57 Putney Landing Rd
Putney, VT 05346
The Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series presents a salsa and reggae dance party with LPT and The Human Rights.
LPT is high energy. Simple as that. The Jacksonville, FL-based 10-piece has been roaming stages along the southeast for the last seven years delivering the goods wherever they turn up. The group ignited their local music scene with a hard hitting yet danceable brand of salsa and has become one of the most dependable and highest drawing acts in the Jacksonville market. The group is expanding its reach to regional markets as far west as New Orleans, south to Miami, north to Charleston, and every market in between.
When it comes to reggae in Canada, nobody does it better—while remaining true to their founding principles—than Toronto’s The Human Rights. Since forming in 2007 around one of the Toronto scene’s true lions, Friendlyness (previously of Culture Shock, Truth And Rights and Big Sugar), The Human Rights have developed a distinctively modern, high energy sound that blends roots reggae with jazz, funk and R&B influences, courtesy of a blazing horn section and the soulful lead vocals of Juno award nominee Tréson. On their new album Reggae Strong, The Human Rights more than live up to its title following an extended break since releasing their 2016 self-titled album and the 2018 single “I Need You”. Recorded with producer and former band member Patric McGroarty, and mixed and mastered by renowned Canadian reggae artist Dubmatix, Reggae Strong finds The Human Rights coming as close as they have yet to achieving a truly Canadian reggae sound, with guest appearances by Toronto’s Ras Yunchie, Caddy Cad, I-Sax, and Carol Brown.
The Bandwagon Summer Series is a family-friendly outdoor cultural performance series running from early May through mid-October. More than 20 performances ranging from a diverse group of musical styles, circus arts, dance, and theater will take place at ballfields, farms, and parks throughout Windham County. Kids under 12 always get in for free, and a dedicated play area will be available at all shows. Refreshments are sold onsite, including the return of the hugely popular Barr Hill cocktails. Bring a picnic and a blanket or fold-up chair to enjoy our concerts.