Old Lantern Inn plans live music

CHARLOTTE Music for the General Public Returns to the Old Lantern in Charlotte. Two concerts are planned for the Old Lantern Live summer program. Located on Greenbush Road in Charlotte, just south of the Ferry Road intersection, The Old Lantern is a popular area dance and reception hall. The inn boasts Vermonts largest hardwood maple dance floor with New England country ambiance and picturesque rural surroundings. Saturday, June 14 ALL AGES DANCE PARTY with Two Bands. Ragged GloryKen French (guitar/vox), Jesse French (guitar/vox), Mick Petrie (bass) and Coop Cooper (drums) bring the music of Neil Young and Crazy Horse to life. Their shows are reputed to cause heedless dancing. FnkenBlzeHarking from across the Green Mountains, Jammy nominee Johnny Reid takes it away with a harmonica. Reids soulful vocals paired with the rich crooning of Colleen Mays, accompanied by an all-star lineup composed of the solid guitar and bass work of the legendary Eames Brothers and teen phenom, All Stater Greg Sallerson on drums, makes a FnkenBlze appearance more than an excuse to boogie. One never knows when a special guest might step up with FnkenBlze Their premiere Champlain Valley appearance is highly recommended for your social calendar. Saturday, July 19 Honky Tonk Tuesday All Stars. Honky Tonk leader Brett Hughes of the famed Tuesday night sessions at Burlingtons Radio Bean brings an all-star line up to Old Lantern LIVE. Anticipated in the mix are: MarieClaire (piano/vox), Lowell Thompson (rhythm guitar/vox), Gordon Stone (Pedal Steel), Tyler Bolles (Bass/backup vox) and Sean Preece (drums). Stay tuned for details about this exciting show. Old Lantern owners Chef Roland Gaujac and his wife Lisa are happy with the wedding business and they want to add music and dancing back to the tradition of this historic dance hall. Originally built in the 1960s by Earl and Mary Burns using the pieces of three old barns from the Northeast Kingdom, the Old Lantern is a popular place to have a wedding reception or fundraiser. A music series is a good way to utilize the building for dates that are still open as wedding season approaches, said Chef Roland. The Gaujacs look forward to these upcoming community events that will support local talent and bring live music out of the city limits. Old Lantern Live concerts are open to the public. Enjoy the rural atmosphere in the company of friends and family. There will be wood-fired pizza made by the Flying Hayseeds and the Vermont Ice Cream Company will be at the party serving tasty frozen treats from their unique ice cream dispenser. Full cash bar also available. Tickets to the June 14 event are available at the door. $10 adults; $5 students $5 students (must have school ID if over 14-years-old). For advance ticket sales, please call 425-3739. A portion of the proceeds from the first two shows will be contributed to the Greater Vergennes Boys and Girls Club and to the Hinesburg Lions Club CVU Scholarship Fund.

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