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

Shamarr Allen and the Underdogs

Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $22, Students $10 **Bennington Brush Building - 190 North Street, Bennington** Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Shamarr Allen is the definition of New Orleans. Hailing from the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Allen has influences in jazz, hip-hop, rock, funk rhythms, blues and…

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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 www.brownpapertickets.com 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
Prescriptions

Previous Concerts

  • The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

    Event Postponed – New Date To Be Announced We are sorry to announce that due to current unease...

    April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Beard & Glasses Record Release Party

    Event Postponed – New Date To Be Announced We are sorry to announce that due to current unease...

    April 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • The Sea The Sea

    Event Postponed – New Date To Be Announced We are sorry to announce that due to current unease...

    March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Session Americana

    Event Postponed – New Date To Be Announced We are sorry to announce that due to current unease...

    March 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Eastbound Jesus with opener Big Stone Gap

    Tickets: Advance $22, At-the-door $27, Students $10 **Bennington Brush Building – 190 North S...

    February 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Mature Audience Only Tickets: Advance $22, At-the-door $27 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Ke...

    February 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Mature Audience Only Tickets: Advance $22, At-the-door $27 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Ke...

    February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Alex Torres and his Latin Orchestra **Venue change. See below.**

    **Please note the venue change.  New venue is the Bennington Brush Building at 190 North Street in ...

    January 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Happily Announcing the Vermont Arts Exchange 25th Birthday Party!

    Saturday, July 20th,  12:00-3:00 at VAE 48 Main Street North Bennington, VT Parade steps off at Noo...

    July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • VAE’s 25th Birthday Party

    July 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • VAE presents A Powers After Hours concert featuring singer M’Balia and guitarist Thom Loubet

    Tickets; $20 in advance, $25 at the door if not sold out Doors open at 6:30 for dinner for purchase....

    July 12, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Make Music Vermont Celebration in Bennington

    The Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) will take to the streets Friday, June 21st at noon for Make Music Ve...

    June 21, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Chris Bergson & Ellis Hooks

    Chris Bergson, one of the most inventive songwriters in modern blues music,returns as a duo for this...

    June 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Howard Fishman

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Prescriptions

    The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    April 13, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Bella’s Bartok

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    March 30, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Kat Edmonson

    Tickets: Adults; advance $22, at-the-door $26. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    March 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Honeysuckle

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    March 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Sage City Jazz Band

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    February 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Tickets: Adults; advance $22, at-the-door $26.  Mature Audience Only Doors open at 7pm. Show starts...

    February 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Tickets: Adults; advance $22, at-the-door $26.  Mature Audience Only Doors open at 7pm. Show starts...

    February 15, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Daby Toure’

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    February 2, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • A “Powers After Hours” Evening of Live Music

    Vermont Arts Exchange and the Program Activity Council at Bennington present a “Powers After Hours...

    November 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • VAE’s 26th Annual North Bennington Halloween Parade

    Vermont Arts Exchange (VAE) presents the annual North Bennington Halloween Parade now in its 26th y...

    October 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • The Mammals with Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    April 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The NEKtones

    Tickets: Adults; advance $15, at-the-door $18. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Session Americana

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    March 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Sean Rowe

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    March 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Leo Yucht Quartet

    Photo Credit: Todd Collins Join us for some great jazz at Powers Market in North Bennington. Leo Yuc...

    March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Aubrey Logan

    Tickets: Adults; advance $20, at-the-door $25. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Zydegroove

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    February 17, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Tickets: Adults, advance $22, at-the-door $26 Mature Audience Only. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts a...

    February 10, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Tickets: Adults, advance $22, at-the-door $26 Mature Audience Only. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts a...

    February 9, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Eastbound Jesus

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    January 27, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Alchemystics

    Tickets: Adults; advance $18, at-the-door $22. Students; $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. ...

    January 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • VAE Presents, “A Star Has Burnt My Eye” with Howard Fishman

    Photo Credit: Rebecca Greenfield Featuring: Charlotte Mundy – Vocals, Osei Essed – Guita...

    December 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • “Trick or Treat” Exhibit

    Opening, Friday, October 27th, 7-9pm A Halloween Art show featuring artists from Bennington College ...

    October 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Scream Dream Exhibit; Hauntings! Visions! Illuminations! ~ The VAE Halloween Art Show

    Opening Friday, October 27th, 6-8pm The North Bennington Train Depot Additional gallery hours for th...

    October 27, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Vermont Arts Exchange Presents ZUMIX!

    Free Downtown Concert Monday, August 14 7:00pm Front Porch of Bennington Town Office Building ~ 205 ...

    August 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • M’Balia with Thom Loubet on guitar

    Tickets: Advance $20, at-the-door $25 only if advance tickets do not sell out. Doors open at 7pm. Sh...

    April 29, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Blair Crimmins and the Hookers

    Tickets: Advance $18, at-the-door $22, Students $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. “The so...

    April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Hannah Gill and The Hours

    Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $22, Students $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Hannah Gi...

    April 8, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • A Punk & Rock Show at Harvest Brewing Featuring The Cash Registers and The Tracys

    Location: Harvest Brewing, 201 South Main Street, Bennington Tickets: $7 at the door only For more d...

    April 7, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Billy Wylder with opener Woven Collective

    Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $22, Students $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. “A spir...

    March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • A Rockin Night of Blues, Grooves, Funk & Soul

    Tickets: Advance $12, at-the-door $15, Students $5 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. Sam Clemen...

    March 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • The Prescription with Side Effects Horn Section

    Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $22, Students $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. A local f...

    February 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Tickets: Adults, advance $22, at-the-door $26 Mature Audience Only. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts a...

    February 11, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Gypsy Layne at Oldcastle Theatre

    Tickets: Adults, advance $22, at-the-door $26 Mature Audience Only. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts a...

    February 10, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Ghost of Paul Revere

    Tickets: Advance $18, At-the-door $22, Students $10 Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm. “Mu...

    January 28, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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