Army Band Concert with Fireworks

Army Band Concert with Fireworks at Alliger Park in Hopewell Twp., NJ on Sunday, June 28th, 7:30-9:30 pm. Rain Date is July 1, 2009 at 8:30 pm. Attendees are encouraged to picnic at the park and bring lawn chairs. The event is free. Alliger Park is located at 203 Washington Crossing-Pennington Rd (Rt.546) in Titusville, NJ 08560. See www.HopewellValleyVeterans.org for further info. and directions.

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Lafayette - Reading of Declaration of Independence and Free Concert

by David Messineo
(Lafayette, NJ)

On Saturday July 4, from 1-3:30pm, The Six Centuries Club, an American history group based in Lafayette, NJ, kicks off its six-month celebration of American history in the 1700s and 1800s with a free concert of 18th century music by Linda Russell, musings on America in the 1700s by published writers of Sensations Magazine, and the first public reading in Sussex County of the Declaration of Independence since 1853. Free to attend, suitable for all ages, rain or shine - just bring lawn chairs for seating. Air conditioned building, no smoking permitted. Event location: Village Hall at Olde Lafayette Village, Route 15, Lafayette. Handicapped accessible. Hosted by David Messineo, Club president, and a recipient of a 2009 New Jersey State Jefferson Award for Public Service. CDs and other items available for purchase. Details about this and other 2009 events at www.sensationsmag.com, "Upcoming Events" button.

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New Jersey Blues and Jazz Festival
The State Theatre of NJ

by The State Theatre of NJ
(New Brunswick, NJ)

NEW JERSEY BLUES AND JAZZ FESTIVAL 2010
@ the backstage JAZZ club
Thu, September 23 – Sun, September 26

Sugar Blue
http://www.statetheatrenj.org/sugar_blue
Thu, September 23, 2010 at 8pm
Grammy® Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Sugar Blue and his 5-piece Blues band (guitar, bass, drum, and keyboards) open the 2010 State Theatre’s New Jersey Blues & Jazz Festival! Combining dazzling technique with smoldering expressiveness, Sugar Blue, who has been called the “Charlie Parker of the Harmonica,” has been known to give off enough energy during his awe-inspiring performances to light up several city square blocks!

Blue has played and recorded with some of the best musicians of all-time ranging from Willie Dixon, Stan Getz, and Frank Zappa to Johnny Shines, Bob Dylan, and Prince—he is perhaps best known for his signature riff and solo on the Rolling Stones’ hit “Miss You” from their Some Girls album.
Tickets: $30-40

Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Jazz Septet
http://www.statetheatrenj.org/eddie_palmieri
Fri, September 24, 2010 at 8pm &10pm
Eddie Palmieri, the Spanish Harlem-born leader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras and one of the foremost Latin pianists of all time, has had a musical career that has spanned over 50 years. His discography includes 36 titles and nine Grammy® Awards, one of which was the first-ever Grammy® Award for “Best Latin Album” in 1975 for The Sun of Latin Music. Now, Palmieri and his Afro-Caribbean Jazz Septet make their State Theatre debut with a set that is sure to please jazz and piano fans alike.
Tickets: $40-50

Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesianna Band
http://www.statetheatrenj.org/maria_muldaur
Sat, September 25, 2010 at 8pm &10pm

Folk-blues singer Maria Muldaur’s musical roots run deep. Born and raised in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Muldaur was surrounded by everything from bluegrass and jazz to blues and gospel music. However, it was the folk revival of the early 60s where Muldaur first got her start, performing in Greenwich Village with Bob Dylan, David Grisman, and John Sebastian. Then in 1974, Muldaur made a name for herself, charting at #6 in the Billboard Hot 100 with “Midnight at the Oasis.” The chart-topping remake of Peggy Lee’s “I’m a Woman,” soon followed. Muldaur also went on to perform briefly with the Jerry Garcia Band in the late 70s. Now, Muldaur and her Red Hot Bluesianna Band rock the State Theatre stage in an energetic and soulful set that only the “sassy chanteuse” can perform.
Tickets: $40-50

Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”
http://www.statetheatrenj.org/regina_carter
Sun, September 26, 2010 11:30am complimentary glass of champagne and the Regina Carter performance at 1pm

Combining technical wizardry with a fresh, bold approach, Regina Carter is a transcendent voice of contemporary jazz violin. Equally at home playing with Itzhak Perlman, Dolly Parton, Billy Joel, and the Atlantic Symphony, Carter seamlessly blends jazz fusion, percussive passages, swing, classical melodies, and Southern-style fiddle.

