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This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place in New Jersey from May 21-28, 2024

originally published: 05/21/2024

This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place in New Jersey from May 21-28, 2024

Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from May 21-28, 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.

Send press releases to info@newjerseystage.com to have your events previewed at New Jersey Stage. There is no cost for preview articles. Featured listings are found in the NJ Stage calendar, reserved for advertisers, and provided with individual event pages for every performance. Event pages are also available for $10 per event (multiple performances count as a single event). Click here for more information on our event pages. Event pages are also included with every banner ad purchase. Banner ads run from $50-$100 for a full month of coverage.

FEATURED EVENTS

Wednesday, May 22 - Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials. (TUCKERTON, NJ) -- Electrifying Chicago blues masters Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials - newly inducted into the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall Of Fame - will perform live at The Lizzie Rose Music Room in Tuckerton on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. In Chicago, a city overflowing with unrivaled blues talent, world-renowned Chicago blues royalty Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials have been standing tall for almost 41 years.

Thursday, May 23 - Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Music of Warren Zevon. (RED BANK, NJ) -- On Thursday, May 23, 2024, the Count Basie Center for the Arts presents Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Music of Warren Zevon. It's been 20 years since the world lost one of its most gifted, respected, and haunted musicians. Warren Zevon bravely battled a rare form of cancer, writing, recording, and performing his music, right up to the last day of his 'Dirty Life and Times'.



 
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EVENT PREVIEWS

Wednesday, May 22 - Mercer County Symphonic Band presents Annual Spring Concert. (WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- The Mercer County Symphonic Band will present its annual Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre. The event is free and open to the public, and available via live stream. Showtime is 7:30pm.

Friday, May 24 - Newton Theatre hosts The Last Waltz Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band & Special Guests. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents The Last Waltz Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band and special guests on Friday, May 24, 2024 at 8:00pm. They will bring to life one of the most historic concerts of the rock era.

Friday, May 24 - Battle of the Bands Returns to Sherman Theater. (STROUDSBURG, PA) -- Get ready for an electrifying night of music as the Sherman Theater presents its second Battle of the Bands event this year on Friday, May 24th, 2024. With a diverse lineup of talented acts and $2,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, this promises to be an exhilarating showcase of local musical talent.  Doors are at 6:00pm, showtime is 7:00pm.

Saturday, May 25 - Newton Theatre presents presents Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Hollywood Nights - The Bob Seger Experience on Saturday, May 25, 2024. This is the ultimate tribute to Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

Saturday, May 25 - Saturday In The Parc at Renault! presents Yacht Rock Gold Experience. (EGG HARBOR CITY, NJ) -- Renault Winery @ Resort presents Saturday In The Parc at Renault! on Saturday, May 25, 2024 from noon to 4:00pm. Hosted by the one and only John King, get ready to set sail with the Yacht Rock Gold Experience.

Sunday, May 26 - Music at Bunker Hill presents a Vocal Chamber Music Concert featuring Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Friends. (SEWELL, NJ) -- Music at Bunker Hill presents a Vocal Chamber Music Concert featuring Soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Friends on Sunday, May 26, 2024 at Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church (330 Greentree Road) in Sewell. Showtime is 3:00pm.



 
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Sunday, May 26 - East Lynne Theater Company to Host its First-Ever "Summer Soiree" fundraiser. (CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May's award-winning, Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company will host its first-ever "Summer Soiree" fundraiser on Sunday, May 26, 2024. The limited-ticket event will be held near Higbee Beach at the stunning, new, carbon-neutral home of an East Lynne board member. The event runs from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

EVENT LISTINGS

Click on the title to go to the event page for complete information on the show.

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:30pm - Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Thursday, May 23 @ 7:30pm - Enjoy Every Sandwich: The Music of Warren Zevon at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Friday, May 24 @ 7:30pm - The Allman Betts Band at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Friday, May 24 @ 7:30pm - Matt O'Ree Band at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Friday, May 24 @ 8:00pm - Lindsey Webster at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Saturday, May 25 @ 7:30pm - Bell Bottom Blues at Lizzie Rose Music Room, 217 E. Main Street, Tuckerton

Sunday, May 26 @ 7:00pm - An Evening with Leslie Odom Jr. at Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank



 
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Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30pm - Don Was and the Pan Detroit Ensemble at The Vogel, 99 Monmouth Street, Red Bank

Tuesday, May 28 @ 7:30pm - Voice and the Violin at McCarter Theatre Center (Matthews Theater), 91 University Place, Princeton


 

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UPCOMING SHOWS


Registration and Interviews Now Open for Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop Summer 2024 Musical Theatre Intensive

(HACKETTSTOWN, NJ) -- Centenary Stage Company is now accepting interviews for the Young Performers Workshop Summer 2024 musical theatre intensive. The registration deadline for the program is July 12, 2024. In-person interview dates are taking place on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 in the Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street in Hackettstown. They are scheduled by appointment between 4:30pm – 6:00pm.


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North to Shore Festival Brings Band of Horses and Lake Street Dive to Stone Pony Summer Stage




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