BELLOWS FALLS — The Milkhouse Heaters will play the Stage 33 Live listening room, at 33 Bridge St., on Sunday, March 6 at 6 p.m. Twice canceled by COVID-19, the band hopes the third time's the charm.
Jan and Mike are transplants of the Boston music scene, where they were nominated for a Boston Music Award and shared the stage with The Black Crowes, Corey Glover, Fuel, Feeder, and Hum. Their songs are on compilations alongside the likes of G. Love and Special Sauce, Jack Johnson, Burning Spear, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Their music has been licensed to television shows on ABC, VH1, MTV, ESPN, and ESPN 2.
They moved to southern Vermont in 2003, rolled Americana into their punk roots, and became The Milkhouse Heaters. They've opened for Fred Eaglesmith and closed for Billy Bragg, had two songs featured on The Shoulder to the Plough CD, and were repeat invited performers at the Roots on the River Festival.
Event organizers say, “They're beloved not just for their strong writing and performing chops - they're ardent supporters of local live music and considered, considerate living.”
The performance will be recorded and filmed. Seating is limited to 40. A $5+ donation is suggested for the band, but nobody will be turned away for lack of money. Advance donations made through the stage33live.com website double as chair reservations.
Stage 33 maintains COVID-19 precautions. Individuals must wear a mask except when eating or drinking and maintain a six-foot distance from people not in their party. Performers are not required to be masked while performing. Seating will be a minimum of eight feet from the stage.
If you wish to make a custom seating pod for your party, arrive early to do so; chairs are movable. People who have already arranged their seating will not be expected to move. This policy may change without notice.