Performance Notes, Oct. 1: The Mammals to perform outdoor show Saturday

The Mammals, a roots, old time and Americana sextet, will perform a socially distanced outdoor show presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music. Provided photo

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Next Stage presents The Mammals and more

The Mammals, a roots, old time and Americana sextet, featuring Mike + Ruthy and Billy Wylder, will perform a socially distanced outdoor show Saturday at Cooper Field in Putney.

The show is at 3:30 p.m. This is the sixth concert in this style presented by Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music.

The title track of The Mammals' 2018 album "Sunshiner" was nominated for Folk Alliance International's Song of the Year. The band's 2020 album "Nonet" is brimming with The Mammals' unmistakable hope and authenticity. The music magazine "No Depression" said, "A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions."

Attendees should bring lawn chairs or blankets for outdoor seating in distanced pods on the ballfield, and face masks to wear whenever leaving their pods. The rain date for the concert is Sunday. Tickets are $20 (infield) and $15 (outfield) in advance and $20 at the door. Children 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at More information is available on the website or by calling 802-387-0102.

BRATTLEBOROBrattleboro Museum & Art Center to host panel on housing

Local housing experts will participate in a panel discussion presented by the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, the museum will present a free, online event in conjunction with two exhibits related to homelessness currently on view. Attendees will be invited to donate to Groundworks Collaborative.

Josh Davis, executive director of Groundworks Collaborative, will moderate the panel discussion via Zoom and Facebook Live.

Panelists Elizabeth Bridgewater, Adam Grinold, Bill Murray and Dan Yates will discuss local housing challenges and opportunities from the perspectives of affordability, the relationship of housing to the workforce, and the current state of the housing market in southern Vermont.

Two exhibits related to homelessness are on view at the museum through Oct. 12. "Steven Kinder: 552,830" features large-scale canvas portraits of people experiencing homelessness. Brattleboro photographer Liz Lavorgna's "Coffee & Conversation: Stories of Homelessness," created in collaboration with filmmaker Wyatt Andrews and with support from Groundworks Collaborative, consists of photographs and video of conversations between people with stable housing and those without.The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, 10 Vernon St., is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is on a "pay-as-you-wish" basis. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit


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