Twilight on the Tavern Lawn series begins its 19th season

PUTNEY — Twilight Music begins its 19th Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, zydeco, rock, and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, June 19, with roots and world music quintet The Gaslight Tinkers.

Co-presented with Next Stage Arts Project, the four-concert series continues on Sundays.

The Gaslight Tinkers' blend of global rhythms creates what organizers call “a joyous world beat sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song.” Drawing from their extensive musical backgrounds in traditional folk, Caribbean, old time, Celtic, and rock, the quintet crafts a sound that “brings world traditions together.”

Since its formation in 2012, the band has performed coast to coast as well as in the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals. The Gaslight Tinkers have performed at Green River Festival, The Iron Horse Music Hall, The Parlor Room, Old Songs Festival, Caffe Lena, Strange Creek, Rock and Roll Resort, Old Songs, Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals, and the Wormtown festival.

Future concerts of the Twilight on the Tavern series include Sunday, July 3 (Planet Zydeco), July 17 (Cary Morin), and July 31 (The Stockwell Brothers). All concerts begin at 6 p.m. in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain.

The series is sponsored by the town of Putney, Green Mountain Well, Soundview Paper Company, and many other Putney area businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public-although donations are accepted-and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit

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