Schedule

Sky Blue Boys  

Date City Venue
03/31/17 (Fri) St. Albans, Vermont St. Albans Museum
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 9 Church Street. Venue phone: 802-527-7933. The Sky Blue Boys will sing old and new folk songs, Civil War songs and original numbers from the new “Sleeping Sentinel” album, including “St. Albans Memories” and other local St. A songs, with guest vocalists Jaye Lindner, Lea Menkens and Karen Pope. Free with donations accepted for the Museum, plus refreshments.
04/07/17 (Fri) Berlin, New Hampshire St. Kieran Community Center
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 155 Emery Street. Venue phone: 603-752-1028. St. Kieran Community Center provides a magnificent setting for concerts in a historic cathedral. Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys played there several years ago and to celebrate our return Willy and I will be adding the terrific Carrie Cook on bass. Tickets just $12 adults, $8 for under 18, free to members, at www.stkieranarts.org or at the door. Don’t miss this one! More information
04/09/17 (Sun) Burlington, VT Skinny Pancake
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 60 Lake Street. Venue phone: 802-540-0188. Willy and I have played the Pancake several times with Danny Coane as The VT Bluegrass Pioneers. This time it’ll be The Sky Blue Boys — Vermont’s favorite country and bluegrass duo.
04/14/17 (Fri) South Pomfret, Vermont ArtisTree Community Art Center
Time: 7:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2095 Pomfret Road. Venue phone: 802-457-3500. The Sky Blue Boys combine forces with Last Train To Zinkov, a great new duo featuring Ex-Plowboy David Gusakov on fiddle and his old-time banjo-picking son Nate. Their music is very distinctive and very different from ours. We look forward to delivering a fascinating mixed bag of old and new acoustic music. More information
05/26/17 (Fri) Colebrook, New Hampshire Tillotson Center
Time: 7:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 14 Carriage Lane. Venue phone: 603-237-8328. It’s been a long time since we played way-northern NH, and we’re delighted to get back there for a Sky Blue Boys show. Tillotson Center is a wonderful venue that includes a community heritage museum and art gallery plus a fine performance space that presents top-quality for folks in the Colebrook area. Should be a great evening. More information
06/02/17 (Fri) Tinmouth, Vermont The Old Firehouse
Time: 7:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Route 140 and Mountain View Road. We absolutely LOVE playing at the Old Firehouse in Tinmouth! It’s a charming, intimate space, and if you’ve never caught a show there you’re in for a real treat. So here we come again, with the same old energy and lots of new songs. Suggest donation $10-15.
06/09/17 (Fri) Derby Line, VT Haskell Opera House
Time: 7:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 93 Caswell Avenue. Venue phone: 802-873-3022. Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue, with The Sky Blue Boys plus Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing, returns to the fabulous old opera house for the fifth annual show. This year we’re breaking with our late-summer tradition and playing the Haskell in June. A glorious time to drive to the border for a show in our all-time favorite venue. More information
06/14/17 (Wed) Barre, Vermont Currier Park
Time: 7:00am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Main Street. Venue phone: 802-477-2967. Bring a picnic and join us at the gazebo right in the heart of downtown Barre for some fun music .
08/05/17 (Sat) Plainfield, VT Plainfield Town Hall
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: High Street. The Sky Blue Boys bring their every-changing bag of traditional and original acoustic tunes and join forces with Cold Country Bluegrass for another evening of fun music to benefit the Senior Center
08/11/17 (Fri) Stowe, Vermont Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 122 Hourglass Drive. Venue phone: 802-760-4634. Banjo Dan’s Bluegrass Revue, with Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing joining forces with The Sky Blue Boys, is tremendously proud to be performing at The Spruce Peak Arts Center. Situated by the slopes at the top of the Mountain Road in Stowe, this state-of-the-art performance space presents great entertainment events for vacationers and locals alike. For folks who never caught the Revue up on the Canadian border this is your chance to enjoy some absolutely dynamite bluegrass and acoustic music from two of the region’s top acts. More information
08/19/17 (Sat) Concord, MA Verrill Farm
Time: 11:00am. Admission: free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 11 Wheeler Road. Venue phone: 978-369-4494. It’s the Corn and Tomato Festival at Verrill Farm, where the produce is fabulous and festival days draw families from near and far. The Sky Blue Boys will provide music from 11-3. Bring the kids, bring your appetite and celebrate the summer harvest with us. More information

VT Bluegrass Pioneers  

Date City Venue
04/15/17 (Sat) Calais, VT Whammy Bar
Time: 7:30am. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 31 West County Road. Venue phone: 802-229-4329. What else can I tell you about the Whammy Bar? Definitely central Vermont’s liveliest, funnest place for good music. The Pioneers will be there for an evening of solid bluegrass — “the real deal.”
04/23/17 (Sun) Burlington, VT Skinny Pancake
Time: 12:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 60 Lake Street. Venue phone: 802-540-0188. Bluegrass brunch, Pioneers Style. Can’t beat it.
04/29/17 (Sat) Jericho, VT Jericho Cafe and Tavern
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 30 Vermont Route 15. Venue phone: 802-899-2223. Great meals and vibes accompanied by fine music by The VT Bluegrass Pioneers. Always a fun time at JCaT. More information
05/07/17 (Sun) Hanover, NH Skinny Pancake
Time: 12:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 3 Lebanon Street. Venue phone: 603-277-9115. Bluegrass Brunch with hard-driving music by the VT Bluegrass Pioneers.
05/11/17 (Thu) Elizabethtown, New York Elizabethtown Social Center
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: free; donations accepted. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7626 U.S. Route 9. Venue phone: 518-873-6408. The Social Center in Elizabethtown is a wonderful community facility featuring all kinds of activities and events. The Pioneers’ show will be preceded by a special program for the kids at 5:30, so bring the whole gang. By the way, E’town is not too far from the Charlotte Ferry landing in NY, if some of you Vermonters care to join the fun. More information
05/13/17 (Sat) Barre, Vermont Vermont Granite Museum
Time: 4:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7 Jones Brothers Way. Venue phone: 802-476-4605. A special celebration of Vermont’s gigantic role in the granite industry, with exhibits and activities along with music by the VT Bluegrass Pioneers a 4 PM followed by the incomparable Starline Rhythm Boys. More information
06/17/17 (Sat) Belvidere, Vermont Rattling Brook Bluegrass Festival
Time: 1:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: Route 109. Vermont’s favorite local bluegrass festival. The Plowboys played this event any number of times and it’ll be great to get back there with our new hi-octane bluegrass trio. Not sure just when our sets will be but with good bands playing all day who cares? Bring a frisbee and a cooler — it’s always a great scene.
07/11/17 (Tue) Elizabethtown, New York Elizabethtown Social Center
Time: 6:30pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 7626 U.S. Route 9. Venue phone: 518-873-6408. The Social Center in Elizabethtown is a wonderful community facility offering all kinds of events and activities. The Pioneers’ bluegrass concert will be preceded by a special show for the kids at 5:30, so bring the whole gang. (E’town is not so far from the Charlotte Ferry, so some of you western Vermonters may want to hop the ferry and join the fun.)

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