Music and Theater: 2018

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, June 16 • FRANK VIGNOLA TRIO. The extraordinary guitarist, now fully recovered from a near fatal ATV accident, will join Vinny Raniolo on guitar and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass, the same line-up that first played The Minstrel ten years ago. The Folk Project, Morristown


Sunday, June 17 • SADDLETONES. American tunes Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Wednesday, June 20 • THE GUTHRIE BROTHERS. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Friday, June 22 • THE KOOTZ. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Saturday, June 23 • SOURLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL. The festival celebrates the character and beauty of the New Jersey Sourlands and supports planning and conservatory efforts. Sourland Planning Council, Hillsborough • 609/397-1233


Sunday, June 24 • GIRALDA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL. Music performed by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, an art show and sale, a picnic contest with fabulous prizes, kids’ activities, an antique ice cream truck and the relaxed atmosphere of the beautiful lawns of the former Dodge estate Morris Arts, Madison • 973/285-5115


Sunday, June 24 • STONEHEARTH BLUEGRASS BAND. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Tuesday, June 26 • RANDOM TEST REGGAE. Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Thursday, June 28 • HUNTERDON SYMPHONY. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Saturday, June 30 • ERIC MINTE QUARTET FEATURING NELSON HILL. Alto saxophonist playing the Great American Songbook in the Classic Jazz style. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or shine. Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn, Columbia • 908/496-4273


Sunday, July 1 • THE KOOTZ. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown • 973/538-2404


Sunday, July 1 • LOST RAMBLERS. Bluegrass. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, July 5 • CITIGRASS. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 6 • RICHARD REITER SWING BAND. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Sunday, July 8 • BOB MIRANDA AND THE HAPPENINGS. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 8 • PYRENESIA. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Tuesday, July 10 • BALAM DANCE THEATRE. Balinese dance Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Thursday, July 12 • HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 13 • FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety Blairstown Business Assn, Blairstown • 908/362-1371


Friday, July 13-15 • BLACK POTATOE MUSIC FESTIVAL. Clinton


Saturday, July 14 • LEE ROCKER. Best known as a member of the Stray Cats, Rocker is a Grammy-nominated musician and Bass Player Hall of Famer. Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, July 15 • BILLY GILMAN. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 15 • HARMONIUM CHORAL SOCIETY. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown • 973/538-2404


Sunday, July 15 • DREW NUGENT. Ragtime Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, July 19 • SLIPPERY WHEN WET. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Saturday, July 21 • GEORGE GEE SWING ORCHESTRA. Happy music played by happy musicians for happy people! Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, July 22 • AMISH OUTLAWS. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 22 • HOUSE OF HAMIL. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Tuesday, July 24 • ECO DEL SUR. Ancient and contemporary South American music Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Thursday, July 26 • BEST OF THE EAGLES. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, July 27 • STAN KENTON TRIBUTE. Pat Longo’s Hollywood East Coast Big Band Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Friday, July 27-5 • HAIR. Exploring ideas of identity, community, global responsibility and peace, HAIR remains relevant as ever as it examines what it means to be a young person in a changing world. Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Saturday, July 28 • BOHEMIAN STRING QUARTET. An ensemble of two violins, a viola and cello playing well-known and hidden gems of the contemporary and earlier classical repertoire. Come early to picnic and enjoy the Homestead property. Rain or Shine. Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn, Columbia • 908/496-4273


Sunday, July 29 • GARDEN STATE RADIO. Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, July 29 • KINDERHOOK. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, August 2 • CAPTAIN JACK BILLY JOEL TRIBUTE. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, August 3 • RAVE ON. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Sunday, August 5 • MUSIC AND FOOD TRUCK FEST. Featuring Kinderhook and Home Again Somerset Concert Series in the Park, Bridgewater • 908/722-1200


Sunday, August 5 • POOR MAN’S GAMBIT. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Tuesday, August 7 • TAVCHE GRAVCHE. Gypsy/neo-Balkan Trio Music Without Borders, Morristown • 973/285-5115


Thursday, August 9 • FRONTIERS. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Saturday, August 11 • YESSONGS: THE CONCERT. 1972 concert recreated with stunning detail. Centenary Stage Company Summer Jamfest, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, August 12 • SOME LIKE IT HOT CLUB. Gypsy Jazz, featuring the work of the great Django Reinhardt. Enjoy the farm’s delicious foods which are available for purchase; BYOB Bobolink Dairy and Bakeyard, Milford • 908/864-7277


Sunday, August 12 • EGRESS. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, August 16 • THE MORRISTONES. Hunterdon Parks Music Under the Stars, Readington Township • 908/782-1158


Friday, August 17 • FROM OPERA TO BROADWAY. NJBG Summer Concerts, Ringwood • 973/962-9534


Saturday, August 18 • MORRISTOWN JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL. Town of Morristown, Morristown


Sunday, August 19 • DICK DALE. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Sunday, August 19 • JERSEY SOUND. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, August 23 • JEAN LUC PONTY. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, August 24 • ALLAN HARRIS QUARTET. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Friday, August 24-25 • 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 26 • BILL KIRCHEN. Internationally renowned American music legend performs country twang and honky tonk in the new Riverside Amphitheater Ramsaysburg Concerts at the Barn, Columbia • 908/496-4273


Sunday, August 26 • RAVE ON. Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Sunday, September 2 • COUNT BASIE TRIBUTE. Jazz at Rutherfurd Hall, Allamuchy • 908/852-1894x138


Sunday, September 2 • PADDY & PALE BOYS. Irish Pub Music Shippen Manor Concerts, Oxford • 908/453-4381


Thursday, September 6 • JOHN MAYALL. The Newton Theatre, Newton • 973/383-3700


Friday, September 7-9 • CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS. The 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


Saturday, September 15 • PAULA POUNDSTONE. Annual Gala Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown • 908/979-0900


Sunday, September 16 • POETS IN THE GARDEN. Award winning poets David Petruzelli and Professor Gail Holst-Warhaft share their work. Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, Morristown • 973/538-2404


Friday, September 21-22 • AIKEN & FRIENDS. Two-day mini fest includes songwriter workshops and concert. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Monday, October 1 • TIEMPO LIBRE. Hard-driving, seductive rhythms of "timba" - an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of Latin jazz and Cuban son The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Friday, October 12 • BEYOND SACRED: VOICES OF MUSLIM IDENTITY. This interview-based theatre production stages the personal and complex stories of five young Muslim New Yorkers. Together, their experiences create a beautiful, funny, and intensely poignant cry for tolerance. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420


Saturday, October 20 • THE CAPITOL STEPS. Political satire, a perennial favorite. The Theatre at RVCC, North Branch • 908/725-3420

Stay in the Loop!

Get our newsletter, This Week in the NJ Skylands, with updates, special offers and good ideas!

Read current newsletter

Privacy Statement