Concert benefits Brattleboro Community Radio

BRATTLEBORO — Brattleboro Community Radio, WVEW-LP 107.7 FM, will hold a concert on Saturday, June 6, starting at 5 p.m. at the Stone Church, on the corner of Grove and Main streets, to benefit the station.

Heirloom Seeds, a Vermont-based reggae band, will headline the show. Other acts include WVEW DJ Selector D, The River Bandits, Tara Dente, The Detrawni Brothers, and Sara Wallis.

Heirloom Seeds grows organic heirloom food and plays Roots Reggae music they've learned from elders in Brooklyn, Jamaica, and West Africa.

“The spirit that is 'reggae,' or 'regal' music, is an education of agricultural and nutritional self-sustainability, rural independence, multicultural unity, art, and mysticism,” according to a press release from band members. “That is the message of His Majesty Haile Sellassie I of Ethiopia in his speeches and writings, and the band stays true to the old school sound and philosophy,”

WVEW is a crucial part to the Brattleboro area community,” the release noted. “We are playing this benefit to give back to all the awesome DJs who have been playing and supporting our music, as well as many other local musicians, on a weekly basis.”

Brattleboro Community Radio has been providing local, non-commercial, all-access radio to the community for nearly a decade. With more than 60 disc jockeys, it is an all-volunteer station that plays a variety of music, talk, opinion, news, and comedy. For more information, visit

Admission is on a sliding scale, $7-10. Tickets are sold at the door the day of the show. Proceeds from the show will support the station.

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