Once again, the Village of Saxtons River has invited BAYOU X to finish out their VT-famous, day long July 4 Celebration, at the Recreation Area just north of the Village. Swimming, picnic, Fireworks at dusk, and dancing to the sounds of Bayou X…. roughly 6 - 9 pm…. For sure, we’ll throw some dance instruction into the mix, but otherwise, over the course of three sets, we’ll range widely through a repertoire that includes, traditional Cajun and Louisiana Creole Zydeco, New Orleans 2nd line standards, Americana, and traditional and original music inspired by the global diaspora of Afro-Creole music! Good times, guaranteed! Free. Rain or shine.
Up here in the north country, every year, Bayou X bandleader Pete Simoneaux, makes it a personal mission to remind everyone that the end of the holiday season… the Twelfth Night of Christmas… is also the beginning of that time of year known worldwide as Carnival Season!
As such, on Saturday, December 29, before the ball has even dropped on 2018, BAYOU X, will host a Carnival Tune-Up at the recently reopened, and rebranded Club VT (long known as The Putney Inn Restauarant). Having reopened earlier this Fall, Club VT has re-established itself as a general entertainment hub in Putney, featuring something for everybody…. affordable food and drinks seven days a week, live music on weekends, a variety of other activities weeknight, a game room with pool tables, multiple dining, banquet and function rooms, and a pervasive sense of hospitality. For more info on Club VT, check out their website at www.clubvt.com, or call them at 802-387-0090.
This event will feature the introduction of Bayou X’s 2019 lineup, featuring new addition Ben Carr on drums, joined by Pete & Linda on the usual stuff, and joined by longtime band members Luke Houk on bass and “Smiley” Bob Everingham on electric guitar. We expect this to be a high energy event with a good crowd of regulars and newbies on hand. At present, the dance floor here is still industrial carpet, but it’s a good, smooth and cushioned surface for dancing. Serious dancers will want to wear leather soled shoes! We’re sure to do some dance instruction during the course of the evening.
By policy of Club VT, cover for this event is only $5.00. Plus, the food & drinks here won’t break your bank! So come out and party with us, and let’s have some big fun!