Music and Theater: 2016

Rich and varied, music in Northwest New Jersey is just the ticket for evenings that end on high notes. Your musical destination is never very far away and often the price can't be beat.


Saturday, April 1 • DON KINCAID AND THE WAIT. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, April 1 • NAI-NI CHEN DANCE COMPANY. The dances of Nai - Ni Chen fuse the dynamic freedom of American spirit with the grace and splendor of the Asian soul. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, April 2 • GOLDEN DRAGON ACROBATS. The best of a time-honored tradition that began more than 25 centuries ago. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, April 6 • RUSSIAN NATIONAL BALLET THEATRE: SWAN LAKE. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Friday, April 7 • SHEMEKIA COPELAND. The New Queen of Blues! The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, April 7 • COMEDY NIGHT. Three comedians, BYOB and snacks.West Milford • 201/306-1174


Saturday, April 8 • BROADWAY'S NEXT HIT MUSICAL. Master improvisers gather made-up hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor and laughter. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, April 13 • CARBON LEAF. Ether-Electrified Porch Music. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, April 15 • CHRIS BERGSON BAND. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, April 15 • THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Saturday, April 15 • DEL & DAWG. Del McCoury and David Grisman The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, April 21 • KINKY FREIDMAN. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, April 22 • FOLK 60’S MUSIC WITH CHARLIE ZAHM. Roxbury Arts Alliance, Succasunna • 862/219-1379


Sunday, April 23 • TONY DESARE. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Friday, April 28 • MARTY STUART AND HIS FABULOUS SUPERLATIVES. At The Tabernacle Concert Series, Mount Tabor


Saturday, April 29 • TAYLOR, CHAPIN & EVA. Together, the exceptional artistry of these renowned musicians create an unparalleled musical dynamic and unique new sound. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Thursday, May 4 • JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA. Wynton Marsalis and fifteen of today’s finest jazz soloists and ensemble players Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Saturday, May 6 • 10,000 MANIACS. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, May 6 • NEWMAN & OLTMAN GUITAR DUO. Edward, Virginia, and Diana Brewer (harpsichord, oboe, soprano) Raman Ramakrishnan, cello Soclair on the Delware: A Tribute to the Artistry of the Soclair Music Festival Raritan River Music Festival, Stockton • 908/213-1100


Saturday, May 6-7 • BEND BEND. Using shadow and projection, theatre artist Kimi Maeda retells the story of her father and Noguchi, both of whom were incarcerated in a camp in Poston, Arizona. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Friday, May 12 • GUGU DRUM GROUP FROM SHANGHAI. Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown • 973/539-8008


Saturday, May 13 • TIMOTHY B SCHMIT. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, May 13 • ADAM TULLY TRIO. 100 Years of Tango: New Tango Sounds Direct from Buenos Aires Raritan River Music Festival, Stanton • 908/213-1100


Saturday, May 20 • JAMES MADDOCK. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, May 20 • ABENDMUSIK. Music for Baroque Violins and Violas da Gamba) Coprario’s Music: Ensembles from the Time after Queen Elizabeth I Raritan River Music Festival, Clinton • 908/213-1100


Sunday, May 21 • OAK RIDGE BOYS. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Wednesday, May 24 • SHANNON MCNALLY. Roy’s Hall, Blairstown • 908/362-1399


Saturday, May 27 • BEETHOVEN BANQUET. Thomas Sauer, piano Grace Park, violin Karen Ouzounian, cello Raritan River Music Festival, Stewartsville • 908/213-1100


Saturday, June 3-4 • CRAWFISH FESTIVAL. Zydeco, Cajun, New Orleans R&B and Delta Blues with fresh boiled crawfish, jambalaya, shrimp creole, fried catfish, grilled alligator sausage. MVA Productions, Augusta • 973/948-5500


Saturday, June 10 • GROOVE IN THE GROVE SONGWRITER FESTIVAL. Bringing the best regional songwriters to Northwest New Jersey during an afternoon full of original music in a shaded, park-like setting with on-site playground, plenty of parking and interesting vendors. Festival food & adult beverages available for purchase. Skylands Songwriter's Guild, Budd Lake


Saturday, July 15 • DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Summer Jamfest Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, July 22 • DOO WAH RIDERS. Summer Jamfest, high energy country with a cajun twist. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, July 29 • THE BRITISH INVASION. Summer Jamfest. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, August 5 • PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. Summer Jamfest. The ensemble underscores a selection of silent films, including One AM with Charlie Chaplin, Cops with Buster Keaton & Big Business with Laurel and Hardy. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, August 12 • DR. KS MOTOWN REVUE. Summer Jamfest. Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900

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