Music and Theater: 2017

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.


Tuesday, June 27 • BRIAN CONWAY. Irish Fiddle Music Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Thursday, June 29 • HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. The Symphony teams up with members of School of Rock Lehigh Valley to bring you SYMPHONIC ROCK! Music of The Moody Blues, The Who, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and More! Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, June 30 • HAPPY TRAUM. Living legend finger-style guitarist and 60s Greenwich Village folk singer. The Folk Project, Morristown • 973/335-9489


Friday, June 30 • THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Sunday, July 2 • HAMMER. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, July 6 • JAKE’S ROCKIN COUNTRY BAND. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 7 • LEE ROCKER. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, July 7 • THE DALTON GANG. Jazz, funk, and Latin. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Friday, July 7 • TEQUILA ROSE. Roxbury Arts Alliance, Succasunna • 862/219-1379


Sunday, July 9 • RADIO NASHVILLE. Top country hits. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 9 • HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY. Harmonium’s select 20-voice Chamber Singers will lift their voices in song in the summer garden Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown • 973/538-2404


Sunday, July 9 • BOVINE SOCIAL CLUB. Country Twangrass Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, July 13 • HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS. Comprised of more than fifty men, the chorus offers a wide variety of music sung in a capella & close 4-part harmony. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 14 • THE ATLANTA CAFE BAND . Roxbury Arts Alliance, Succasunna • 862/219-1379


Saturday, July 15 • DRIVE - A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS. Lead singer, Mary Beth Cronin, thrills audiences with her transformation to the persona of Ric Ocasek Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, July 15 • GARY PUCKETT & THE UNION GAP. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, July 15 • MIKE LAWLOR AND FRIENDS. Concert on the Beach Friends of High Point State Park, Sussex • 973/875-4800


Sunday, July 16 • DARLENE LOVE. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 16 • KINDERHOOK. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, July 20 • JIM BARONE ELVIS TRIBUTE. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 21 • PURE PRAIRIE LEAGUE. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, July 21 • CHRISTINE SPERO GROUP. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Friday, July 21 • RAVE ON. Roxbury Arts Alliance, Succasunna • 862/219-1379


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


Sunday, July 23 • BOY BAND PROJECT. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 23 • DOLCE TRIO. Violinist Lynn Siebert, cellist Liz Cabrera and flutist/recorder player Kris Lamb Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown • 973/538-2404


Sunday, July 23 • CRAZY HEARTS. Attitudinal Country Music Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Wednesday, July 26 • SLAID CLEAVES. Now twenty-five years into his storied career, Cleaves' songwriting has never been more potent. Salt Gastropub, Byram Twp • 973/347-7258


Thursday, July 27 • CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 28 • FÉRABA. West African dance, drumming and tap dancing Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Friday, July 28 • FAB FORWARD. Roxbury Arts Alliance, Succasunna • 862/219-1379


Saturday, July 29 • NANCY & SPENCER REED QUARTET. Lively jazz and vocal harmonies. Ramsaysburg Concerts in the Barn, Columbia • 908/475-5352


Saturday, July 29 • THE BRITISH INVASION. More than just the Beatles, The British Invasion Years is three shows in one! First, you will hear classic songs by iconic sixties British Groups. Then the American musical "response" follows with memorable hits by celebrated artists. The sixties era retrospective concludes with an extraordinary note - for - note final. Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, July 30 • BLUES FEST. Bob Lanza Blues Band and the Tyrone Stackhouse Group Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 30 • LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, August 3 • TRAMPS LIKE US. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, August 4 • RAVE ON!. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Friday, August 4 • GEORGE BAIER. Roxbury Arts Alliance, Succasunna • 862/219-1379


Saturday, August 5 • PEACHERINE RAGTIME SOCIETY ORCHESTRA. 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 Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, August 6 • MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Featuring the Duprees Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, August 6 • STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Tuesday, August 8 • MUSIC FROM CHINA TRIO. Traditional and contemporary Chinese music Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Thursday, August 10 • THE WHIPTONES. Doo Wop from Whipanny Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Saturday, August 12 • DR. K’S MOTOWN REVUE. It's not just the songs but the memories associated with them that have forever imprinted the Motown Sound in the hearts and souls of music fans. Without even consciously realizing it, we all know every lyric, melody and instrumental phrases associated with the songs. So much so that if a live band plays the songs and leaves out any of these memorable licks, we know it and subconsciously add it in ourselves. Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, August 12 • COUNTRY COMFORT. Concert on the Beach Friends of High Point State Park, Sussex • 973/875-4800


Sunday, August 13 • CLINT BLACK. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Sunday, August 13 • JERSEY SOUND. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, August 17 • AMISH OUTLAWS. The Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, August 18 • NO FUSS AND FEATHERS ROADSHOW. Folk music with a sophisticated contemporary sound from Carolann Solobello, Kayrn Oliver, and The YaYas, Catherine Miles, and Jay Mafale. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Saturday, August 19 • MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Bucky Pizzarelli Quintet, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, Ana Popovic, Walter Trout Band Town of Morristown, Morristown


Saturday, August 19 • JAMES VAN PRAAGH. Internationally renowned bestselling author and one of the most accurate spiritual mediums working today. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Sunday, August 20 • BLUES AND CRAFT BREWS. Alexis P. Suter Band, The Outcrops, Atlanta Café Band with great food, craft beers and vendors. Inn at Millrace Pond, Hope • 908/459-4884


Sunday, August 20 • MANGO MEN. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Friday, August 25-26 • UKULELE FESTIVAL. Concerts, workshops, vendors, open mics, jams and more! This festival will interest long-time uke players, beginning uke players and anyone who has ever been curious about the instrument. The Folk Project, Whippany • 973/370-4UKE (4853)


Sunday, August 27 • HOMETOWN BOYZ. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Sunday, September 3 • PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Friday, September 8-9 • CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. The 39th annual COTA festival brings world-class jazz ensembles to the Delaware Water Gap for three days of performance. Festival site activities include food concessions, arts and crafts booths, strolling musicians, a monitored childrens’ area, storytelling and other surprises during stage changes. Plenty of free parking, a rain tent in case of inclement weather, and handicapped facilities are provided. COTA Jazz and Arts, Delaware Water Gap, PA • 570/424-2210


Thursday, September 14 • POETS IN THE GARDEN. Celebrated poets Robert Carnevale and Elizabeth (Mimi) Danson. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown • 973/538-2404


Thursday, September 14 • JOSH BLUE. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Sunday, September 24 • JOHN WAITE. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Thursday, October 5 • TRAVIS TRITT. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Saturday, October 7 • JIM MESSINA. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700

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