An online concert, “Clap Your HANDS,” will benefit its namesake nonprofit, which works to help low-income, older adults in Chittenden County obtain food.

Held on Sunday, April 4 at 7 p.m., the show will feature local headliners Dwight & Nicole, plus Kat Wright and Brett Hughes.

The following week, a music-themed auction will help raise money.

“When COVID hit last March, we started Support Buddies, a partnership with Heineberg Community Senior Center. The new program created connections with volunteers and isolated seniors via buddy phone calls and food delivery,” Holly Cluse, HANDS board president, said. “Clap Your HANDS, our spring fundraiser, will help us continue Support Buddies and the other programs we provide.”

The online auction will include an autographed vintage Phish poster, dance party with Dan Cahill (DJ Brunch), a Matthew Thorsen photograph and artwork by Shepard Fairey, to name a few.

Cameo “singing telegrams” will also be available by A2VT, Darlingside’s Auyon Mukharji, Rusty Dewees, Myra Flynn, Chad Hollister, Brett Hughes, Amber Lemay, Dr. Mark Levine, Charlie Nardozzi, Robert Resnik, Lowell Thompson, Mitch Wertlieb, and others.

Tickets will be available, for $10, at at

The auction, from April 4-11, will take place at For more information visit

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