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MILES Band throws a dance party at Next Stage

Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill in downtown Putney. Tickets are $15. Next Stage will provide a beer and wine cash bar. For information, call 802-387-0102. Advance tickets are available at, Turn It Up in Brattleboro, and the Putney Food Co-op.

PUTNEY—Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music will present a dance party/concert featuring The MILES Band at Next Stage on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Next Stage rolls back its portable front row risers to double as a dance hall and concert venue, with a spacious dance floor between the stage and raked theater seating, for this special evening of funk, soul, rock & roll, folk/rock, and reggae classics and contemporary hits.

Based in southern Vermont, The MILES Band features New England music scene veterans Peter Miles (guitar), Sean McLoughlin (drums), Tim Thrasher (bass), Steve Sontag (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion), Jon Weeks (tenor sax), and Zack Cross (keyboards), with Miles, Sean and Tim sharing the lead and harmony vocals and Steve adding additional backing vocals.

According to a news release, the band’s “lively, bold, and soulful sound inspires audiences of all ages and musical tastes.”

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Originally published in The Commons issue #496 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019). This story appeared on page B3.

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