Next Stage Arts Project presents their fifth socially-distanced, outdoor concert with gypsy jazz trio The Blue Dahlia, plus multi-instrumentalist Stu Fuchs, on Saturday, September 5th at 6:00 pm on the lawn of Greenberg Associates Architects in Putney, VT.
Each concert has limited seating and safety protocols in place to keep guests safe and socially-distanced. Guests can bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating on the lawn, food and drinks for their pod, and face masks must be worn when coming or going to and from their pod.
The Blue Dahlia trio is a tapestry of cultures woven together – lyrics in English and French, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, klezmer violin, French and Mexican accordion and the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. Created in 2012 by vocalist, ukulele-player and songwriter Dahlia Dumont, The Blue Dahlia performs as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris.
Stu Fuchs is a Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, spanning jazz, ethnic & world styles. Fuchs weaves virtuosity, humor, audience participation and soulful musicianship into his performances. Fuchs has performed his genre-bending ukulele style at concert halls and festivals around the world.
“This will be the fifth of our outdoor summer series concert, and we couldn’t be prouder of the response from the community,” says Keith Marks, executive director of Next Stage Arts. “During COVID, people have been seeking connection beyond a screen. These concerts support artists and bring people together for live music. We’ve been refining the process to create safe, socially-distanced events allowing us to present virtuosic talent in outdoor experiences.”
Greenberg Associates Architects is located at 168 Westminster West Road in Putney, VT. Tickets are $20, and kids 12 and under are free. Advance tickets are available online at nextstagearts.org.
The concert is sponsored by Rolling Home and Greenberg Associates Architects, with special thanks to Patrick Noyes for use of the mobile stage, “The BandWagon.” For more information, visit nextstagearts.org or call 802-387-0102. For additional information about the musicians, visit thebluedahliamusic.com and stufuchs.com. Rain date for the concert is Sunday, September 6.