Vermont Arts Exchange presents An Evening of Blues


NORTH BENNINGTON -- Vermont Arts Exchange’s Basement Music Series presents An Evening of Blues. Blues Sanctuary will grace the basement stage. The evening will open with virtuoso harp player Bob Stannard accompanied by Blues Guitar ace Charlie Hilbert. Be prepared to absorb blues history, some down and dirty Chicago, and some epic new age blues, all in one spectacular evening. Performance is set for Saturday, March 15. Doors to VAE’s Basement Music Series in the Sage Street Mill open at 6 p.m., the show begins at 7 p.m.

Blues Sanctuary is an exciting, dynamic, and talented blues band, playing styles from upstreet, down and dirty, old-school Chicago to today’s searing, riveting, epic blues. Semifinalists at the 2009 International Blues Challenge, 2013 winners of The 2nd Annual Albany BID Blues Contest, and playing this summer in front of thousands at The Vermont Jazz Festival and Albany Alive At Five shows, Blues Sanctuary is sure to get the crowd going.

The group, features Rick Burgess on vocals, guitar, and harp, Bruce Mariani on bass and vocals, Joe Candal on keyboards and vocals, Ken Pallman on drums and vocals, and John O’Rourke on guitar.

Thyme Tables will offer dinner options, including butternut squash lasagna or a pulled pork sandwich, each served with sides, costing just $12 per plate. Please call the caterer directly at 802-447-3896 by Wednesday, March 12, to reserve your meal.

Tickets to this concert are $18 ($10 for students with valid ID) at or by calling 800-838-3006. Tickets are $22 at the door on the day of show.

Vermont Arts Exchange is a fully handicapped-accessible facility. For more information about Vermont Arts Exchange, the 2014 Basement Music Series season, vacation art camps, classes or workshops, contact VAE at 802-442-5549 or visit


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