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2022 VERMONT BLUES RETREAT August 3-6 2022

The Vermont Blues Retreat is providing two community concerts at the Compass Music and Arts Center, Park Village, Brandon , on  August 4 th and 5 th at 7:30pm 2022

After the success of the first  Vermont Blues Retreat in 2021 Brandon Music and The Compass Music and Arts Center, Park Village, Brandon is partnering again this year with Hands  On Music to offer master classes and workshops in the Blues and to provide two community concerts at the Compass Music and Arts Center, Park Village, Brandon, concluding with a faculty concert at Brandon Music on Saturday August 6th at 7:30pm. 

The faculty features  some of Vermont's finest blues musicians notably authentic blues guitarist and vocalist Dennis Willmott,  acclaimed guitarist Paul Asbell, legendary Kenny B on bass,  keyboardist and music producer  Chuck Eller , Johnny Falk on guitar and vocals, Bob Stannard on harmonica and vocals   and the effervescent Jeff Salisbury on drums.   The retreat was masterminded by Rob Zollman, a highly respected and seasoned musician and music teacher with almost 50 years in the music world and a passion for the Blues and ran for the first time in 2021.  It proved to be a stunning success and is being offered again this year.

Activities throughout the retreat will include solo and band instruction, time for practicing, rehearsals, master classes, coached jam sessions, round table discussions and evening public performances.

The Community Concerts will take place at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Park Village, Brandon.

The first concert is on Thursday August 4 th at 7:30pm.  This concert features the Vermont Blues Retreat Faculty serving as the house band.  The Retreat's participants and local musicians are invited to sign up and jam and anyone that loves blues music is invited to attend.

 The second concert is on Friday August 5 th at 7:30pm again in the Compass Music and Arts Center in Park Village, Brandon.  This concert features the Retreat's  participants playing in bands specifically formed for the Retreat.  Participants will also play individually and in combination with faculty members.  

Attendees to either or both concerts are invited  to make a  free will donation.

The final concert featuring the all star faculty line- up is on Saturday August 6 th at 7:30pm in Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road, Brandon, VT 05733, just off Rte 73E and opposite Neshobe Golf Club.  The faculty dazzled the audience at Brandon Music last year with their stellar performance and this year's concert promises to be even better.  As a venue Brandon Music is renowned for its excellent acoustics, intimate setting and listening policy.

Reservations are recommended for the show and can be made on-line at  Tickets are $40 in advance and $50  at the door. Call (802) 247 4295 or e-mail [email protected] for reservations or for more information.

T o enroll in the workshops or be part of the Thursday night  jam contact Rob Zollman  on 802 247 2700 or visit the website

The 2021 Faculty concert at Brandon Music



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