The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series™

Time: 7:30 PM unless otherwise noted. 2nd Fridays are usually Open Stage/audition night. (Check the schedule for rare exceptions.)

Location: Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. DIRECTIONS

Admission: Unless otherwise noted, $10 on your way in plus the balance of what you think the show was really worth on your way out. All exit donations go directly to the Headline Act. Vaccinated children 12 and under may attend free, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Until such time that children under 5 may be safely vaccinated, alas they will not be admitted.

Streaming: All Troubadour concerts may be viewed in person or live-streamed, except as noted.

For More Information: Email troubadour@folkproject.org or call 973-335-9489.

Buy Troubadour tickets online: You may purchase tickets in advance for Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series shows by clicking on the Live Tickets link in the show listing below.  Online sales cease a bit before midnight on the day before the event. Tickets will still be available at the door on the day of the show unless the event is completely sold out, in which case there will be a prominent notice posted on this website. Some events accept admissions payment only at the door, with no advance sales.

LIVE SHOW LIKELY TO SELL OUT! BUY LIVE TICKETS ONLINE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ADVANCE SALES END 6:30 AM FRIDAY.

Featured Act: Tom Chapin
Photo of Tom Chapin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr8sW564GVA

Tom Chapin‘s music spans generations from the heady Greenwich Village days when he performed with his brothers Harry, and Steve, and dad Jim, through to today. He serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. With an agile fingerstyle guitar, gentle humor, audience inclusiveness, and a concern for the Earth and its resources, Tom puts on a memorable show.

Opening Act: Steve Gibb
Photo of Steve Gibb
 

Steve Gibb is an award-winning Scottish guitarist and composer now based in the US where he has played on several hit Broadway shows including Jersey Boys, Beautiful, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen and Shucked. Steve has also played alongside a variety of artists – some famous, some not famous, and some infamous! They include Eartha Kitt, Britney Spears, John Turturro, Petula Clark, Il Divo and Meatloaf. In 2021, Steve released his first solo fingerstyle album, “The Boatman”, which Acoustic Guitar Magazine called “A winner on every level” and was the Ark of Music’s #1 Album of the Year.

Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Andrew Dunn with Hannah Dunn

A father-daughter show, both Folk Project members.

Featured Act: Andrew Dunn
Photo of Andrew Dunn
 

Andrew Dunn is one of the Folk Project’s premier singer-songwriters. His thoughtful and measured view of life is translated into beautiful and powerful song, simply and effectively delivered. He presents a sympathetic and endearing stage personna that is more than a personna. It is Andy himself, out there for the world to enjoy and love.

Opening Act: Hannah Dunn
Photo of Hannah Dunn
 

Hannah Dunn is a young, new, and surprisingly sophisticated singer-songwriter. Well maybe not all that surprising, considering her lineage. Her songs, while simple, are thoughtful, beautifully constructed, and from the heart. And her guitar work belies the relatively short time she has been playing. An apple happily close to the tree.

An evening of instrumental virtuosity

Featured Act: Beppe Gambetta
Photo of Beppe Gambetta
 

Beppe Gambetta, the Italian bluegrass flatpicking champion. Sounds like an ethnic joke, but Beppe is no joke. Early in life he was captured by the music of such greats as Doc Watson and Tony Rice, and soon got to the point where he was sharing festival stages as an equal with his heroes. Equally adroit on mandolin, he can blaze through a hot bluegrass tune or croon a lovely Italian traditional ballad. And all with an elegant continental charm that is a joy to experience.

Opening Act: Carol Walker
Photo of Carol Walker
 

Carol Walker may be local (Denville), but she’s renowned across the country to the Appalachian Dulcimer World. She has twice placed among the top 5 finalists at the prestigious Winfield Festival, and is in great demand as an instructor and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals. She plays all sorts of music, but specializes in traditional Scottish and Manx (Isle of Mann) tunes.

Featured Act: Carole Wise
Photo of Carole Wise
 

Carole Wise is a Maine-based singer songwriter. Her guitar/mandolin playing is both intricate and straight forward and her lyrics are nuanced, lyrical and both personal and universal.  Every song offers us a chance to connect to something: a feeling, a thought, a fear, a hope. She evokes something familiar – something we have felt, thought or worried about.  Carole’s music is not afraid. She sings about love, loss, society’s issues, finding self, but always with a silver lining. The clarity of meaning in her writing then transcends the personal to a universal connection.  Carole will have her just-released new album, “North Star” available for sale at the show.

