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Crocodile River Music, the critically acclaimed world music ensemble, is set to perform as part of the Next Stage Bandwagon Summer Series on Friday, May 27, 2023, at 6:00 pm. The concert will take place at Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, Vermont, and tickets are available for $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. Children under 12 get free admission.

Crocodile River Music is known for its unique blend of African and Western musical traditions, creating a sound that is both original and captivating. The group’s performances feature a range of instruments, including the kora, djembe, and balafon, as well as vocals in a variety of African languages.

The Bandwagon Summer Series is a highly anticipated annual event in Brattleboro, featuring an eclectic lineup of musicians from around the world. This year’s series promises to be the best yet, with Crocodile River Music as one of the highlights.

“West African music is rich in its history and impact on Western musical traditions, and Crocodile River Music does an incredible job showcasing that history and impact,” says Keith Marks, Executive Director of Next Stage Arts.”They’re masters of their craft and do so with an authenticity that is infectious. People will be able to dance and have a great time doing so. We’re proud to present them as part of our Bandwagon Series.”

Tickets for the event are available for purchase online or at the gate. The concert is also included in the Bandwagon Series Pass, which provides access to all shows in the series.

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.

This concert is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

Support for the Bandwagon Summer Series is provided by Brattleboro Reformer, Landmark College, Oak Meadow, Barr Hill, Vermont Public, The Porch, and Southern Vermont Solar.

For more information about Crocodile River Music and the Bandwagon Summer Series, please visit

Next Stage Arts

Next Stage Arts serve southeastern Vermont as a regional cultural hub, arts producer, and instigator of meaningful cultural experiences. Founded in 2010 as a nonprofit organization, Next Stage Arts is a transformative, community-centered project dedicated to revitalizing Putney’s cultural and economic village center through excellence in arts programming valuing diversity as a springboard for nurturing community.

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