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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts June 18-25, 2024

originally published: 06/18/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts June 18-25, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from June 18-25, 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

Thursday, June 20 - Count Basie Center for the Arts presents the Happy Together Tour 2024 to Benefit the Light of Day Foundation. (RED BANK, NJ) -- The Count Basie Center for the Arts presents the Happy Together Tour 2024 on Thursday, June 20, 2024 as a benefit for the Light of Day Foundation. The lineup includes The Turtles, Jay & The Americans, The Association, Badfinger, The Vogues, and The Cowsills. Showtime is 7:30pm.

Thursday, June 20 - bergenPAC presents An Acoustic Evening With: Rick Springfield and Richard Marx. (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents An Acoustic Evening With: Rick Springfield and Richard Marx on Thursday, June 20, 2024 at 7:00pm. Tickets range from $69-$129.



 
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Saturday, June 22 - Blackmore's Night Returns to the Sherman Theater on June 22. (STROUDSBURG, PA) -- Blackmore's Night returns to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, PA with special guests The Wizard's Consort on Saturday, June 22, 2024. Legendary guitarist formerly of Deep Purple and Rainbow, Ritchie Blackmore, and award winning vocalist Candice Night created a new genre of music for all ages..., inspired by many melodies of the Renaissance period, and Blackmoreized into contemporary music. They call it Renaissance/Folk/Rock. This is the sound of Blackmore’s Night.

Saturday, June 22 - "Jazz Goes to the Movies" Will Celebrate the Music and Stories Behind the Songs. Many jazz standards and today's most popular songs were first featured in films. On Saturday, June 22, an all-star ensemble featuring Don Braden on tenor saxophone and flute, David O’Rourke on guitar, Oscar Perez on piano, Bill Crow on bass, Karl Latham on drums, and Cydney Halpin on vocals will celebrate jazz in film with a concert called "Jazz Goes to the Movies" on the back deck at Morristown's Morris Museum. Audience members are invited to set up their own chairs and bring refreshments while enjoying the music and the sunset.

Saturday, June 22 - An Interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night of Blackmore's Night. Long before Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night created the renaissance folk rock band Blackmore's Night, Ritchie told Guitar World that he longed to play medieval music.

Tuesday, June 25 - New Jersey Symphony to Have Free Summer Outdoor Concert at Ocean County College. (TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Ocean County College is thrilled to announce the return of a musical summer tradition! Join the community for a magical evening of live symphonic music with the New Jersey Symphony on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at 8:00pm on OCC's main campus in Toms River. The family-friendly program is open to the public; admission and parking are free of charge.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Tuesday, June 18 - Clinton Hill Community Action and NJPAC South Ward ArtsXChange Present: South Ward Celebration Of Gospel. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Clinton Hill Community Action (CHCA) and NJPAC South Ward ArtsXChange present the South Ward Celebration Of Gospel, taking place on June 18, 2024, at Zion Hill Baptist Church (152 Osborne Terrace) in Newark from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. This special event is a celebration of Gospel Music in honor of Black Music Month (June), showcasing the rich heritage and enduring legacy of Gospel music—from Spirituals to Praise and Worship Music.



 
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Wednesday, June 19 - Three Generations of African-American Music Will Celebrate Juneteenth at Ardmore Music Hall. (ARDMORE, PA) -- Three generations of African-American music will converge on Ardmore Music Hall to celebrate Juneteenth (June 19) when New Orleans brass institution, The Soul Rebels, world-renowned trombonist and James Brown collaborator Fred Wesley, and bass legend Marcus Miller (who has performed with Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock among many others) join forces for a one-night-only funk, soul and jazz-influenced collaboration.

Wednesday, June 19 - Woodbridge Wednesdays presents Carolyn Wonderland. (WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- Award-winning Texas guitar slinger, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Wonderland will perform as part of the Woodbridge Wednesdays free concert series at Parker Press Park in Woodbridge Township on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Admission is free, showtime is 7:30pm.

Wednesday, June 19 - 2024 Princeton Festival presents Juneteenth Celebration Honoring Black Choral Music. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Festival salutes Juneteenth with a Celebration Honoring Black Choral Music on Wednesday, June 19, 2024 at 7:00pm on the grounds of Morven Museum & Garden with free community events offered beforehand in partnership with the Municipality of Princeton.

Friday, June 21 - Borgata presents "An Evening With John Legend: A Night of Songs and Stories". (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Multi-platinum, 12-time GRAMMY® Award-winner John Legend will bring "An Evening With John Legend: A Night of Songs and Stories," to select venues across the country this Summer. Locally, the tour comes to the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on Friday, June 21, 2024.

