The Prescription brings its dance party to the Masonic Hall


BENNINGTON — Vermont Arts Exchange has the perfect antidote to spring fever as it welcomes back The Prescription, a longtime member of the Basement Music Series family. The Prescription brings its rock 'n' roll, Motown, funk, Texas swing and blues style to the Masonic Hall in downtown Bennington on Saturday at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m. Wear your dancing shoes, as these guys have a reputation for filling the dance floor and instigating a good old-fashioned party.

Garam garam will be providing homemade food to purchase and Thyme Tables Catering of Shaftsbury will provide a cash bar, making it a one-stop night out.

The Prescription was instrumental in setting up the Basement Music Series by lending sound and lighting equipment when organizers had nothing but a few clamp lights and a rug. Joining Kerry Ryer-Parke on vocals, Chris Lauzon on drums, Bruce Williamson on tenor sax, Peter King on guitar and vocals, King's daughters Heather Frechette on keys and back-up vocals and Jessica Savoy on bass and back-up vocals, and King's brother-in-law, Bruce Dayton, on guitar and vocals. With Dave Newell and others joining in throughout the night, a fun night is guaranteed.

Tickets are $18 in advance through or by calling 800-838-3006. If not sold out, tickets are $22 at the door. Student tickets are available for $10. The Masonic Hall is an accessible facility; call for specific accommodations.

For more information about Vermont Arts Exchange, the Basement Music Series, exhibits and camps, contact VAE at 802-442-5549 or visit



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