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Brandon Independence Day Celebration

Brandon Independence Day Celebration

Friday & Saturday June 30th & July 1st, 2017

All Activities and Events are Free

This year all the fun & events will be at one central location in Park Village on Rte. 7 north of town, as Route 7 improvements are taking place downtown.

The fun begins Friday at 5PM in Park Village with the opening of the Silent Auction, plenty of food choices including burgers & dogs, cotton candy, popcorn & more!

Bid on a great item, grab a bite to eat then come bust a move at the Street Dance from 6PM-10PM with DJ Jam Man Entertainment. Bring the kids to dance, dance, dance….. at the Neshobe Family Medicine Parking lot with plenty of parking nearby, or take the convenient shuttle from Central Park near Hannaford’s.

Saturday, July 1st the fun continues at Park Village with:

*   Annual Silent Auction -Bid on beautiful locally made furniture, artwork, gift certificates & more in the North Campus Gymnasium at Park Village Open Fri 5-9PM, Sat 10-1 (closed for parade) Last bids in by 3PM, Pickup 3:30-5PM

*   Family Games of all sorts in the Center Green of Park Village 10AM-12:45 PM, 2:30-5PM

*   Karaoke for all ages 10AM-12:45PM

*   Magic Show to delight and amaze

*  Two 50/50 Raffles. Tickets on sale beginning at the Route 7 Segment Six Party near Town Hall on 5/21

*   The best Independence Day PARADE likely to be found anywhere in the Country, headed by the Vermont National Guard 40th Army Band! 1PM

*   Enjoy great music at the Keating Five Concert following the parade on the center Green of Park Village

*   Delicious BBQ with a variety of delicious foods available – come picnic! 5-7PM

*   DJ Jam Man will be spinning family favorites on Saturday night from 6 pm- 9 pm

* FIREWORKS at Dusk. Join us for a spectacular display by Northstar Fireworks

* Plenty of onsite parking (including handicap accessible) PLUS a convenient FREE shuttle from downtown

Want to be in the Parade? Walk or Ride, ALL groups are welcome

Parade Applications available at the Brandon Free Public Library, Carr’s Florist and Brandon Town Offices.

Want to be a VENDOR? Contact bidccvendor@yahoo.com

Businesses with an item to donate to Silent Auction? Contact Bobbie Torstenson b_torsten@comcast.net

General Questions? Contact Debbie Boyce    bidcc@yahoo.com or 802-345-0056

LOOKING for Parking VOLUNTEERS! Come join the Parking Team. We need people to help with rotating shifts. Contact Jake Bertrand 802-989-8576

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Brandon Town Players – “A Night of Comedy”

 Brandon Town Players – “A Night of Comedy”

The Brandon Town Players will present their Spring production, “A Night Of Comedy” in a Cabaret style.

The performance will include comedy skits, short comedy radio shows and of course comedians.

Tickets: Adults – $7. Seniors, Students, Military – $5.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 

 

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Brandon Town Players – “A Night of Comedy”

 Brandon Town Players – “A Night of Comedy”

The Brandon Town Players will present their Spring production, “A Night Of Comedy” in a Cabaret style.

The performance will include comedy skits, short comedy radio shows and of course comedians.

Tickets: Adults – $7. Seniors, Students, Military – $5.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 

 

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Silent Movie “W.C. Fields in “Running Wild”

Silent Movie “W.C. Fields in “Running Wild”

Join Jeff Rapsis and his magical keyboard as they accompany the second movie in our seasonal Silent Movie Festival – W.C. Fields in “Running Wild”.

In one of his best silent roles, W.C. Fields plays a hen-pecked husband who lacks the courage to stand up to his domineering wife until an inadvertent encounter with a hypnotist completely upends the domestic status quo.

Filmed in 1927 it is a great showcase for the younger Fields’ abilities in pantomime and visual humor.

