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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place May 28 to June 4, 2024

originally published: 05/28/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place May 28 to June 4, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from May 28 to June 4, 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.

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, and provided with individual event pages for every performance. Event pages are also available for $10 per event (multiple performances count as a single event). Click here for more information on our event pages. Event pages are also included with every banner ad purchase. Banner ads run from $50-$100 for a full month of coverage.

FEATURED EVENTS

Thursday, May 30 - State Theatre New Jersey presents YES Epics & Classics featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey and Metropolitan Entertainment present YES Epics & Classics Featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks on Thursday, May 30, 2024 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$79.

Saturday, June 1 - bergenPAC presents YES – Epics, Classics & More featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks. (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents YES – Epics, Classics & More featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 8:00pm. Jon Anderson is one of the most recognizable voices in music as the lead vocalist and creative force behind YES.



 
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Saturday, June 1 - All That Jazz Series at Hamilton Stage presents Stanley Jordan: Stanley plays The Grateful Dead. (RAHWAY, NJ) -- As part of their new All That Jazz series at Hamilton Stage, UCPAC, WBGO, & Smooth Jazz NJ Present: Stanley Jordan: Stanley Plays The Grateful Dead on Saturday, June 1, 2024. He will perform shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.

Saturday, June 1 - Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Kinderhook. (TUCKERTON, NJ) -- The Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Kinderhook on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 7:30pm. Formerly known as Kinderhook Creek, this renowned NJ country rock ensemble earned a strong following via years of performing throughout its home state and the Northeast. The band reunited about seven years ago and is still going strong.

Saturday, June 1 - McCarter Theatre presents Chris Botti. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre presents GRAMMY award-winner Chris Botti on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 8:00pm. With a career spanning over two decades, Botti has enchanted audiences worldwide, earning him a treasure trove of accolades on his way to becoming the best-selling instrumental artist in the United States.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Wednesday, May 29 - 11th Annual Jersey City Jazz Festival to Take Place May 29th to June 2nd. (JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Riverview Jazz has been bringing all varieties of jazz music to the residents of Jersey City and Hudson County for well over ten years. This year's Jersey City Jazz Festival is not only expected to be the largest event ever, featuring 40 performances over 5 days with upwards of 20,000 patrons expected, but it is the most musically diverse to date.

Thursday, May 30 - Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Punjabi music mogul Diljit Dosanjh announced his Dil-Luminati Tour, taking him to stadiums and arenas across North America this year. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will make a stop at Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Showtime is 8:00pm.



 
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Thursday, May 30 - Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band on Thursday, May 30th, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Doors open at 7:00pm; showtime is 8:00pm. Hailing from Manchester, UK, Israel Portnoy is more than just a musician – he's an artist who weaves soulful melodies and heartfelt lyrics into every note he plays.

Thursday, May 30 - New Jersey Symphony Presents "Epic Scores of John Williams and More!". (NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony will present four performances of "Epic Scores of John Williams and More!," featuring well-known and well-loved themes from the Star Wars and Harry Potter franchises as well as some of the most famous musical moments in movie history. Performances take place May 30 through June 2, 2024 in Newark, Red Bank, and New Brunswick venues.

Saturday, June 1 - The Newton Theatre presents Andy Summers of the Police. (NEWTON, NJ) -- Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Andy Summers, will bring his multi-media show, The Cracked Lens and a Missing String, to The Newton Theatre on Saturday June 1, 2024 at 8:00pm. Best known for his work with The Police, Andy Summers has enthralled music fans with his unique talent since entering the music scene in the late 1960s.

Saturday, June 1 - NJPAC presents a 70's Soul Jam with The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Manhattans, and Peaches & Herb. (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening of 70's Soul Jam with some of the most timeless and most significant groups of the 70's - The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Manhattans, and Peaches & Herb on Saturday, June 1, 2024 at 8:00pm.

Sunday, June 2 - Alanis Morissette, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, and Morgan Wade to Play Shows in Camden & Holmdel. (CAMDEN, NJ) -- Seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette announced 31 North America shows for The Triple Moon Tour. Following her 2021-2022 record breaking global tour celebrating 25 years of Jagged Little Pill, this new tour will feature special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Fame icon Joan Jett & the Blackhearts along with support from Morgan Wade. Locally, the tour comes to Freedom Mortgage Pavilion in Camden on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Wednesday, July 3, 2024.

EVENT LISTINGS

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Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30pm - Don Was and the Pan Detroit Ensemble at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30pm - Voice and the Violin at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton

Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:30pm - Paul Anka – Seven Decades Tour at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank



 
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Thursday, May 30 @ 6:00pm - GA-20 at Stanhope House, 45 Main Street, Stanhope

Thursday, May 30 @ 7:30pm - The Linda Ronstadt Experience at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Thursday, May 30 @ 8:00pm - Yes Epics & Classics featuring Jon Anderson and the Band Geeks at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

Friday, May 31 @ 7:00pm - That Motown Band at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Saturday, June 1 @ 2:30pm - Frankie Cirell and His Orchestra star in The Magic of Tony Bennett at Sieminski Theater, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:00pm - UCPAC, WBGO, & Smooth Jazz New Jersey Present: Stanley Jordan: Stanley Plays The Grateful Dead at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center, 360 Hamilton Avenue, Rahway

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pm - Frankie Cirell and His Orchestra star in The Magic of Tony Bennett at Sieminski Theater, 8000 Fellowship Road, Basking Ridge

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pm - The British Invasion Years: A 60’s Musical Revolution at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Saturday, June 1 @ 7:30pm - Kinderhook at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00pm - Chris Botti at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00pm - The B Street Band: A Tribute to the Boss at Bell Theater, 101 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00pm - Jersey Talent at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00pm - YES – Epics, Classics & More featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00pm - The Breakers at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River

Saturday, June 1 @ 8:00pm - Epic Scores of John Williams and More! at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Saturday, June 1 @ 9:30pm - UCPAC, WBGO, & Smooth Jazz New Jersey Present: Stanley Jordan: Stanley Plays The Grateful Dead at Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center, 360 Hamilton Avenue, Rahway

Sunday, June 2 @ 2:00pm - Joel Zelnik Trio at Grunin Center - Studio Theater, 1 College Drive, Toms River

Sunday, June 2 @ 3:00pm - New Jersey Symphony presents Epic Scores of John Williams and More! at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:00pm - Leonid & Friends Performing the Music of Chicago and More! at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

Sunday, June 2 @ 7:00pm - An Evening with Esperanza Spalding at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton



 
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Sunday, June 2 @ 7:00pm - Reverend Horton Heat & The Surfrajettes at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Monday, June 3 @ 7:00pm - Paul Anka: Seven Decades Tour at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

Tuesday, June 4 @ 7:30pm - Tuesday Night Record Club - Jefferson Airplane’s Surrealistic Pillow at Monmouth University - The Great Hall, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch


 

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UPCOMING SHOWS


Registration and Interviews Now Open for Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop Summer 2024 Musical Theatre Intensive

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company is now accepting interviews for the Young Performers Workshop Summer 2024 musical theatre intensive. The registration deadline for the program is July 12, 2024. In-person interview dates are taking place on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. They are scheduled by appointment between 4:30pm – 6:00pm.


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North to Shore Festival Brings Band of Horses and Lake Street Dive to Stone Pony Summer Stage




Classical, Baroque, and Cross-Over Music Can Be Heard at Princeton Festival Chamber Concerts this June






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