The Weekend: Music, a Feast, and a Carnival!

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This weekend offers great music and festivity.

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Have a fun Friday night painting and drinking at the New Jersey Paint & Drink End of Summer Paint Bash. Meet new people, let out your inner artist, and have a fun night. The party is B.Y.O.B All you have to do is bring your favorite drink and they’ll supply the supplies!

New Jersey Paint & Drink End of Summer Paint Bash
Friday, August 28 at 7 pm
Power Stretch Studios, 255 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
$35 per person. Reserve your space and purchase your ticket online here


Sunduster will perform their Garage-Folk-Rock-Psychedelica music at Tierney’s on Saturday. Also performing will special guests, John Rango and Friends.

Saturday, August 29 at 8:30 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
$7 cover


Singer-songwriters Keith Sweat and Brian McKnight, a pair of great talents in R&B, celebrate an evening of soul-soothing music in Prudential Hall at NJPAC on Saturday night. With over two decades in the soul business, R&B legend Keith Sweat is host of the nationally syndicated radio program The Keith Sweat Hotel and The Quiet Storm on WBLS-FM. Broadcast live from Atlanta, The Keith Sweat Hotel features special guests, in-studio musical performances and listener talkback. A star in practically every facet of entertainment, 16-time Grammy nominee Brian McKnight is a top-selling recording artist with 15 albums to date, and the talented personality of Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight and The Brian McKnight Morning Show.

Keith Sweat with Brian McKnight
Saturday, August 29 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $49.50 – $99.50 and available to purchase online
Playin’ Around South Orange

Playin’ Around South Orange kicks off for the third year in a row on Saturday, August 29 at noon, bringing live music and art in the form of hand-painted pianos and outdoor performances to six separate South Orange locations. Kick-off festivities will feature live performances by professional musicians at each of the five piano locations from noon until 1 pm. Artists will be in attendance at their pianos. With simultaneous mini-concerts happening all over town, the day will be music and art-inspired. Piano locations are Cameron Park, The Gateway, Spiotta Park, Irvington and W. Fairview Avenues, and the Sloan Street Gazebo.

Playin’ Around South Orange
Saturday, August 29 beginning at 12 pm
Throughout South Orange
Music at The Mansion

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 “Too Blondes” – Savannah Brown and Chase O’Donnell, Garry Novikoff and Meg Flather. Chase and Savannah are two recent college grads navigating their way through life. Their show is full of songs and sketches to inform you on the ups and downs of being a twenty something girl in the Big Apple. ASCAP Foundation award-winning composer Garry Novikoff is a truly multi-faceted artist – a folk story-teller, a creator of ironic pop songs and heartbreaking ballads, an irreverent rocker, a musical theater wordsmith and a celebrated children’s songwriter. 2015 Hanson MAC Award Singer/songwriter and actress Meg Flather is a two-time Backstage Bistro Award-winning performer and has garnered glowing reviews from top New York City publications.

Music at The Mansion
Sunday, August 30 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.

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