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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 27 to March 5, 2024

originally published: 02/27/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place from February 27 to March 5, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from February 27 to March 5, 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, March 2, 2024 - MPAC presents The Four Phantoms in Concert. (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Enjoy the music of your favorite Broadway shows as performed by four former stars of Phantom of the Opera. The Four Phantoms in Concert comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $39-$89.

BlowUpRadio.com to Host Third Annual Transplants Benefit in March. For the third straight year New Jersey-based internet radio station BlowUpRadio.com will will broadcast Giving a Second Chance: Benefit for National Foundation for Transplants. The benefit will air on March 2nd & 3rd, with musicians performing live on its station, raising funds for those in need of financial assistance upon facing a life-changing organ or tissue transplant.



 
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - The Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Mike Zito. (TUCKERTON, NJ) -- Gulf Coast Records multi-Blues Music Award-winner Mike Zito is set to release his new album, Life Is Hard, on February 23, with a tour to follow in March. The Life is Hard tour stops in Tuckerton, where the Mike Zito Band will be playing at Lizzie Rose Music Room on Tuesday, March 5 (with Regina Bonelli) and Wednesday, March 6 (with Bees Deluxe). Both shows begin at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 - Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Peter Frampton. (RED BANK, NJ) -- Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Peter Frampton on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30pm. The Grammy-winning artist is one of the most celebrated guitarists in rock history.

EVENT PREVIEWS

Tuesday, February 27, 2024 - Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts Theatre presents The Singer-Songwriter Showcase Vol. 1. (TEANECK, NJ) -- Black Box Studios and Liberty Arts Theatre presents the full line-up for The Singer-Songwriter Showcase Vol. 1, a new recurring event featuring area bands and artists which will premiere on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Debonair Music Hall. The night will feature performances by Rene Avila, Esti Mellul, The String Thirys and Leroy Klavis. Doors open at 7:00; showtime is 7:30pm.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - JAZZ HOUSE KiDS announce Sting and Christian McBride to Perform at the RALPH PUCCI 8th Annual Jazz Set Benefit. (NEW YORK, NY) -- JAZZ HOUSE KiDS announced world-renowned singer-songwriter, musician, actor, activist and 17-time GRAMMY-winner Sting as the special guest for the RALPH PUCCI 8th Annual Jazz Set, The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian® on February 28, 2024. Sting will perform alongside eight-time GRAMMY-winning virtuosic bassist and JAZZ HOUSE Artistic Director Christian McBride. The two will deliver a once-in-a-lifetime evening, performing together, trading stories, and celebrating Sting's illustrious career.

Friday, March 1, 2024 - SOPAC presents An Evening with Joan Osborne. (SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) presents An Evening with Joan Osborne on Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:00pm. Since she broke on to the scene more than 25 years ago with her multi-platinum album Relish (1995) and its touchstone mega-smash hit "One of Us," the seven-time Grammy nominee has never played it safe. Osborne has followed her restless musical heart, exploring a diverse range of genres including Pop Rock, Soul, R&B, Blues, Roots Rock, Gospel, Funk, and Country.

Friday, March 1, 2024 - New Jersey Symphony Presents Carmina Burana. (NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony will present two performances of Carl Orff's spectacular choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 8:00pm and Sunday, March 3 at 3:00pm, both at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.



 
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Saturday, March 2, 2024 - San Jose Taiko to Present Sounds of Traditional Japanese Drumming at RVCC Theatre. (BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- San Jose Taiko will share the sounds of traditional Japanese drumming with local audiences on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg. The group will present its performance of Rhythm Journey. Showtime is 8:00pm.

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - Albert Music Hall presents Irish-Themed Night. (WARETOWN, NJ) -- On Saturday, March 2, 2024, Albert Music Hall presents a special Irish-themed night. It begins with a live performance by Irish dancers from D'Arcy School of Irish Dance followed by Irish music from 5 of our finest local bands: Pishy Cloots, The Cook College Ramblers, The Successful Failures, Greg McGarvey, and Helen O'Shea.

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - Master Pianist's Historic Return to America Starts in Princeton with Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition". (PRINCETON, NJ) -- On March 3 at 4:00pm, Altamura Legacy Concerts (ALC) at Princeton United Methodist Church presents master Russian pianist and Tchaikovsky Competition jury member Boris Petrushansky performing Mussorgsky's iconic Pictures at an Exhibition paired with Schumann's masterpiece Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6. This concert marks the septuagenarian’s historic return to the U.S.A. in over two decades.

Sunday, March 3, 2024 - Lucy Wijnands Salutes Sarah Vaughan at March Jersey Jazz LIVE! Concert in Madison. (MADISON, NJ) -- "Sarah Vaughan could do anything with her voice," says vocalist Lucy Wijnands. "The way she sang a ballad was how I wanted to sing a ballad. She had so much class and personality in her singing, and nobody else sounded quite like her."

EVENT LISTINGS

Thursday, February 29, 2024 @ 7:00pm - Morristown Onstage 2024 at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Friday, March 1, 2024 @ 7:30pm - SOLOMON plays DYLAN at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Friday, March 1, 2024 @ 7:30pm - The Princeton Singers – Love Is In the Air at Grunin Center, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754

Friday, March 1, 2024 @ 8:00pm - The Man In Black: A Tribute to Johnny Cash at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Friday, March 1, 2024 @ 8:00pm - The Discoteks! & 80s Revolution 70s vs 80s: A Musical Battle at William Paterson University - Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470



 
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Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ 7:30pm - California Guitar Trio at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ 8:00pm - The Four Phantoms in Concert at Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960

Saturday, March 2, 2024 @ 8:00pm - The Cliffs at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Sunday, March 3, 2024 @ 3:00pm - Joe Lovano with the William Paterson University Jazz Orchestra at William Paterson University - Shea Auditorium, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

Sunday, March 3, 2024 @ 7:30pm - An Evening with Haken at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Monday, March 4, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Marc Broussard – Carencro 20th Anniversary Tour at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 7:30pm - HYPERCUBE at William Paterson University - Shea Recital Hall 101, 300 Pompton Rd, Wayne, NJ 07470

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Mike Zito; Opening Regina Bonelli at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Peter Frampton: Never Ever Say Never Tour at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 7:30pm - Tuesday Night Record Club - Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black at Monmouth University - The Great Hall, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 8:00pm - The Life & Music of George Michael at Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), 30 North Van Brunt Street, Englewood, NJ 07631


 

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.




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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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