Rev. Vince Anderson and His Love Choir return to Putney on Oct. 14

PUTNEY — The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series presents Reverend Vince Anderson and His Love Choir on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 3 p.m. at the Putney Inn, 57 Putney Landing Rd.

"Reverend Vince utilizes his mixture of gospel, funk, and dance music as a platform to preach peace, tolerance, and love of humanity," Keith Marks, executive director of Next Stage Arts, said in a news release. "We hosted the Rev and his Love Choir last year inside the theater, and after that evening of religious intoxication through music, we knew we had to bring him back as part of our Bandwagon Series."

After coming to New York in the 1990s to enter the seminary and study to be a Methodist minister, Anderson dropped out to follow his second calling - music. His band, The Love Choir, defines its style as "dirty gospel," busting out trumpets, guitars, and a keyboard. Together, they have played a now-legendary weekly show in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for more than 20 years.

"Reconnecting with his faith and using his intense soulful music," say organizers, "he began to preach a type of spirituality that meets people where they are, is open to all, and moves everyone that sees him play." Reverend Vince is also involved in social activism, working with other progressive faith leaders at home and around the country to build inclusive communities.

Tickets are $20 advance, $25 at the door, and kids under 12 get in free. For advance tickets and more information, visit Next Stage will provide a beer, wine, and cocktail cash bar, and food from The HAngry Traveler and Vermont Gelato will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating on the lawn.

This The Arts item was submitted to The Commons.

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