Concert to benefit local homeless programs

BRATTLEBORO — The Gas Light Tinkers will perform on Saturday, Jan. 11, at the Stone Church in Brattleboro to raise money and awareness for local homeless programs.

Their Contra-Slam mix creates a powerfully danceable sound to elevate traditional New England, old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless rhythmic energy with melody and song.

Barely a year in existence, the band has lit up New England from clubs and live radio to major festivals and barn dances.

This event is the second in a series of live music events being organized to raise money for nonprofits helping the growing homeless population in Brattleboro.

Organizers Lisa Ford and Elliot Gunzburg brought this idea to fruition as an opportunity to promote their favorite musicians while supporting community members with extreme needs.

“This event is a reminder to cherish simple pleasures and to share our gifts with people in crisis,” Ford said.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with opening band Lunar Eclipse playing at 7:30. Gas Light Tinkers perform at 9 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 at the door. All proceeds from this event will go to the Brattleboro overflow shelter, which is located at the First Baptist Church on Main Street.

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