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Dec
2
7:30 PM19:30

Benefit Concert for Music in Common with Todd Mack

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show / $12 Students 18 & under

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Singer-songwriter / producer Todd Mack will play a benefit concert for Music in Common, the non-profit he founded in 2005 in response to the murder of his friend and bandmate, Daniel Pearl. Music in Common empowers diverse cultures and faiths to discover common ground through collaborative songwriting, multimedia, and performance. For more than 30 years, Mack has made a career as a musician, songwriter, and producer based upon his unwavering belief in the power of music to change the world. His travels throughout the world have found him in some unlikely places to be making music, but always with the single mission of bringing people together. 

100% of the profits from this show will be donated to Music in Common's #EmpowerYouthAgainstHate campaign to raise $159,000 from a federal grant that was recently revoked by the Trump administration.

EDJ, featuring Momument Mountain High School students Dan Santos, Ethan Mazursky, and John Mack, will open the show.

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Nov
11
7:30 PM19:30

Swing Night at Dewey Hall with Chops, Sauekraut, and Krewtons

Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons

Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons

Dance the night away to the Rockabilly inspired tunes music of Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons in historic Dewey Hall! Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons are : Chops Laconte, bass, Seth Travins guitar & vocals, Jim Krewson, drums & vocals,  and Pete Adams, steel guitar.

7:30pm | Beginner Swing Dance Lesson
8:30pm | Live Music & Dancing

Beginners are warmly welcomed. No partner necessary.
$20-15 at the door, $10 with student ID.

Chops, Sauerkraut, and Krewtons bring a rockabilly style to Dewey Hall, a great dancing band, with an all age rockin' appeal. Chops Sauerkraut, and Krewtons have been playing hard edged Rockabilly, Honky Tonk and Garage Rock since the early part of this millennium. Chops and Sauerkraut take influence from Carl Perkins, the Standells, ? and the Mysterians, Frankie Yankovic, Elvis Presley, Bob Wills, and the Cramps. Cranking through B-sides of the last century as well as writing their own Sock-It-To-Me Sound" classics. They have played roadhouses and Honky Tonks from Copake Falls to Craryville for years knocking the socks off fans with the thumping upright bass, funky foot drums, and the rebel rhythm of days gone by.

Chops Laconte is one of the best rockabilly bull bass players. He has gigged as the bassist with Brian Setzer, and tours regularly with the Luster Kings, and the legendary Wanda Jackson. He was a founding member of the 1990's New York band Slick Pelt.
Sauerkraut Seth Travins is a musician around town and around the world. Currently his main gig is the Upright bassist with The Wiyos, he also plays guitar, writes and sings. His Rockabilly persona comes to life in Chops and Sauerkraut. His past endeavors have included bassist, vocalist and songwriter with the Blue Ribbon Boys, The Big Iron Skillet Band, and bassist with Contra Dance Band the Russet Trio. Seth makes sauerkraut, Kim Chee and fermented vegetables when he's not playing music. sauerkrautseth.com
Jim Krewson plays sings and plays drums but is also a great songwriter, and visual artist. He is most known for his work in the bluegrass/country rock band: Jim and Jennie and the Pinetops.

One of the Berkshire's best events in a beautiful hall with great live music, dancing, a fun and friendly crowd. Refreshments available. This event is part of our Second Saturday Swing series at Dewey Hall. Every month we have a beginner swing dance lesson followed by a live band. January's Dance will be on the 13th.

A portion of all ticket sales goes towards the continued preservation of Dewey Hall. Thank you for your support. Oldtone Native Concerts (from Oldtone Productions) and Dances at Dewey Hall are sponsored in part by Salisbury Bank and Trust.

Please email beth@oldtonemusicfestival or call (413) 429 1176. for more information

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Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Universal Set 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert for Music in Common and Dewey Hall

It's not every day that a band celebrates 50 years since they started playing together, but that's exactly what The Universal Set is celebrating. And what better way to do it than with a benefit concert for Music in Common and our beloved Dewey Hall. 100% of the profits from profits from the evening will be split between the two organizations.

The Universal Set formed in 1967 here in the Berkshires and was a popular band throughout the greater MA-CT-NY region. In 1970, they recorded a record, landing them a recording contract offer they ultimately declined. The current lineup includes most of the original members, which at one time included the not yet famed Kenny Aronoff on drums. 

Tickets $15

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Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dewey Hall Presents Chris Trapper

$20 at door

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CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS(Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.  

As a singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song THIS TIME, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). His music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories.

The New York Times has called his work “classic pop perfection.”

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Jul
21
7:30 PM19:30

Cantrip - Celtic Trio

Berkshire Strings Presents with Dewey Hall:

"One of the most intriguing sounds in Celtic music today. An instrumental sound that travels from the darkness to the light. An unmistakable and enormously versatile style. Cantrip both has its feet solidly in tradition, and sees innovation clearly from where it is standing." -- Celtic Beat Magazine

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Jun
15
to Jun 18

"Celebrate Dewey Hall" June 15 - June 18

Dewey Hall Board Members and Friends host a four day celebration to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the legendary Hall on Sheffield’s village green and its continuing role as a cultural center for the community. The Sheffield Historical Society has co-sponsored the historical presentations.

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