Friday, June 21 - New Brunswick Performing Arts Center presents Chris Ruggiero's "Summer Serenade". (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- Chris Ruggiero's new show is the perfect kick-off to the summer, with packed feel-good sun-drenched vibes and priceless music memories! If you remember songs like "California Dreamin'," "My Girl," "Groovin'" and "Wouldn’t it Be Nice," you'll be in the right place at the right time when Chris brings his "Summer Serenade" to the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) on Friday, June 21st at 7:30pm.

Friday, June 21 - North to Shore Festival presents Prince Royce and Wisin at Boardwalk Hall Arena. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- As part of the North to Shore Festival presented by Prudential, there will be a Latin takeover. Two of the biggest superstars, Prince Royce and Wisin, will perform their biggest hits at Boardwalk Hall Arena on Friday, June 21, 2024. Showtime is 8:00pm.

Friday, June 21 - Avery Sunshine and Eric Roberson to Perform at Caesar's during North to Shore Festival. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Experience an evening of soul like never before with two of the greatest vocalists, Avery Sunshine and Eric Roberson are set to perform at Caesar’s, as part of the North to Shore Festival presented by Prudential on Friday, June 21, 2024 at 8:00pm.

Friday, June 21 - Make Music Day Newark to Take Place June 21st. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Arts Ed Newark joins a special collaboration between Newark Arts, Newark City Parks, The City of Newark, Newark Arts & Education District on Make Music Day Newark, a unique one-day event where free, live musical performances, opportunities to make music and other musical events take on the longest day of the year, June 21, 2024. Musical festivities in Newark are hosted by Make Music Day Ambassador and Newark based Artist, Daryl L. Stewart.

Friday, June 21 - The Soul Rebels from New Orleans to Perform Three Nights at Blue Note (June 21-23). (NEW ORLEANS, LA) -- The Soul Rebels, the renowned New Orleans-based brass ensemble known for their electrifying blend of jazz, funk, and hip hop, will be performing June 21-23, 2024 at New York City's Blue Note with Ghostface Killah. This run of shows will highlight the group's adaptability and breadth as they collaborate with one of the most illustrious wordsmiths in hip-hop.

Saturday, June 22 - North to Shore Festival presents Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, and Jaheim in Atlantic City. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Get Ready for A Night of Love presented by North to Shore Festival with a stellar musical lineup featuring R&B superstars Keyshia Cole, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, and New Jersey's own Jaheim on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at the historical Boardwalk Hall Arena on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City. Showtime is 8:00pm.



 
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Saturday, June 22 - Newton Theatre presents The Ultimate Queen Celebration. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Ultimate Queen Celebration featuring vocalist Yvan Pedneault and miG Ayessa (both endorsed by Queen) come to The Newton Theatre on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 8:00pm. The band is backed by some of the finest musicians on the scene who have toured with the likes of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rock of Ages, Cher and more.

Saturday, June 22 - North to Shore Festival presents The B-52s and The Weeklings in Atlantic City. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- Experience the electrifying energy of one of The World's Greatest Party bands, The B-52s along with The Weeklings, live at Ovation Hall, nestled in the picturesque Ocean Casino + Resort, as part of the North to Shore Festival presented by Prudential. The concert takes place Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 8:00pm.

Saturday, June 22 - Blues Wine & BBQ to Take Place in Gloucester County. (MULLICA HILL, NJ) -- Don't miss the ultimate finger-licking summer bash at Blues Wine & BBQ, taking place June 22-23, 2024 at the Gloucester County Fairgrounds in Mullica Hill from 12:00pm to 5:00pm each day. New Jersey wineries will kick off the summer in smokin' blues style with live music from Fish Eyed Blue on Saturday and Peter V & The Blues Train on Sunday.

Saturday, June 22 - Badfish, Longtime Sublime Tribute Band, Enter New Era with Original Music Added to the Mix; Upcoming Show in Highlands. Badfish is a vibe. Badfish is a sonic house party complete with plenty of gyrating fans sipping libations and enjoying other various extra-curricular activities.. Badfish is feel-good music.

Saturday, June 22 - Evolution in Harmony presents an Evening of Barbershop Harmony in New Hope. (NEW HOPE, PA) -- Evolution in Harmony presents An Evening of Singing at Thompson Church in New Hope, PA on Saturday, June 22, 2024. They will be joined by their friends in Quin-Tones Quartet, Legacy Quartet and Gimme Four. Showtime is 7:00pm.

