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The Sanctuary Concerts
At the Presbyterian Church
240 Southern Boulevard, Chatham, NJ

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Upcoming Concerts

Six concerts, VIP seating, free events, $175 The Pick Six Music Plan

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Sat., Feb. 13, 8pm
in Chatham


Marc Cohn

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Returning to The Sanctuary is award winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn. It's been 25 years since his platinum-selling debut album that launched so many hits. After winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Marc Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales.

Cohn followed up his debut with two more releases in the 1990s, at which point TIME magazine called him "one of the honest, emotional voices we need in this decade" and Bonnie Raitt declared, "Marc is one of the most soulful, talented artists I know. I love his songs, he's an incredible singer, and I marvel at his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for." Raitt, James Taylor, David Crosby, Graham Nash and Patty Griffin all made guest appearances on Cohn's early records for Atlantic, as his reputation as an artist and performer continued to grow. In 1998, Cohn took a decade-long sabbatical from recording, ending in 2007 with Join The Parade. Inspired by the horrific events following Hurricane Katrina and his own near fatal shooting just weeks before, Parade is his most moving and critically acclaimed record to date. About his latest album Listening Booth: 1970, Rolling Stone said, "Cohn has one of rock's most soulful croons - a rich immediately recognizable tenor that makes these songs his own." In late 2014, Cohn released, “The Coldest Corner in the World,” the title song to the documentary Tree Man, and his first original song released in more than seven years. 2016 marks the 25th anniversary of “Walking in Memphis,” and a few very special surprises are in store.

On each of his past visits with us, we've seen that Marc has a great ability to connect with an audience. And fewer places are more intimate than our own stage. Please join us.

Tickets: $35


Sat., Feb. 20, 8pm
in Chatham


Tanya Tucker

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Please imagine one of the biggest stars in all of popular music in your own favorite listening space, where you've seen so many great performers up close. That place where performers seem to relate better to an audience than anywhere else.

We at The Sanctuary are thrilled to bring to you one of the biggest names in music, Tanya Tucker. Celebrating more than 40 years of performing, her tour is visiting arts centers and large auditoriums coast to coast, but we were able to get an intimate evening just for us. This is an acoustic show unlike most of the rest of the tour.

Would you believe that her debut hit, Delta Dawn, was recorded when she was 13 years old? She's charted with dozens of songs she's written and co-written, some of her more recent include "Two Sparrows in a Hurricane" and "It's a Little Too Late." Her accolades are numerous, from Academy of Country Music awards, to performing the halftime show at Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994, to 2014 with a special exhibit honoring her at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

We're sure this show will sell quickly, so please order early.

Tickets: $55
Pick Six Upgrade: $25


Sat., March 12, 8pm
in Chatham


Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa

Rescheduled from original date. Concert will take place on Saturday, March 12.

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When James Taylor considers someone a hero and main influence, our knowledgeable audiences will know who that is. And that's Tom Rush, one of our favorite performers. He's returning to us on January 23rd. This year as part of his show he's bringing a new discovery in powerhouse pianist Matt Nakoa, a 2014 Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Winner, and a multi-instrumentalist. We can't wait to hear Matt's take on a Tom Rush stage. The video documentary about Tom's Life called No Regrets is available, and Tom will be signing after the show.

"Tom Rush helped shape the folk revival of the '60s and its rebirth in the '80s and '90s with his music inspiring and influencing generations of artists. In a Rolling Stone interview James Taylor called Rush one of his heroes and one of his main influences. Country legend Garth Brooks called Rush one of his top five influences. Tom Rush is well-known for bringing his audiences new artists, both live and in recordings, helping names such as Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith and Shawn Colvin become commonplace. Tom's shows often sell out, and his fun personality and outlook on any topic are an evening well-spent.

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Our opening performer is Carolann Solebello. We all know and love her for her work as a founding member of the female folk trio Red Molly, but since then she's developed a very successful career as a solo artist, and as part of the touring quartet No Fuss & Feathers. She's won many songwriting awards and is a regular showcase artist at regional and national Folk Alliance conferences. Her songs are clever and her melodies sublime, while her stage presence is all so radiant.

Tickets: $35

2.27 Cheryl Wheeler

3.11 Al Stewart

3.19 Aztec Two-Step 45th Anniversary Show
with Lords of Lichtenstein

5.07 Dan Tyminski and Ronnie Bowman

5.14 Roger McGuinn
PLEASE NOTE: This concert will take place at the Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison.

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