Hardscrabble
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Hardscrabble

Hard Scrabble is a Vermont based band formed in 2009. Their music is a blend of primarily bluegrass, and acoustic covers with a hint of blues and a few unexpected twists. Hard Scrabble is well known throughout the area as one of its premier, acoustic bands. Their repertoire centers on well blended vocal harmonies and varied instrumentation. Instruments include guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and bass.

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DJ Fattie B- a Night of Classic Dance Favorites
Apr
6
8:30 PM20:30

DJ Fattie B- a Night of Classic Dance Favorites

Kyle Thompson, also known as Fattie B. of Burlington, Vermont has been a DJ for over 25 years. After touring the country for 9 years with one of Vermont’s all-time biggest bands (Belizbeha) throughout the 90’s as an MC, Fattie began his residency as the DJ for the 18-years-strong Retronome (a retro dance party every Saturday night at Club Metronome). He is still the DJ of this weekly event to this day. 

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The Last Train to Zinkov
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Last Train to Zinkov

“With violin, viola, banjo, and vocals, Last Train to Zinkov creates sparkling folk music that tells of the beauty and peace of home, of delight and sadness and the wild human emotions inherent in living and dying. The Gusakovs play with a lively, toe-tapping touch, sing with mournful sensitivity, and exhibit a creative chemistry that can only be born of a lifetime of relationship. Their original songs and compositions reflect their love of traditional American old-time music, gypsy jazz and swing, and their own Eastern European roots.”

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Strangled Darlings
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Strangled Darlings

Strangled Darlings cuts up the pattern for an indie band while squeezing a full band out of a duo. They left Portland, Oregon three years ago to live in a 20 foot RV and think about the Occupy Movement from the parking lot of Walmarts across much of America. From that comes a patchwork of images, sounds and restrung music that is actually original without being weird. Jess Anderly play bass & foot drums. George Veech plays mandolin. They are actively recording their fourth album from their new home in Bethel, Vermont

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Melissa Plett
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Melissa Plett

This singer, songwriter and natural-born-performer embodies all that this classic folk tune represents. And like so many songs of its genre, era and nature, it is rooted in messages of cheery optimism, yet challenging adversity, much like Melissa Plett…

Melissa's influences come from a musical immersion from birth where she developed a personal relationship with the down-south storytelling of Johnny Cash, the pioneering tell-all nature of Kitty Wells, and the heart-wrenching tales of hardship from Etta James and Ray Charles.

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The Good Parts
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Good Parts

VT’s hippest funkified boogaloo band The Good Parts is back Saturday, Jan 26th, at the The Antidote in Vergennes, 8:00pm. Come check out Jeff Margolis (bass), Chris Wyckoff (keys), Rob McCuen (guitar) and Terry Simpkins (drums) tearing it up!

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Hokum Bros.
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Hokum Bros.

Their songs are catchy and integrated with humor, while their style of play is multifarious. Their lyrics speak of true-life experiences with a thread of the earliest cultural fabric we call Americana. Rare and original, The Hokum Bros. sing and patter their way into inspired silliness and offer enough sly satire and social commentary to insure you'll be wearing your happy face long after the show is over.

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Hardscrabble
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Hardscrabble

Hard Scrabble is a Vermont based band formed in 2009. Their music is a blend of primarily bluegrass, and acoustic covers with a hint of blues and a few unexpected twists. Hard Scrabble is well known throughout the area as one of its premier, acoustic bands. Their repertoire centers on well blended vocal harmonies and varied instrumentation. Instruments include guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and bass.

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Shane Murley
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Shane Murley

“I gig around the area playing for bars, restaurants, private parties and weddings. Music is a very powerful thing and I feel lucky to have been blessed with the gift to share it. The band that I have put together have been performing all their lives as musicians. I'm a lucky guy. They've been playing almost once or twice a week with me and we continue to grow tighter every show. People are moved by our music. We receive a lot of good feedback after every show that inspires me to keep moving forward and doing what we love.

My influences range from Al Green, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Ween, Marvin Gaye, Pixies/Frank Black, Wilco, The Kinks, Jason Collett, David Gray and many more…”

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Soule Monde
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

Soule Monde

Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket, where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation.


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Honeywell
Dec
5
7:30 PM19:30

Honeywell

Honeywell is Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band, Soule Monde), Clint Bierman (The Grift, Hug Your Farmer All Star Band), and Peter Day (The Grift, Hug Your Farmer All Star Band)  The trio launches from the rhythmic foundation of Lawton on drums, Day locks in on bass laying a carpet of groove for Bierman’s incendiary guitar work. Honeywell plays a mix of covers and originals, (everything from Jimmy Cliff to The Black Keys) while keeping an ear towards groove and vocal harmonies and sharp songwriting from all three members. 

