Twilight Music presents concerts by international, national and regional performers at  Next Stage and Greenhoe Theatre in Putney, VT, and Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery and New England Youth Theatre in Brattleboro, VT.

We also produce the annual Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series in Putney,
a free seven-concert series.


Thursday, July 24 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $16 Advance / $18 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets:, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Offerings Jewelry in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                                                             Stray Birds                    

                                                                           Mike and Ruthy     
Twilight Music and Next Stage Arts Project present Pennsylvania-based, acoustic folk trio The Stray Birds and the indie roots music husband/wife team of Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (formerly of the acoustic stringband The Mammals).

Drawing upon the richness of American folk music traditions, the signature power of The Stray Birds sound lies in outstanding songwriting spun with a stirring subtlety and grace.  The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists - the pure, luxurious voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven's richness of tone and depth of delivery.  Grounding their sound is the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench.  Their full-length debut “The Stray Birds” was lauded by radio stations and listeners across the country, and named to the Top 10 Folk/Americana Releases of 2012 by NPR.  Passionate live performances led to appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

“Super-talented acoustic trio whose virtuosity doesn't get in the way of their soul.  Rich vocal harmonies, tight acoustic arrangements, heart-wrenching songs.” - Fly Magazine

After thousands of concerts across tens-of-thousands of miles, Woodstock, NY-based Ruth Ungar & Mike Merenda have emerged as one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos.  Mike is an artfully prolific songwriter with an indie rock soul and feather-touch vocals.  The daughter of fiddle legend Jay Ungar and country singer Lyn Hardy, Ruthy is an earthy country-blues singer with the unmistakable stage presence of a natural-born performer.  In 2000, the couple met Tao Rodriguez-Seeger (grandson of the legendary folk singer Pete Seeger) and formed The Mammals, an acoustic stringband that toured the world over the next seven years, and performed with the likes of Arlo Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

“Some of the best songwriting of their generation.” - LA Weekly

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Sunday, July 27 at 6:00 pm
Tickets: Free
Information: 802-387-5772,
Venue: The Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                        Planet Zydeco

Twilight Music continues its 12th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with an evening of high energy accordion/guitar driven dance music of Louisiana by Planet Zydeco.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 24.  All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.  The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, Next Stage Arts Project, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations.  The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.
Zydeco music is characterized by nimble accordion playing backed by a driving rhythm section.  For the past eleven years, Planet Zydeco has been bringing the dance hall music of Louisiana to clubs and festivals throughout New England and New York.  They are pleased to welcome Cannon Labrie, who also plays with popular Cajun band Yankee Chank, on accordion and vocals.  Other members are Peter Petengill and Nick Keil on guitars and vocals, Alan Bradbury on bass and vocals, Doug Plavin on drums and Suzanne Wozniak on rubboard.

The 2014 Twilight on the Tavern Lawn concert series schedule is:

Sunday, June 1  SIMBA - Eight member funk and world Beat band with blazing horns and scorching percussion

Sunday, June 15  KAT WRIGHT & BRETT HUGHES – Americana music quartet featuring soaring vocal harmonies evoking timeless mountain traditions and bluesy soul 

Sunday, June 29  THE CHRIS KLEEMAN BAND - Hard driving, house rocking, in your face blues

Sunday, July 13  BEAUCOUP BLUE - Americana and acoustic blues music by the Philadelphia-based father and son team of David and Adrian Mowry  
Sunday, July 27  PLANET ZYDECO - High Energy accordion/guitar driven dance music of Louisiana

Sunday, August 10  THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS - Newgrass and contemporary folk music with brothers Bruce, Barry and Alan

Sunday, August 24  THE SNAZ – Original, indie rock band featuring four Vermont teenagers

Coming Soon:

- Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present International Bluegrass Music Association Banjo Player of the Year and Grammy nominee Tony Trischka and his band, plus traditional bluegrass quartet Hot Mustard, featuring double banjos, saucy vocals and Merlefest banjo contest winner Bruce Stockwell, at Next Stage on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 pm.


Twilight Music Info:, 802-254-9276

Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery 139 Main Street Brattleboro, VT
Next Stage  15 Kimball Hill Putney, VT
Greenhoe Theatre Landmark College River Road South Putney, VT
New England Youth Theatre 100 Flat Street Brattleboro, VT


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