Great local events to enjoy this weekend!
We told you about:
- St. Sebastian’s Feast & Carnival
- Welcome to Night Vale at The Wellmont Theater tonight
- David Sanborn and Dave Koz at The Wellmont Theater on Friday
- The Clearmountain Festival on Friday night.
- Washington Street Block Party on Saturday
Here’s what else is happening:
One of the most eclectic of R&B vocal artists, Philly-born Bilal draws his inspirations from gospel, jazz, soul, blues and hip-hop. he will perform a free concert at NJPAC Sounds of the City tonight. Bilal’s 2010 album, Airtight’s Revenge, yielded the GRAMMY-nominated song “Little Ones.” Three years later, his release A Love Surreal garnered critical acclaim when it was named one of People magazine’s Top 10 albums of the year.
Thursday, August 25 at 5 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
The Flemtones will perform at Tierney’s in Montclair on Friday night. The Flemtones play an eclectic mix of rock n roll cover tunes that stylistically include blues, r&b, roots rock, folk, country, pop, and a little bit of funk or jazz thrown in for good measure. They have been playing together in various incarnations and under a few different names (to stay a step ahead of the law) since they met at MHS in the mid-1970’s.
Friday, August 26 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
On Saturday night at Trumpet’s Jazz Club and Restaurant in Montclair, the Enrico Granafei Quartet will perform a tribute to Toots Thielemans. Granafei has been the owner and musical director of Trumpets since 1999. One of the most respected players of the Chromatic Harmonica in the world today, Granafei continues to cultivate an audience for the instrument through his international performances. As jazz pianist/historian Lewis Porter says: “This could be the start of something big for harmonica players everywhere.”
Enrico Granafei Quartet
Saturday, August 27 at 8 pm and 10 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$20 pp at door / $18 pp online / $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Check out the guitar sounds of Charlie Jones at Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza on Saturday night. Go in and warm up with some down home BBQ , Pizza , and Blues.
Saturday, August 27 at 7 pm
Ruthie’s B-B-Q, 64 1/2 Chestnut Street, Montclair, NJ
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. Performers this Sunday will include Lauren Stanford, Sean Harkness, and Marieann Meringolo.
Music at The Mansion
Sunday, August 28 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.
Check out our Calendar for other local happenings and have a great weekend!