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THE SANCTUARY CONCERTS

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

973.376.4946       boxoffice@sanctuaryconcerts.org 

  

"A Revered Stop For Folk Musicians." -The Star Ledger   
                                

 New Jersey Folk Venues   (North to South)
Music at the Mission West Milford Volunteer-run nonprofit presenting major touring artists in a church sanctuary.
New Legacy Concert Series Ringwood High-profile Sunday-afternoon concerts in a library.
The Hurdy Gurdy Folk Club Paramus Long-running folk club in a Unitarian church. Member discount.
Spiritmouth Cafe Succasunna Low-key church-basement series featuring local artists
The Puffin Cultural Forum Teaneck Presents a variety of performances, including an annual folk festival, oriented toward its community-activism mission.
The Brennan Coffeehouse Jersey City Concerts in the rotunda of the Hudson County courthouse
The Acoustic Cafe Park Ridge Homey church-cafeteria series with mostly local and regional artists.
The Outpost In The Burbs Montclair Popular Friday-night series in the heart of the Montclair entertainment district.
The Hillside Cafe Nutley Third-Saturday series with local and regional artists in a cabaret setting.
Underground Music Series Maplewood Cozy concerts centrally located in the popular Maplewood downtown area.
Coffee With Conscience Westfield Saturday-night series to benefit charity. Owner "Arpie" is a coffee merchant and brews his best for the concerts.
Minstrel Coffeehouse Morristown Popular and friendly every-Friday series. Prepare to sing along!
Cafe Zed West Orange Low-key series in outdoor setting, including open mic to start
Music on Main Street Woodbridge Wednesday-night singer/songwriter series sponsored by the Township of Woodbridge.
New Jersey Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Assn Little Silver Third-Sunday bluegrass concerts
The Prallsville Mill Lambertville Radio host John Weingart runs this series in an historic stone grist mill on the Delaware
Concerts At The Crossing Washington Crossing Creative and eclectic monthly series in a church on the Delaware.
Grounds for Sculpture Folk Series Hamilton Folk music, a sculpture garden, a lake, and a four star restaurant. That's the life!
The Princeton Folk Music Society Princeton Warm-hearted and friendly group that presents folk favorites one Friday per month.
The Albert Music Hall Waretown One-of-a-kind Saturday-night four-hour country hootenanny: seven acts, five bucks, plus pickin' party. NJ's own Grand Ol' Opry in the Pinelands.
Careme's Cafe Mays Landing Dinner-and-a-show, with dinner from the students of the Academy of Culinary Arts
Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown The "Moorestown De-Cafe" series are their folk concerts.
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center Elmer Big-name folk concerts year-round and a one-day festival in June; many of their concerts now in the historic Landis Theater.

 New Jersey Folk Radio
WFDU "Crash On the Levee" (Jerry Treacy) Sat. 9-Noon Singer/songwriter, folk, blues, country, cajun and zydeco.
WFDU "Sunday Session" (Ron Olesko) Sun. 9-10AM Celtic
WFDU "Traditions" (Ron Olesko/Bill Hahn) Sun. 3-6PM Folk, featuring live interviews/performances
WFDU "The Soundpost" (Kim Gluckler)  Fri. 9AM-1PM Bluegrass: "The higher and more lonesome, the better"
WFDU "Sunrise Saloon" (Carol Beaugard) Thurs. 6-9AM Bluegrass, gospel and country, featuring live interviews/performances
WNTI "The Crow's Nest" (Jeff Rusch) Sat. 8-10AM Americana/Roots.
WPRB "Music You Can't Hear on the Radio" (John Weingart)  Sunday 7-10PM Folk and eclectic, since 1974
WRSU "Homegrown Music" (Mark Corso) Sun. 10-Noon Folk
WBZC "Burlington County Bluegrass" (Nancy Longnecker/Joe Wills)  Saturday 10AM-2PM Bluegrass
WTSR "Legacy" (Peter Kernast) Monday 6-9PM Folk/Blues/Cajun/Celtic/Acoustic/Instrumental/Ethnic/World
WDVR Numerous folk, bluegrass, and Americana shows Americana station featuring roots and acoustic music
WMSC "Radio Nowhere" (Joltin' Joe Pszonek)  Sunday 8-9PM Folk and eclectic, featuring on-air musician interviews

New Jersey House Concerts

Cabin Concerts Wayne NJ's premier house concert series, in a lovely log cabin.
Notes from Home Montclair Homey folk concert series in this arts-oriented town.
Ranch House Shows West Milford Sunday-afternoon series in a large living room with raised stage.
The Place House Concerts Livingston Sunday afternoon series. Contact Amy Blake at (973) 992-7491 or jamask8@comcast.net
Split Level House Concerts Scotch Plains Mark and Arlene Klemow have expanded their house concert series to include theatrical shows at the local Jewish Community Center and at the Union County Arts Center in Rahway, NJ.
My Dining Room Highland Park "Power Pop" series.
Drew Eckmann House Concerts Ringwood Folk/rock and roots music on a lake. Write deckma@newsweek.com or call 973.962.9220
Dullmusic Concerts Rutherford Free concert series run by musician John Dull. Write jmhdproductions@aol.com
Cozy Cabin Concerts Green Brook Intimate living room concerts in authentic Adirondack-style cabin in the Watchung Mountains of central NJ.

New Jersey Jams and Songwriter Circles

Central NJ Song Circle Metuchen Friendly "guitar pull" takes place last Thursday of the month in a nice bakery.
Folk Project Evenings of Music Varies Second-Saturday round robin is for members of this large folk organization.
Princeton FMS Evening Sings Princeton Friday-night "theme" round-robins, for members of this folk club.
NJ Songwriters' Circle Bloomfield Long-running, all-welcome songwriters' critique circle. Info: tompicard@comcast.net
New Jersey Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Assn Little Silver Third-Sunday bluegrass jams, preceded by 1pm "jamming workshop" for beginning and intermediate players
 Stony Brook Friends of Old-Time Music Somerville Old-time music jam session in pub; first and third Tuesdays.
Mitchell's Famous Irish Session Lambertville Irish session in pub; first and third Wednesdays
Saturday Afternoon Song Swap Maplewood Second Saturday of the month, 4:30pm at the Cafe Meow. All are welcome to play, but contact Deena deena0504@gmail.com to be one of six or so "featured performers."
The Woodshop Jam Sewell Bluegrass and old-timey jam session every Thursday night.
The Princeton Songwriters New Brunswick Very active songwriters' support and critique group. Guest speakers, workshops.

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