EVENING ENTERTAINMENT IN AND AROUND BURLINGTON
BY DAN BOLLES
WHAT’S GOOD FOR…
ROCK AND ROLL
As the great Cyndi Lauper once put it, girls just wanna have fun. And, really, who doesn’t? We all need to get out for a night and cut loose from time to time. Fortunately, Burlington and its surrounds offer a wide array of ways to do exactly that, whether you want to catch a hot new band, take in a fine film or simply jump around.
126 College St., Burlington, facebook.com/deli126vt Deli by day, jazz speakeasy by night, this recent entrant to the downtown scene is a welcome addition — as much for tasty tunes as tasty sandwiches.
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1214 Williston Rd., South Burlington, highergroundmusic.com The region’s marquee rock club hosts a constant stream of big-name musical touring acts on its palatial Ballroom stage. The adjacent Showcase Lounge features rising stars.
Nectar’s/ Club Metronome 188 Main St., Burlington, liveatnectars.com Along with its locally iconic gravy fries, BTV hot spot Nectar’s serves live music seven nights per week. The downtown landmark is noted for launching the careers of some of Vermont’s biggest acts — Phish and Grace Potter, to name two. So there’s a decent chance you might discover your new favorite band on its famous stage. Upstairs at Club Metronome, DJs reign most nights, including at the ever-popular retro dance parties on the weekends. 18+ during the week.
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