Yes, Really: Slick Rick @ Sugarbush on Saturday

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With a poster like that, well, you can see why people were unsure if this shit was for real. It doesn’t help that the Facebook page for this is just titled “Hip Hop Event” — and the instructions to “Call Dino for tickets” are also a classic red flag. Those tickets also happen to be $110.

All in all, the vibe here is pretty Shrinedom, and adding Mr. Cheeks to the bill is weird as hell. But this concert is very real — at least, real enough for Seven Days, and they’ve got paid fact-checkers. (Something that will never happen here at VTHH; rest easy, rappers.)

Of course, if you’re not a wealthy tourist bumping rails of Montreal’s finest in some condo right now, there are more affordable options for your Saturday night. First and foremost, there will be ALL VERMONT EVERYTHING, a concert & cypher shoot at Babes Bar in Bethel, really one of the nicer venues in the state these days.

Speaking of damn nice venues: if you’re in the Stowe area on Saturday night, head on over to Rusty Nail Stage to catch NY live-band hip-hop powerhouse Sophistafunk, who have Mister Burns & The Hounds opening. That’s a flawless lineup, and this will be a satisfying Saturday night.

Whatever you wind up doing: don’t drink and drive. Thanks.

Justin Boland