4/28/19: The Sky Blue Boys


Banjo Dan and Willy Lindner were the driving force behind the much-loved, legendary bluegrass band “Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys” during its 40-year run. Sky Blue Boys As a twosome, they play and sing in the vintage country music brother-duo tradition of the ’30s and ’40s.

They’ll be performing a special two-set late afternoon matinee at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls on Sunday, April 28. The first half will spotlight songs and stories, followed by an update of their longtime audience favorite old-time live radio show.

Willy and Dan have played together for decades. The clean, evocative sound of “The Sky Blue Boys” is a reminder of things past, and of things constant.

Stage 33 Live is pleased to host them for this rare southern Vermont appearance on Sunday, April 28. Doors open at 3:00, show starts at 4:00. Only 40 seats are available. Advance tickets double as chair reservations and are only available online until the day before the show — $15 general, or $10 for seniors and students. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of show, although if the chairs have all been reserved it will be for standing room. You may bring your own seating.

The listening event will be recorded and filmed. Your likeness or voice may be incidentally documented; your presence is your permission. 33 Bridge Street is an accessible space.

* Seating is limited to 40 *

Advance tickets double as chair reservations. Reserved chairs aren’t assigned, just reserved; arrive early for your choice. Reserved chairs will be held until 10 minutes before showtime — don’t be late, you may lose your seat. Doors will open at 3:00 for the concert that starts at 4:00. Advance ticketing through the website will close the day before the show. Advance tickets may still be purchased after all the chairs have been reserved; when all the chairs have been reserved, we will note that here prominently. If the chairs have already all been reserved, or you didn’t get tickets in advance and want to be safe, you can bring your own seating.

Tickets are $15; or $10 for seniors and students; kids under 12 are free (let us know if you’re planning to bring any kids; we need to know because of the limited seating). A few cents in processing fees that Paypal charges are added to the ticket cost. 100% of your ticket revenue goes to the Sky Blue Boys. If you wish to make a donation to help Stage 33 Live keep going, there will be a tip jar out at the show.


After completing the transaction, you should be redirected to a “success” page and get an email from Paypal. You’ll also get a confirmation email directly from us within a day or two, assuming you entered a working email address. The name you gave will be on a list at the door. All you have to do is show up.

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33 Bridge Street is a couple blocks toward the river from the only intersection in downtown Bellows Falls, which is the corner of Flat Iron Exchange coffeehouse and Popolo restaurant. And it’s a T so there’s no way to take a wrong turn. Stage 33 Live is in a brick building on the right after the post office and over the little bridge. The most reliable parking is in the free lot across the street, next to the canal.

Stage 33 Live invites the public to listening events that are recorded and filmed for radio, TV, and the internet. It’s a volunteer run nonprofit on a mission to help local and regional talented and knowledgeable people reach wider audiences on multiple platforms. The stage is also open to established performers and presenters, because their participation helps bring attention to others still getting their foot in the door. We aren’t a bar, club, restaurant, or venue with regular hours. We’re also not a plush theater or a state-of-the-art facility. We’re just good folks doing this fine thing — the homegrown love child of Tiny Desk Concerts, TED Talks, Science Friday, Midnight Special, and The Little Rascals. Stage 33 Live allows only original material.

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