 

 

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Drum Journeys of Earth “Voyage Of The Log People”

 Drum Journeys of Earth “Voyage Of The Log People”

This all new show from Drum Journeys Of Earth called “Voyage Of The Log People” is being put together by Limbo Lounge, a world beat group- made up of violin, key board, guitars, drums, drums, drums and newly added brass instruments, in combination with the West African Djembe Ensemble.

They have performed for the past two years and are now introducing another new show.

The log drum is the central instrument that will be showcased with Maoiri sticks and chants. Drums small and large, perhaps even described as huge!!

You might have seen Drum Journeys Of Earth in Rutland’s Halloween parade as the “Shelties” or matching in the Brandon Independence Day parade.

Come and enjoy the fun, laughter and good times.

Tickets: Adults – $7, Seniors (60 & up), Students (17 & under) & Military – $5.

Tickets can be purchased at the door.

 

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Beatles For Sale Concert

Beatles For Sale Concert

“Beatles For Sale” is a Beatles tribute band from Massachusetts that is committed to recreating the sounds of the Beatles live in concert.

They are past recipients of regional awards such as Best Tribute Band in New England and Best Live Act and have received several other nominations from Limelight Magazine and the Pulse Music Awards in central Massachusetts.

This band delivers a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original Beatles recordings.

The Band was formed in 2007 and is currently embarking on their northeast “10-year Anniversary tour.

They are known to cover many of the “later-era” numbers that most bands don’t even try.

Tickets: Adults – $12, Seniors (60 & up), Students (17 & under) and Military – $10.

Tickets can be purchased at the door the night of the performance.

 

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Brandon Memorial Day Parade

Brandon Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade – 10:00am- Central Park-last Monday in May.

A very quaint event- a small parade, a few speeches and a 100 year old tradition of first grade girls placing flowers at the base of the Civil War Monument.)

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The Brandon Movie…”Death In The Wilderness, A Love Story” World Premiere

The Brandon Movie…”Death In The Wilderness, A Love Story” World Premiere

“Death In The Wilderness: A Love Story” written, produced and directed by Brandon resident Kevin Thornton with the cooperation of half the town, will return to the Brandon Town Hall at 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 21.

This edition is the updated and final edit. This is the story of Brandonite Frankie Davenport, and her long search for the body of her husband George, who was fatally wounded in the Battle of The Wilderness on May 5, 1864.

But it is also the story of our town’s recovery from war.

This is a free will donation event, donations are accepted and appreciated.

Q and A with the filmmaker to follow.

 

 

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Bill Powers Presents “Forest Dale’s Banjo Factory”

 Bill Powers Presents “Forest Dale’s Banjo Factory”

Historian Bill Powers will present a pictorial and narrative presentation featuring Fred J. Bacon and the Forest Dale Banjo Factory. Fred J. Bacon (1871-1948) was a world renowned banjoist who lived in Forest Dale, Vermont from 1906-1915 and operated a banjo factory there.

He and his wife, Cassie, were accomplished musicians.

The detailed account of their Forest Dale years including a significant world-wide “musical first” and a number of anecdotes that provides “local color” to Brandon Area personages.

Connections to Lake Dunmore, Brandon, Rutland, Middlebury and environs will be explored.

More than 50 photographs and illustrations of that era will be displayed.

Tickets: This is a Free Will Donation event.

 

 

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BRANDON FESTIVAL SINGERS CONCERT

BRANDON FESTIVAL SINGERS CONCERT

The Brandon Festival Singers, under the direction of Gene Childers, present the 35th annual Brandon Carol Festival featuring traditional, contemporary and original music for the Christmas Season.

The 30 voice choir will be joined by piano and other instrumentalists. In the second section of the concert, the Festival Singers and the Onion River Jazz Band will join forces to celebrate Christmas in Dixieland style in a performance of ‘The Christmas Story’ an original work by Gene Childers for choir, jazz band and the spoken work.

Don’t miss this popular event. A free will offering will be taken.

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