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Bennington Museum Concerts in the Courtyard Series: SIRSY

August 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Bennington Museum Courtyard Concert Series 2024

This week featuring: SIRSY

Join us for these lovely, free outdoor summer concerts every Friday – thanks to an anonymous grant (third year in a row!) – at the Bennington Museum Courtyard from 5-7 pm. In the event of rain, the concert is cancelled by 2pm (check the Bennington Museum’s Facebook page). Bring a chair or blanket. The entire family is welcome: kids activities available. Food, beer and wine will be available for purchase from the Avocado Pit on premise.


Recent Review: SIRSY is a singer-songwriter rock band with a soulful, powerhouse of a lead vocalist (seriously, wait until you hear Mel sing!) who is also the band’s drummer. Sirsy’s been touring the US for the last 17 years– playing 200 shows per year nationally. The other half of the band is Mel’s hubby Rich – who sounds like 3 guitarists all on his own- on a vintage Rickenbacker guitar. (Rich also plays bass on a pedalboard with his feet while he’s playing guitar). So, they sound like a high energy full band… but their show is also intimate with heartfelt stories about the songs … and nerdy jokes. They’ve been able to make folks dance, laugh, and cry – all in the same show! They really know how to connect with the audience.

They’ve had songs on the hit tv show “Shameless” and opened for Brandi Carlile, Maroon 5, Train, Grace Potter, Joan Jett, Cheap Trick, Collective Soul, Blues Traveler, Spindoctors, & many more. Sirsy can also do a stripped-down acoustic show in a ‘listening room setting’ if that’s a better fit. They can also throw in enough covers to fill 3 hours of music as well. And they travel with PA/sound and lights.

Thanks for your time and consideration. Please see the videos below for a sample of what they do.

VIDEOS: LIVE at Mile of Music Festival: LIVE (Nina Simone Cover, fan’s cell phone video): NPR LIVE SESSIONS: ACOUSTIC LIVE: CANNONBALL (as heard on tv’s Shameless): LIKE A DRUM: ASTRONAUTS: SWEET DREAMS:

“Songs with more hooks than tackle box. Melanie has one of the most powerful and flexible voices you’ll ever hear”. – The Times Union, NY

“SIRSY is NOT simply a two piece, they are a head scratching, WOW! This is the complete package in a fun sized, rock and roll, smiling laughing, have a good goddamn time with your friends, band! The guitarist is flawless and just edgy enough to make you grin. The lead singer/drummer is stunning.” – SXSW Music Blog


August 16
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


The Bennington Museum
75 Main Street
Bennington, Vermont 05201
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