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Sun, Jun 25


Marlboro Community Center

Outdoor Concert - The Rear Defrosters

$10/person or $20/family tickets at the door

Outdoor Concert - The Rear Defrosters
Outdoor Concert - The Rear Defrosters

Time & Location

Jun 25, 2023, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Marlboro Community Center, 524 South Road, Marlboro, VT 05344, USA

About the event

Come for an outdoor concert, bring a picnic, and get ready to hear the Rear Defrosters - "the best little honky tonk band you've never heard of"!  There will be a 50/50 Raffle to support the Marlboro Community Center.  In case of rain, concert will be held indoors in the upstairs of the MCC building.

Tickets sold at the door - $10/person or $20/family

The Rear Defrosters are the best little honky tonk band you've never heard of.  Since their founding in 2012, the Brattleboro, Vermont-based band has played hundreds of shows in their native New England, from dive bars to barn dances, DIY pop-up shows to town squares, and state fairgrounds to hippie music festivals. The band operates with a rotating cast of all-star musicians, and their deep repertoire pays tribute to the greats of country music from the last century, from Jimmie Rodgers to Johnny Cash to Dwight Yoakam. In 2018, Lost Honey Records released Gentleman Farmer, the band's first album of original songs, penned by singer/guitarist Michael Roberts and recorded live during a single wintry recording session. Since 2021 they have hosted a monthly honky tonk night at Nova Arts in Keene, where they invite local and nationally-touring musicians to join the band and sing country classics. In 2022, under the direction of pedal steel guitarist and singer Rebecca Branson-Jones, the band founded Neon Rainbow, an occasional queer honky tonk and gender neutral square dance series in the Brattleboro area.

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