The Chad Hollister Band hails from Vermont. They have been evolving and touring the country for over 20 years. Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Elton John, Shawn Mullins) says "Hollister's music is pure sonic alchemy" which means it's damn good in Vermont terms!
Chad has opened for Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Tom Petty and has shared the stage w/ every PHISH member, Billy Gibbons, Merl Saunders, Warren Haynes and Blues Traveller. His music is a voice for the Positive and reminds you that life is truly a gift as is the ability to share it through music.
One thematic element that connects his ever-growing catalog — which dates back to his 1998 monogamous debut, Chad — it's positivity. Even his more downcast songs are uplifting. To build a career on sunshine and rainbows is surely commendable, especially when there's so much ugliness and grief in the world.
Chad has a simple message – the world needs music to encourage, persevere and heal – and combines that with a passionate delivery that is infectious. This LIVE show will simultaneously make you laugh, dance, smile and hug the person next to you!
Proceeds from a silent auction will be given to VT Floor Victims. To donate cash, please click here.
The Double E Performance Center is home to The T-Rex Theater - a 400 seat multipurpose events space that hosts blockbuster movies, the best-sounding concerts, engaging speaking events, live-streamed programs, and private rentals as well!
This is a general admission seated show in the T Rex Theater - seats are first-come, first-served. Our theater is outfitted with plush reclining chairs featuring cup holders that make for the most comfortable concert-going experience in Vermont.
Unless otherwise listed, our shows are all ages. All guests need a ticket to seated shows. Much like an airline, we will welcome well-behaved babies who can stay seated on their parent's laps. We ask that parents remove loud or distracting children and cooperate if our concert staff ask you to do so. Drinks are allowed in the theater; cupholders are available with each chair.
Dancing is more than welcome! We will never ask you to sit down, but please be aware of your impact on your neighbors. Folks are welcome to dance in aisleways so long as they follow the directions of our concert staff. Folks may be asked to vacate aisleways at times and dance in their seats. Seat aisles are larger than most theaters!
All ages; children 12 and under are free!
Tickets are nonrefundable unless the show is completely canceled.
Factory-sealed water bottles and empty refillable bottles are welcome. No other outside drinks can be brought into the venue. For your comfort and convenience we offer complimentary cold water in jugs.
The Essex Experience has many restaurants and markets offering many culinary options before the show, as well as takeout.
Black Flannel Brewery & Distillery - Burgers, small plates, and brews
Bramble - Family-style dining and wood-fired pizzas
Mad Taco - Fresh Mexican + margaritas
Oriental Wok - takeout only and delicious traditional Chinese dishes
Salt & Bubbles Wine Bar & Market - Charcuterie, small plates, wine, and make your own picnic supplies
Sukho Thai - dine-in and takeaway gourmet Thai
Sweet Clover Market - organic, fresh, local produce, sandwiches, hot bar, cheeses, wine, snacks
Vermont Cider Lab (NEW!) - Small plates and charcuterie, paired with incredible hard cider brewed onsite
*Check websites for operating hours and updated offerings*
For patrons over 21, our concession stands also serve beer, wine and mixed drinks. You must be 21 years of age to purchase alcoholic beverages, with a valid driver’s license, liquor ID, passport or military ID present at the time of purchase.
SAFETY AND SECURITY POLICIES
All bags are subject to searches prior to entering the venue, no exceptions.
Our patron’s safety and security is our top priority. To protect the safety of our patrons, staff and performers you’ll be greeted upon entry by one of our security personnel who will conduct a thorough but speedy check of all bags and purses. Clear plastic tote bags/small backpacks are encouraged!
Pocketbooks/purses and other bags which are not fully viewable (where they are stuffed full with items making it difficult to view everything inside the bag without emptying the bag) may be asked to be returned to the patrons vehicle at the discretion of the security personnel.
During our security screening process, all patrons will be asked to open / unfold large jackets, coats, etc.
The following items are also not allowed inside the venue under any circumstances: firearms, including those carried by off-duty law enforcement; weapons of any kind; sharp items such as knives (including pocket or “Swiss Army”-style knives), multi-tools, screwdrivers and scissors; illegal substances; laser pens; fireworks, or any item that can be deemed potentially harmful, including pepper spray and Mace.
People attempting to bring in the items listed above will be asked to return them to their vehicle which will delay their entrance inside the venue.
These policies are designed to make all of our patrons feel safer at our venues. Any questions on these policies can be directed to [email protected] or by calling 802-878-4200.
There is no smoking of any substance inside The Green. Smoke is restricted to designated smoking areas located outside The Green. This includes cannabis, e-cigarettes and vaping.
There are accessible restrooms and parking.
Please call the box office at 802-878-4200 for accessible tickets or for more information regarding accessibility.
The Essex Experience, where The Old Stage, The Green, and The Double E Performance Center are located offers plenty of complimentary, on-site parking adjacent to the venue.
The parking lot entrance is located at 21 Essex Way. We offer handicapped parking in designated areas.
We do not allow any tailgating or barbecuing in our lots, however concessions are available inside the venue prior to the performance through the end of intermission.
Since we are located in a mixed-use residential area, please consider our “good neighbor policy” and do not sound horns when exiting the venue.
The Essex Experience, T-Rex Productions/Double E, and EuroWest Retail Property Holdings are not responsible for theft or damage to vehicles or contents.
VIDEOGRAPHY + PHOTOGRAPHY
We do not allow SLR or DSLR cameras with detachable lenses in the venue without a photo pass and prior written consent of artist management. if you wish to obtain a media/photo pass, please reach out to Brady Kimball, Community Engagement Ambassador at [email protected].
Most shows are all ages. Any age restriction will be noted on the website listing.
If you wish to bring children, we encourage you to watch the videos posted on the events to determine age appropriateness of content.
Any child over 12 years old is required to have a ticket for a performance.
All major credit cards are accepted for phone and online purchases. Cash payments are only accepted in person, via the Box Office.
Any ticketing questions can be emailed to [email protected], or you can call 802-878-4200 between the hours of 12pm-5pm on standard business days. If you have issues finding your tickets we have box office staff onsite to assist with any ticketing needs.
All sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges, unless a show is canceled. Please direct any questions to [email protected]
For your convenience, ATMs are located at the Essex Cinema at 21 Essex Way, #300, in front of the Essex Cinemas and within Hannaford's Supermarket, at 21 Essex Way, Suite A.
Proceeds from our venues are reinvested in the Essex community and non-profit organizations that support the arts, humanities and education in Vermont. We do not tolerate hate speech, bullying, violence, or antagonistic behavior at our venues or on our community pages. We accept and welcome feedback sent to [email protected].