5/29/22, Sunday: OPEN MIC

Open Mic is on. Come and play, or come and enjoy.

Players / performers / presenters who RSVP get preference if there’s an overwhelming turnout and some performers need to be declined.

ORIGINAL MATERIAL ONLY – NO COVERS ALLOWED.

All performances are recorded and filmed and publicly available, there’s a media release to sign.

Any donations on your way in or on your way out will support Stage 33 Live’s existence.

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6/19/22, Sunday: Violet Bell and The Milkhouse Heaters (4:00 matinee)

Chapel Hill, NC-based multi-instrumentalist duo Violet Bell will co-bill the Stage 33 Live listening room with The Milkhouse Heaters on Sunday, June 19 in a 4:00 PM matinee. Limited seating. Special discounted ticket price: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. The performance will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

ADVANCE TICKETS DOUBLE AS CHAIR RESERVATIONS.


•   Through a special arrangement with the performers, advance tickets for this show are a discounted $10 each. All proceeds go to the performers. An advance ticket guarantees that you’ll get in if it sells out, and reserves you a chair. The transaction fee is rolled into the ticket price so the performer gets the full amount.
•   If you wish, you may add a tip. Tipping at the venue is also cool.
•   You can change the number of tickets after you click through to the next page.
•   A Paypal account is not required. There will be a link to proceed without one, but they make it small.
•   Tickets at the door for this show will be $15; seating is limited to 40. Chairs up front are saved (but not assigned) for advance ticket holders; if any chairs are still available on show day, those are first-come first-served.
•   If our 40 chairs all get reserved, advance ticket sales will automatically close.
•   Advance ticket sales will shut down at midnight the day before the show if it hasn’t sold out. Any remaining chairs are first come first served.
•   After completing, a “success” page should pop up and you should get an email from Paypal.
•   The name you give will be on a list at the door. All you have to do is show up. There are no physical tickets.
•   We won’t sell your info to anybody. We won’t even add you to our secret email newsletter coterie.
•   Questions? Drop us a line at stage33@stage33live.com or text/voicemail 802-289-0148. We’ve had some indication recently that there may be a problem with voicemails not saving, so make that the last resort until we figure out what’s up.

 

Violet Bell with The Milkhouse Heaters in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — The Chapel Hill, NC-based multi-instrumentalist duo Violet Bell will co-bill the Stage 33 Live listening room with The Milkhouse Heaters on Sunday, June 19 in a limited-seating 4:00 PM matinee with a special discounted ticket price of $10 in advance through stage33live.com or $15 at the door.

Violet Bell is re-wilding Americana with a lush, sinuous, smiling sound heartfully woven from folk, soul, bluegrass, and jazz with subtler notes of blues, world, and classical. Omar Ruiz-Lopez was born in Panama and raised in Puerto Rico, and Lizzy Ross was born and raised in Maryland and NYC — each brings a unique perspective on the traditions and influences that inform the music.

Prior to forming Violet Bell in 2016, Lizzy was a two-time Kerrville New Folk finalist and won Floydfest’s On the Rise contest and a Carolina Music Award, while Omar toured with Jonathan Byrd, Crystal Bright, Steph Stewart, and Chocolate Suede, and composed several original pieces for the Durham Symphony Orchestra. The combination of Ross’ singer-songwriter strengths, Ruiz-Lopez’s wide range, and their individual and combined muses and passions is a powerful intersection.

They’ve honed a smoldering and magnetic onstage chemistry playing hundreds of shows from Montreal to Miami, and have been featured at festivals across the country including Americanafest, Rooster Walk, Grassroots, Shakori Hills, Ocrafolk, Charleston Bluegrass, Campfire, Beaufort, and many more.

In addition to touring, both are passionate about music education for underserved communities, active in several organizations that engage communities of all ages.

“Ross channels the spirit of Eva Cassidy, and Ruiz-Lopez’s violin performance is chocolate… earthy, acoustic music, with some of the best arrangements I have heard on this show… Absolutely gorgeous.” — Michael Johnathon, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

Jan and Mike Sheehy of The Milkhouse Heaters are refugees of the Boston music scene, where they were nominated for a Boston Music Award and shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum, and their songs are on compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Their music has been licensed to television shows on ABC, VH1, MTV, ESPN, and ESPN 2.

They moved to southern Vermont in 2003, rolled Americana into their punk roots, and became The Milkhouse Heaters. They’ve opened for Fred Eaglesmith and closed for Billy Bragg, had two songs featured on The Shoulder to the Plough CD, and were repeat invited performers at the Roots on the River Festival.

They’re beloved not just for their strong writing and performing chops — they’re also ardent supporters of and activists-by-example for considered, considerate living.

This is a limited-seating listening room show on Sunday, June 19 at 4:00 PM, at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, and through a special arrangement with the performers the tickets are just $10 in advance, or $15 at the door. Advance tickets are available through stage33live.com and double as right-up-front chair reservations. The performance will be recorded and filmed.

