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Join VAE at the Masonic Hall for the Basement Music Series. Thanks for supporting live music!

Eastbound Jesus with opener Big Stone Gap

Tickets: Advance $22, At-the-door $27, Students $10 **Bennington Brush Building - 190 North Street, Bennington** Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Eastbound Jesus draws on a mix of diverse influences from the worlds of bluegrass, country and rock and roll to develop their own sound that is at the…

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Session Americana

Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $23, Students $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. A favorite of the Basement Music Series! "It's right there in the name for this ultra-gifted, rotating collective of singers and multi-instrumentalists. The group, whose members have played with a variety of acts including Patty Griffin,…

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The Sea The Sea

Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $23, Students $10 Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014…

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Beard & Glasses Record Release Party

Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $23, Students $10 Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8 pm. Years in the making, Bennington's own, "Beard & Glasses" will treat the Masonic Hall to their first live performance premiering an album of all original material from their new studio record tentatively titled,  "Born…

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The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Tickets: $18 In Advance, $23 At the Door,  $10 Students  The Chandler Travis Philharmonic is a 9-piece ensemble from Boston and Cape Cod that includes a horn section, string bass, keyboard, mandocello, guitar, drums, accordion, and singing valet. “This man should either be locked up or made king of the…

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Basement Music Series

In the winter of 2004 VAE converted the downstairs basement studio in an old brick mill into a cabaret-club. The plan was to present once a month, high quality music that was culturally diverse. With tablecloths, flowers and candles on the tables, professional lighting and a bar, the 130 seat venue was ready for an audience. From late fall through April each year the Basement Music Series (BMS), brought in bands from as far away as Cuba, Tuva and Virginia and from the music hub of Brooklyn, New York. Offering a huge range of music from Grammy nominated Omar Sosa, to BMS favorite Howard Fishman, and the Tuvan throat singers ALASH the BMS grew to twice a month. The people come for one reason, to listen to music, and this what the bands love the most about presenting their art. The intimate setting in which they perform allows for an experience that both artist and audience go home not forgetting and anticipating a return. In moving to the Masonic Hall, we have brought along the same ingredients to create the vibe and listening room you’ve come to love. We hope you enjoy yourselves and spread the word!

Purchasing Tickets: Tickets available through our new ticket company The first and only fair-trade ticketing company! Follow the link to find our calander of upcoming events and place your ticket order directly with them. You may also call them toll free at 1-800-838-3006. Libations served. Seating is limited. Our concerts are located in accessible facilities. Please call for specific accommodations 802-442-5549.

Ethan Lipton and His Orchestra
Dustbowl Revival
Howard Fishman
Bella's Bartok

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