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Co-headline concert with Dayna Kurtz, Willa Mamet & Paul Miller in Bellows Falls
BELLOWS FALLS, VT — Stage 33 Live welcomes two headlining acts in one intimate early-evening listening event on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Doors open at 5:00, show starts at 6:00. Admission is by a suggested $10 minimum donation. See the notice of limited seating below. The event will be recorded and filmed.
Dayna Kurtz has shared stages with Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Chris Whitley, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt are fans of her sultry blend of jazz, folk, pop, and blues. She was named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. She’s been an invited performer by the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Lincoln Center, and other prestigious venues and festivals. She’s been on E-town, Mountain Stage, World Cafe, and NPR. Local fans will remember her steamy set at the Roots On The River festival in 2017. She also played a leg of Roots On The Rails. She’s a thinking, powerful performer and writer.
Willa Mamet + Paul Miller write and perform songs of rare beauty and strength of soul that range from soaring to searing. Willa Mamet’s voice has been described as “heartbreaking, musical, contemporary and ancient” by Patti LuPone (two-time Grammy and Tony winner, and American Theater Hall of Fame inductee). Paul Miller is known for his 40 years with acts like Coco and the Lonesome Road Band, Bluebird, Andy Shapiro, Breakaway, and the Bluegrass Gospel Project. They’ve known each other since Willa was a youngster, and Paul a family friend; they discovered that magic happens when they perform music together. This is a chance to share the intimate magic they make with two voices and a guitar
Stage 33 Live has seating for 40, plus standing room. A limited number of per-person credit/debit donations made online in advance (using the button below) will be accepted to guarantee both entry and a chair. If the chairs have all been reserved, you can bring your own (until capacity is reached), which you are responsible for removing after the event.
Because of the likelihood that we’ll run out of chairs for this show, we’ll accept a limited number of $10.52-per-person donations made in advance (using the button below) that will reserve a chair and meet the recommended minimum $10 donation per person at the door (plus Paypal’s service fee). All donations go to the performers. We’ll only accept as many advance donations as there are chairs available: as soon as there are no chairs left to be reserved, no more advance donations will be accepted. (This does not mean that you can’t still come; read on.) This is the only way to reserve a chair. The reserved chairs will be held until 10 minutes before showtime, so don’t be late because you’ll lose your seat. The reserved chairs won’t be assigned, just reserved; arrive early for your choice. Doors will open at 5:00, show starts at 6:00.
We’ll keep a list at the door of people who made advance donations; check in when you arrive (at least 10 minutes before showtime or someone else will be able to fill your seat) and we’ll give you some sort of ticket or hand-stamp to show that you’re a bona fide chair-reserver in case there are any questions or confusions.
You don’t need a Paypal account to make a donation in advance to reserve a chair, just a credit or debit card.
If you want to chance not making an advance donation to reserve a chair, or if the chairs are already all reserved, it’s OK to bring your own. As long as you take it back home with you afterward.
All donations go to the performers. Whether or not you make an advance donation, the $10 recommended minimum is wicked cheap for two headliners in such an intimate venue. You’re warmly encouraged to to drop a little more cash into the jar to support these artists, if you can — they deserve it.
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Stage 33 Live invites the public to listening events of music performances and spoken word presentations that are recorded for radio, TV, and the internet. Stage 33 Live is not a bar, club, restaurant, or venue with regular hours. Its mission is to help local and regional talented and knowledgeable people reach wider audiences on multiple platforms; the door is also open to established performers and presenters, as their participation helps bring attention to others still getting their foot in the door. Stage 33 Live allows only original material.