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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 13-20, 2024

originally published: 02/13/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 13-20, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from February 13-20, 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 EventsEvent PreviewsEvent Listings.

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FEATURED EVENTS

Friday, February 16 - State Theatre New Jersey presents Jerry Rivera. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Grammy®-nominated, multi-platinum salsa singer Jerry Rivera live in concert on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 8:00pm. DJ Ralphie Mercado opens the show at 7:30pm. Show tickets range from $39-$99.

Friday, February 16 - bergenPAC presents Dru Hill. (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC) presents Dru Hill on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 8:00pm. In a career that spans over two decades, Dru Hill has accomplished literally everything an R&B/Pop group could dream of achieving. From having a string of Top 40 #1 hit singles, multiplatinum selling albums, movie and television appearances, headlining sold out concert tours around the world, and to selling an eye-popping 40 million records worldwide.



 
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Saturday, February 17 - State Theatre New Jersey presents Sofia Phiharmonic Orchestra. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra led by Principal Conductor Derek Gleeson on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 7:00pm. The all-Beethoven program includes Coriolanus Overture, Piano Concerto No. 5, and Beethoven Symphony No. 7. Joining the orchestra for part of the program is pianist Ivaylo Vassilev. Tickets range from $25-$55.

Saturday, February 17 - New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents iconic Donizetti tragedy "Lucia di Lammermoor". (SPRINGFIELD, NJ) -- Brigadoon meets Macbeth in New Jersey Festival Orchestra's February 17th production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti's spellbinding tale of marriage, madness and murder. Internationally acclaimed guest vocalists join Maestro Wroe and NJFO to present this haunting romantic thriller about a young and fragile woman living in a world of shadows.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Wednesday, February 14 - Freedy Johnston to Perform in Hoboken. (HOBOKEN, NJ) -- Freedy Johnston, touring in support of his latest album Back on the Road to Ya, will perform at the 503 Social Club in Hoboken on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 7:00pm. The album earned praise from publications like Mojo and Rolling Stone.

Thursday, February 15 - New Jersey Symphony presents Aretha: A Tribute. The New Jersey Symphony presents Aretha: A tribute from February 15-18, 2024. This program features symphony favorite Capathia Jenkins and three-time Grammy® Award-nominee Ryan Shaw performing such iconic hits as "Respect," "Think," "A Natural Woman," "Chain of Fools," "Amazing Grace," and many others.

Thursday, February 15 - Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recitals presents music for solo piano. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a recital for solo piano on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 12:15pm. The soloist, Theodore Hendricks-Verdejo, is a member of the teaching faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music. The recital will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church. It is open to the public free of charge.

Friday, February 16 - Ocean Casino Resort presents 311. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- American rock quintet 311 will take the stage at Ocean Casino Resort's Ovation Hall on Friday, February 16, 2024. Widely regarded as one of the most entertaining and dynamic live bands in the U.S., 311 mixes rock, rap, reggae, and funk into their own unique, hybrid sound. Showtime is 9:00pm.



 
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Friday, February 16 - Newton Theatre presents The Hit Men. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents The Hit Men on Friday, February 16, 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.

Friday, February 16 - PEAK Performances to present "Blind Injustice". (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- PEAK Performances at Montclair State University is producing two opera-in-concert performances of Blind Injustice, composed by Montclair State University College of the Arts faculty member Scott Davenport Richards (A Star Across the Ocean, Charlie Crosses the Nation) with a libretto by David Cote (Three Way, The Scarlet Ibis). The performances—featuring 12 principal singers, a 12-member orchestra, and a chorus of 30—explore the true stories of six people who were tried, unjustly convicted, imprisoned, and who ultimately freed themselves with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP).

Saturday, February 17 - Ocean Casino Resort presents Kool & The Gang. (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ) -- One of the most inspired and influential funk units, Kool & The Gang, take the stage at Ocean Casino Resort's Ovation Hall on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8:00pm. The local R&B legends from Jersey City, New Jersey will bring the heat with chart-topping singles "Get Down on It", "Jungle Boogie" and "Celebration".

Saturday, February 17 - The Wellmont Theater presents Flogging Molly. (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Wellmont Theater presents Flogging Molly on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8:00pm. The night also includes performances by Amigo The Devil, Gen and the Degenerates.

