The Vermont Jazz Center 2019 Big Band Benefit Gala celebrates Nat King Cole’s centennial, with vocalist Peter Eldridge (Rob Freeberg, musical director). The concert supports the VJC Scholarship Program. One of the greatest jazz vocalists and pianists, Grammy Hall of Famer Nat King Cole recorded over 150 Billboard singles, selling more than 50 million copies during his lifetime. The pallbearers at his funeral included Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Johnny Mathis and Sammy Davis Jr. He was the first African American to host his own radio program (1946) and TV show (1956) in the US. Performing Cole’s music,using big band arrangements prepared for Cole himself, is two-time Grammy winning vocalist Peter Eldridge. Eldridge has performed in preeminent venues and festivals including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Kennedy Center. His original music has been covered by artists such as Nancy Wilson, Paquito D’Rivera, and Jane Monheit. Sponsored by Dianne and Steve Lieberman $20-40 general, $15 student- available online, at door, reserved by phone & In The Moment Records, Brattleboro. $1 extra per CC ticket
A day-long event celebrating traditional holiday nostalgia. Visitors are treated to a host of free, fun events and activities for all ages at galleries, shops, museums and inns throughout the scenic village and enjoy delicious food offerings. Throughout the day: Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, Museum tours and cookie decorating with warm apple cider at The Farrar Mansur House, Grain Grinding Demonstrations at Weston Mill Museum, One-of-a-kind shopping and sampling at all our village stores, Horse-drawn wagon rides and Petting Zoo at The Vermont Country Store.
Come talk to the Manufacturer reps and First Run staff on hand about the all-new 4D goggles from Smith Optics who will help you select the right model, plus other Smith Optics Helmets and sunglasses. First Run and Smith Optics are offering a free gift with the purchase of a pair of 4D Goggles!* (*One gift per purchase while supplies last on Saturday, December 7 only.)
If you’ve wanted to sing in a chorus, wished you could sing along with friends, wanted to feel more comfortable singing the Happy Birthday song, or even just get more out of singing by yourself, this full-day workshop is the perfect first step! If you can talk you can sing! Yes, EVEN YOU!! Learn in a way that’s supportive, comfortable & fun Discover your own natural voice Become more confident – experience some singing success! Take home skills to start you on your way! “I really surprised myself, in many ways. I had a wonderful time and came away with more confidence than I felt possible!” – A Workshop Participant
The Taste of Vermont brings together our area's finest artists, chefs, restaurants, bakers, caterers, specialty food, beverages, and more - all under one roof at the Stratton Mountain Resort. Taste, Sip, and Shop the night away! It's a satisfying and fun event for the whole family. The Stratton Foundation enjoys event proceeds to help Vermont children and families in need.