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The Barnstormerz concert

August 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


On Saturday, September 23 Wardsboro Curtain Call presents a dance/concert with The Barnstormerz.

Marvin Bentley (South Wardsboro) and Ned Phoenix (Townshend) play their original upbeat songs and tunes. Their fiddle, guitars, piano, organ, harmonica, and vocals groove in a variety of musical styles through a blues filter. They will feature Marvin’s songs about Vermont and Ned’s extraordinary improvised fiddling.

The Barnstormerz will play two strong sets of music for free-form dancing. Their original dance music includes Country, Blues, Swing, Boogie-woogie, Ragtime, hot Fiddle tunes, and Latin rhythms.
“We love to play for dancers and seated foottappers. Our best compliment? ‘You guys are amazing! You drag the dance out of people!’ ”

The Barnstormerz have played for many years – together or separately – with Bad To Be Good, Estey’s Muse, The Turkey Mountain Window Smashers, and other bands, for fairs and events in area towns, and as Ned Phoenix and Friends for the first 15 years of Brattleboro’s Gallery Walk. They have played for weddings and dances throughout New England, and for convention receptions such as at Woodstock Country Club, Equinox Resort, and Stratton Arts Festival. Of course, they have also entertained listeners at Wardsboro’s Fourth of July and Gilfeather Turnip Day celebrations.

Come to listen and dance to The Barnstormerz’ happy music. The show takes place in the Wardsboro Town Hall Cafe; doors open at 6:30 and music begins at 7:00. Admission is $10.00 at the door. Plan to bring your own beverages plus – in potluck tradition – a snack to add to the Refreshment Table for all to enjoy. For more information email [email protected] or call 802-896-6810.


August 24, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Wardsboro Curtain Call


Creative Zone
Southern Vermont Zone (Bennington and Windham Counties)


Wardsboro Town Hall
99 Main Street
Wardsboro, VT 05355 United States
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