Opening Act: Pete McDonough
Photo of Pete McDonough
 

Pete McDonough has been studying and performing finger style acoustic music for 50 years. His shows travel through the American tradition of acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Delta and include current approaches to finger style acoustic music. He wrote the biographies of 25 blues legends for the Complete Acoustic Blues Method, by Woody Mann. He has recorded two CDs for Huckleberry Music, “Fat in Paris and Other People’s Blues” (2017) and “An Autumn Afternoon” (2024). He appears on “Southside Saturday Night”, a compilation of performances at the legendary Godfrey Daniels Coffee House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.  BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Concert starts at 7:30 PM at Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. Admission $40. DIRECTIONS_

Featured Act: Peter Yarrow
Photo of Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and tenor voice in the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary, will be performing a Special Concert at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm.

Few groups in any genre lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary. During its legendary career, the trio won five Grammys, produced thirteen Top 40 hits, including eight gold and five platinum albums, and in 2006 received The Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter, Paul & Mary was a supergroup of equals — three lead singers whose signature harmonies and emotional dynamics were branded on our national consciousness and in memories in such songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the wonderfully snarky “I Dig Rock and Roll Music.” The social and political import of their music was capped by their historic performance at the March on Washington immediately following Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. In 2006, their final album featured the country hit “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which Yarrow later used as the basis for a successful anti-bullying campaign.

On occasion, The Folk Project presents a very special concert at a special price. These are nights to remember. Peter Yarrow made musical history. Catch him on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, New Jersey.

Opening Act: Christine DeLeon
Photo of Christine DeLeon
 

Christine DeLeon is an astounding vocalist, a skillful songwriter and a consummate musical communicator. Her voice is strikingly pure and absolutely beautiful. Her talent has been recognized far and wide — as winner of the 2023 Folk Project Songwriter Contest, finalist in the 2015 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, winner in the 2014 Recording Artists Development Singing Contest, three-category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, and winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.  Christine graduated summa cum laude with an Associate Degree in music and enjoys a solid career as a full-time music professional. As Troubadour and Getaway headliner, it’s clear that The Folk Project community is among her many fans.

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

These two fascinating and nationally-acclaimed performing artists will be performing at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Morristown at 7:30 pm.
Note: The Folk Project Songwriter’s Day Workshop tickets, which include concert admission, are available as a separate event at

Tickets for the live concert only will cost $36 including service charge and the concert will also be webcast with a ticket price of $20.

 

Photo of Susan Werner
Susan Werner

Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range.

Photo of Natalia Zukerman
 

Natalia Zukerman has had a remarkable musical career that has since seen her become an international solo performer and the proud creator of eight independent albums. Listening to her is an enchanting journey through creativity, where every note, every stroke, and every word tells a story of boundless passion and artistic exploration.

DISCOUNTED BLOCKS OF ROOMS are available at The Hyatt House Morristown, 194 Park Avenue Morristown, New Jersey, 07960, +1 973 971 0008
The hotel is nearby and you have the option of making reservations for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
Follow this link for reservations, or call 1-866 974 9288 (Hyatt House) and enter your reservation using G-NJFS as the group/corporate number
Featured Act: Arielle Silver
Photo of Arielle Silver
 

California-based singer-songwriter Arielle Silver is a nationally touring performer, teaching artist, and “masterful storyteller” (New Releases Now), whose songs are rich with imagery, empathy, and insight. Conceived in the quiet of the pandemic quarantine, her newest album Watershed takes its title from that watershed moment and the woodsy and watery places where the story-songs are set. Featured on The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, and American Songwriter, Twangville calls Watershed, “a mix of sophisticated, reflective songs,” NY Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed called it “Beautiful,” and Music Connection writes, “Superb stage presence… an excellent songwriter… a born communicator… exudes intelligence and humanity.”

Video: Miracle
Opening Act: Halley Neal
Photo of Halley Neal
 

Halley Neal is a storytelling folk singer and songwriter newly based back in her home state of CT after 5 years in Nashville. Halley has been blazing the folk trail over the last 2 years, performing at festivals like: Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and more. Halley released her most recent record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022. Her sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concerts, listening rooms and folk festivals across the country.

No opening act this week.

Photo of The Tannahill Weavers
 

We were incredibly fortunate to be so convenient to the Tannahill Weavers‘ touring this spring that we were able to book them. Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, this venerable Celtic supergroup has been transforming traditional material and bringing it into the modern world, for nearly half a century. In 2019 the Tannies were nominated for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Band of the Year in Scotland. Recently they have been joined by piper Iain MacGillivray, who is Scotland’s youngest Clan leader and has worked recently on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts.

