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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 16-23, 2024

originally published: 04/16/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 16-23, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from April 16-23, 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

Saturday, April 20 - Outpost in the Burbs presents Nefesh Mountain. (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Nefesh Mountain on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair. The New York based Progressive Americana band has been hailed as one of the formative boundary-pushing ensembles in roots music. Showtime is 8:00pm.

Saturday, April 20 - State Theatre New Jersey presents '60s Rock N' Roll Revival. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents '60s Rock N' Roll Revival featuring four great acts, one amazing night of music on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 7:00pm. The lineup includes Gary Puckett and The Union Gap, The Grass Roots, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, and The Brooklyn Bridge. Tickets range from $39-$89.



 
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Saturday, April 20 - Philharmonic Teams up with Circus Clowns, Aerialists, Jugglers, and Steel Band for Avant-Garde Revival. Trenton native George Antheil was called the "bad boy" of music. After dropping out of high school in his home city, he went to make music in Paris and in 1920 lived in an apartment over Shakespeare and Company, the famed bookstore run by Sylvia Beach. Antheil found himself in the Parisian art milieu among James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Ezra Pound, and Erik Satie, among others.

Saturday, April 20 - Axelrod PAC presents The Joni Project and Magical Mystery Doors. (DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Axelrod Performing Arts Center has a pair of great shows coming up in April. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Joni Mitchell's 1974 album Court and Spark, The Joni Project will perform the album in its entirety, along with a selection of other Joni favorites, on Saturday, April 20 at 8:00pm. The following week, Magical Mystery Doors will perform classics from The Beatles, The Doors and Led Zeppelin on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 8:00pm.

Sunday, April 21 - State Theatre New Jersey presents One Night of Queen. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen & The Works on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 7:30pm. Tickets range from $29-$99.

Tuesday, April 23 - William Paterson University presents Coreyah. (WAYNE, NJ) -- William Paterson University presents Coreyah on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 in Shea Auditorium. Coreyah is a psychedelic Korean folk music group whose six members integrate traditional Korean instruments, vocals, guitar, and percussion. Showtime is 12:30pm.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Thursday, April 18 - Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band on Thursday, April 18, 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.



 
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Friday, April 19 - Prudential Center presents Judas Priest. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Heavy metal titans Judas Priest have announced their Invincible Shield Tour with special guest Sabaton. Produced by Live Nation, the 14-show tour will see the all-time greats perform across the USA this spring, including a show at Prudential Center in Newark on Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:30pm.

Friday, April 19 - Black Box Studios presents James Maddock & His Band at Debonair Music Hall. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios presents James Maddock & His Band on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. Maddock's status as a fixture on the Folk and Americana scene is confirmed with every listen of any song in his prodigious catalog. Showtime is 7:30pm.

Friday, April 19 - The Princeton Folk Music Society to Celebrate Pete Seeger's legacy with Professor Allan Winkler. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Princeton Folk Music Society presents a celebration of the legacy of Pete Seeger with Professor Allan Winkler on Friday, April 19, 2024 at Christ Congregation Church. The event begins at 8:00pm.

Saturday, April 20 - The Newton Theatre presents North Mississippi Allstars. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents North Mississippi Allstars on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 8:00pm. Nothing runs deeper than family ties. When families rally around music, they speak this oft-unspoken bond aloud and into existence. After 25 years, four GRAMMY® Award nominations, and sold out shows everywhere, North Mississippi Allstars opened up their world once again on their 13th album, "Set Sail" welcoming other family (by blood and by the road) into the fold.

Saturday, April 20 - Levoy Theatre presents Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience. (MILLVILLE, NJ) -- The Levoy Theatre presents Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience on Saturday, April 20, 2024. This is the ultimate tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Saturday, April 20 - Plainfield Symphony presents "Journey Through the Night". (PLAINFIELD, NJ) -- The climax of the 104th season of the Plainfield Symphony will be "Journey Through the Night" on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church in Plainfield. The concert features Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in E minor; perhaps, the least performed of his symphonies but one of pure genius. The performance will be preceded by Charles Prince's "Chat with Charles," where he will share his passion and personal insights into this work. Showtime is 7:00pm.

Saturday, April 20 - The Sherman Theater presents Johnny Lits' Jerry Duty at The Renegade Winery. (STROUDSBURG, PA) -- The Sherman Theater presents Johnny Lits' Jerry Duty at The Renegade Winery on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Saturday, April 20 - The New Jersey Youth Chorus Hosts Three Trebles & Friends Festival. (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The New Jersey Youth Chorus (NJYC) will host Three Trebles and Friends: United in Song April 20-21 culminating in a concert on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Morristown United Methodist Church located at 50 South Park Place in Morristown. The concert is free and open to the public. Showtime is 3:00pm.

Sunday, April 21 - Music at Bunker Hill presents Robert McDonald. (SEWELL, NJ) — Esteemed concert pianist and pedagogue Robert McDonald makes his solo debut at Music at Bunker Hill with works by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Walker, and Debussy. The concert will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church. Showtime is 3:00pm.

Sunday, April 21 - Light Opera of NJ Hosts "Stars of Tomorrow" Vocal Competition Finals. (BASKING RIDGE, NJ) -- Light Opera of New Jersey hosts the finals of Stars of Tomorrow, a vocal competition for New Jersey High School students, on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Basking Ridge. Showtime is 2:00pm.



 
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EVENT LISTINGS

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Tuesday, April 16

7:30pm - Pearl Jam – Dark Matter – Global Theatrical Experience – One Night Only at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

7:30pm - Snarky Puppy at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

8:00pm - The Wallflowers at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



Wednesday, April 17

7:00pm - Disney Princess: The Concert at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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



Thursday, April 18

7:30pm - Ana Popovic at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

7:30pm - WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

7:30pm - The Classic Rock Show - World Tour 2024 at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

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



Friday, April 19

6:00pm - Blue Hawk Records – Album Release Event at Monmouth University - Great Hall Patio, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

7:30pm - WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

7:30pm - Popa Chubby at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

7:30pm - Almost Queen with Special Guest Philadelphia Freedom at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

8:00pm - The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



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

8:00pm - A Brother’s Revival at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



Saturday, April 20

7:00pm - '60s Rock 'N Roll Revival at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

7:30pm - WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

7:30pm - Lisa Sherman’s Disco Connection at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

7:30pm - Almost Queen with special guest Super TransAm at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

7:30pm - Sugar Mountain at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

8:00pm - Shawn Colvin & KT Tunstall at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

8:00pm - The Joni Project at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723

8:00pm - Nefesh Mountain at Outpost In The Burbs, 40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

8:00pm - The Piano Guys at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



Sunday, April 21

3:00pm - WP Music Department Spring Show: Purcell's Dido and Aeneas & A British Musical Theatre Review at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

7:00pm - Martin Sexton at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

7:30pm - Matteo Bocelli at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

7:30pm - One Night of Queen at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901



Monday, April 22 @ 7:30pm - WP Percussion Ensemble at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470



Tuesday, April 23

12:30pm - Coreyah at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470



 
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7:30pm - Joanne Shaw Taylor at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701


 

COLUMNS


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MORE NEWS

(MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Lizzie No on Friday, September 20, 2024 at 8:00pm.  The concert takes place at the First Congregation Church in Montclair and is part of Outpost's New Voices Series.


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McCarter Theatre presents Chris Botti




Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Kinderhook






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


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.


Prudential Center presents Diljit Dosanjh




State Theatre New Jersey presents YES Epics & Classics featuring Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks




Black Box Studios presents Israel Portnoy & Band at Debonair Music Hall






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