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Blues Traveler to Perform at Grunin Center

originally published: 06/08/2023

Blues Traveler to Perform at Grunin Center

Photo by Graham Fielder

(TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Following Grammy-Award Winning Blues Traveler's Summer tour with Big Head Todd and the Monsters, the six-time Platinum-selling rockers have their own Fall 2023 U.S. run. The seminal band will embark on a cross-country routing that kicks off in Cherry Point, NC on October 19 before culminating in the South in Nashville, TN on November 21. Locally, the band will perform at the Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River on Friday, October 27, 2023.

During the Fall 2023 Tour, fans will hear a smattering of smash singles spanning more than three decades, including such Billboard-topping hits as “Hook” and “But Anyway,” as well as new, jam-infused renditions of some of their favorite classic blues songs, originally recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Freddie King, Big Mama Thornton, and Little Willie John, featured on their latest Grammy-nominated album Travelers Blue’s. 

Joining Blues Traveler as a special guest is Americana singer-songwriter and Producer Jono Manson.

Tickets for the show at the Grunin Center range from $65 to $100 and will be available for purchase online starting Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at noon. The Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts is located on the Ocean County College campus (College Drive) in Toms River, New Jersey. 

36 years ago, the four original members of Blues Traveler—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill, and the late Bobby Sheehan—gathered in their drummer’s parent’s basement in Princeton, NJ to jam. From these high school sessions emerged a band that would go on to release a total of 14 studio albums, four of which have gone gold, three platinum, and one six-times platinum- selling more than 10 million combined units worldwide.

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Over an illustrious career, Blues Traveler has played over 2,000 live shows in front of more than 30 million people, and, in “Run-Around,” had the longest-charting radio single in Billboard history, which earned them a Grammy® for “Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.” Their latest album Travelers Blues (Round Hill Records) was released in 2021 and featured reimagined and recharged classics from the American blues songbook and a few surprises. The group’s first official blues album, it was nominated for a Grammy® for “Best Traditional Blues' Album” in 2022.

Their movie credits include Blues Brothers 2000, Kingpin, Wildflowers and others. A television favorite, they have been featured on “Saturday Night Live,” “Austin City Limits,” “VH1's Behind the Music” and they hold the record for the most appearances of any artist on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

NEW “Blues Traveler 2023 Tour” official tour dates are as follows: 

*Dates are subject to change.  

Oct 19              Rocktoberfest at MCAS Cherry Point                              Cherry Point, NC

Oct 20              Sweetland Amphitheatre                                                LeGrange, GA

Oct 21              Deep Roots Festival                                                      Milledgeville, GA

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Oct 23              West Virginia University-Creative Arts Center                  Morgantown, WV

Oct 25              Santander Performing Arts Center                                  Reading, PA

Oct 26              The Capitol Theatre                                                      Port Chester, NY

Oct 27              Grunin Center For The Arts                                            Toms River, NJ

Nov 3                Crystal Grand Music Theatre                                         Wisconsin Dells, WI

Nov 9                Manchester Music Hall                                                  Lexington, KY

Nov 11              Brown County Event Center                                          Nashville, IN 

Nov 12              SKYPAC                                                                      Bowling Green, KY

Nov 14              Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall                                      Fort Worth, TX

Nov 16              Downstream Casino Resort                                           Quapaw, OK 

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Nov 17              Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort                                      Hot Springs, AR

Nov 18              IP Casino Resort & Spa                                                 Biloxi, MS

Nov 20              Montgomery Performing Arts Center                              Montgomery, AL 

Nov 21              Ryman Auditorium                                                        Nashville, TN 


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