Venues and Facilities
1913 Steinway Model B grand piano at Compass Music & Arts Center
Compass Music and Arts Center, Brandon Music
Hands-On Vermont is a proud partner of these two treasured sister organizations and venues.
Vermont Blues Retreat’s Wednesday, Thursday and Friday activities will take place at the Compass Music & Arts Center. Compass is a 52,000 square foot facility housing Divine Art Records, an art gallery/concert hall with a 1913 Steinway Model B grand piano, shops, art studios and plenty of space for conferences and classes. Meals will be privately catered in the cafe.
Saturday daytime will take place at Compass. Saturday night we’ll move to Brandon Music, a beautiful recital hall inside of a renovated bank barn, This is a venue like no other. The hospitality, acoustics and intimate setting makes musicians and patrons swoon. Brandon Music has hosted a long list of well known musicians playing in multiple genres.
We’ll have PA systems, drum sets and pianos in both venues. Guitarists, bassists and keyboardists should bring their instruments and amplifiers to achieve their particular sound. Drummers may want to bring their cymbals, snare drums and stick bags.
Brandon Music performance space — intimate with wonderful acoustics