VIENNA —  After a long winter, the doors to Union Hall will open on Saturday, April 7, to an entertaining show featuring the area’s own local performers.

Kicking off this first show will be a duo called Hurry Down Sunshine consisting of Brian Kavanah and Stan Davis, playing jazz standards, the blues, love songs and other songs about life. Brian’s singing, Stan’s storytelling, and the two guitars weave a tapestry of complex, ever-changing music. The music combines deep, emotional vocals and improvised acoustic guitar melodies.

Next up, local guitarist and singer Maxine Marquis, who also teaches art, performs an eclectic mix. 

After the break Steve Richardson, John Whitney and Hank Washburn will be playing many originals by Richardson.

Richardson explains of this group, “Route 41 Revisited started as an idea I had that many of the songs I have written didn’t work well with a traditional rock and roll band. I was looking for another way to present these songs.”

“Many of the songs work in a solo act but I was looking for something different when I met Hank Washburn. Hank is a gifted musician who can play many different stringed instruments and he has a great ear for finding the exact right notes to play. It wasn’t long before we had John Whitney playing bass and to my ear some of my songs finally got the treatment they deserved. “


Richardson and Whitney also play with the Ice Out Band. Washburn plays with the Racket Club Band and Irish band called Dromore Bay Celtic Music.

This inspiring show is on Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Vienna Union Hall. Tickets are $10.

Upcoming Union Hall events:

Saturday, May 19 – Katahdin Valley Boys

Saturday, June 23 – Porch Party Mamas

Saturday, July 7 –  Capitol City Improv


Thursday-Saturday, July 26-28 – Historical Society Plays

Monday, Aug. 6 – Village Harmony

Saturday, Aug. 11 – Aztec Two-Step 

Saturday, Aug. 25 – Folklorica (Mexican dance)

Saturday, Sept. 1- Saturday – Bearnstow Resident Dance

Saturday, Sept. 8 – Saturday – Novel Jazz


November – Fall Feast (fundraising dinner)

Saturday, Dec. 15 – Winter Revels


Brian Kavanah, left,  and Stan Davis are Hurry Down Sunshine. 

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