Sunday, June 23 - Grammy Award-Winning Vocalist Samara Joy to Perform at NJPAC for the First Time Since Winning the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. (NEWARK, NJ) -- 2X GRAMMY winner Samara Joy returns to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, June 23, 2024, in a highly anticipated one-night only concert. This marks the first time she performs on the NJPAC stage as a headliner since her career-changing win in NJPAC's 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Showtime is 7:00pm.

Sunday, June 23 - The Newton Theatre presents Kiefer Sutherland. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Kiefer Sutherland on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 8:00pm. The famous actor has been releasing music since his debut album, Down in a Hole, came out in 2016. He's released three studio albums and several singles to date.

Sunday, June 23 - Soup Can Magazine Returns to North to Shore with Candemonium, a Music Festival and Food Drive. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- This summer, Soup Can Magazine is thrilled to return to Atlantic City with Candemonium, a free music festival and food drive aimed at rocking the stage while raising awareness for a worthy cause.

Tuesday, June 25 - Black Box Studios presents Distant Cousins and Soulfarm at Debonair Music Hall on June 25th. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents Distant Cousins and Soulfarm on Tuesday, June 25, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Doors open at 7:00pm; showtime is 8:00pm. Tickets are $30 in advance and $36 at the door (plus a one drink minimum).

Tuesday, June 25 - New Jersey Symphony to return to Raritan Bay Waterfront Park with Free Concert on June 26th. (SOUTH AMBOY, NJ) -- The Arts Institute of Middlesex County invites County residents and visitors to enjoy the sounds of the New Jersey Symphony against the backdrop of Raritan Bay Waterfront Park in South Amboy on Wednesday, June 26. The concert takes place from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

EVENT LISTINGS

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Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:30pm - The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Wednesday, June 19 @ 6:00pm - Free Summer Event: Joshua Van Ness at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) - Vail Mansion Plaza, 110 South Street, Morristown

Wednesday, June 19 @ 7:30pm - The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown

Wednesday, June 19 @ 8:00pm - The Mavericks – Moon & Stars Summer Tour ‘24 at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:00pm - An Acoustic Evening With: Rick Springfield and Richard Marx at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30pm - Bywater Call at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:30pm - Happy Together 2024 at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Thursday, June 20 @ 8:00pm - Corinne Bailey Rae: Plum Red Lipstick Tour at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank



 
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Thursday, June 20 @ 8:00pm - Yellow Brick Road - A Tribute to Elton John at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park

Friday, June 21 @ 5:00pm - Lakehouse: The Big Gig at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Friday, June 21 @ 7:30pm - Double Bill: Bees Deluxe and The Daniel Keiser Band at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Friday, June 21 @ 8:00pm - Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown

Friday, June 21 @ 8:00pm - 70’s vs 80’s - The Battle of the Decades Featuring The Discoteks! and 80’s Revolution at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

Friday, June 21 @ 8:00pm - The Fab Faux at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:00pm - The Best of Doo Wop at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood

Saturday, June 22 @ 7:30pm - Alexis P Suter Band at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Saturday, June 22 @ 8:00pm - Blackmore's Night at Sherman Theater, 524 Main Street, Stroudsburg

Saturday, June 22 @ 8:00pm - Alan Cumming: UNCUT with Henry Koperski at the piano at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick

Saturday, June 22 @ 9:00am - Lakehouse: The Big Gig at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Sunday, June 23 @ 10:00am - Lakehouse: The Big Gig at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Sunday, June 23 @ 7:00pm - S.G. Goodman (Secular Pets to open) at Outpost In The Burbs, 40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair

Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00pm - Count Basie Center Gospel Choir ft. Chapman Roberts at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Tuesday, June 25 @ 8:00pm - New Jersey Symphony at Ocean County College at Ocean County College Campus Mall, 1 College Drive, Toms River


 

COLUMNS


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MORE NEWS

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UPCOMING SHOWS


NJPAC Announces Lineup for 2024 Sounds of the City FREE Concerts

(NEWARK, NJ) -- Experience an amazing lineup of diverse artists under the stars this summer at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) for exciting, FREE concerts during the Horizon Sounds of the City series every Thursday from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. The series unites Newark's cultural diversity by bringing together residents, workers, and visitors for unforgettable evenings of great music, food, and fun. This year's lineup includes Brazilian percussionist Cyro Baptista, Afrobeat singer and artist Kofi Kinaata, New Orleans funk band Galactic f. Jelly Joseph, rap icon KRS-One, and New Orleans bounce singer Big Freedia. Some performances will also showcase a guest poet from Dodge Poetry, as well as local opening talent and NJPAC's student performers.


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