Featured Act: The Loose Canons
Photo of The Loose Canons
 

Perhaps the very name of The Loose Canons will give you some insight to their approach to music. This 11-member choral group sings intricate vocal arrangements of folk songs, do wop, classical favorites as well as audience participatory pieces. But they specialize in parodies, satire, novelty songs, and other bits of musical tomfoolery.

Opening Act: TBD
Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Spring Acoustic Getaway
TBD
TBD
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
SummerSongs

Folk Project member-musicians regale us with songs of Summer
Details to follow.

Photo of SummerSongs
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

Photo of Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
Photo of Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

LIVE SHOW LIKELY TO SELL OUT! BUY LIVE TICKETS ONLINE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ADVANCE SALES END 6:30 AM FRIDAY.

Featured Act: Tom Chapin
Photo of Tom Chapin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr8sW564GVA

Tom Chapin‘s music spans generations from the heady Greenwich Village days when he performed with his brothers Harry, and Steve, and dad Jim, through to today. He serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. With an agile fingerstyle guitar, gentle humor, audience inclusiveness, and a concern for the Earth and its resources, Tom puts on a memorable show.

Opening Act: Steve Gibb
Photo of Steve Gibb
 

Steve Gibb is an award-winning Scottish guitarist and composer now based in the US where he has played on several hit Broadway shows including Jersey Boys, Beautiful, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen and Shucked. Steve has also played alongside a variety of artists – some famous, some not famous, and some infamous! They include Eartha Kitt, Britney Spears, John Turturro, Petula Clark, Il Divo and Meatloaf. In 2021, Steve released his first solo fingerstyle album, “The Boatman”, which Acoustic Guitar Magazine called “A winner on every level” and was the Ark of Music’s #1 Album of the Year.

Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Andrew Dunn with Hannah Dunn

A father-daughter show, both Folk Project members.

Featured Act: Andrew Dunn
Photo of Andrew Dunn
 

Andrew Dunn is one of the Folk Project’s premier singer-songwriters. His thoughtful and measured view of life is translated into beautiful and powerful song, simply and effectively delivered. He presents a sympathetic and endearing stage personna that is more than a personna. It is Andy himself, out there for the world to enjoy and love.

Opening Act: Hannah Dunn
Photo of Hannah Dunn
 

Hannah Dunn is a young, new, and surprisingly sophisticated singer-songwriter. Well maybe not all that surprising, considering her lineage. Her songs, while simple, are thoughtful, beautifully constructed, and from the heart. And her guitar work belies the relatively short time she has been playing. An apple happily close to the tree.

An evening of instrumental virtuosity

Featured Act: Beppe Gambetta
Photo of Beppe Gambetta
 

Beppe Gambetta, the Italian bluegrass flatpicking champion. Sounds like an ethnic joke, but Beppe is no joke. Early in life he was captured by the music of such greats as Doc Watson and Tony Rice, and soon got to the point where he was sharing festival stages as an equal with his heroes. Equally adroit on mandolin, he can blaze through a hot bluegrass tune or croon a lovely Italian traditional ballad. And all with an elegant continental charm that is a joy to experience.

Opening Act: Carol Walker
Photo of Carol Walker
 

Carol Walker may be local (Denville), but she’s renowned across the country to the Appalachian Dulcimer World. She has twice placed among the top 5 finalists at the prestigious Winfield Festival, and is in great demand as an instructor and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals. She plays all sorts of music, but specializes in traditional Scottish and Manx (Isle of Mann) tunes.

Featured Act: Carole Wise
Photo of Carole Wise
 

Carole Wise is a Maine-based singer songwriter. Her guitar/mandolin playing is both intricate and straight forward and her lyrics are nuanced, lyrical and both personal and universal.  Every song offers us a chance to connect to something: a feeling, a thought, a fear, a hope. She evokes something familiar – something we have felt, thought or worried about.  Carole’s music is not afraid. She sings about love, loss, society’s issues, finding self, but always with a silver lining. The clarity of meaning in her writing then transcends the personal to a universal connection.  Carole will have her just-released new album, “North Star” available for sale at the show.

Opening Act: Pete McDonough
Photo of Pete McDonough
 

Pete McDonough has been studying and performing finger style acoustic music for 50 years. His shows travel through the American tradition of acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Delta and include current approaches to finger style acoustic music. He wrote the biographies of 25 blues legends for the Complete Acoustic Blues Method, by Woody Mann. He has recorded two CDs for Huckleberry Music, “Fat in Paris and Other People’s Blues” (2017) and “An Autumn Afternoon” (2024). He appears on “Southside Saturday Night”, a compilation of performances at the legendary Godfrey Daniels Coffee House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.  BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Concert starts at 7:30 PM at Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. Admission $40. DIRECTIONS_

Featured Act: Peter Yarrow
Photo of Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and tenor voice in the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary, will be performing a Special Concert at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm.

