Next Stage Arts Project is delighted to present the first event of its re-opening, the Second Annual A Capella Holiday Concert, featuring international a capella sensation The Groovebarbers, with special guests The Putney Central School Chorus, at 7 p.m. on Friday,with complimentary cider, donuts and tours of the newly renovated space will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for 6 to 12 years old, and $40 for a family. Kids under 6 get in free.

Tickets are available online, through the Next Stage website ( or at Offerings Jewelry in Putney or Turn It Up in Brattleboro. Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, Putney.Bring the family for an evening of Song and Fun that will have your spirit soaring and your kids rushing to start their own vocal quartets as quick as you can say Wenceslaus!

Join international a capella sensation The Groovebarbers whose mellifluous vocal blend, close harmonies and warm arrangements of holiday classics from the secular to the sublime will warm your heart.

The Village Voice calls The GrooveBarbers "acapella rock and soul royalty". Each member of this all-vocal powerhouse quartet is a bona fide star in his own right: Sean Altman, Charlie Evett and Steve Keyes are former members of the pioneering modern a cappella group Rockapella of "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" TV fame, and Kevin Weist is a renowned bald vocal guru. Collectively they have established themselves as the go-to vocal group for rock, doo-wop, jazz, barbershop and — with the help of guest soprano Inna Dukach — a new hybrid genre they call "doowopera".


Winner of the 2014 ArtPlace America Grant, Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney's cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage. Since its founding in early 2011, NSAP has hosted hundreds of events including classical, folk, and popular music concerts, films, theater and a spoken word series. Information about upcoming events and more at: