Jesse Peters plus Seven Short Sets at Stage 33 Live

BELLOWS FALLS — Jesse Peters will play a full set following micro-performances by local and regional performers Brian Dade, Carl Beverly, Charlie & Emma, Gillis Mills, Ian Galipeau, Josh Cummings, and Will Stahl (performance order to be determined) in a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 5, at Stage 33 Live, 33 Bridge Street.

Peters returned to the Southern Vermont music scene in 2001, after graduating with a bachelor's in jazz guitar and a master's in music teaching from The University of The Arts in Philadelphia. “His styles run the gamut while remaining focused and accessible,” say organizers.

Seven 12-minute-or-less slots will precede his set - some familiar players, some new ones. Micro-sets are an engaging and effective way for an audience to discover performers with impressive talents often materializing out of left field.

With the backlog of Covid-postponed shows to reschedule and a growing list of artists waiting for future dates, Stage 33 Live hasn't run many open mics since 2020. When the featured act scheduled for this date needed to withdraw, opportunity opened a door.

Peters, who had been on tap to open, was elevated to the feature slot, and a call was put out for half a dozen performers interested in playing short slots. There were seven responses within 24 hours.

Entry will be by donation at the door ($5 suggested) for the featured performer. Nobody will be turned away for lack of money. More info about the nonprofit, all-volunteer project, and this and other upcoming events, can be found online at

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