In a happy coincidence, in addition to it being Father’s Day (bring your dad!), it’s also Alumni Weekend — a small-town parade featuring floats designed, built, and populated by Bellows Falls Union High School graduating classes through the years runs right through downtown Bellows Falls, a couple blocks from our front door. Traffic won’t be allowed through downtown from sometime after 1:00 to sometime before 3:00… you can’t drive here from there during that time. We endorse coming early and enjoying the parade before taking in the excellent music. If you prefer to skip the parade, you’ll be able to get here after 3:00 with no problems.

The COVID-19 protocol in the room will be the community guidelines in effect on show day. Currently the guidance is that masks are optional, although that may change without notice. Respect those who choose to mask, and give them six feet of social distance. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage and set up in pods of two. If you wish to make a custom pod for your party, arrive early to do so. People who have already arrived and have arranged their seating will not be expected to move, and their perimeter should be honored.

Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; coffee / soda / juice / water and weird snacks available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com

Stage 33 Live gratefully acknowledges the help of so many individuals without whom none of this would be happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Covered Bridge Cookies, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project that’s helped fund improvements and maintenance, and generally smooth out a lot of the rough edges. Stage 33 Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are deductible to the fullest extent. Volunteers run the thing from stem to stern.

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themilkhouseheaters.com

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7/2/22, Saturday: WOJCICKI + special guest

Wojcicki will bring their electro-americana earworm prog to the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 PM. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

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Wojcicki at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Wojcicki [Voy-CHEECH-key] is the vehicle for songwriter and performer Matt Sharff, along with his long-time conspirators Bethanie Yeakle and Garth Tichy. They’ll bring their electro-americana earworm prog to the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 PM. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets and more info at stage33live.com

Sharff began performing in his teens with bands in his native New York City at venues like CBGB, Max’s Kansas City, Brownies, Mercury Lounge, and The Fort. Since relocating to Southern Vermont, he’s played from NXNE in Toronto to SXSW in Austin, sharing stages with broadly diverse artists including Emmylou Harris, The Jayhawks, Bill Kirchen, The Silos, Mark Mulcahy, Roky Erikson, NRBQ, The Misfits, and Bernie Sanders. He’s recorded and performed with Adam Yauch (Beastie Boys), T-Bone Wolk (Hall & Oates), Buddy Cage (New Riders of the Purple Sage), Dan and Claudia Zanes, Jon Carroll (Starlight Vocal Band), and more.

Failure to Illuminate, Wojcicki’s followup album to 2015’s Afterbirther, was recorded at Guilford Sound to two-inch tape and released to — of course — cassette. It’s also available in digital formats. Electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel, synthesizers, electric pianos and organ, banjo, drums and hand percussion form textures supporting songs with wide-ranging, raw expression. Mixed by Chris Johnson of Airwindows, each track was given a sonic palette inspired by profiles on ‘evergreen’ albums from the 1960s through the 1990s. The album is a call to re-engage with music as a sequential and organic experience, with songs informed by accumulating world crises filtered through personal memory and experience.

According to the performer’s preference, the COVID-19 protocol will be the guidelines in effect in the community on show day. Currently the guidance is that masks are optional, although that may change without notice. Respect those who choose to mask, and give them six feet of social distance. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage and set up in pods of two. If you wish to make a custom pod for your party, arrive early to do so. People who have already arrived and have arranged their seating will not be expected to move, and their perimeter should be honored.

Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; coffee / soda / juice / water and weird snacks available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com

Stage 33 Live gratefully acknowledges the help of so many individuals without whom none of this would be happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Covered Bridge Cookies, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project that helped fund improvements and maintenance, and generally smooth out a lot of the rough edges. Stage 33 Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are deductible to the fullest extent. Volunteers run the thing from stem to stern.

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7/17/22, Sunday: Josh Maiocco with Ezra Veitch

Josh Maiocco will play the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, July 17 at 7:00 PM. Ezra Veitch will open and side. $5+ suggested donation for the performers. Limited seating. The event will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

 

ADVANCE DONATIONS DOUBLE AS CHAIR RESERVATIONS.


•   The suggested donation for this show is $5+ per person, all proceeds go to the performers. Donating in advance guarantees that you’ll get in if it sells out, and also reserves you a chair. The transaction fee is rolled in so the performer gets the full amount.
•   You can change the number of per-person donations being made after you click through to the next page.
•   A Paypal account is not required. There will be a link to proceed without one, but they make it small.
•   Chairs up front are saved (but not assigned) for advance donors; any chairs still available on show day are first-come first-served.
•   If our 40 chairs all get reserved, the advance donation system will automatically close.
•   Advance donations will shut down at midnight the day before the show if it hasn’t sold out.
•   After completing, a “success” page should pop up and you should get an email from Paypal.
•   The name you give will be on a list at the door. All you have to do is show up. There are no physical tickets.
•   We won’t sell your info to anybody. We won’t even add you to our secret email newsletter coterie.
•   Questions? Drop us a line at stage33@stage33live.com or text/voicemail 802-289-0148. Retrieving voice mails on show days can be problematic as we don’t have actual office staff, but we do our best to stay on top of it.
 

