Toots and the Maytals Still On For Lebanon

If there’s a hall of fame for the great road warriors of music, there must be room inside for one Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, especially after last weekend.

While fronting the legendary reggae band, Toots and the Maytals, at a concert in Richmond, Va., Hibbert was felled by a vodka bottle thrown from the crowd. It’s hard to imagine why anyone would do such a thing to Hibbert, a grandfatherly figure who turned 70 on the band’s current world tour. Police have charged a 19-year-old man with aggravated assault and public intoxication.

Fortunately for Upper Valley fans, Hibbert recovered quickly and will be on hand Sunday evening at Lebanon Opera House when Toots and the Maytals play a benefit concert for White River Junction’s Cover Home Repair.

“Everything we’ve heard so far is game on,” said Ryan Hebert, box office manager at the opera house.

Sunday’s concert starts at 7:30 and features New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Anders Osborne as a special guest. Tickets cost $27 to $47. Call 603-448-0400.

— Alex Hanson