Ring in the new year in Addison County
Start 2020 with The Grift
The Grift is excited to be back at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater for New Year’s Eve. The doors open on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m.
The band’s sound defies easy categorization, blending booty-shaking grooves and improvisation with radio-friendly hooks, witty lyrics, and tight vocal harmonies. Grift shows are energetic and original, with band members swapping instruments and occasionally playing two at a time. Their deep catalog of original music blends roots-rock and pop and jam.
The Grift was formed by two Middlebury College grads Clint Bierman and Jeff Vallone in 1999, and since then has performed over 2,300 shows in 25 states and four countries.
Tickets are $17 advance, $20 at the door. More info at townhalltheater.org.
Bristol Best Night 2020
Bristol Best Night is a community-wide New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Bristol. About thirteen years ago, a couple of community-minded Bristol residents, not wanting to drive to Burlington for a festive, music-filled, alcohol-free New Year’s Eve, decided to throw a local event they called Bristol Best Night.
That tradition has grown over the years. Always planned and staged by community volunteers, always focused on the amazing talent we have here in Addison County, and always determined to be a family-oriented event, Bristol Best Night has become a highlight of the holiday season.
Buttons provide admittance to all Bristol Best Night events. Buttons cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Children under 12 and seniors over 75 are admitted free. More info at bestnight.org.
5 p.m. Beth Duquette and Richard Ruane
6 p.m. DaddyLongLegs
7 p.m. Greg Ryan
8 p.m. The Earles of Bristol
3:30 p.m. Kids activities
5 p.m. Sweet Transition (Mount Abraham’s a cappella ensemble)
6 p.m. Magicians without Borders
7 p.m. Music Man Musical Review
7:30 p.m. Buzz Kuhns
7:40 p.m. Gretta and Jennison
7:50 p.m. Sam Kuhns
8 p.m. Murchont
8:45 p.m. Bristol’s West African Drum Group
9:15 p.m. Annie & The Individuals
Addison County’s hottest new band—a 7-piece ensemble with a serious love for finding the groove pocket and breaking it down. Equal parts funk, rock, blues, and original Americana, Annie & The Individuals will take you there and bring you back home again. Featuring the one and only Annie Voorhees at the helm, this band is guaranteed to make you stomp, shimmy and shout with delight!
5 p.m. Carolyn Lueders & Karen Lueders 4-hand piano and Paul Lueders & Carolyn Lueders, oboe and piano.
6 p.m. Lue Leppla
7 p.m. Phil Henry
8 p.m. One Man, One Man
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