Country music star Jamie Lee Thurston performs benefit for Vergennes Opera House

The Friends of the Vergennes Opera House are urging neighbors and friends to come out to the Opera House on Saturday, Nov. 30, at 7:30 pm for a memorable evening with country music star Jamie Lee Thurston and special guest Jimmy T and the Cobras.

“It’s hard to believe it has been 15 years since I’ve played in Addison County,” said the Vermont native and Nashville, Tenn. resident, Thurston. “Being in Nashville is great, but coming home to Vermont and reconnecting with communities large and small is what keeps me going. Playing at the Vergennes Opera House while raising money for this community gem brings everything full circle for me. We can’t wait!”

Thurston loves big country music, perhaps because it matches his big personality and equally big heart. “He didn’t have to do a benefit for the Vergennes Opera House, but after we talked, not only did he decide to ‘pay for the space,’ but he also decided to donate a percentage of every ticket sold back to the Opera House. He is a generous performer and a generous person, and we are grateful,” said Vergennes Opera House Interim President Gerianne Smart.

Thurston’s father, Jimmy T, and his band, The Cobras, will be performing in the early part of the evening as well.

Tickets: $25 each, available by cash or check at Vermont Energy Company, Route 7 in Ferrisburgh or online by visiting Doors open at 6:30 pm for general seating. Concert begins at 7:30 pm. Cash bar service supplied by Bar Antidote.

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