Josh Maiocco and Ezra Veitch at Stage 33 Live in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — Josh Maiocco will play the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, July 17 at 7:00 PM. Ezra Veitch will open and side. Limited seating. The event will be recorded and filmed.

In 2018, Josh Maiocco showed up at a Stage 33 Live open mic and stunned everyone there with outstanding songs performed brilliantly. Since then he’s played the room as an opener and a side-person; this is his first headline on the 33 Bridge Street stage.

Josh is as talented of a writer and player as he is under-recognized. It’s possible he likes it that way — below the radar and enigmatic. It’s known that in younger days he played quite a bit in New Jersey and New York City. He has a lingering MySpace page that was clearly forgotten about long ago. He’s not from around here originally, but since arriving about two decades ago he’s played in highly regarded and stylistically diverse bands like Ingrid’s Ruse, Ninja Monkey, 84 Sheepdog, and the Ben Carr Music Project, in addition to occasional solo shows.

Josh has enlisted his friend and frequent co-conspirator, Ezra Veitch, to open and side for him. Ezra is well known for his music and his tireless support of the local music scene, as well as his graphic art.

This performance will be on Sunday, July 17, 7:00 PM, at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Seating is limited to 40. $5 suggested donation; advance donations though stage33live.com double as chair reservations. The event will be recorded and filmed.

According to the performer’s preference, the COVID-19 protocol will be the guidelines in effect in the community on show day. Currently the guidance is that masks are optional, although that may change without notice. Respect those who choose to mask, and give them six feet of social distance. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage and set up in pods of two. If you wish to make a custom pod for your party, arrive early to do so. People who have already arrived and have arranged their seating will not be expected to move, and their perimeter should be honored.

Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; coffee / soda / juice / water and weird snacks available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com

Stage 33 Live gratefully acknowledges the help of so many individuals without whom none of this would be happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Covered Bridge Cookies, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project that helped fund improvements and maintenance, and generally smooth out a lot of the rough edges. Stage 33 Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are deductible to the fullest extent. Volunteers run the thing from stem to stern.

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8/14/22, Sunday: Breanna Elaine

Breanna Elaine will play the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, August 14 at 7:00 PM. $10 in advance, $15 at the door – all proceeds go to the performer. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed. Read the press release.

Breanna Elaine in Bellows Falls

BELLOWS FALLS — Breanna Elaine will play the Stage 33 Live listening room at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on Sunday, August 14 at 7:00 PM. $10 in advance, $15 at the door – all proceeds go to the performer. Limited seating. The performance will be recorded and filmed.

Breanna Elaine has been making waves with her unique sound and songwriting talent: earthy folk with rock, jazz, and occasional punk underpinnings. She’s been favorably compared to Jewel, Alanis Morissette, and Stevie Nicks.

Born and raised in Brattleboro, as a child she played violin and bass and sang in a band that performed at soup kitchens for the homeless. She moved to Northampton in her teens where she played in several bands and sang in a choir that featured African folk music and other explorative genres. At 18 she moved to the Rutland area to care for her grandmother, bringing her lifelong passion for singing and songwriting with her.

This is an opportunity to catch Breanna Elaine in an intimate listening room performance before she graduates to bigger venues.

This performance will be on Sunday, August 14 at 7:00 PM, at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls, Vermont. No opener, this one to not be fashionably late for. Seating is limited to 40. The performance will be recorded and filmed. $10 in advance through stage33live.com doubles as a right-up-front chair reservation, $15 at the door – all proceeds go to the performer.

According to the performer’s preference, the COVID-19 protocol will be the guidelines in effect in the community on show day. Currently the guidance is that masks are optional, although that may change without notice. Respect those who choose to mask, and give them six feet of social distance. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage and set up in pods of two. If you wish to make a custom pod for your party, arrive early to do so. People who have already arrived and have arranged their seating will not be expected to move, and their perimeter should be honored.

Stage 33 Live is a casual and intimate industrial-rustic listening room in a former factory hosting local, regional, and national performances and presentations of original material. No bar or kitchen, the stage is the mission; coffee / soda / juice / water and weird snacks available by donation. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, online at stage33live.com

Stage 33 Live gratefully acknowledges the help of so many individuals without whom none of this would be happening, and institutional support this season from The Island Corporation, the Vermont Arts Council, Ben & Jerry’s Foundation, Covered Bridge Cookies, the Bellows Falls Opera House, and the Rockingham Arts & Museum Project that helped fund improvements and maintenance, and generally smooth out a lot of the rough edges. Stage 33 Live is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and all donations are deductible to the fullest extent. Volunteers run the thing from stem to stern.

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