Not Quite Nashville

The idea behind Not Quite Nashville is to try to recreate the atmosphere and interaction of a Nashville song swap. Two songwriters take turns performing their songs, talk about their inspirations, tell a story or two, and maybe have some musical interplay.
Join Dean Harlem and Dave Vargo for a night of songs, conversation, and maybe a little jamming. We will be playing live at Calgo Gardens and also broadcasting the show on Facebook.
For those coming in person, BYO chair and beverages. Food will be available to purchase from the Tulip Tree Cafe. There is plenty of room to socially distance.
Tickets for the live show at Calgo can be purchased at the door or here,

Pops Concert

The Shrewsbury Chorale, under the direction of Fiona Smith Sutherland, will present “Pops Concert”, at St. Dorothea’s Church, 240 Broad Street, Eatontown, NJ. The program includes works by David Childs, Gerald Finzi, Sarah Quartel, Gabriel Faure, and more. You may purchase advance tickets at a discount from our members ($20 regular, $17 senior/student, $8 child), or from our website ( Or you may purchase your tickets at the door. We encourage everyone to be current with their COVID vaccinations and to wear masks for the performance.

The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show: The Steampunk Variant

The Freaky Mutant Weirdo Variety Show: The Steampunk Variant is coming up on June 4 at Vasa Park in Hackettstown. This event is a unique, family-friendly geek culture festival featuring live entertainment, cosplay, artisan vendors, educational presentations, and much more.

The festival is organized by A Halo Called Fred, who will take the stage along with Frenchy and the Punk and This Way to the Egress. The evening will cap off with an all-star jam by all three bands. The entertainment lineup also includes Trio of Madness and The Munchausen Society plus the Karnevil sideshow, billed as “New Jersey’s premiere carnival sideshow experience.”

When: Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Vasa Park (under the pavilion), 1 Vasa Drive, Hackettstown, NJ
Tickets: $25 (Adults), $15 (Kids 14-18). Free admission for kids under 14.
Tickets are available from the festival

Bradley Ramble

In 2003 the legendary drummer from The Band, Levon Helm, began hosting a series of concerts at his home in Woodstock, New York. Dubbed “The Midnight Rambles”, the shows featured an all-star house band, led by Levon himself, backing some of the best-known musical artists of our time- Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Phil Lesh- the list goes on.

Inspired by The Midnight Rambles, The Bradley Ramble will showcase its house band, Tired Starlings, backing local musicians Renee Maskin, Joseph Alton Miller and Jerry Lardieri of Brixton Riot. This edition of the Ramble will also feature live painting by artist Liz Evanko, who will create works while the musicians perform.

Bring a blanket or chair and settle in for a great afternoon of free music.

Wicked Revival 80’s Concert

Join us in the Palaia Theater for a night of nostalgia with Wicked Revival as they perform your favorite ’80s music and more! Tickets are $15 per person online and at the door.

New Jersey Symphony presents: “Musical Matriarchs”

Featuring music of past and current female composers kicking off Women’s Empowerment Month at the JSAC! Performance to be followed by a Q&A session. Tickets $20 per person. Learn more about the New Jersey Symphony on our website,

Atlantic Wind Ensemble Concert

Founded by Harry D. Eichhorn in 1990 and currently under the direction of Eliot Prowse, the Atlantic Wind Ensemble is a 40-piece collective of volunteer musicians between the ages of 18 and 88, many of which are musical educators. Tickets available online and at the door for $15/pp.

Cosmic Jerry Band

Cosmic Jerry Band is back at the Palaia this April 2022 with the lyrical sounds of The Grateful Dead. Join the band for an early drum circle at 4:20 pm along with local vendors in the Main Lobby and in the Palaia Theater for 4 hours of the classic Dead hits. Tickets on sale online starting February 22 to April 1 and at the door for $15/pp (General Admission).

Doors open at 4pm, Drum Circle begins at 4:20 pm. Cosmic Jerry Stage show in the Palaia starts at 6pm.

Proceeds from this concert will fund future programs and sponsored events for 2022 season. The Jersey Shore Arts Center is located in the Old Neptune High School building located on 66 South Main Street in Ocean Grove. For more information, please email or call our main office at 732-502-0050 during business hours.

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