Few groups in any genre lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary. During its legendary career, the trio won five Grammys, produced thirteen Top 40 hits, including eight gold and five platinum albums, and in 2006 received The Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter, Paul & Mary was a supergroup of equals — three lead singers whose signature harmonies and emotional dynamics were branded on our national consciousness and in memories in such songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the wonderfully snarky “I Dig Rock and Roll Music.” The social and political import of their music was capped by their historic performance at the March on Washington immediately following Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. In 2006, their final album featured the country hit “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which Yarrow later used as the basis for a successful anti-bullying campaign.

On occasion, The Folk Project presents a very special concert at a special price. These are nights to remember. Peter Yarrow made musical history. Catch him on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, New Jersey.

Opening Act: Christine DeLeon
Photo of Christine DeLeon
 

Christine DeLeon is an astounding vocalist, a skillful songwriter and a consummate musical communicator. Her voice is strikingly pure and absolutely beautiful. Her talent has been recognized far and wide — as winner of the 2023 Folk Project Songwriter Contest, finalist in the 2015 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, winner in the 2014 Recording Artists Development Singing Contest, three-category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, and winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.  Christine graduated summa cum laude with an Associate Degree in music and enjoys a solid career as a full-time music professional. As Troubadour and Getaway headliner, it’s clear that The Folk Project community is among her many fans.

Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

These two fascinating and nationally-acclaimed performing artists will be performing at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Morristown at 7:30 pm.
Note: The Folk Project Songwriter’s Day Workshop tickets, which include concert admission, are available as a separate event at

Tickets for the live concert only will cost $36 including service charge and the concert will also be webcast with a ticket price of $20.

 

Photo of Susan Werner
Susan Werner

Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range.

Photo of Natalia Zukerman
 

Natalia Zukerman has had a remarkable musical career that has since seen her become an international solo performer and the proud creator of eight independent albums. Listening to her is an enchanting journey through creativity, where every note, every stroke, and every word tells a story of boundless passion and artistic exploration.

DISCOUNTED BLOCKS OF ROOMS are available at The Hyatt House Morristown, 194 Park Avenue Morristown, New Jersey, 07960, +1 973 971 0008
The hotel is nearby and you have the option of making reservations for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
Follow this link for reservations, or call 1-866 974 9288 (Hyatt House) and enter your reservation using G-NJFS as the group/corporate number
Featured Act: Arielle Silver
Photo of Arielle Silver
 

California-based singer-songwriter Arielle Silver is a nationally touring performer, teaching artist, and “masterful storyteller” (New Releases Now), whose songs are rich with imagery, empathy, and insight. Conceived in the quiet of the pandemic quarantine, her newest album Watershed takes its title from that watershed moment and the woodsy and watery places where the story-songs are set. Featured on The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, and American Songwriter, Twangville calls Watershed, “a mix of sophisticated, reflective songs,” NY Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed called it “Beautiful,” and Music Connection writes, “Superb stage presence… an excellent songwriter… a born communicator… exudes intelligence and humanity.”

Video: Miracle
Opening Act: Halley Neal
Photo of Halley Neal
 

Halley Neal is a storytelling folk singer and songwriter newly based back in her home state of CT after 5 years in Nashville. Halley has been blazing the folk trail over the last 2 years, performing at festivals like: Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and more. Halley released her most recent record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022. Her sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concerts, listening rooms and folk festivals across the country.

No opening act this week.

Photo of The Tannahill Weavers
 

We were incredibly fortunate to be so convenient to the Tannahill Weavers‘ touring this spring that we were able to book them. Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, this venerable Celtic supergroup has been transforming traditional material and bringing it into the modern world, for nearly half a century. In 2019 the Tannies were nominated for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Band of the Year in Scotland. Recently they have been joined by piper Iain MacGillivray, who is Scotland’s youngest Clan leader and has worked recently on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts.

Featured Act: The Loose Canons
Photo of The Loose Canons
 

Perhaps the very name of The Loose Canons will give you some insight to their approach to music. This 11-member choral group sings intricate vocal arrangements of folk songs, do wop, classical favorites as well as audience participatory pieces. But they specialize in parodies, satire, novelty songs, and other bits of musical tomfoolery.

Opening Act: TBD
Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Spring Acoustic Getaway
TBD
TBD
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
SummerSongs

Folk Project member-musicians regale us with songs of Summer
Details to follow.

Photo of SummerSongs
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

Photo of Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
Photo of Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

LIVE SHOW LIKELY TO SELL OUT! BUY LIVE TICKETS ONLINE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ADVANCE SALES END 6:30 AM FRIDAY.

