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The Commons
The Arts

Wardsboro Curtain Call hosts potluck supper, dance party

For more information about the Curtain Call series, visit or email or call 802-896-6810. For more about the band, visit

Originally published in The Commons issue #463 (Wednesday, June 13, 2018). This story appeared on page B3.

WARDSBORO—On Friday, June 22, The Wyld Nightz Band returns for Wardsboro Curtain Call’s annual dance party.

The dance party will be held in the Wardsboro Town Hall Café, Main Street, Wardsboro. There will be a potluck supper before the show, so doors will open at 6 p.m., and music begins at 7. Bring your favorite dish to share — and your dancing shoes. BYOB. Admission is $15 at the door.

This year, the music series also serves as a fundraising vehicle benefiting Wardsboro Fire and Rescue. A donation “Fireman’s Boot” will be available for all those who wish to make a contribution to Wardsboro Fire and Rescue.

The Wyld Nightz Band was formed more than 10 years ago in Brattleboro. Founding members Michael McKinney (guitar, trumpet, vocals) and Jeff Brewer (guitar, vocals) have worked to emphasize dance music with exciting ensemble playing.

Fred “Freighttrain” Epstein (drums) and Matt Martyn (bass guitar) anchor the rhythm section, while keyboard duties and vocals are covered by Tony Speranza. Anthony Speranza Jr. appears regularly on alto and tenor saxophones.

With “more than 150 years of combined performing experience,” according to a news release, The Wyld Nightz Band has won best band honors in 2015, 2016, and 2017 in the Best of Brattleboro Reader’s Choice Awards.

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