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LNT-Aid 2018 is Gonna Rock!

November 14, 2018

Vermont Stars Come Out Once More for Lost Nation Theater in “LNT-Aid” – a lollapalooza of a concert on Thursday, November 15 at 7:30pm


“Come on down folks, it’s gonna be a great time!” says George Woodard  
– one of the Vermont All-Star performers who are banding together on Thursday November 15 for the 5th Annual LNT-Aid: a benefit concert for Lost Nation Theater.


A mega concert with mega-talented artists doing their remarkable things to raise much-needed funds for Lost Nation Theater, LNT-Aid means great tunes, great laughs, and great storytelling! All for a great cause.


Vermont radio host Jack Donovan, gushes:
“One of my favorite events of the year!! Wonderful Vermont entertainers come out to support one of the finest organizations in Central Vermont and their contributions to the Arts! Highly recommend this evening in support of Lost Nation Theater!!”


In alphabetical order, LNT-Aid 2018 features several of the top artists of Vermont’s music scene:
 - the fantastic folksinger Patti Casey joined by Steve Light & Kirk Lord,
 - high energy singer-songwriter Jon Gailmor,
 - bodacious rocker Chad Hollister,
 - and rascally raconteur George Woodard.

Soundman Bennett Shapiro of MadTech Sound provides the audio engineering – so you know it will sound great!
Your Emcee for the evening: the inimitable Rick Ames!

Special surprise guests  - like LNT's Producing Artistic Director Kathleen Keenan  - will join the evening.


headshots of participating artists


Here’s what critics say about the artists on LNT’s Lineup:

   “Chad Hollister is a no-frills kind of rocker cast from the same mold as such classic-American artists as Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.”  - Billboard Magazine. 

   About Patti Casey Seven Days writes: “Some of the finest vocals and creative songwriting you're liable to hear anywhere.”  

   Jon Gailmor is hailed as “Genius” – and what can be said about George Woodard!!


LNT Aid is the brainchild of Rusty DeWees, Rob Chapman and Amy Willis. Rusty says: “Known Lost Nation Theater’s Kim and Kathleen since ‘87… To know LNT produces the quantity with the quality of theatre they do, still, is to know Kim, Kathleen, and LNT are rare as miracles.”


The inaugural benefit concert was a smash – and since LNT needs cold, hard cash to help ensure the company survives the Winter – the magical concert LNT-Aid is back.

All the performers and Mad Tech Sound are again 100% donating their time and talents. “It’s so incredible that each one of these amazing artists said yes! We’re so grateful.” offers LNT producing artistic director Kathleen Keenan. Adds founder Kim Bent “It’s a miracle they were all available the same night!”


Singer-Songwriter Recording Artist Jon Gailmor explains why he continues to participate: “Lost Nation Theater in a profound way embodies Vermont for me—immensely talented artists dedicated to their craft and to their state, to entertaining, touching and making a difference in the lives of their audiences.  LNT welcomes us in with their warmth and stunning prowess. It behooves us to reciprocate with our support.”


Come be part of this miracle concert: LNT-Aid! Who knows what unscripted things you might experience thanks to Patti, Jon, Chad, George, and Bennett of Mad Tech Sound! Thanks to Capitol Grounds, Morse Farm and others, tasty treats and a cash bar will also be available.


LNT-Aid! See it! Thursday, November 15 at 7:30pm.  All tickets are $25.
For tickets & information: call 802-229-0492, or Click Here!

You can also purchase tickets at the Montpelier City Clerks Office (1st floor City Hall) or at the door (as available).

City Hall Arts Center (39 Main Street, Montpelier) is wheel chair accessible. LNT offers assisted listening and large print programs. Service dogs always welcome. Inform the box office of any special needs when purchasing tickets.


Lost Nation Theater, named “One of the Best Regional Theaters in America” by the New York City Drama League is underwritten by Capitol Copy, The City of Montpelier, National Life Group, The Times Argus, Great Eastern Radio, and The Point! With additional support from Capitol Grounds, Capitol Stationers, Eternity, WDEV and The World.

poster for 2018 LNT Aid