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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 9-16, 2024

originally published: 04/09/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from April 9-16, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from April 9-16, 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, April 11 - bergenPAC presents Tower of Power. (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Tower of Power – 56th Anniversary Tour on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 7:00pm. For over 55 years, Tower of Power has delivered the best in funk and soul music.

Friday, April 12 - Smooth Jazz NJ presents Lalah Hathaway at Union County Performing Arts Center. (RAHWAY, NJ) -- Smooth Jazz New Jersey presents five-time Grammy winner Lalah Hathaway at the Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) on Friday, April 12, 2024. Tickets range from $50-$85. Showtime is 8:00pm.



 
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Saturday, April 13 - Grunin Center presents The Weeklings BeatlesBash. (TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- The Grunin Center for the Arts presents The Weeklings BeatlesBash on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00pm. This is a journey through the music of The Beatles featuring the Horns & Strings Orchestra and more!

Saturday, April 13 - Chris Pinnella to perform "Sinatra at the Sands" album at Axelrod Performing Arts Center. (DEAL PARK, NJ) -- Take a journey back to 1966 with vocal powerhouse Chris Pinnella as he performs the iconic "Sinatra at the Sands" album in its entirety, backed by a 14-piece big band at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00pm.

Sunday, April 14 - Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Chris Smither. (TUCKERTON, NJ) -- The Lizzie Rose Music Room presents singer-songwriter Chris Smither on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 7:30pm. Having distilled his own signature sound of blues and folk for over 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. A profound songwriter, Chris continues to draw deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and philosophers. His 20th record, All About the Bones will be released on May 3, 2024 on Signature Sounds/Mighty Albert.

Sunday, April 14 - Chicken Fat Ball Returns to Maplewood on April 14th. It's been several years since pianist Ehud Asherie performed at the Chicken Fat Ball, but he'll feel right at home. "These are guys I've played and recorded with many times before," he said.

Sunday, April 14 - McCarter Theatre Center presents Trailblazing Women of Country - A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center presents Trailblazing Women of Country - A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly in the Matthews Theater on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 7:00pm. The night pays tribute to three towering voices that have forever altered the course of the culture - Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton.



 
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EVENT PREVIEWS

Wednesday, April 10 - Scottish Rite Auditorium presents Joe Satriani & Steve Vai. (COLLINGSWOOD, NJ) -- The Scottish Rite Auditorium presents Joe Satriani & Steve Vai on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Tickets range from $69.50 to $125 and are available for purchase online starting Friday, November 17 at 10:00am.



Friday, April 12

Hot Mulligan to headline first night of Atlantic City Beer and Music Fest. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- The Atlantic City Beer and Music Fest presents Hot Mulligan on Friday, April 12, 2024 with special guests Free Throw and Just Friends. The festival takes place April 12-13 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The Newton Theatre presents Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00pm.  One of the true legends in New Jersey music history, the band has been going strong since the seventies with more than 30 albums released in that time.

NJPAC presents Musiq Soulchild and Eric Benét. (NEWARK, NJ) -- New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an intimate evening with Musiq Soulchild and Eric Benét on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $51.50-$111.50.

The Offspring set to take-over The Punk Rock Museum April 12-14. (LOS ANGELES, CA) – During a packed show in Las Vegas at Fremont St. Experience, The Offspring announced they will be returning to Las Vegas for a take-over of The Punk Rock Museum to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their acclaimed record, Smash, during the weekend of April 12th-14th with a slew of fun activities.

Roy's Hall presents House of Hamill. (BLAIRSTOWN, NJ) -- Roy's Hall presents House of Hamill on Friday, April 12, 2024 at 8:00pm. The band's music is described as "on the edge of tradition and innovation". They tour nationally, performing at Celtic festivals and established folk venues.



Saturday, April 13

The Newton Theatre presents Kashmir. (NEWTON, NJ) -- Kashmir, the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, will perform at The Newton Theatre on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00pm. Kashmir possesses the live stage show, sound, and likeness to bring audiences and fans back to the days when the mighty Led Zeppelin ruled the musical landscape.



 
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The Rockit Live Foundation presents A Celebration of Garfield's Brigati Brothers. (HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Rockit Live Foundation is honored to showcase the music of Garfield's Eddie and David Brigati by presenting "A Celebration of Garfield’s Brigati Brothers" at Hackensack Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 13, 2024. Showtime is 7:00pm.

