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This Week in Music:
Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 2-9, 2024

originally published: 04/02/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 2-9, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from April 2-9, 2024 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

Wednesday, April 3 - State Theatre New Jersey presents Adam Ant. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Adam Ant – ANTMUSIC 2024 on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 8:00pm. Joining Adam Ant for this concert are special guests, The English Beat. Tickets range from $35-$59.

Wednesday, April 3 - Shea Center for Performing Arts presents Colin Hay. (WAYNE, NJ) -- WP Presents brings Colin Hay to the Shea Center for Performing Arts on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at 8:00pm. Hay first came to international fame with seminal '80s hitmakers Men At Work



 
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Thursday, April 4 - New Jersey Symphony Presents Star Wars - Return of the Jedi in Concert. (NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony will present Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert with composer John Williams’ venerated score performed live to the film. Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead New Jersey Symphony in all four performances: Mayo Performing Arts Center (April 4th), Count Basie Center for the Arts (April 5th), State Theatre New Jersey (April 6th), and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (April 7th).

Saturday, April 6 - Adam Ezra Group to Perform at Avenel Performing Arts Center. (AVENEL, NJ) -- Woodbridge Township presents the Adam Ezra Group at The Avenel Performing Arts Center with support from Woodbridge Arts on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:30pm. Joe Cirotti Trio will open the night.

Saturday, April 6 - William Paterson University presents Keiko Matsui. (WAYNE, NJ) -- William Paterson University presents Keiko Matsui on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8:00pm in the Shea Center for the Performing Arts. The internationally acclaimed pianist, composer and humanitarian, has worked with everyone from Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Bob James, and Hugh Masekela. There is a reason why the stunning, soft-spoken, and petite powerhouse with such a commanding presence at the piano has amassed a devout following through the years. "When I tour around the world and witness how my music cuts through our differences and connects everyone, it makes me feel euphoric!" exclaims Keiko.

Sunday, April 7 - Avenel Performing Arts Center presents Pat Guadagno's Tribute to Tom Waits. (AVENEL, NJ) -- Pat Guadagno brings his tribute to Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night - to the Avenel Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 3:00pm. He will be joined by musicians like Shady Street Showman Ryan Gregg, Hip Hop, Jazz & Blues Powerhouse Deseree Spinks, and Alternative Folk Award winner Emily Grove. Danni Nicholls will open the night.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Wednesday, April 3 - NYC Music Marathon & Jack Dallas presents Repertoire 2024 in Closter. (CLOSTER, NJ) -- The NYC Music Marathon and composer Jack Dallas are presenting a series of Wednesday evening musical comedies for an 8 week only run starting April 3. Performances take place in Fellowship Hall at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Closter. Donations will be accepted $5 minimum. Performances take place every Wednesday at 7:00pm from April 3 through May 22, 2024.

Thursday, April 4 - Drake to Perform Two Shows at Prudential Center with Lil Wayne and Lil Durk. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Four-time Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum selling artist Drake will perform two shows in Newark to wrap up his 2024 "It's All A Blur Tour - Big As The What?" across the U.S. Produced by Live Nation and presented by Cash App and Visa. Drake will close his tour at Prudential Center on Thursday, April 4 , and Friday, April 5 with special guests Lil Wayne and Lil Durk.



 
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Friday, April 5 - Willie Nile Band and Debra Devi to Play Debonair Music Hall. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents The Willie Nile Band, with opener Debra Devi, on Friday, April 5, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Doors open at 6:30; showtime is 8:00pm. Tickets are $30 in advance (or $35 at the door) and are available now at www.debonairmusichall.com.

Saturday, April 6 - Brazilian Legend Caetano Veloso Returns to NJPAC. (NEWARK, NJ) -- "One of the greatest songwriters of the century" (The New York Times), Brazilian legend Caetano Veloso returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 8:00pm.

Sunday, April 7 - Altamura Legacy Concerts to Close Out Debut Season with Bach's Goldberg Variations. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 4:00pm, Altamura Legacy Concerts (ALC) at Princeton United Methodist Church presents the final concert of its exceptionally well received first season which presented over thirty distinguished artists from Princeton, New York and Italy side by side with students from Legacy Arts International's All-Abilities and Youth Ambassadors of Excellence in five concerts where over-flow seating was necessary to welcome enthusiastic audiences. Showtime is 4:00pm.

EVENT LISTINGS

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Tuesday, April 2

7:00pm - Free Event: U.S. Army Field Band at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

7:30pm - Tuesday Night Record Club - Supertramp’s Breakfast in America at Monmouth University - The Great Hall, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764



Wednesday, April 3

12:30pm - Brian KM: Picture This - French Horn and Live Electronics at William Paterson University - Shea Recital Hall 101, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470



 
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8:00pm - Colin Hay Live! at William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

8:00pm - Adam Ant and The English Beat at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901



Thursday, April 4

7:30pm - WP Music Song Evening - French-language art songs and arias at William Paterson University - Shea Recital Hall 101, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

7:30pm - Lee Ritenour at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

8:00pm - Black Violin: The Experience Tour at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631



Friday, April 5

2:00pm - Afternoon Recital: Margarita Rovenskaya at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

7:30pm - The Barbara Lin Band at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

8:00pm - Pat Metheny: Dream Box Tour at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

8:00pm - The Amish Outlaws at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



Saturday, April 6

7:30pm - Adam Ezra Group at Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel Street, Avenel, NJ 07001

7:30pm - Paul & Annie/ Dave Keys | Purdie-Berenson-Hooks at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

7:30pm - Yacht Rock Gold Experience at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

8:00pm - "Star Wars: Return of The Jedi" in concert with New Jersey Symphony at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

8:00pm - Keiko Matsui at William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

8:00pm - The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754



Sunday, April 7

3:00pm - Saxophonist Alexa Tarrantino at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470



 
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3:00pm - Pat Guadagno’s The Heart of Saturday Night at Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel Street, Avenel, NJ 07001

7:00pm - Jeremy Camp: Live in Concert at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



Monday, April 8 @ 7:30pm - Joe Satriani & Steve Vai at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



Tuesday, April 9

8:00pm - Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Buddy Guy – Damn Right Farewell with special guest Bobby Rush at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701


FEATURED EVENTS

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Trumpeter Peter Nater with the WP Latin Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 3:00pm
William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium
300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470
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Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., and Darlene Love

Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 7:00pm
Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC)
30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631
category: music

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Chris Smither

Sunday, April 14, 2024 @ 7:30pm
Lizzie Rose Music Room
217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087
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