Featured Act: Tom Chapin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr8sW564GVA

Tom Chapin‘s music spans generations from the heady Greenwich Village days when he performed with his brothers Harry, and Steve, and dad Jim, through to today. He serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. With an agile fingerstyle guitar, gentle humor, audience inclusiveness, and a concern for the Earth and its resources, Tom puts on a memorable show.

Opening Act: Steve Gibb
Photo of Steve Gibb
 

Steve Gibb is an award-winning Scottish guitarist and composer now based in the US where he has played on several hit Broadway shows including Jersey Boys, Beautiful, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen and Shucked. Steve has also played alongside a variety of artists – some famous, some not famous, and some infamous! They include Eartha Kitt, Britney Spears, John Turturro, Petula Clark, Il Divo and Meatloaf. In 2021, Steve released his first solo fingerstyle album, “The Boatman”, which Acoustic Guitar Magazine called “A winner on every level” and was the Ark of Music’s #1 Album of the Year.

 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Andrew Dunn with Hannah Dunn

A father-daughter show, both Folk Project members.

Featured Act: Andrew Dunn
 

Andrew Dunn is one of the Folk Project’s premier singer-songwriters. His thoughtful and measured view of life is translated into beautiful and powerful song, simply and effectively delivered. He presents a sympathetic and endearing stage personna that is more than a personna. It is Andy himself, out there for the world to enjoy and love.

Opening Act: Hannah Dunn
Photo of Hannah Dunn
 

Hannah Dunn is a young, new, and surprisingly sophisticated singer-songwriter. Well maybe not all that surprising, considering her lineage. Her songs, while simple, are thoughtful, beautifully constructed, and from the heart. And her guitar work belies the relatively short time she has been playing. An apple happily close to the tree.

An evening of instrumental virtuosity

Featured Act: Beppe Gambetta
 

Beppe Gambetta, the Italian bluegrass flatpicking champion. Sounds like an ethnic joke, but Beppe is no joke. Early in life he was captured by the music of such greats as Doc Watson and Tony Rice, and soon got to the point where he was sharing festival stages as an equal with his heroes. Equally adroit on mandolin, he can blaze through a hot bluegrass tune or croon a lovely Italian traditional ballad. And all with an elegant continental charm that is a joy to experience.

Opening Act: Carol Walker
Photo of Carol Walker
 

Carol Walker may be local (Denville), but she’s renowned across the country to the Appalachian Dulcimer World. She has twice placed among the top 5 finalists at the prestigious Winfield Festival, and is in great demand as an instructor and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals. She plays all sorts of music, but specializes in traditional Scottish and Manx (Isle of Mann) tunes.

Featured Act: Carole Wise
 

Carole Wise is a Maine-based singer songwriter. Her guitar/mandolin playing is both intricate and straight forward and her lyrics are nuanced, lyrical and both personal and universal.  Every song offers us a chance to connect to something: a feeling, a thought, a fear, a hope. She evokes something familiar – something we have felt, thought or worried about.  Carole’s music is not afraid. She sings about love, loss, society’s issues, finding self, but always with a silver lining. The clarity of meaning in her writing then transcends the personal to a universal connection.  Carole will have her just-released new album, “North Star” available for sale at the show.

Opening Act: Pete McDonough
Photo of Pete McDonough
 

Pete McDonough has been studying and performing finger style acoustic music for 50 years. His shows travel through the American tradition of acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Delta and include current approaches to finger style acoustic music. He wrote the biographies of 25 blues legends for the Complete Acoustic Blues Method, by Woody Mann. He has recorded two CDs for Huckleberry Music, “Fat in Paris and Other People’s Blues” (2017) and “An Autumn Afternoon” (2024). He appears on “Southside Saturday Night”, a compilation of performances at the legendary Godfrey Daniels Coffee House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.  BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Concert starts at 7:30 PM at Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. Admission $40. DIRECTIONS_

Featured Act: Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and tenor voice in the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary, will be performing a Special Concert at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm.

Few groups in any genre lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary. During its legendary career, the trio won five Grammys, produced thirteen Top 40 hits, including eight gold and five platinum albums, and in 2006 received The Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter, Paul & Mary was a supergroup of equals — three lead singers whose signature harmonies and emotional dynamics were branded on our national consciousness and in memories in such songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the wonderfully snarky “I Dig Rock and Roll Music.” The social and political import of their music was capped by their historic performance at the March on Washington immediately following Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. In 2006, their final album featured the country hit “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which Yarrow later used as the basis for a successful anti-bullying campaign.

