ALWAYS Fun at the Paddle

Events

There's always something happening at The Paddle!  So, be a part of our fun ...

Our Summer Porch Series has begun!


21

June

2024

She Was Right
5:30-7:30pm
Moved from 6/20 due to rain!

She Was Right are a local group of musicians playing well-known covers from many decades that will surely have you tapping your foot and singing along!

23

June

2024

Cooie DeFransesco
5:30-7:30pm

Cooie’s clear and vibrant vocal stylings bring lyrics to life, whether she’s singing traditional tunes, popular songs, or originals. Her beautiful, tone perfect, soulful voice brings new life to both traditional and popular songs, and her music encompasses a dollop of blues, a touch of jazz, a bit of folk and some old time rock'n'roll. Cooie brings to each song a true and melodic voice as well as unique interpretive skills, using expressive vocal arrangements to take a lyric back to its foundation. Her beautiful and full voice is a joy to the soul and her passion for a song's meaning and spirit will evoke the same feelings in you. Cooie's soulful, melodic voice will surprise and please you, and her musicality will move you! 

27

June

2024

Blue Rock Boys
5:30-7:30pm

The Blue Rock Boys have a sound that is all their own. Harmonies blend with an assortment of acoustic and electric instruments on originals and covers of music as diverse as old fiddle tunes, Rock and Roll, Vintage County, R&B, and everything in between.

30

June

2024

Jeff Shelley
5:00-7:00pm

Jeff plays current, as well a s classic, folk and pop tunes that we all know and love!

4

July

2024

Fourth of July

After the South Hero Parade, stop by The Paddle!

Draft Beer
Wine
Hot Dogs & Burgers

Impromptu Get-Together ...

7

July

2024

TBA

11

July

2024

George Murtie
5:30-7:30pm

I've been playing guitar since I was 10 years old, when I saw the Beatles play on Ed Sullivan! I’ve been married to my wife, Linda for 43 years, we have 2 kids & their spouses and 6 fantastic grandkids! I have also been a Christian for 45 years. After 33 years of being a police officer and going from Patrol to Detective Captain, I’m entering the next chapter of my life..........Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter. This has been my dream! As you can see from my life experience I have a very broad range of life encounters that I plan on sharing through my songwriting. My wife, Linda and I just spent June, July and August in Nashville. The goal being to meet as many people as we could and learn about the music business! The trip was a great success - way beyond our expectations! We met the most incredible people that we can now call friends.

14

July

2024

Rebecca Padula
5:00-7:00pm

Art Opening & Music

About her music: Folk, Blues, Jazz, Gospel, Bluegrass, and Trad. A dark folk-rock espresso with a shot of bluegrass and a hint of jazz. Her smoldering alto simmers over guitar, ukulele, or tenor banjo to create an intimate and varied show that often includes her own originals and works by other Vermont songwriters. She has performed throughout New England at coffeehouses, bars, events, festivals, town halls, opera houses, weddings, and has opened for acts from LeAnn Rimes to Patty Larkin.

About her art:
My work is abstract, but inspired by the natural world and Vermont's landscape. I draw energy and create marks from what I see and feel, tuning in to the cacophony of bird song, the trickle of water flowing underground, the scent of lilacs on the breeze, or the hushed peace of snow covered ground. I work with a variety of media, but mainly my paintings are either oil and cold wax or acrylic.

18

July

2024

Cooie's Trio
5:30-7:30pm

About the trio:

Cooie DeFrancesco’s clear and vibrant vocal stylings bring lyrics to life, whether she’s singing traditional tunes, popular songs, or originals. Her melodic and soulful voice brings new life to both traditional and popular songs, and her music encompasses a dollop of blues, a touch of jazz, a bit of folk and some old time rock & roll.  

Adlai Waxman is a seasoned and accomplished musician - keyboardist, singer, lyricist, and composer. Originally from Toronto, he came to Vermont by way of Nashville, tendering his mastery at the keyboard and his vocal skills in performing session work in multiple genres.

