Kelly Ravin
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Kelly Ravin

An evening of hyperlocal Hired Hand brews and live music from Bristol's Kelly Ravin. Ravin plays gritty rock and roll. Equally, at home in backcountry bars & big city clubs, his skills as an instrumentalist are overshadowed only by his gifts as a songwriter. Raised in rural Maine and residing in Vermont, Ravin rose to prominence as a driving force behind Waylon Speed, an “underground outlaw dirt rock” band the Washington Post called “a cross between Metallica and the Lumineers." Ravin has released three solo records — Next Engine dropped in 2017, an album that Seven Days hailed as his  "mercurial and nakedly confessional, and a record firmly of its own time.” Jer Coons from Burlington's “psych-pop juggernault” Madaila adds some keys, and Ravin's friend and frequent duo partner Lowell Thompson collaborates on guitar. The result is a mix of “hard-charging rockers that allow Ravin to gnash his teeth, both vocally and with whip-tight riffs” balanced with softer, alt-country tracks that create a progression from “lonely contemplation to a full-throated testimonial.” To hear more Ravin please visit kellyravinmusic.com

Doors open at 7:30 at the Vergennes Opera House. Music at 8. Tickets $15.

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Rehab Roudhouse & Justin Panigutti Band
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Rehab Roudhouse & Justin Panigutti Band

An evening of hyperlocal Hired Hand brews and live music from Vergennes's Rehab Roadhouse and the Justin Panigutti Band. Rehab Roadhouse plays a mix of original and cover songs in the musical arc of jam to blues classic, with a smattering of b-side nuggets you forgot you love. Justin Panigutti, displays the voice of a howling bluesman — a bluesman demonized by whiskey bottles and wild women. Fans will be drawn to Panigutti's voice, as one might hear the ghosts and shadows of many fallen bluesmen in his voice.  

Doors open at 7:30 at the Vergennes Opera House. Music at 8. Tickets $15.

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Bear Tread
Apr
7
7:00 PM19:00

Bear Tread

Hired Hand Brewing and Wileywyck Productions is pleased to present an evening of mind-bending jams with Bear Tread. Featuring Dave Hebert of the Jerry Garcia Band on guitar and vocals; Greg Koerner of Dark Star Orchestra on bass; local resident Chris Wykoff on keys; alongside drumming legend Kenwood Dennard the band presents original tunes honoring the tradition and spirit of the Grateful Dead. Opening act The Good Parts. Doors at 7. Music at 8. Advanced tickets $20 and available at Hired Hand or Shear Cuts. Day of show $25. 

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Horse Traders
Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Horse Traders

One of the area's best loved rock bands, Horse Traders perform at the the Vergennes Opera House on Saturday Dec. 2. Doors at 7:30. Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets $10. The Horse Traders have a wide and rollicking repertoire. Their music ranges from modern pop and oldies to classic rock, soul and country, from artists like the Pretenders, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Blondie, Fleetwood Mac, Megan Trainor, Neil Young and many many more. The band includes Deb Brisson vocals, keyboard and percussion; Jon Rooney, vocals and guitar; Rick Marshall, guitar, mandolin and harmonica; Pete Ryan, bass, 12-string guitar and vocals; and John Wallace on drums. 

Come join us for a rollicking evening of music and HIred Hand Brewing Co. beers. 

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The Grift
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Grift

Hired Hand Brewing Co. welcome the Grift to the Vergennes Opera House on August 11 for an evening of booty-shaking grooves and tight vocal harmonies. The Grift will also be bringing along their horn section for this very special evening of brews and booty-shaking. Doors at 8.

The core of the Grift— guitarist/vocalist Clint Bierman, bassist/vocalist Peter Day, drummer/bassist/vocalist Jeff Vallone, and Andrew Moroz on keys — have been playing together on the central Vermont music scene and beyond for almost 20 years. The Grift has serious musical and songwriting chops. Peter Day won a recent Vermont-wide songwriter contest, and Clint Bierman co-wrote “I’m On My Way” for the Shrek 2 soundtrack. Jeff Vallone (classically trained, no less) has at least one symphony under his belt. And Andrew Moroz has toured and recorded with Trey Anastasio, Phish, Anais Mitchell, and Jennifer Hartswick, and has shared the stage with Carlos Santana and Dave Matthews.

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Horse Traders
May
6
8:00 PM20:00

Horse Traders

Join Hired Hand Brewing Co. on May 6 for an evening of local music with the Horse Traders at the Vergennes Opera House. The Horse Traders are a Weybridge, Vermont based band who cover a wide range of music from modern pop and oldies to classic rock, soul and country.

Their songs come from a broad catalog that includes artists like the Pretenders, Tom Petty, Adele, Johnny Cash, Cee Lo Green, the Rolling Stones, Pink, Blondie, Neil Young, REM and many many more. So come join Hired Hand for some great music music and even better beers. :-)

Tickets are $10. Doors at 8 pm.

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