eugeneMusic is yours to enjoy this weekend. Take your pick from Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll,Folk, Pop, Blues, Cabaret….it’s happening this weekend.

On Friday,  you can go to Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza in Montclair to hear  The Eugene Chrysler Band play their own blend of solid country music taking its influence from blues, rock, western swing, boogie, and rockabilly, all with humor and an upbeat twist. As usual, they’ll be serving up good pizza and BBQ.  offers up good food. We suggest you try the Mac and Cheese.

The Eugene Chrysler Band at Ruthie’s BBQ
Friday, July 25 from 7 pm – 9 pm

Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza, 64 1/2 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
BYO and no cover

Mid-Summer Concert

On Saturday night head to Tierney’s for a three band mid-summer concert, featuring two of Montclair’s favorite bands, Bern & the Brights and The Porchistas, along with singer/songwriter Christina AlessiBased in Northern NJ, Alessi’s sound is a rich blend of classic rock and old blues and soul. Prior to going solo, Christina fronted the band Hey Tiger for several years, playing the metro-area’s most iconic stages and notably opening for Bon Jovi at Giant’s Stadium. Bern & the Brights is a lyrical, dream pop group from Montclair. B&TB have played such tri-state stages as Stone Pony, Webster Hall, House of Blues, Maxwell’s, Rockwood Music Hall, and have opened for such artists as Butch Walker, Rhett Miller, Melissa Ferrick, Girl in a Coma, and Nicole Atkins. The Porchistas are ayrically driven folk, hippy, punk, rock & roll abnd from Montclair.

Three Band Mid-Summer Concert
Saturday, July 26 at 9 pm.
Tierney’s Tavern, Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10 cover


Ryan HoblerMontclair Center Stage has a great line-up in store for you this weekend, including eclectic folk-pop singer and genre-jumping songwriter Ryan Hobler. The Montclair native, Hobler has been playing music for nearly two decades. Performing in various bands and working as a professional audio engineer, he has developed a refined, lyric-driven style with a sound that combines intertwining layers of natural acoustic tones, transporting vocal harmonies and surprising arrangements. Influenced by folk-rock heroes like Paul Simon, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake, Hobler’s driving force is a desire to connect with others, inspire them, and create great art. 

Ryan Hobler at Montclair Center Stage
Saturday, July 26 at 8 pm
Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042



Downtown After SundownSaturday night in SOMA offers great Downtown after Sundown concerts in the heart of South Orange Village Center in Spiotta Park. Enjoy Blues and Rock from Josh Rednik on Sloan Street and Viva Flamenco in Spiotta Park. Grab some dinner, grab a lawn chair and get set for some great live music. Grab some dinner, grab a lawn chair and get set for some great live music

Downtown After Sundown concerts
Saturday, July 26 from 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Spiotta Park or  Sloan Street, South Orange, NJ



Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli
Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli

Another installment of “Music at the Mansion,” returns on Sunday at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center. The series showcases talented performers from NYC and NJ and is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers—Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Performers this Sunday will include Liz McKendry, Adam Shapiro and Deborah Tranelli. Liz McKendry got her start in Las Vegas performing in Donn Arden’s Jubilee! before landing a spot in the Broadway musical The Producers. Since then, she has collected a wide range of credits in off-Broadway and regional theater and television. On the NY Stage, Adam Shapiro has appeared in Gimpel TamThe Megille of Itzik MangerBarcode, and Jewsical: The Chosen Musical.  Regionally, you may have seen Adam in RagtimeFootloose, or Annie Get Your Gun. Deborah Tranelli has had a long and busy career as an actress, singer, dancer and in commercials. Best known to television audiences for her eleven season portrayal of Phyllis on the iconic series, Dallas, she has also appeared on numerous other series’ as well. Her professional theatre career began in Chicago and since coming to NYC she has performed in over 50 productions Off-Broadway and regionally.

Music at The Mansion
Sunday, July 27 at 3 pm
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center,  240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 to make reservations. Light refreshments will be served. 



mipsoMacculloch Hall Historical Museum in Morristown presents its popular “Summer Concerts in the Garden Series” on Sundays. The beautiful historic gardens will be the backdrop for a superb lineup of musicians and a great setting for visitors to settle on the lawn for a relaxing afternoon of music. Thus Sunday, Mipso will perform their combination of Americana, indie and folk music.  The renegade traditionalists of Mipso — Jacob Sharp on mandolin, Joseph Terrell on guitar, and Wood Robinson on double bass — are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. Formed in Chapel Hill in 2010, the three North Carolina songwriters of Mipso have wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.

Mipso Summer Concert in the Garden 
Sunday, July 27 at 4 pm
Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Avenue, Morristown, NJ 
Adults $12, $10 for members, seniors, students, and those who purchased a Museum tour ticket that day. Free for children under 12. 


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