Brattlyn Brothers rock The Marina

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattlyn Brothers play dance music to ring in the new year at The Marina Restaurant on Putney Road on Tuesday, Dec. 31, from 9 p.m. to midnight. Admission is free.

Featuring Kevin Parry, Richard Mayer, Ken Storey and Joe Santry, the Brattlyn Brothers play tunes by Wilson Pickett, The Beatles, Dylan, The Cars and more. For information, call 802-257-7563 or visit

Shea Theater hosts free night of music

TURNERS FALLS, Mass. -- On Tuesday, Dec. 31, starting at 7 p.m., the Shea Theater will present an all-ages concert and dance in celebration of New Year’s Eve, and the reopening of the Avenue A Bridge between Turners Falls and Gill. The event is free.

The evening starts at 7 p.m., with a young people’s show by Bill Shontz.

At 8 p.m., trombonist Ed Byrne leads a jazz set accompanied by Juke Joint Jazz. Shontz will join in.

At 10 p.m., the celebration shifts gears to an all-ages dance party with Northampton-based funk/Afrobeat favorites, Shokazoba.

For more information, visit or call Daniel Kasnitz at 802-380-1369 or

Arts Block features John Sheldon, Samirah Evans

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- The Arts Block presents Dance Your Way into 2014, a New Year’s Eve starting at 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31, and featuring John Sheldon and Blue Streak, plus Samirah Evans. This year they will also be joined by Peter Levesque, the Boston-area saxophonist who has performed with Evans many times since she moved to the area from New Orleans.

The Smithsonian Cafe at the Arts Block will serve dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Reservations recommended at