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.

Sunday, June 17 at 6:00 pm

Tickets: Free
Info: 802-387-5772
Venue: Putney Tavern lawn on Main Street in downtown Putney, VT

                                              Brian Dunne

Twilight Music continues its 16th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk rock, world beat, rock, country, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts with with Brooklyn-based, Americana and folk singer/songwriter Brian Dunne’s guitar, piano and violin trio.  The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 26.  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, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney area businesses and organizations.  The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available.  
Brian Dunne has won the attention and praise of many for his sharp lyrical prowess and country-tinged vocals.  In 2015, Brian released his full length debut CD "Songs From The Hive,"  which garnered praise from CMT and Songwriting Magazine.  His 2017 sophomore record "Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements" debuted at #10 on the iTunes Songwriter charts and earned him performances on NPR's Mountain Stage and 2017's Cayamo Cruise.  He has shared the stage with many songwriting legends including Robert Earl Keen, Delbert McClinton, Justin Townes Earle and Lee Ann Womack.  His trio includes Isamu McGregor and Amanda Lo.

Friday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 Advance / $24 At the Door
Info: 802-387-0102
Advance tickets:, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, Putney Food Co-Op in Putney
Venue: Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney, VT

                                Session Americana

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk/roots-rock band Session Americana.  Featuring Boston-based, multi-instrumentalists and singers Ry Cavanaugh, Billy Beard, Dinty Child, Jim Fitting and Jefferson Hamer, plus a rotating collective of guest musicians, the band's raucous live shows are built around the community concept of traditional Irish seisiúns. 

Blending vintage American roots music styles - from country to jazz to rock - Session Americana is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle.  This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other.  On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack's bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, and an assortment of other instruments that get passed around in this freewheeling modern hootenanny.  The anything-could-happen feel of a Session show depends on craft that's not accidental or easily won; they bring a kind of ease and genuineness to this timeless music, sometimes presenting the latest batch of original songs, sometimes reaching back into depths of the American "song bag."

Session Americana has toured worldwide, performing at festivals from Ramblin' Roots in the Netherlands to Strawberry Music in California to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and on TV and radio shows such as Music City Roots (Nashville) and Mountain Stage (NPR).  Band members come from diverse musical backgrounds, having played with artists such as Patty Griffin, Josh Ritter and The J. Geils Band.  "Session Americana has developed into a traveling medicine show which eschews snake oil in favor of an ongoing grail quest for the perfect collaborative experience." - Hot Press Ireland

Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar.  For more information, visit and 

Coming Soon:  

8/24/18 – BLACK UMFOLOSI – Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an a cappella and dance quintet from Zimbabwe that mixes great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance.

The 2018 TWILIGHT ON THE TAVERN LAWN concert series schedule is:

Sunday, June 3 THE REAR DEFROSTERS - Honky tonk, country soul and early rock-n-roll by a large and rotating cast of New England musicians

Sunday, June 17 BRIAN DUNNE TRIO – Brooklyn-based, Americana and folk singer/songwriter Brian Dunne’s guitar, piano and violin trio

Sunday, July 1 THE GASLIGHT TINKERS – A joyously danceable blend of global rhythms around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music

Sunday, July 15 THE STOCKWELL BROTHERS BAND - Contemporary bluegrass and folk music quartet featuring banjo, mandolin and three-part harmonies

Sunday, July 29 PLANET ZYDECO - High energy accordion and guitar driven dance music of Louisiana 

Sunday, August 12 M.O.D. – Drummer and vocalist Molly Steinmark’s band plays a mix of funk, soul-jazz, hip hop and R&B

Sunday, August 26 SIMBA - Eight member funk and world beat band featuring blazing horns and scorching percussion


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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