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music: this week

(NEWTON, NJ) -- Power trio Stick Men will bring their unique sound to The Newton Theatre on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00pm. Stick Men is a rock trio like no other. Playing instruments not usually seen or heard, and writing captivating and challenging music, they embody the tradition of progressive rock.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) presents Donny & Marie on Thursday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00pm. America’s beloved sibling entertainers from the Osmond family bring their summer tour to bergenPAC. Tickets range from $69 to $199.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) --  The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band brings its signature blend of rock and blues to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$79. ... READ ON

(CLARK, NJ) -- The Union County Summer Arts Festival Concert Series continues at Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Wednesday August 16, with a performance by Black Dog - a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Show time is scheduled for 7:30pm.  The show is free, and visitors are urged to pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments and snacks will also be available from Café Gallo and the Good Humor Man. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Due to overwhelming demand, Shawn Mendes has added four new North American shows to his first-ever arena world tour, including a stop at Newark’s Prudential Center on Thursday, August 17, 2017. The Illuminate World Tour kicks off April 27th in Europe before going on to North and South America. The North American leg of the tour will run from July 6th in Portland, through September 20th in Mexico City. Locally, Mendes will also be at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on August 22. Multiple GRAMMY® nominee Charlie Puth will be direct support on all US and Canadian dates. ... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents innovative acoustic guitarist Andy McKee on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00pm. McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. To fans of virtuoso musicianship, it is Andy’s attention to song structure and melodic content that elevates him above the rest. To fans of popular music, Andy entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Queensrÿche, with guest Killcode, will perform Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8:00pm at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) in Englewood, NJ.  Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, Queensrÿche secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus-year career. Tickets range from $29 to $79. ... READ ON

(MT OLILVE, NJ) -- Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG) hosts this monthly singer/songwriter Showcase & Open Mic gathering every 3rd Thursday of the month from 7:00pmpm - 9:30pm at Enzos Pizza, 382 US-46, Budd Lake, NJ. The evening focuses on original music where local and regional songwriters and music enthusiasts join together for a night of music and camaraderie! Open to the public - $5.00 cover with food and drinks available for purchase. ... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City Presented by M&T Bank, NJPAC’s free outdoor music series, continues on Thursday, August 17 with Black Sheep and Das EFX.  The performance takes place at 5:00pm in Chambers Plaza.  Opening the night is DJ Wallah.... READ ON

Looking for something cool to do this week that won’t cost an arm and a leg, and will totally impress your date? Try the Lee Hogans Quartet performance on Thursday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, presented by the New Brunswick Jazz Project.... READ ON

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The highly anticipated All The Hits Tour featuring Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey has had its New York area performances rescheduled due to Richie's knee procedure. The tour will now perform at the Prudential Center in Newark on August 18. All tickets for the original show date will be honored at the new date. Refunds are also available at point of purchase. ... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Robinson & Rohe, the duo of award winning artists Liam Robinson and Jean Rohe, will perform at The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, August 18 at 7:30pm in the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship,  21 Normandy Heights Rd, Morristown.  Another duo, Folk Project members Gerry & Olga, opens.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- On Friday, August 18, 2017, Out Like Lambs - an artful Asbury Park band that has evolved from an orchestral folk sound to one rooted in guitar-driven, post-punk Eighties college rock, full of irresistible melodic hooks and intriguing lyrics - will celebrate the release of its new record, Fingers Crossed, with a screening of 14 short films envisioning the album’s 14 songs. The Out Like Lambs screening, to be held on the rooftop of the Asbury Hotel at The Baronet Theatre, will be preceded by live performances by two other notable local bands: Sister Ancestor and The Yams, the latter of which will perform The Minutemen’s classic art-punk double-LP Double Nickels on the Dime of 1984 in its entirety. Tickets for the triple-bill, which starts at 7:00pm, are $10 and include a free vinyl copy of Fingers Crossed (which comes with a digital-download code).... READ ON

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated band Goo Goo Dolls will hit the road this summer for their third headline run since the release of their latest album Boxes. The Long Way Home tour with special guest Phillip Phillips kicks off July 14th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA and will run through mid-September. The tour includes a couple of local shows including Sunday, August 6 at Festival Pier in Philadelphia; Sunday, August 13 at Jones Beach in Wantagh, NY; and Friday, August 19 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ.... READ ON

(ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Legendary singer, songwriter and rock star, Ann Wilson Of Heart, comes to perform live in concert at Tropicana Atlantic City on Saturday, August 19, 2017. Show time is 8:00pm in the Tropicana Showroom. Doors open at 7:00pm.... READ ON

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) --The seventh annual Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival will be held on the Green in Morristown on Saturday, August 19, from noon until 10:00p.m. This year’s free concert includes performances by Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, Bucky Pizzarelli, Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses, Ana Popovic, and The Walter Trout Band.... READ ON

(ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Charlie Zaa performs at Bergen Performing Arts Center (BergenPAC) in Englewood on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 8:00pm.  Zaa is a Colombian singer who has achieved worldwide recognition for his romantic bolero styling. Tickets range from $39 to $99.... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Jesse Malin & Jeff Raspe present “Summer Strummer” at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park NJ on Saturday August 19, 2017. Featuring performances by Jesse Malin & band, The Vansaders, Matty Carlock and a Joe Strummer birthday tribute set with special guests. “Summer Strummer” will benefit Music & Memory and The Joe Strummer Foundation and will be an official StrummerJam 2017 event. Joe Strummer, former frontman for The Clash and The Mescaleros, who passed away in 2002, would have celebrated his 65th birthday August 21. ... READ ON

(OCEAN GROVE, NJ) -- Wanna have fun, fun, fun (at least until Daddy takes the t-bird away)? Then come to the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting’s summer surf party when the legendary Beach Boys bring their good vibrations to The Great Auditorium on Saturday, August 19 at 7:00pm. Reserved tickets are $60 and $55; general admission is $45.... READ ON

(NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents an Evening with Alejandro Escovedo and Joe Ely on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8:00pm. Alejandro and Joe will perform together on stage. Tickets range from $32 to $47. ... READ ON

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Memphis-based quintet, Southern Avenue, will perform in Asbury Park on Monday, August 21 at 7:00pm. The show is part of Asbury's Music Mondays at Springwood Park.  The Magnificient Mancini Brothers featuring Sandy Mack will also perform.  Admission is free.... READ ON

Classic rock favorites REO Speedwagon and Styx, along with very special guest star Don Felder (formerly of the Eagles) will join forces for the "United We Rock" U.S. summer tour. The tour kicks off in Ridgefield, WA on June 20 and will come to the Borgata Event Center on Saturday, August 12 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Tuesday, August 22.... READ ON

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