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Events

Dec
13
Wed
Peter and Will Anderson Presents: George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” @ Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College
Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Peter and Will Anderson Presents: George Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess” @ Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

Main Stage “Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) identical twins Peter and Will Anderson have re-conceived Gershwin’s masterpiece and will perform at Ocean County Community College.

Dec
14
Thu
Maggie Rose @ The Wonder Bar
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Maggie Rose @ The Wonder Bar | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

With super-sized vocals and genre-spanning songwriting chops that blur the lines between country, pop and rock, Maggie Rose has earned a loyal audience, both in her adopted hometown of Nashville and beyond. It’s an audience that’s grown with her for nearly a decade, spending days as a songwriter and nights sharing the stage with artists like Tim McGraw and Sheryl Crow. Through it all, Rose has established herself as a rare triple threat: a multi-faceted artist who can write, perform, and produce a hit song.

Vienna Boys Choir @ Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Vienna Boys Choir @ Grunin Center for the Arts @ Ocean County College | Toms River | New Jersey | United States

The Vienna Boys Choir will perform at Ocean County College. The famous choir boys have been performing in North America for a long time, previously performing in famous venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and Chicago’s Symphony Hall.

Dec
15
Fri
Glen Burtnik’s Xmas Extravaganza @ Strand Center for the Arts
Dec 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Glen Burtnik’s Xmas Extravaganza @ Strand Center for the Arts  | Lakewood Township | New Jersey | United States

For over 20 years, Glen Burtnik has presented numerous holiday performances. Starting in 1990 in Asbury Park, graduating to New York City for 10 years, then back to New Jersey, filling larger theaters. Burtnik’s legendary holiday shows have always included performances by surprise guests with a remarkable and diverse repertoire of entertaining music. There will be Christmas caroling, hot chocolate, doughnuts, candy canes, and, of course, a special visit from Mr. and Mrs Claus and their elves.

Dec
16
Sat
Christmas with Rockapella @ Algonquin Arts Theatre
Dec 16 @ 8:00 pm
Christmas with Rockapella @ Algonquin Arts Theatre | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

Christmas with Rockapella stars one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more influential group out there in this new era of movies like Pitch Perfect, network television a cappella shows, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses everywhere.

Running time: Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes

The current Rockapella line-up features Scott Leonard, Jeff Thacher, Calvin Jones, Mitchell Rains, and Bryant Vance. This line-up marks a new generation of Rockapella, who remain keenly focused on musical excellence.

Dec
17
Sun
“A Holiday Music Celebration!” with the Atlantic Pops Orchestra @ Stafford Township Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"A Holiday Music Celebration!" with the Atlantic Pops Orchestra @ Stafford Township Arts Center | Stafford Township | New Jersey | United States

“A Holiday Music Celebration” with the Atlantic Pops Orchestra Sunday, December 17, 2017 @ 2pm. They will play many Christmas songs.

PJC Hanukkah Party & Showtime by Ronny Rom @ Perrineville Jewish Center
Dec 17 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
PJC Hanukkah Party & Showtime by Ronny Rom @ Perrineville Jewish Center | Millstone | New Jersey | United States

Join us for our annual Hanukkah party and Showtime with the incredible Ronny Rom!
Arrive at 5:30 for a traditional candle lighting, yummy latkes, sufganyot, beverages and desserts.
Then be prepared to be AMAZED as PJC proudly presents SHOWTIME WITH RONNY ROM!

Dec
20
Wed
‘A Souled Out Christmas’ Starring Miss Darlene Love @ Count Basie Theater
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
‘A Souled Out Christmas’ Starring Miss Darlene Love @ Count Basie Theater  | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

Darlene Love and friends will be bringing the holiday spirit to the stage, performing both Christmas classics and Love’s own greatest hits. Her Billboard hits include: “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Wait ‘Til My Bobby Gets Home,” “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” and the #1 holiday classic “Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” a song that she performed annually with Paul Shaffer and the CBS Symphony Orchestra on The Late Show With David Letterman for 29 years.

Dec
23
Sat
The Big Dance Machine – Holiday Bash @ Tim McLoone's Supper Club
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Big Dance Machine - Holiday Bash @ Tim McLoone's Supper Club | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

Celebrate the second annual Holiday Bash with The Big Dance Machine (formerly known as “The Big Swing Machine”) at the beautiful Tim Mcloone’s Supper Club. The Big Dance Machine recreates the greatest dance music of all time! So whether your thing is Swing, Latin, Disco, Rock or R&B, The Big Dance Machine has you covered!

Led by musical director Charlie Clarke and his dynamic rhythm and horn section and silky vocals of “Sherri Pie”, they are sure to have your holiday season humming happily along, with renewed pep in your step and jump in your Jive! Back for their fifth annual appearance!! Come Dance the night away with The Big Dance Machine.

Dec
26
Tue
Sammy Adams @ The Stone Pony
Dec 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm
Sammy Adams @ The Stone Pony | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States
Sammy Adams with special guests
MILLYZ, INDY, FARROW
Doors at 8 pm, Tickets: $25 in advance and $28 at the door
ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
Dec
31
Sun
Tragedy @ The Wonder Bar
Dec 31 @ 12:45 am – 3:00 am
Tragedy @ The Wonder Bar | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

Celebrate New Years Eve at the Wonder Bar with Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).

2017 Country Megaticket At Pnc Bank Arts Center @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
2017 Country Megaticket At Pnc Bank Arts Center @ PNC Bank Arts Center  | Holmdel | New Jersey | United States

The Country Megaticket comes to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel right in time for the Holiday Season. The concert will take place on New Year’s Eve, and will feature famous country singers Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, and Jason Aldean.

