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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 20-27, 2024

originally published: 02/20/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 20-27, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from February 20-27, 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 EventsEvent PreviewsEvent Listings.

Send press releases to info@newjerseystage.com to have your events previewed at New Jersey Stage. There is no cost for preview articles. Featured listings are found in the NJ Stage calendar, reserved for advertisers. Listings are also available for $10 a piece. Click here for more information on our event listings. Event listings are also included with every banner ad purchase. Banner ads run from $50-$100 for a full month of coverage.

FEATURED EVENTS

Friday, February 23, 2024 - Outpost in the Burbs Presents "Growin' Up: An Evening of Two One-Act Musical Memoirs with Matt Butler and Mike Montali". (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents "Growing Up: An Evening of Two One-Act Musical Memoirs with Matt Butler and Mike Montali," on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:00pm. This special event will take place at the First Congregational Church (40 South Fullerton Avenue) in Montclair.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - Monmouth University presents An Evening with Glen Phillips & Shawn Mullins. (WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Monmouth University's Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Glen Phillips & Shawn Mullins in the Pollak Theatre on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:00pm. Prepare to be swept away by an extraordinary evening of acoustic brilliance featuring two musical legends. These artists, each with their unique journey and captivating melodies, are coming together to create a musical experience that will resonate deep within your soul.



 
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Saturday, February 24, 2024 - Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Jeffrey Gaines. (TUCKERTON, NJ) -- On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the Lizzie Rose Music Room presents singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the show. Showtime is 7:30pm.

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - State Theatre presents Itzhak Perlman in Recital. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Itzhak Perlman in Recital on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 8:00pm. This special performance is part of State Theatre’s annual Classical Season Celebration.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - Leonia Chamber Musicians presents Winter Serenade. (LEONIA, NJ) -- Leonia Chamber Musicians presents Winter Serenade on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at Presbyterian Church in Leonia. This concert will showcase beautifully sonorous music with Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Piano. Showtime is 3:00pm. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $25.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. (RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents trombonist, composer and bandleader, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 7:00pm. The night includes special guests, The Soul Rebels.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Friday, February 23, 2024 - SOPAC presents Willie Nile: A Career Retrospective. (SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Willie Nile will present a career retrospective show at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 8:00pm. With 20 albums to his name, Nile has earned his place among the Rock & Roll greats such as Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed, Lucinda Willaims, and Little Steven, all of whom sing his praises.

Sunday, February 25, 2024 - The Newton Theatre presents Let's Sing Taylor - A Live Band Experience. (NEWTON, NJ) -- Let’s Sing Taylor - A Live Band Experience - is the ultimate tribute to the music of Taylor Swift. See for yourself when it comes to The Newton Theatre on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:00pm. Tickets range from $34-$59.



 
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Sunday, February 25, 2024 - New Jersey Youth Symphony Presents Black History Month Celebration Concert. (RAHWAY, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Symphony (NJYS), a program of Wharton Arts, will present a Black History Month Celebration Concert on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway. Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo will lead the NJYS Youth Symphony in Duke Ellington's Three Black Kings featuring tenor saxophonist Lance Bryant, William Grant Still's Afro American Symphony, and the world premiere of Stefania De Kennesey's Microvids for Symphony Orchestra and Piano featuring pianist Donna Weng Friedmann and narrator Diana Solomon-Glover. Showtime is 3:00pm.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts Theatre presents The Singer-Songwriter Showcase Vol. 1. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts Theatre presents the full line-up for The Singer-Songwriter Showcase Vol. 1, a new recurring event featuring area bands and artists which will premiere on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. The night will feature performances by Rene Avila, Esti Mellul, The String Thirys and Leroy Klavis. Doors open at 7:00; showtime is 7:30pm.

EVENT LISTINGS

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 @ 7:30pm - TOTO at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Richard Shindell at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Thursday, February 22, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Lee Brice: Me & My Guitar at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Janis Joplin Experience starring Lisa Polizzi at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 8:00pm - The Simon & Garfunkel Story at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Growin’ Up: An Evening of Two One-Act Musical Memoirs with Matt Butler and Mike Montali at Outpost In The Burbs, 40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

Friday, February 23, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Joe Bonamassa at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



 
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Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 7:00pm - From Wind to Wonder at McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Jeffrey Gaines at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 8:00pm - An Evening with Glen Phillips & Shawn Mullins at Monmouth University - Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 8:00pm - Itzhak Perlman in Concert at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Saturday, February 24, 2024 @ 8:00pm - New Jersey Symphony presents Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 3:00pm - New Jersey Symphony presents Vivaldi's The Four Seasons at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 3:00pm - Leonia Chamber Musicians Winter Serenade Concert at Presbyterian Church in Leonia, 181 Fort Lee Rd, Leonia, NJ 07605

Sunday, February 25, 2024 @ 7:00pm - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with special guests The Soul Rebels at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701


 

COLUMNS


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MORE NEWS

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- New restaurant 87 Sussex will be celebrating their grand-opening all weekend long on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 starting at 5:00pm with music performances, spirit and wine tastings, giveaways, photo booth and so much more. A memorable culinary journey awaits at this new gourmet experience offering refined dining in the heart of Jersey City (87 Sussex Street) in the quaint neighborhood of Paulus Hook.


Rider University's Westminster Choir releases new recording in celebration of 100th year




Westminster Conservatory of Music presents "Music for Two Pianos and Friends"




Experience Elvis's Skyrocket to Stardom at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


Bruce Springsteen Archives presents "Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History" at LBJ Presidential Library

(AUSTIN, TX) - Since the nation's inception nearly two and a half centuries ago, music has informed, interpreted, and inspired our national identity. To celebrate and explore this remarkable heritage, the LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University announce the premiere of the exhibition Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History. Opening at the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday, February 17, during Presidents' Day weekend, the exhibition will be on display through August 11, 2024.


NYC Music Marathon & Jack Dallas presents Repertoire 2024 in Closter




The Newton Theatre presents North Mississippi Allstars




Outpost in the Burbs presents Nefesh Mountain






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