ballet presents two performances of “The Nutcracker” Sunday – also at The Paramount.

My acoustic rocker friend Tim Gurshin is coming up from the Concord area to play at Salt Hill Pub – Hanover on Friday night. Come join me after the Revels Show and cheer him on! Also that night – legendary dance band Club Soda is at SHP – Lebanon, Turner Round debuts at the Newport SHP, James Graham & Redhouse perform at Lil Red Baron in Newport, and The Vibro Kings (a new line-up with Ted Mortimer, Ed Eastridge, Bobby G, and Skip Truman) play at Skunk Hollow Tavern.

Get out and stir up your Christmas Spirit at any of these shows! Check out the Calendar for more details.

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