Saturday, February 17 - The Newton Theatre presents Lotus Land - The American RUSH Tribute. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Lotus Land - The American RUSH Tribute on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$54.

Saturday, February 17 - Light Opera of New Jersey presents "The Barber of Seville". (RAHWAY, NJ) —- Light Opera of New Jersey (LONJ) presents performances of Rossini's comedic masterpiece, The Barber of Seville February 17-18, 2024. This beloved opera tells the story of Count Almaviva and his attempts to win the heart of the beautiful Rosina, with the help of the cunning Figaro, the barber of Seville.

Saturday, February 17 - Symphony in C Presents Romantic Harp featuring Daniel Benedict. (CAMDEN, NJ) -- New Jersey-based young professionals orchestra Symphony in C presents harp player Daniel Benedict in the program Romantic Harp on Saturday, February 17, 2024 at Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts's Gordon Theater. Daniel Benedict, who is the Principal Harpist of Symphony in C and is currently attending The Curtis Institute of Music, performs Renié's Harp Concerto on a program alongside Mendelssohn's The Hebrides and Symphony No.1, Op. 11 led by Symphony in C's Music Director, Noam Aviel. Showtime is 8:00pm.

EVENT LISTINGS

Thursday, February 15 

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



 
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7:30pm - iLe at McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540

7:30pm - New Jersey Symphony: Aretha - A Tribute at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960



Friday, February 16

2:00pm - Afternoon Recital: Emiko Edwards at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

7:30pm - Steve Katz - Our Story Teller Series at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

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

8:00pm - New Jersey Symphony presents Aretha: A Tribute at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

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

8:00pm - The Robert Cray Band at William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

8:00pm - Dru Hill at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

8:00pm - The Legendary Ingramettes at McCarter Theatre Center (Berlind Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton, NJ 08540



Saturday, February 17

7:00pm - New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents "Lucia di Lammermoor" at Renaissance Church, 639 Mountain Ave, Springfield, NJ 07081

7:00pm - Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

7:30pm - Wooden Ships Band at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

8:00pm - Jerry Rivera at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631

8:00pm - Special EFX All Stars at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701



Sunday, February 18

3:00pm - Aretha: A Tribute with New Jersey Symphony at State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

7:00pm - Jazz in the Loft at The Loft @ South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ 07079





 
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Tuesday, February 20

7:30pm - TOTO at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701


 

COLUMNS


Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Too Many Tabs Open" by Jason Didner

Multi-instrumentalists, such as Xavier Rudd, Garth Hudson and Stevie Wonder, fascinate me. So does Jason Didner, who showcases his multi-hyphenated talent in the new video for his funny but meaningful song, "Too Many Tabs Open," the Makin Waves Song of the Week.




Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...4/18/24




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




Makin Waves Song of the Week: "My Fight, Alone" by Colossal Street Jam






 

MORE NEWS

(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- New restaurant 87 Sussex will be celebrating their grand-opening all weekend long on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 starting at 5:00pm with music performances, spirit and wine tastings, giveaways, photo booth and so much more. A memorable culinary journey awaits at this new gourmet experience offering refined dining in the heart of Jersey City (87 Sussex Street) in the quaint neighborhood of Paulus Hook.


Rider University's Westminster Choir releases new recording in celebration of 100th year




Westminster Conservatory of Music presents "Music for Two Pianos and Friends"




Experience Elvis's Skyrocket to Stardom at the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch






 

UPCOMING SHOWS


Bruce Springsteen Archives presents "Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History" at LBJ Presidential Library

(AUSTIN, TX) - Since the nation's inception nearly two and a half centuries ago, music has informed, interpreted, and inspired our national identity. To celebrate and explore this remarkable heritage, the LBJ Presidential Library and the Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music at Monmouth University announce the premiere of the exhibition Music America: Iconic Objects from America's Music History. Opening at the LBJ Presidential Library on Saturday, February 17, during Presidents' Day weekend, the exhibition will be on display through August 11, 2024.


NYC Music Marathon & Jack Dallas presents Repertoire 2024 in Closter




The Newton Theatre presents North Mississippi Allstars




Outpost in the Burbs presents Nefesh Mountain






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