BMC Music Under the Stars series at Retreat Farm continues with Vermont Jazz Center Big Band July 22

BRATTLEBORO — The Music Under the Stars concert series presented by the Brattleboro Music Center (BMC) and Retreat Farm continues Saturday, July 22, with a performance by the Vermont Jazz Center Big Band.

The Vermont Jazz Center (VJC) Big Band was conceived by former VJC Board President Dr. Howard Brofsky and Sherm Fox. They put together a reading band that enabled area professional musicians to come together to sample big band repertoire. More than 20 years later, it has evolved into a top-notch ensemble that draws on the talent of professional musicians from within an hour's drive of Brattleboro.

The final Music Under the Stars series concert will feature Keith Murphy and Becky Tracy with special guests Saturday, Aug.19 (rain date August 20).

Music Under the Stars series sponsors include Guilford Sound and other generous donors, and is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Arts Council.

Admission is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. at Retreat Farm, with the concert at 6:30 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, July 23. All are welcome to bring lawn chairs and a picnic, and to enjoy food truck fare and craft beers at The Thirsty Goat bar, and cool treats from Vermont Gelato.

For more information about Music Under the Stars, contact the BMC at 802-257-4523 or email [email protected].

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