The Rave-Ons @ Surflight Theatre
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
The Rave-Ons @ Surflight Theatre | Beach Haven | New Jersey | United States

Come to the Surflight Theatre and enjoy a Buddy Holly tribute concert performed by Todd Meredith and his Band! Made up of cast members from the national tour of the hit musical, BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Todd Meredith & The Rave-Ons are a high energy rock and roll band originally formed to revitalize the music of Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Enjoy a glass of champagne on us after the show!

Jan
1
Mon
Tragedy @ The Wonder Bar
Jan 1 @ 12:45 am – 3:00 am
Tragedy @ The Wonder Bar | Asbury Park | New Jersey | United States

Celebrate New Years Eve at the Wonder Bar with Tragedy: All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).

Jan
27
Sat
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra @ Count Basie Theatre
Jan 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Come hear the piece that embodies and inspired the Winter Festival: Dvořák’s Ninth. Chloë Hanslip, praised by BBC Music Magazine for her “panache, poise and laser-like accuracy,” will shine in Austrian emigré Korngold’s resplendent violin concerto.

Feb
1
Thu
ABBA MANIA @ Count Basie Theatre
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm
ABBA MANIA @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

ABBA MANIA the tribute takes you back in time by recreating one of the world’s finest pop groups in a live stage performance. This highly polished and professional production was created in 1999 and played its first shows in 2000.

ABBA MANIA is now accepted as the world’s number one touring ABBA production. Featuring a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. ABBA MANIA brings ABBA fans old and new a night not to be missed. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music ever, then ABBA MANIA is for you! Join in and enjoy all of your favorites including: “Mamma Mia,” “Voulez Vous,” “Dancing Queen,” “Winner Takes It All,” “Super Trouper” and many more. So dig out those platforms, dust down those flares and thank ABBA for the music.

Feb
8
Thu
Click, Clack, Moo @ Algonquin Arts Theater
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am
Click, Clack, Moo @ Algonquin Arts Theater | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

When his granddaughter Jenny comes for a visit, Farmer Brown declares the farm a “tech-free zone.” He confiscates her laptop, leaving it in the cold barn along with the shivering cows who use Jenny’s computer to type messages requesting blankets. Farmer Brown refuses and the cows go on strike. Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Will Jenny get her computer back? Find out in a hilariously “mooooo-ving” musical about negotiation and compromise.

Running time: 60 minutes
Intermission: No
Age: Grades K-3

Feb
11
Sun
Valentine’s Dinner Show With The Jersey Four @ iPlay America
Feb 11 all-day
Valentine’s Dinner Show With The Jersey Four @ iPlay America | Freehold | New Jersey | United States

Valentine’s Dinner Show With The Jersey Four, A Tribute To Frankie Valli & The Four Season

Feb
17
Sat
Wailin’ Jennys @ Pollak Theatre
Feb 17 @ 8:00 pm
Wailin' Jennys @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

The Wailin Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound.

Although known primarily as an acoustic outfit, The Wailin’ Jennys have a diverse musical background that has shaped their musical sensibilities. Soprano Ruth Moody (vocals, guitar, accordion, banjo, bodhrán) is a classically trained vocalist and pianist with a burgeoning solo career. Mezzo Nicky Mehta (vocals, guitar, harmonica, drums, ukulele), a classically trained dancer raised on ’70s a.m. radio and heavily influenced by alternative pop, was nominated for a Canadian Indie Music Award for her striking debut solo album, 2002’s Weather Vane. Alto Heather Masse (vocals, upright bass) is a Jazz Voice graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, who has performed in Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing, Darol Anger’s Republic of Strings and is a regular guest on A Prairie Home Companion.

Mar
10
Sat
The Lettermen @ Strand Center for the Arts
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Lettermen @ Strand Center for the Arts | Lakewood Township | New Jersey | United States

The famous group from the sixties Lettermen will be at the Strand Center for the Arts performing all their best hits.

Mar
24
Sat
Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Pollak Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
Rockin’ Road to Dublin @ Pollak Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Rockin’ Road to Dublin returns to Pollak Theatre in 2018 by popular demand! Created by the 2009 World Champion of Irish Dance Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) and worldwide touring Irish musician Chris Smith, Rockin’ Road is the new generation of Irish music and dance. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock ‘n’ roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats.

SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre
Mar 24 @ 8:00 pm
SONGWRITERS BY THE SEA @ Lauren K. Woods Theatre | West Long Branch | New Jersey | United States

Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla return to Monmouth University with their Songwriters by the Sea series for an evening of relaxed and inspired round-robins.  This is a rare opportunity to see and hear a unique collection of very special guest artists that in the past has included, Marshall Crenshaw, Allison Moorer, Garland Jeffreys, Joe Grushecky, John Eddie, Willie Nile and many others, in an intimate and interactive forum. What started out as a coffee shop show for area songwriters to casually perform with other writers and is now a main feature of the Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park, has quickly evolved into an international series featuring some of the top songwriters in music today.

Apr
4
Wed
Rent @ Count Basie Theatre
Apr 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rent @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

RENT’s 20th anniversary. The rock musical that started on Broadway comes to the Count Basie Theatre.

Apr
7
Sat
West Side Story @ Algonquin Arts Theatre
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
West Side Story @ Algonquin Arts Theatre | Manasquan | New Jersey | United States

One of the most well-known musicals is recreated right in Manasquan. Come out to the Algonquin Arts Theatre to watch.

Apr
10
Tue
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester @ Count Basie Theatre
Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester @ Count Basie Theatre | Red Bank | New Jersey | United States

German orchestra band Max Raabe & Palast Orchester will be crossing the Atlantic on tour with their popular show “Lets Do It”.