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This Week in Music:
Previews for Concerts
October 3-9, 2023

originally published: 10/03/2023

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place October 3-9, 2023

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from October 3-9, 2023 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Jump to Featured Events - Event Previews - Event Listings

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FEATURED EVENTS

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - The Vogel presents Jake Shimabukuro. (RED BANK, NJ) -- The Vogel presents Jake Shimabukuro on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30pm. Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn't a style of music that he can't play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what's remarkable about Shimabukuro's transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it's jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the 'ukulele.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - New Jersey Festival Orchestra to open season with "Two Mighty Fifths". (WESTFIELD, NJ) -- The four most iconic notes in classical music – Beethoven's Symphony No.5 – kick off New Jersey Festival Orchestra's exciting new program for the 2023-2024 season. The concert, which takes place Friday, October 6th at St Helen's Church in Westfield, juxtaposes Beethoven's relentless, triumphant and most famous orchestral work with a balm to soothe the spirits, Vaughan Williams' contemplative 5th Symphony. Showtime is 7:00pm.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Outpost in the Burbs presents Matthew Fowler. (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Matthew Fowler as part of their New Voices Series on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8:00pm at First Congregational Church of Montclair. Tickets are $28.



 
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Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Portuguese Fado Star Carminho to Perform at SOPAC. (SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) welcomes Carminho, the renowned Fado popular songstress from Portugal. Carminho is set to perform songs from her latest studio release, "Portuguesa," on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:00pm.



EVENT PREVIEWS

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - The Newton Theatre presents Roger McGuinn on October 4th. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 8:00pm. Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scenes when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Prior to forming the Byrds, Roger toured and performed with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. He was also the musical director on Judy Collins #3.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - Ocean County Library Lacey Branch presents Dakota & Elle in Concert. (LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- As autumn’s chill begins to set in, enjoy the warmth of Dakota & Elle when the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch presents the popular Jersey Shore-based duo in concert on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Showtime is 6:00pm. You'll be treated to a mix of Broadway, classical, and contemporary tunes selected especially for this free performance.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - Asbury Park Music Foundation Announces Whiskey Thursday Fundraiser Show at The Break. (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music Foundation is hosting a fundraising show at The Break on the boardwalk in Asbury Park on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:30pm with Whiskey Thursday! Featuring APMF's Board President, Dan Weeden, Whiskey Thursday is a band that got its start at Lakehouse Music Academy in Asbury Park.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Don Giovanni Records to Hold 20th Anniversary Expo in Philly. (PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Don Giovanni Records will hold a 20th Anniversary Expo, October 6-7 at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA. The expo consists of two concerts and a record/book/art fair and includes the first performance from Tenement since 2017 along with a reunion from Hunchback and rare performances by Roadside Graves and Sammus.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Jeiris Cook to Celebrate Record Release at The Stanhope House. (STANHOPE, NJ) -- Former mattress salesman turned full-time musician, Jeiris Cook will celebrate the release of his debut album, "Patchwork," at The Stanhope House on Friday, October 6, 2023. The album will be released at the end of September. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - ProgStock Festival to Take Place October 6-8. (RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- ProgStock Festival, The American Northeast's Only International Progressive Rock Festival, will take the stage for its seventh straight year from October 6th through October 8th, 2023, at an exciting new venue, the Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey.



 
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Friday, October 6, 2023 - Tony-Award Winner Alex Newell to Open 2023-2024 Season at Kean Stage. (UNION, NJ) -- Recent Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Alex Newell opens Kean Stage's 2023-2024 season at Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside on Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm. Alex Newell will perform an eclectic mix of Broadway, American, pop and R&B standards at this inspiring concert event. Alex brings the party, excitement, and their signature powerhouse voice to an unforgettable evening that you won't want to miss.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Stage Stars Productions presents Rockin' Pink Party. (LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Stage Stars Productions presents Rockin' Pink Party on Friday, October 6, 2023 at The Long Branch Distillery. October is breast cancer month and this event will raise funds for Casting for Recovery. There will be live music by Billboard chart-topping artist Lisa Bouchelle and a special performance by Barbie & The Rockers.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Makin Waves with Glen Burtnik: 'Lava Lamp Nirvana'. Legendary Jersey rocker Glen Burtnik will bring his Summer of Love Concert to URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center on Oct. 7

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - PNC Bank Arts Center presents Zac Brown Band. (HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band announced their upcoming 2023 “From the FireTour.” The new set of dates, produced by Live Nation, arrives on the heels of 2022’s “Out in the Middle Tour” and the release of “The Comeback (Deluxe)” album, which features re-recorded tracks with some of music’s biggest stars, including Blake Shelton, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Cody Johnson, Marcus King, Jamey Johnson, and Ingrid Andress. Locally, the band comes to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with special guests Tenille Townes and King Calaway.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Coco Montoya to Perform at Newton Theatre. (NEWTON, NJ) -- Award-winning, internationally renowned blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Coco Montoya will celebrate the September release of his sixth Alligator Records album (and first release in four years), Writing On The Wall, with a live performance at The Newton Theatre in Newton on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 8:00pm.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Bill Mays Trio to Perform Tunes from Newest Album at Jersey Jazz LIVE! Concert in Madison. (MADISON, NJ) -- Pianist Bill Mays has recorded 40 albums as a leader, but his newest, Autumn Serenade, released in May on the Sunnyside label, may be his favorite. And, it reunited him with the other two members of a trio that played with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan in the 1980s – bassist Dean Johnson and drummer Ron Vincent.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Hungarian Advisory Ministry presents The Fight for Freedom Concert at NBPAC. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- On October 8, 2023, the Hungarian Advisory Ministry presents The Fight for Freedom Concert at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). With this concert, we remember the 67th anniversary of the Hungarian 1956 freedom fight and revolution where the Hungarian people fought for their freedom. The concert begins at 4:00pm.



EVENT LISTINGS

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 11:00am - Livin’ It Right at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Jake Shimabukuro at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Tuesday Night Record Club - Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road at Monmouth University - The Great Hall, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764



 
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Cauldwell Playground, 1 Clyde Potts Dr, Morristown, NJ 07960

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 @ 8:30pm - Seong Jin Cho at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Emo Orchestra Featuring Hawthorne Heights at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 2:00pm - Afternoon Recital: Victoria Schwartzman at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 7:00pm - New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents "Two Mighty Fifths" at Saint Helen Church, 1600 Rahway Ave, Westfield, NJ 07090

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 7:30pm - Bob Burger & the Red Shoes at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Elton Dan & The Rocket Band at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Damn the Torpedoes: Tom Petty Concert Experience at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079

Friday, October 6, 2023 @ 8:00pm - The Heavy Heavy (Matthew Fowler to open) at Outpost In The Burbs, 40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 7:00pm - That Motown Band at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Itzhak Perlman with pianist Rohan De Silva at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 8:00pm - Buddy Guy: Damn Right Farewell at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 8:00pm - An Evening with Kaki King at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079

Sunday, October 8, 2023 @ 3:00pm - Swingadelic at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

Sunday, October 8, 2023 @ 7:00pm - Carminho at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079

Sunday, October 8, 2023 @ 7:30pm - The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



 
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