Bennington Arts Weekend is an annual celebration of the Arts taking place on the first weekend in August. Anchor events for this weekend include the Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival (August 2-4) and the Southern Vermont Home-brew Festival (August 3). On the evening of Saturday, August 3, as a showcase event for the weekend, the Better Bennington Corporation and the Bennington Area Arts Council (BAAC) will present a free concert in the downtown Masonic Hall (504 Main Street) at 7pm. Alex Torres & His Latin Orchestra formed in October 1980 in Amsterdam, NY. This 12 piece award-winning ensemble plays hundreds of festivals, performing arts centers, and events annually, taking audiences by storm with their original blend of Afro-Caribbean rhythms such as salsa, merengue, cha-cha, bombastic, plena, and Latin jazz.
Thanks to underwriting support from the Town of Bennington, as well as the support of our generous business sponsors – Bennington Potters, John Cohen Law Offices, and MSK Engineering and Design – the BAAC is pleased to announce that this concert will be free and open to the public.
Alix Jones, BAAC President, explains: “Having accessible art and entertainment directly in our town center is a key part of the Bennington Cultural Plan. Our job is to bring this plan to fruition, bring the party to the people who live here, and finally, to bring new people to the town. This is a great start.”
For more information about the BAAC, visit benningtonartscouncil.org.