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Kelly Ravin
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Kelly Ravin

Kelly Ravin plays gritty rock and roll. Equally at home in backcountry bars & big city clubs, his skills as an instrumentalist are outshadowed only by his gifts as a songwriter. 

His music finds itself squarely in the rock and roll tradition, with early influence from acts like The Drive By Truckers and Steve Earle; and modern resonance with the alt-country resurgence led by Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and others.

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Shane Murley
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Shane Murley

“I gig around the area playing for bars, restaurants, private parties and weddings. Music is a very powerful thing and I feel lucky to have been blessed with the gift to share it. The band that I have put together have been performing all their lives as musicians. I'm a lucky guy. They've been playing almost once or twice a week with me and we continue to grow tighter every show. People are moved by our music. We receive a lot of good feedback after every show that inspires me to keep moving forward and doing what we love.

My influences range from Al Green, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Ween, Marvin Gaye, Pixies/Frank Black, Wilco, The Kinks, Jason Collett, David Gray and many more…”

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Bessette Quartet
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bessette Quartet

Bessette Quartet was born at Bar Antidote in 2012 and has been their home base ever since. The band combines the guitarist wizardry of bluegrass virtuoso Doug Perkins getting his jazz on with the lyrical sax of Eric Bessette. The rhythm section combines the solid and spicy drums of Matt Davis with the "mighty bass" legend Andy Smith. They play a combination of grooving jazz and funk with a few surprises.

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Sarah King
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Sarah King

Sarah King sings blues, alternative, and rock music, all delivered with a side of Southern soul. Taking the stage with only an acoustic guitar, she captivates audiences with her haunting melodies, confident stage presence, and thought-provoking lyrics. 


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Hokum Bros.
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Hokum Bros.

Their songs are catchy and integrated with humor, while their style of play is multifarious. Their lyrics speak of true-life experiences with a thread of the earliest cultural fabric we call Americana. Rare and original, The Hokum Bros. sing and patter their way into inspired silliness and offer enough sly satire and social commentary to insure you'll be wearing your happy face long after the show is over.

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"The Ranger" Film Screening and Halloween Dance Party
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

"The Ranger" Film Screening and Halloween Dance Party

“THE RANGER” Film screening and Halloween Dance Party
Saturday, October 27. 
Film Screening with intro by Jeremy Holm at 7:30pm
Dance Party at 9:30pm. 

Frightening Fun awaits when we present the Vermont premiere of the independent thriller film “The Ranger” staring Vergennes’ resident Jeremy Holm in the title role! He will be on hand to introduce the film. Post film, Halloween shenanigans will commence with a DJ-led dance party and costume contest. 

This event is being produced by the Vergennes Opera House in collaboration with Hired Hand Brewery, Daily Chocolate and W.D. Benton Appraisers. 

Tickets are $15 for the combo screening (7:30pm start) and dance party.
$10 for the dance party only (9:30pm start).

Film rated PG-13, 1hr 20 run time. 
Cash bar managed by Bar Antidote, and doors open at 7pm. 

Visit vergennesoperahouse.org for more information or call 802-877-6737

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Soule Monde
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Soule Monde

Soule Monde is avant funk erupting from the syncopated minds of power

drummer Russ Lawton + B3 wizard Ray Paczkowski. An ideal union of

swagger and raw talent, the duo is cemented into an indestructible pocket,

where bold improvisational leaps by either player are met by a near-telepathic

response from the other. This is fluid funk, crafted for the dance floor but

supported by an extensive grasp of jazz improvisation.

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Kelly Ravin
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Kelly Ravin

Kelly Ravin plays gritty rock and roll. Equally at home in backcountry bars & big city clubs, his skills as an instrumentalist are outshadowed only by his gifts as a songwriter. 

His music finds itself squarely in the rock and roll tradition, with early influence from acts like The Drive By Truckers and Steve Earle; and modern resonance with the alt-country resurgence led by Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and others.

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Shane Murley
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Shane Murley

I gig around the area playing for bars, restaurants, private parties and weddings. Music is a very powerful thing and I feel lucky to have been blessed with the gift to share it. The band that I have put together have been performing all their lives as musicians. I'm a lucky guy. They've been playing almost once or twice a week with me and we continue to grow tighter every show. People are moved by our music. We receive a lot of good feedback after every show that inspires me to keep moving forward and doing what we love.

My influences range from Al Green, Radiohead, Ryan Adams, Ween, Marvin Gaye, Pixies/Frank Black, Wilco, The Kinks, Jason Collett, David Gray and many more

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