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"Fabulous!" Sounds of the '50s and '60s LIVE! at PNC Bank Arts Center

by Spotlight Central - published 2023-06-02

A crowd of over 7000 music lovers fills the PNC Bank Arts Center amphitheater this sunny Tuesday, May 23, 2023 afternoon for a Sounds of the '50s and '60s performance presented by the Garden State Arts Foundation. Starring The Brooklyn Bridge, The Skyliners, Kid Kyle, and Vinnie Medugno, today's show is the third in a series of free afternoon concerts for New Jersey seniors held at the PNC Bank Arts Center.

Makin Waves Song of the Week: "Thriving" by Kiersten Blue

by Bob Makin - published 2023-06-02

Asbury Park singer-songwriter Kiersten Blue’s latest single, “Thriving,” is the Makin Waves Song of the Week

Slambovian Circus of Dreams to Perform at Roy's Hall on June 10th

(BLAIRSTOWN, NJ) -- Explore the depths of Americana "one trippy tune at a time" with New York's Slambovian Circus of Dreams at Roy's Hall in Blairstown on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at 8:00pm. Voted "Best Band of 2022" for their rootsy rockin' psychedelica by Chronogram Magazine, the Slambovians' deep connection with audiences and exciting live shows are legendary. Dylan, Bowie, Incredible String Band, Syd Barrett and The Waterboys may flavor the musical mix, but the Slambovians' musicianship and songwriting stand on its own.

Rock On! This Week's Sound Bites...6/1/23

by Danny Coleman - published 2023-06-01

  "I'm living the dream," says legendary folk artist Tom Rush with a laugh, "I'm having a good time so everything is great." 

State Theatre New Jersey presents The Fab Faux

(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents The Fab Faux on Saturday, June 17, 2023 at 8:00pm. Performing an evening of The Beatles greatest hits, The Fab Faux will be joined on stage by The Hogshead Horns (with Blues Brothers, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Saturday Night Live band alums) and The Creme Tangerine Strings. Tickets range from $49-$99.

This Week In Music: Event Listings And Previews For Shows Taking Place May 31 to June 6, 2023

Here is a look at upcoming concerts taking place from May 31 to June 6, 2023 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of events 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.

"Tremendous!" Richie Furay LIVE! at SOPAC

by Spotlight Central - published 2023-05-30

Excitement is in the air this Saturday, May 20, 2023 as music lovers stream into SOPAC in South Orange, NJ for an evening of music presented by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay. Known by many as the voice of country rock, in addition to his work as a solo artist, Furay is a founding member of three noteworthy music groups: Buffalo Springfield, Poco, and The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band.

"Pure Perfection!" The Lettermen LIVE! at PNC Bank Arts Center

by Spotlight Central - published 2023-05-26

It's a gorgeous Wednesday, May 17, 2023 afternoon at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ where an audience of over 6000 New Jerseyans ready themselves for a free Garden State Arts Foundation performance starring The Lettermen and comedian John Pizzi.

Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series presents Matt Nakoa with The Empty Pockets

(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Award-winning songwriter Matt Nakoa will perform on Friday, June 16, 2023 at the Folk Project Troubadour series in Morristown, NJ. Also on the bill is The Empty Pockets. Showtime is 7:30pm.

North2Shore Festival Brings the World to NJ, and NJ Together

by Chris Lillja, JerseyArts.com - published 2023-05-25

Good old New Jersey has often been the brunt of jokes from the other states (and the world). Those of us who are a true "Garden Stater" have all the upsides at our fingertips. We're the most diverse state. We have one of the most vibrant arts scenes. We have the best food (see the diversity thing), beaches, great music, education, tons of history and our hands don't smell of gasoline. If you know, you know.

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