Union County Performing Arts Center presents The Hit Men: The Ultimate Rock Concert. (RAHWAY, NJ) -- The Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC) presents The Hit Men: The Ultimate Rock Concert on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 8:00pm. Relive Rock’s greatest hits with The Hit Men – five fantastic musicians who have shared the stage with legendary artists, including members of Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Wings, Alan Parsons, Billy Joel, Sting, Elton John, Journey, The Who and Cream.

Jazz at Princeton presents Jazz Festival 2024. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- Jazz at Princeton, Princeton University Music Department, presents Jazz Festival 2024 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall. The event runs from 1:00pm to 10:00pm with free sets by Darryl Harper (clarinet), Josh Lawrence (trumpet), Yuhan Su (vibraphone), and the Princeton University Faculty Quintet. At 8:00pm, there is a ticketed concert featuring the Creative Large Ensemble, directed by Darcy James Argue, with drummer/composer/MacArthur genius Dafnis Prieto.

Westminster Choir to perform at Carnegie Hall. (NEW YORK, NY) -- The Westminster Choir will return to Carnegie Hall for a performance that will honor the late composer James Whitbourn, whose deep ties to Westminster Choir College lasted more than 20 years before his death in March. The event will take place in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium, one of the national historic landmark’s three venues, on April 13, 2024 at 1:00pm.

Westminster Conservatory Faculty Recital Series presents music of Cecelia Reilly. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory of Music presents 60 Ellipses Around the Sun, a recital featuring music by Westminster Conservatory faculty member Cecelia Reilly, on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 7:30pm. The concert will take place in Bristol Chapel (101 Walnut Lane) in Princeton. Admission is free.



Sunday, April 14

Symphony in C Presents Brilliant!. (HADDONFIELD, NJ) -- Symphony in C, the Mid-Atlantic region's Young Professionals Orchestra, will host its annual gala on Sunday, April 14, 2024 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at Tavistock Country Club (1 Tavistock Lane) in Haddonfield. The theme, Brilliant! is an apt description of this ensemble of the best young professional orchestra musicians from Juilliard, the Curtis Institute of Music, and other prestigious music conservatories.

Omarion, Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor, and Jastin Martin to perform at NJPAC. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Omarion, the Billboard chart-topping and Multi-platinum selling R&B sensation, is thrilled to announce his "Omarion: Vbz on Vbz Tour," in partnership with the esteemed Black Promoters Collective is set to come to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at 8:00pm. This R&B filled tour will feature an electrifying lineup including Vedo, Tone Stith, WanMor, and Jastin Martin promising an unforgettable experience for fans.

Penn Live Arts presents Alarm Will Sound. (PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Penn Live Arts (PLA) – the leading presenter of innovative and transformative performing arts experiences in Philadelphia – presents Alarm Will Sound on Sunday, April 14, 2024 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Described as being "as close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be," by The New York Times, Alarm Will Sound performs music by Steve Reich in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Music for 18 Musicians. The program also includes Clapping Music, which uses hands as the sole instrument, Vermont Counterpoint, and Radio Rewrite, inspired by the music of Radiohead and given its premiere recording by Alarm Will Sound in 2016. Showtime is 7:00pm.

EVENT LISTINGS

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Tuesday, April 9

8:00pm - Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

8:00pm - Buddy Guy – Damn Right Farewell with special guest Bobby Rush at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



Wednesday, April 10 @ 8:00pm - One Night of Queen at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



Thursday, April 11

7:00pm - Tower of Power – 56th Anniversary Tour at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

7:30pm - Caetano Veloso: Meu Coco at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

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

8:00pm - Andrés Cepeda at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901





 
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Friday, April 12

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

7:30pm - Robbie Fulks & Bill Kirchen (co-bill) at Outpost In The Burbs, 40 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042

8:00pm - Lalah Hathaway at Union County Performing Arts Center - Main Stage, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065

8:00pm - Zakir Hussain (tabla) with Sabir Khan (sarangi) and Debopriya Chatterjee (bansuri) at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

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



Saturday, April 13

7:00pm - Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

8:00pm - Chris Pinnella presents Sinatra at the Sands at Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Avenue, Deal Park, NJ 07723

8:00pm - The Weeklings BeatlesBash! at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754



Sunday, April 14

3:00pm - Trumpeter Peter Nater with the WP Latin Jazz Ensemble at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

7:00pm - Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., and Darlene Love at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

7:00pm - The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

7:00pm - Trailblazing Women of Country - A Tribute to Patsy, Loretta, and Dolly at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

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



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



 
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COLUMNS


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MORE NEWS

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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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