For the “Reverse Thread” set Carter will perform a combination of jazz and African music, celebrating the culture and art of Africa with music from Mali, Senegal, and other areas. The instrumentation for this performance will include violin, accordion, bass, drums, and a kora (a 21-string harp-lute of West African origin).
Tickets: $75

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Blues and Jazz Festival

by Kelly Skinner
(15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901)

Come to the Blues and Jazz Festival at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ!


Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
Thu, September 24 at 8pm & 10pm at the Backstage Jazz Club
The State Theatre’s Third Annual Blues & Jazz Festival kicks off with the stratospheric harmonica wailings of Rod Piazza. Backed by his band, the Mighty Flyers, Piazza shows off the fusion of low-down Chicago blues, West Coast swing, and classic rock that have earned him multiple Blues Band of the Year awards from the Blues Music Foundation. Join us at the cozy Backstage Jazz Club for a night of mighty blues!
Tickets: $45 Table Seat, $35 Chairs.
Marcia Ball
Fri, September 25 at 8pm & 10pm at the Backstage Jazz Club
Singer/pianist Marcia Ball knows how to raise the roof and tear down the walls. At the State Theatre, she’ll be cooking up a tasty musical gumbo of roadhouse boogie woogie, zydeco, East Texas blues, and Southwest Louisiana swamp rock. It’s a recipe that has earned her multiple Grammy nominations and the 2009 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award from the Blues Music Foundation. Come party with Marcia and her band at the New Jersey Blues & Jazz Festival’s Backstage Jazz Club!
Tickets: $50 Table Seat, $40 Chairs.
Yellowjackets
Sat, September 26 at 8pm & 10pm at the Backstage Jazz Club
Have you heard the buzz? The Yellowjackets are coming to the State Theatre’s Backstage Jazz Club for an evening of eclectic, electric jazz fusion. Building on a bedrock of jazz, funk, rock, and R&B, the Grammy-winning quartet has been pushing the boundaries of music for over a quarter of a century. “One of the most respected and critically-recognized improvisatory bands in the world.” —Keyboard Magazine
Tickets: $50 Table Seat, $40 Chairs.

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Bourbon Street Blues Fest - Glen Gardner, NJ


Saturday, May 16, 2009 12pm-7pm Gates open at 11:30
Location: Lebanon Township Memorial Park, Bunnvale Road, Glen Gardner, NJ 08826
Band Line Up: Eric Steckel & The Craig Thatcher Band, The Bily Hector Band, Don Mayer Band, The VooDudes, Citizen Band Radio, Bootleg Tonic and more.
For more information please visit: http://www.bourbonstreetbluesfest.com

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Jamaroo Music Festival in Layton NJ

Great Music Food and Fun. Vendors, Activities and Prizes too!!! Layton Hotel and Bar 124 Rt 560 Layton NJ 973-948-0809 - $10 -
Outdoor stage
1:00-1:40 Main Stage The Skid
1:40-2:00 Acoustic Stage Ciro Patti Jr.
2:00-2:40 Main Stage Catbirds
2:40-3:00 Acoustic Stage Ciro Patti Jr.
3:00-3:40 Main Stage Wolves
3:40-4:00 Acoustic Stage Ciro Patti Jr.
4:00-4:40 Main Stage Mike Lawlor Banned
4:40-5:00 Acoustic Stage Rachel Allyn
5:00-5:40 Main Stage Soylent Blue
5:40-6:00 Acoustic Stage Rachel Allyn
6:00-6:40 Main Stage Wooden Spoon
6:40-7:00 Acoustic Stage Jeff and George
7:00-7:40 Main Stage Moving Co.
7:40-8:00 Acoustic Stage Jeff and George
8:00-9:00 Main Stage Swampadelica
9:00-10:00 Acoustic Stage John Sheehan
Indoor Stage
10:00-10:45 Only Living Boy
11:00-11:45 Quimby
12:00-12:45 Subcommittee
1:00 - 1:45 Jam w/ Jamaroo House Band

