Arts, Dining & Entertainment

An evening with American Vinyl All Star Band to benefit Vt. State Troopers Association

Saturday, July 14, 7:30 p.m.—WOODSTOCK—In a benefit for the Vermont State Troopers Association, the American Vinyl All Star Band will be giving a concert on Saturday, July 14 at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; showtime is at 7:30 p.m.

The American Vinyl All Star Band is made up of members of everyone’s favorite classic rock bands: Jeffery “Skunk” Baxter, founding member of Steely Dan and guitarist from the Doobie Brothers; Barry Goudreau and Fran Sheehan, guitarist and bass player formerly of the band Boston; Leroy “LSR” Romans, keyboardist of the Wailers and Third World; Robert “Mousey” Thompson, drummer from the James Brown Band; and Danny Beissel, lead vocalist of Fosterchild. Also joining American Vinyl All Star Band for the evening will be special guest Phil Stokes, bass player from the country rock band Pure Prairie League.

Skunk and Bill Johnson, manager, started the group as a way of giving back to charities and has been doing so for many years, officially calling the group the American Vinyl All Star Baand.

The group has appeared at venues and arenas across the country, performing classic rock hits from the bands in which they once played. Their years of experience performing with some of the most recognized bands in the industry make them one of the most sought-after groups today. Together they are responsible for over 100 million records sold.

A special guest performance to open this exclusive show will be artist Jamie Lee Thurston, a Vermont-native, Nashville musician who plays good ol’ roll-up-your-sleeves rockin’ country. Thurston has enjoyed tremendous success with Top 40 hits and his new record, “The Window,” debuted recently at No. 17 on iTunes charts.

The concert will benefit the Vermont State Troopers Association which provides assistance to families of fallen officers.

Woodstock Town Hall Theater is located at 31 The Green, Woodstock. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with Jamie Lee Thurston taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Post-party will be hosted by Worthy Kitchen at 442 Woodstock Road, Woodstock.

Tickets $49.50 for general admission, $100 for Gold Circle, which includes a meet and greet. Purchase tickets online at For more information, call 802-484-1278.

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