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2022 Music Under the Stars

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The Brattleboro Music Center and Retreat Farm Music Under the Stars summer concert series continues Saturday, July 23, with a performance by the Vermont Jazz Center’s Big Band, joined by guest vocalist Rebecca Holtz.

Admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Retreat Farm, with the concert at 6:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 24. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs and a picnic, and to enjoy food truck fare and assorted beverages at The Thirsty Goat bar.

The July 23 celebration of the music of the swing era spotlights the talents of a 17-piece big band made up of area professional musicians who come together to enjoy the camaraderie and rich repertoire of the swing era and beyond. They are directed by Vermont Jazz Center board member Rob Freeberg, whose conducting draws on his respect for the jazz legacy, an unerring ear, and decades of experience leading his own big band in the New York City region.

Vocalist Rebecca Holtz, a frequent performer with the Compaq Big Band and the Keene Jazz Orchestra, also sang in the Bay Area with the SFJAZZ Monday Night Band and was highlighted in SFJAZZ’s Artists on the Rise series. She will be singing classics that include “When I Fall in Love,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and “Paper Moon.”

Music Under the Stars series sponsors include Against the Grain, Guilford Sound, and Prentiss Smith & Company. Music Under the Stars is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Arts Council, and is among Vermont’s 2022 Top 10 Events.



July 23
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Retreat Farm
45 Farmhouse Square
Brattleboro, VT, 05301 United States
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BMC Bravo Society

The Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in recent months:
Orion Barber, Bill Callahan, Tim Callahan, Deniz Cordell, Andy Davis, September Edaugal, Phil Feidelseit, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Desi Grace, Lynn Herzog, Kate John, Jon Joyce, Susan Boyd Joyce, Jenn Karstad, Mitike Lyons, Sheila Magnuson, Ellen Martyn, Helen Merena, Kristin Outwater, Greg Scharfen and Dave Snyder.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523