We’ve been hearing from more and more friends and readers that they’d like to know where we’re going each week so they can join us. We get invited to events, hear about fun exhibits and are interested in lots of different places all the time. Here’s what is on our radar this week. We can’t guarantee that we’ll go to all these places but there’s a good chance we’ll be at some of them. Support local arts or get outside and do something with us!
Friday, August 10th, Sussex
Live music at Airport Pub! Come on out for a very fun night of music featuring:
Francie Moon – “Imagine yourself stepping into a garage filled with deep reds and oranges, a family garden, and an insatiable curiosity. Francie Moon is a raw east coast styling of garage rock & blues folk that pulls at your gut and kisses your third eye on the way out.”
To listen to some tunes check out www.franciemoon.com
James Abbott (solo) – https://jamesabbottmusic.bandcamp.com
Saturday, August 11th, Montclair
NO TICKETS REQUIRED! Get ready for jam-packed music: the 2018 Montclair Jazz Festival in Nishuane Park. Presented by The Bravitas Group Inc./Silver Family Foundation and produced by Jazz House Kids. Artist highlights include EDDIE PALMIERI Afro-Caribbean Jazz Sextet, CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE Inside Straight, OLIVER LAKE TRIO, THE ROYAL BOPSTERS and JAZZ HOUSE COLLECTIVE. The all-day, festival includes a 2nd stage in the Xfinity Family Jazz Discovery Zone, performances by more than 150 Jazz House Kids students, a beer garden, parking shuttle, bike valet and concessions. Winner of the 2018 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Award for FAVORITE MUSIC FESTIVAL. www.montclairjazzfestival.org
Saturday, August 11th, Camden
Check out WWII artifacts, meet re-enactors, even see military vehicles on the pier — all with the purchase a tour of the Battleship! Our annual WWII Victory Day will take place on Saturday, August 11.
We’ll also be serving a Victory Lunch on the fantail from noon to 3pm. Enjoy burgers, hot dogs and all the fixins, as well as a cash bar and the Sinatra sounds of singer Steve Retrivato. Tickets to the lunch, which include a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship, are $30 for adults and $24 for children 16 and under. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
The Battleship is looking for WWII artifact owners, including military vehicles to place on the pier, who would like to show their items to guests touring the ship that day. We would also like more WWII re-enactors. All participants will be treated to a tour of the Battleship and lunch! Email email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144 if you’d like to participate.
Saturday, August 11th, Collingswood
Collingswood Farmer’s Marker is hosting their annual Adopt-a-Thon and Camden County Animal Shelter is proud to be joining this special day!
Sunday, August 12th, Long Branch
Playing a SPECIAL SET from 7-8:30pm in WEST END PARK in Long Branch, NJ! a high energy, 12-piece, super-soul set of original music and our spin on other tunes! PLUS – a special preview of several songs from upcoming CONCERT STAGING of the rock musical HAIR for its 50th Anniversary! don’t miss this BIG Remember Jones set!! (if rain, it will be moved indoors to Jacks!)
HAIR will be at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center in Deal from August 15-19 starring Remember Jones and the band, Constantine Maroulis (Tony nominee, American Idol, etc), Shira Elias (Turkuaz), Alexis Michelle (RuPaul’s Drag Race), and an amazing cast!
Wednesday, August 15th, Weehawken
For nearly two decades, the Catskill Mountains hid Rock ‘n’ Roll’s best kept secret. Then one day, singer and songwriter Arleigh Kincheloe said goodbye to her hometown hideaway and moved to New York City to start the hard soul collective, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds.
In the years since, the group has performed more than 700 shows and made their national TV debut on NBC’s Today Show. They’ve released three full-length studio albums, including their most recent, the acclaimed “The Weather Below.”
“They may be from Brooklyn, but the fiery brass- and gospel-infused funk emanating from Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is rooted in Memphis soul,” writes the LA Times. “Their rhythmic wheelhouse combines big-city grit and down-home sweetness with a little bit of Americana twang.”
Copyright, You Don’t Know Jersey, LLC (2010-2017)