BRATTLEBORO -- The Bondville Boys, an eclectic, edgy bluegrass band, will play a concert and dance at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden on Friday, April 18, from 7 to 10:30 p.m.

The concert is a benefit for Strolling of the Heifers, which has established its headquarters at the River Garden and is raising funds for renovations and improvements including air-conditioning and a demonstration kitchen.

The Bondville Boys, so named because "some of us are from Bondville, and some of us are boys," consists of Jake Geppert (banjo, guitar and vocals), Tom Morris (guitar and banjo), Laura Molinelli (guitar and vocals), Dennis Fink (bass and vocals) and Ben Campbell (guitars, mandolin and vocals).

Popular throughout western New England since 1990, the Bondville Boys have shared stages with Del McCoury, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Buddy Cage and the Gibson Brothers, among others.

The group currently has two live records with a new studio album coming out in the spring.

The Bondville Boys play a huge assortment of music, including a ton of original tunes and everything from Flatt and Scruggs to Blondie.

Tickets are $10 per person, with a family cap of $30. For Strolling of the Heifers members, admission is $8, and annual memberships will be available at the event. There will also be a 50-50 raffle, and light snacks will be served.

For information, visit www.



strollingoftheheifers.com or www.bondvilleboys.com