Dylan Fettig

Brattleboro music venue gets a fresh start

Barnaby’s Music Hall seeks to put down roots in former Rocky Top space

“A natural progression.”

That's what Josh Hearne, owner of the upstart Main Street music venue Barnaby's Music Hall, calls his decision to open his own spot in Brattleboro after years of promoting acts all over Southern Vermont.

And Barnaby's seems to fit naturally into a certain downtown aesthetic here, a kind of free-spirit free-enterprise found in spaces like Equilibrium on Elm Street and numerous Main Street galleries.

Business and professionalism seem to be Hearne's focus in particular.

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