Patti Shannon provides a solid bass beat and lead/harmony vocals. She studied guitar performance at Berklee and continued her music studies at colleges wherever she landed in her travels. She has played and toured with a variety of bands in the States, including Alaska and Guam, and overseas to ten-plus countries; toured with well-known oldies bands The Coasters, The Platters and The Fleetwoods; and has movie, television and radio performances under her belt, both as a musician and extra. Patti’s songwriting has been recognized by industry professionals including a “Record (song) of the Year” award from the California Country Music Association.  

Instrumentally, Cooie’s steady rhythm guitar, Adlai's masterly keyboard accompaniment, and Patti’s bassline create the perfect foundation for their vocal stylings, incorporating tight three-part harmonies.

21

July

2024

Donna Thunder
5:30-7:30pm

25

July

2024

She Was Right 
5:30-7:30pm

She Was Right are a local group of musicians playing well-known covers from many decades that will surely have you tapping your foot and singing along!

28

July

2024

Fabulous Wrecks
5:30-7:30pm

The Fabulous Wrecks are a trio of seasoned musicians who enjoy playing eclectic Americana and pop music of the last sixty years. There are hints of blues, folk, bluegrass, rock and roll and pop music, all played with enthusiasm and energy.

1

August

2024

Shane Murley Duet
5:30-7:30pm

Shane Murley is an American singer-songwriter born and raised in Texas. He moved to Vermont in 2001 and joined a local band for about 4 years, as their front man vocalist, before taking off and traveling the United States in 2005. During his travels, he picked up the guitar and started learning and writing songs. He decided to move back to Vermont in 2009 and started playing bars, restaurants and clubs around Chittenden county and picked up some amazing musicians along the way. From bars to private parties and weddings, he and his band have been entertaining the local scene, all the while. If you love the genres Americana - Country-Folk - Alternative Rock with a twist of Soul- Funk, then you'll love many of the songs and melodies this band is supplying.

4

August

2024

TBA

8

august

2024

Bob Recupero
5:30-7:30pm

11

August

2024

TBA

15

August

2024

The Butterfields
5:30-7:30pm

18

August

2024

Donna Thunder
5:30-7:30pm

22

August

2024

Cooie DeFrancesco
5:30-7:30pm

 Cooie’s clear and vibrant vocal stylings bring lyrics to life, whether she’s singing traditional tunes, popular songs, or originals. Her beautiful, tone perfect, soulful voice brings new life to both traditional and popular songs, and her music encompasses a dollop of blues, a touch of jazz, a bit of folk and some old time rock'n'roll. Cooie brings to each song a true and melodic voice as well as unique interpretive skills, using expressive vocal arrangements to take a lyric back to its foundation. Her beautiful and full voice is a joy to the soul and her passion for a song's meaning and spirit will evoke the same feelings in you. Cooie's soulful, melodic voice will surprise and please you, and her musicality will move you! 

25

August

2024

Mama Tried
5:30-7:30pm

All-gal foot stomping bluegrass, country folk and blues string band from Vermont.

26

August

2024

National Dog Day
Appreciating the pups in our lives.

Please watch for details regarding this fundraiser.

29

August

2024

Blue Rock Boys
5:30-7:30pm

Gallery

Awesome musicians serving up loads of fun at The Paddle ...

Kindness Gathering 2019 Photos

Our special summer evening will be back following two years of COVID.

July 24th at 7:00 pm!  Open to all; free!  Let's celebrate kindness ...

In lieu of all the sadness and pain in the world these days, once again, I just feel an intense need to do something positive, uplifting ... abut being kind to one another. (Yes, I know - we should be kind 24/7, 12 months a year.)  As many of you know, I always celebrate by birthday with World Kindness Day. Today, I'm announcing our second "Kindness Gathering."  It'll be located in the field behind The Paddle.  A vigil, of sorts, with music and laughter and kindness. Please join me for a celebration of our better angels. I'll post more details in early June. Please mark your calendars and save the evening of Sunday, 7/24th. Parents, bring your kids - both the two-legged and four-legged ones. This is a non-political event. It's a kindness event. Thanks for reading, Mandy

About the photo gallery:  The Blue Paddle hosted its first Kindness Gathering in field behind the bistro, mowed into a giant heart and documented with a drone flying above the crowd! Kind words, ice cream, and music made for a memorable evening full of love!! 





Dance parties
often erupt!

And, Chef Phoebe will
get them started!