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Bourbon Street Blues Fest


Bourbon Street Blues Fest

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Gates open at 11am
Lebanon Township Memorial Park
Bunnvale Road, Califon, NJ 07830
Http://www.bourbonstreetbluesfest.com
Tickets: $25.00

Bands: Fabulous Thunderbirds, Eric Lindell, Louisianna Hoodoo Krewe with Bobby Barth of Blackfoot, Eric Steckell, Robert Sands, Duke Robillard, The Chris O'Leary Band, Alexis P. Suter, The Campbell Brothers, Citizens Band Radio & Bonefide.

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Flemington Salsa Festival

by Laura LaFemina
(Flemington)

Flemington Salsa Festival

Flemington Salsa Festival

Mark Your Calendars! Saturday July 17, 2010 starting at 4:00pm the Borough of Flemington will host the Flemington Salsa Festival on Main Street between Mine & Capner Streets. Live music from New Jersey's own David Cedeno & His Orchestra and free dance lesson and performances from Griselle Ponce of "House of Dance" brought to you by Platinum Sponsors, Shoprite of Hunterdon County and Web of Compassion. Visit www.flemingtonsalsafestival.com for more information.

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Union County MusicFest

Train headlines the 13th annual Union County MusicFest at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ

Train headlines the 13th annual Union County MusicFest at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ

TRAIN HEADLINES SATURDAY AT 13th ANNUAL UNION COUNTY MUSICFEST

SPOON IS SUNDAY HEADLINER

Free two-day event also features Soul Asylum, The Bravery, Suzanne Vega, The Zombies, Ok Go, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Nils Lofgren Acoustic Duo, Jesse Malin and the St. Marks Social, Mike Peters & Friends, Willie Nile, 61 North; Vita Chambers will also perform a free show at the Union County Fair at MusicFest on Thursday

The Alarm performs on Saturday night at The Crossroads in Garwood
New Jersey artist Nicole Atkins and the Sea added to Sunday lineup

Train, whose smash hit single, ?Hey, Soul Sister,? has been the soundtrack of the summer of 2010, has been confirmed to headline the 13th Annual Union County MusicFest's Saturday lineup on September 11.

?We are very excited to welcome Train and many other outstanding artists to MusicFest this year, which caps off a full season of free outdoor concerts,? said Freeholder Chairman Daniel P. Sullivan. ?Our core recreation events are especially important to Union County residents when times are tough and vacation budgets evaporate, and I?m proud of the many sponsors and residents who continue to support MusicFest along with all of our free public programs.?

?Hey, Soul Sister" comes from Train's newest album "Save Me, San Francisco." The song reached #3 on The Billboard Hot 100, where it is currently in the top 20 after more than 40 weeks on the chart. It is just the latest in a string of blues and folk-infused rock megahits from Train the double-platinum, Grammy Award winning band, whose other big hits include ?Meet Virginia," "Calling All Angels,? and ?Drops of Jupiter.?

MusicFest is scheduled for Saturday, September 11, and Sunday, September 12, at Union County?s Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The event features two full days of free music and many added attractions including The Union County Fair at MusicFest, a five-day carnival starting on Wednesday, September 8.

?MusicFest is our updated, re-energized version of the classic American county fair,? said Sullivan. ?We go with tradition by bringing people together to enjoy new sights and sounds, and we provide an important economic boost to many local businesses that serve tens of thousands of MusicFest visitors, both onsite and off.?

Approximately 70,000 fans visited MusicFest last year.

MusicFest is made possible by generous support from numerous donors, including the Main Stage and Presenting Sponsor Overlook Hospital, along with Stage Sponsors TD Bank and The Crossroads, Kids Kingdom sponsor Kean University, and Verizon.

For the first time, individuals can also join the vital organizations that support MusicFest through sponsorships, to become a Friend of MusicFest. A limited number of individual sponsorships are available for $150 per person for one day, or $250 for the weekend. In return for their support, individual sponsors receive access to an exclusive VIP stage viewing area and a tented comfort lounge with rest rooms, complimentary afternoon barbeque and drinks, unlimited carnival rides and VIP onsite parking. Friends of MusicFest is administered by the Union County Performing Arts Center, a MusicFest partner organization. For more details visit www.ucpac.org.

