Every Labor Day Weekend in Historic Downtown Bennington, Vermont!


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This year will feature both cover bands and original artists playing on stages in both Cloves! Clove A is located at 321 Main Street (former Greenberg’s lot). Clove B is located at 150 Depot Street (Bennington Station lot). Be sure to check out the bands listed so you don’t miss out on these amazing acts! 

Clove A / Stage A

(The Greenberg Lot)

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Bubba Lou Tugget

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Moose Crossing

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Beth and Randy from Whiskey City

Clove B / Stage B

(The Bennington Station Lot)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Bennington Traditional Jazz

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | The Julie Shea Band

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Beard and Glasses

Garlic Band Bio’s

Bubba Lou Tugget

 A true blue Vermonter from the very top of Woodford mountain who is very well known in Bennington county. Bubba ( the winner of the 2018 Bennington county’s got talent competition) has made a name for himself in the area for his unique voice, his unique style, and his overall uniqueness. He is not just a musician but an entertainer at that. This is definitely not an act you will want to miss.

Moose Crossing: Zak, Brian, Joe and Friends!

We play fun music for everyone! We mix music from Frank Sinatra & Miles Davis to the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, and More! Performing in New England for over 10 years, MOOSE CROSSING is the go-to for the music lover of any genre! 

Zak Hampton on tenor saxophone brings together a talented group of musical friends from across the region including Brian D’Angelo and Joe Plotts to bring high energy jazz music for any occasion. Performing youthful takes on classics from Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra, to Miles Davis and John Coltrane, MOOSE CROSSING is the go-to group for the jazz connoisseur. In addition, the group performs original jazz and funk music along with more contemporary takes on tunes from The Doors, Bruno Mars, and The Beatles.

Beth and Randy from Whiskey City 

Presenting Beth and Randy from Whiskey City! Whiskey City is a high-energy country rock band consisting of professionally experienced musicians from Berkshire County, MA. These musicians have been blessed with the opportunities to tour nationally and be supporting acts to most recently in 2022 Country superstars Lonestar. Also Brett Eldredge, Thompson Square, James Wesley, Dustin Lynch, Phil Vassar, Willie Nelson, Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Little Feat, Foghat & The Outlaws and many more. Started in March of 2010, they have had great success locally. Voted Best Live Band in the Berkshires for 11 out of their 12years, by the Berkshire Eagle readers Poll. And Best live band 2015-2020 by The Berkshire Record readers poll. They are always looking to widen the fun to new areas as well!

The Bennington Traditional Jazz Band

The Bennington Traditional Jazz Band plays traditional jazz, French-inspired hot jazz, and a wide variety of pre-1950 American standards in a high energy, exciting style. With one boot in the deep south and the other in Tin Pan Alley, the BTJB presents a dynamic mix of rhythmic complexity and nostalgic, old time melodies that form the backbone of American popular music.

The BTJB features well-known local talent:

  • Jeff McRae–drums
  • Woody Strobeck–trombone
  • Andy Kelly–banjo
  • Dave Lambert–clarinet
  • Ernie Belanger–tuba

The Julie Shea Band

Beard & Glasses 

With an emphasis on making every tune sound like an original, cover or otherwise- Beard and Glasses is quickly becoming one of the premiere acts in Southern Vermont today. Soulful, witty and always from the heart!