Along with Train, the Saturday lineup includes previously announced performers The Bravery, Soul Asylum, OK Go, Jesse Malin and The St. Marks Social, Mike Peters & Friends, Willie Nile, and 61 North.

Spoon headlines the Sunday slate, joined by The Zombies, Robert Randolph and The Family Band, Suzanne Vega, the Nils Lofgren Acoustic Duo, and Nicole Atkins and the Sea.

Pop sensation Vita Chambers will perform a free concert at The County Fair at MusicFest on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The show is part of Family Day, when fairgoers can purchase a value-priced all-day wristband for the amusement rides.

Mike Peters joins his band mates in the Alarm to play a set at The Crossroads in Garwood at the after-party following MusicFest on Saturday night. Tickets for this event are on sale at The Crossroads, online at www.xxroads.com, or by phone at 800-594-TIXX.

For more information on these and many other MusicFest events and attractions, visit the Union County MusicFest website at www.ucmusicfest.com:

? The Rock On! Walkathon and 5k Rock ?n? Run will help raise funds to fight cancer. Proceeds go to the international Love, Hope, Strength Foundation and The Valerie Fund in New Jersey.

? The MusicFest Phantasmagorial - A Sideshow Cavalcade of the Odd will delight audiences with a display of the weird and wacky suitable for ?PG? audiences and up. A modest admission is charged.

? Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Wal-mart, The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County?s Childhood Obesity Awareness Programs will visit MusicFest. The Extension will also offer up cooking demonstrations and MusicFest?s first ever Harvest Contest featuring such categories as the largest tomato and the funniest looking vegetable (for contest information contact the Extension, 908-654-9854).

? The Kids Kingdom Travelling Jubilee provides a special area packed with many free and affordably priced activities for youngsters and free non-stop performances on a children?s stage.

? The amazing Hell on Wheels BMX stunt bikers will return to MusicFest to thrill and entertain with free shows of their daredevil skills on Saturday and Sunday.

? Gamin? Ride brings its fully outfitted mobile video game lounge and exciting laser maze, which lets you race against time versus the same optical opponent featured in hit movies like ?Mission Impossible.?

? The MusicFest Green Village will offer exhibits and information on environmental issues, featuring a recycled plastic bottle art installation.

? The Fusion Arts and Music Collaboration, a multisensory cultural arts showcase where art, dance, film, and fashion converge, will present a display focusing on sustainability and recycling, featuring Union County artists.

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Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast

by Christy Young
(Chester, NJ )


Join us Sat July 10 for the second annual Front Porch Bluegrass Festival & Pig Roast at Gazebo Park on Main Street in Chester. We will feature live bands from 11am-7pm with MC Duke DeGroat from WNTI. Admission is FREE and we will give out door prizes, auction off new instruments and have kid's activities! All donations will benefit BYG Work Camp, a group of 6 local churches traveling to Central Appalachia in July to work with Appalachia Service Project. Our group of 86 local volunteers will spend a week making families safer, warmer, and drier through home repairs. Don’t forget your lawn chairs or blanket! Food and vendors will be available all day. Contact Ruby at 973-945-5440 or visit www.cpcchester.org for details.

Bands include: Watchung Ridge, Gil LeDuc & the Mizzione Brothers, Catbirds Jug Band, Keith Wilson, Heavy Traffic, BrotherFlower and more!

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Revelation Generation

by RevGen
(Frenchtown, NJ)


Revelation Generation (www.revgen.org) has emerged as the premier summer festival in the greater New York and greater Philadelphia area. The event is a great venue for youth groups, singles, families, churches, friends and everyone in between to come together for excellent music in a fun environment. Last year, Revelation Generation welcomed more than 25,000 fans ? a figure we expect to eclipse this year. The show will now feature two full days (expanding from last year?s one and a half days) of music, games, and flat out fun for everyone. In addition to the aforementioned musical acts, Revelation Generation will host amazing speakers, children?s activities, games, extreme sports, incredible local food, a massive merchandise tent and state of the art sound and lighting.

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