On occasion, The Folk Project presents a very special concert at a special price. These are nights to remember. Peter Yarrow made musical history. Catch him on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, New Jersey.

Opening Act: Christine DeLeon
Photo of Christine DeLeon
 

Christine DeLeon is an astounding vocalist, a skillful songwriter and a consummate musical communicator. Her voice is strikingly pure and absolutely beautiful. Her talent has been recognized far and wide — as winner of the 2023 Folk Project Songwriter Contest, finalist in the 2015 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, winner in the 2014 Recording Artists Development Singing Contest, three-category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, and winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.  Christine graduated summa cum laude with an Associate Degree in music and enjoys a solid career as a full-time music professional. As Troubadour and Getaway headliner, it’s clear that The Folk Project community is among her many fans.

 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

These two fascinating and nationally-acclaimed performing artists will be performing at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Morristown at 7:30 pm.
Note: The Folk Project Songwriter’s Day Workshop tickets, which include concert admission, are available as a separate event at

Tickets for the live concert only will cost $36 including service charge and the concert will also be webcast with a ticket price of $20.

 

Susan Werner

Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range.

Photo of Natalia Zukerman
 

Natalia Zukerman has had a remarkable musical career that has since seen her become an international solo performer and the proud creator of eight independent albums. Listening to her is an enchanting journey through creativity, where every note, every stroke, and every word tells a story of boundless passion and artistic exploration.

DISCOUNTED BLOCKS OF ROOMS are available at The Hyatt House Morristown, 194 Park Avenue Morristown, New Jersey, 07960, +1 973 971 0008
The hotel is nearby and you have the option of making reservations for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
Follow this link for reservations, or call 1-866 974 9288 (Hyatt House) and enter your reservation using G-NJFS as the group/corporate number
Featured Act: Arielle Silver
 

California-based singer-songwriter Arielle Silver is a nationally touring performer, teaching artist, and “masterful storyteller” (New Releases Now), whose songs are rich with imagery, empathy, and insight. Conceived in the quiet of the pandemic quarantine, her newest album Watershed takes its title from that watershed moment and the woodsy and watery places where the story-songs are set. Featured on The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, and American Songwriter, Twangville calls Watershed, “a mix of sophisticated, reflective songs,” NY Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed called it “Beautiful,” and Music Connection writes, “Superb stage presence… an excellent songwriter… a born communicator… exudes intelligence and humanity.”

Video: Miracle
Opening Act: Halley Neal
Photo of Halley Neal
 

Halley Neal is a storytelling folk singer and songwriter newly based back in her home state of CT after 5 years in Nashville. Halley has been blazing the folk trail over the last 2 years, performing at festivals like: Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and more. Halley released her most recent record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022. Her sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concerts, listening rooms and folk festivals across the country.

No opening act this week.

 

We were incredibly fortunate to be so convenient to the Tannahill Weavers‘ touring this spring that we were able to book them. Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, this venerable Celtic supergroup has been transforming traditional material and bringing it into the modern world, for nearly half a century. In 2019 the Tannies were nominated for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Band of the Year in Scotland. Recently they have been joined by piper Iain MacGillivray, who is Scotland’s youngest Clan leader and has worked recently on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts.

Featured Act: The Loose Canons
 

Perhaps the very name of The Loose Canons will give you some insight to their approach to music. This 11-member choral group sings intricate vocal arrangements of folk songs, do wop, classical favorites as well as audience participatory pieces. But they specialize in parodies, satire, novelty songs, and other bits of musical tomfoolery.

Opening Act: TBD
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Spring Acoustic Getaway
TBD
TBD
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
SummerSongs

Folk Project member-musicians regale us with songs of Summer
Details to follow.

 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

LIVE SHOW LIKELY TO SELL OUT! BUY LIVE TICKETS ONLINE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ADVANCE SALES END 6:30 AM FRIDAY.

Featured Act: Tom Chapin
Photo of Tom Chapin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr8sW564GVA

Tom Chapin‘s music spans generations from the heady Greenwich Village days when he performed with his brothers Harry, and Steve, and dad Jim, through to today. He serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. With an agile fingerstyle guitar, gentle humor, audience inclusiveness, and a concern for the Earth and its resources, Tom puts on a memorable show.

Opening Act: Steve Gibb
Photo of Steve Gibb
 

Steve Gibb is an award-winning Scottish guitarist and composer now based in the US where he has played on several hit Broadway shows including Jersey Boys, Beautiful, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen and Shucked. Steve has also played alongside a variety of artists – some famous, some not famous, and some infamous! They include Eartha Kitt, Britney Spears, John Turturro, Petula Clark, Il Divo and Meatloaf. In 2021, Steve released his first solo fingerstyle album, “The Boatman”, which Acoustic Guitar Magazine called “A winner on every level” and was the Ark of Music’s #1 Album of the Year.

Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Andrew Dunn with Hannah Dunn

A father-daughter show, both Folk Project members.

Featured Act: Andrew Dunn
Photo of Andrew Dunn
 

Andrew Dunn is one of the Folk Project’s premier singer-songwriters. His thoughtful and measured view of life is translated into beautiful and powerful song, simply and effectively delivered. He presents a sympathetic and endearing stage personna that is more than a personna. It is Andy himself, out there for the world to enjoy and love.

Opening Act: Hannah Dunn
Photo of Hannah Dunn
 

Hannah Dunn is a young, new, and surprisingly sophisticated singer-songwriter. Well maybe not all that surprising, considering her lineage. Her songs, while simple, are thoughtful, beautifully constructed, and from the heart. And her guitar work belies the relatively short time she has been playing. An apple happily close to the tree.

An evening of instrumental virtuosity

Featured Act: Beppe Gambetta
Photo of Beppe Gambetta
 

Beppe Gambetta, the Italian bluegrass flatpicking champion. Sounds like an ethnic joke, but Beppe is no joke. Early in life he was captured by the music of such greats as Doc Watson and Tony Rice, and soon got to the point where he was sharing festival stages as an equal with his heroes. Equally adroit on mandolin, he can blaze through a hot bluegrass tune or croon a lovely Italian traditional ballad. And all with an elegant continental charm that is a joy to experience.

Opening Act: Carol Walker
Photo of Carol Walker
 

Carol Walker may be local (Denville), but she’s renowned across the country to the Appalachian Dulcimer World. She has twice placed among the top 5 finalists at the prestigious Winfield Festival, and is in great demand as an instructor and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals. She plays all sorts of music, but specializes in traditional Scottish and Manx (Isle of Mann) tunes.

Featured Act: Carole Wise
Photo of Carole Wise
 

Carole Wise is a Maine-based singer songwriter. Her guitar/mandolin playing is both intricate and straight forward and her lyrics are nuanced, lyrical and both personal and universal.  Every song offers us a chance to connect to something: a feeling, a thought, a fear, a hope. She evokes something familiar – something we have felt, thought or worried about.  Carole’s music is not afraid. She sings about love, loss, society’s issues, finding self, but always with a silver lining. The clarity of meaning in her writing then transcends the personal to a universal connection.  Carole will have her just-released new album, “North Star” available for sale at the show.

Opening Act: Pete McDonough
Photo of Pete McDonough
 

Pete McDonough has been studying and performing finger style acoustic music for 50 years. His shows travel through the American tradition of acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Delta and include current approaches to finger style acoustic music. He wrote the biographies of 25 blues legends for the Complete Acoustic Blues Method, by Woody Mann. He has recorded two CDs for Huckleberry Music, “Fat in Paris and Other People’s Blues” (2017) and “An Autumn Afternoon” (2024). He appears on “Southside Saturday Night”, a compilation of performances at the legendary Godfrey Daniels Coffee House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.  BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Concert starts at 7:30 PM at Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. Admission $40. DIRECTIONS_

Featured Act: Peter Yarrow
Photo of Peter Yarrow
Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and tenor voice in the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary, will be performing a Special Concert at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm.

Few groups in any genre lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary. During its legendary career, the trio won five Grammys, produced thirteen Top 40 hits, including eight gold and five platinum albums, and in 2006 received The Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter, Paul & Mary was a supergroup of equals — three lead singers whose signature harmonies and emotional dynamics were branded on our national consciousness and in memories in such songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the wonderfully snarky “I Dig Rock and Roll Music.” The social and political import of their music was capped by their historic performance at the March on Washington immediately following Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. In 2006, their final album featured the country hit “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which Yarrow later used as the basis for a successful anti-bullying campaign.

On occasion, The Folk Project presents a very special concert at a special price. These are nights to remember. Peter Yarrow made musical history. Catch him on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, New Jersey.

Opening Act: Christine DeLeon
Photo of Christine DeLeon
 

Christine DeLeon is an astounding vocalist, a skillful songwriter and a consummate musical communicator. Her voice is strikingly pure and absolutely beautiful. Her talent has been recognized far and wide — as winner of the 2023 Folk Project Songwriter Contest, finalist in the 2015 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, winner in the 2014 Recording Artists Development Singing Contest, three-category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, and winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.  Christine graduated summa cum laude with an Associate Degree in music and enjoys a solid career as a full-time music professional. As Troubadour and Getaway headliner, it’s clear that The Folk Project community is among her many fans.

Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

These two fascinating and nationally-acclaimed performing artists will be performing at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Morristown at 7:30 pm.
Note: The Folk Project Songwriter’s Day Workshop tickets, which include concert admission, are available as a separate event at

Tickets for the live concert only will cost $36 including service charge and the concert will also be webcast with a ticket price of $20.

 

Photo of Susan Werner
Susan Werner

Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range.

Photo of Natalia Zukerman
 

Natalia Zukerman has had a remarkable musical career that has since seen her become an international solo performer and the proud creator of eight independent albums. Listening to her is an enchanting journey through creativity, where every note, every stroke, and every word tells a story of boundless passion and artistic exploration.

DISCOUNTED BLOCKS OF ROOMS are available at The Hyatt House Morristown, 194 Park Avenue Morristown, New Jersey, 07960, +1 973 971 0008
The hotel is nearby and you have the option of making reservations for Friday and/or Saturday nights.
Follow this link for reservations, or call 1-866 974 9288 (Hyatt House) and enter your reservation using G-NJFS as the group/corporate number
Featured Act: Arielle Silver
Photo of Arielle Silver
 

California-based singer-songwriter Arielle Silver is a nationally touring performer, teaching artist, and “masterful storyteller” (New Releases Now), whose songs are rich with imagery, empathy, and insight. Conceived in the quiet of the pandemic quarantine, her newest album Watershed takes its title from that watershed moment and the woodsy and watery places where the story-songs are set. Featured on The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, and American Songwriter, Twangville calls Watershed, “a mix of sophisticated, reflective songs,” NY Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed called it “Beautiful,” and Music Connection writes, “Superb stage presence… an excellent songwriter… a born communicator… exudes intelligence and humanity.”

Video: Miracle
Opening Act: Halley Neal
Photo of Halley Neal
 

Halley Neal is a storytelling folk singer and songwriter newly based back in her home state of CT after 5 years in Nashville. Halley has been blazing the folk trail over the last 2 years, performing at festivals like: Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and more. Halley released her most recent record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022. Her sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concerts, listening rooms and folk festivals across the country.

No opening act this week.

Photo of The Tannahill Weavers
 

We were incredibly fortunate to be so convenient to the Tannahill Weavers‘ touring this spring that we were able to book them. Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, this venerable Celtic supergroup has been transforming traditional material and bringing it into the modern world, for nearly half a century. In 2019 the Tannies were nominated for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Band of the Year in Scotland. Recently they have been joined by piper Iain MacGillivray, who is Scotland’s youngest Clan leader and has worked recently on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts.

Featured Act: The Loose Canons
Photo of The Loose Canons
 

Perhaps the very name of The Loose Canons will give you some insight to their approach to music. This 11-member choral group sings intricate vocal arrangements of folk songs, do wop, classical favorites as well as audience participatory pieces. But they specialize in parodies, satire, novelty songs, and other bits of musical tomfoolery.

Opening Act: TBD
Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Spring Acoustic Getaway
TBD
TBD
TBD

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
SummerSongs

Folk Project member-musicians regale us with songs of Summer
Details to follow.

Photo of SummerSongs
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD
TBD
Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

Photo of Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

TBD

No opening act this week.

Photo of Dead to the Core
 

Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

UkeFest 2024
Photo of UkeFest 2024
 

Details to follow

TBD
Featured Act: Jack Williams
Photo of Jack Williams
 

Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD

LIVE SHOW LIKELY TO SELL OUT! BUY LIVE TICKETS ONLINE NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT. ADVANCE SALES END 6:30 AM FRIDAY.

Featured Act: Tom Chapin
Photo of Tom Chapin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr8sW564GVA

Tom Chapin‘s music spans generations from the heady Greenwich Village days when he performed with his brothers Harry, and Steve, and dad Jim, through to today. He serves up a tasty mix of story songs, ballads, comedic and political songs, family music, sing-alongs, old-time folk classics and a favorite song or two of his late brother Harry’s. With an agile fingerstyle guitar, gentle humor, audience inclusiveness, and a concern for the Earth and its resources, Tom puts on a memorable show.

Opening Act: Steve Gibb
Photo of Steve Gibb
 

Steve Gibb is an award-winning Scottish guitarist and composer now based in the US where he has played on several hit Broadway shows including Jersey Boys, Beautiful, School of Rock, Dear Evan Hansen and Shucked. Steve has also played alongside a variety of artists – some famous, some not famous, and some infamous! They include Eartha Kitt, Britney Spears, John Turturro, Petula Clark, Il Divo and Meatloaf. In 2021, Steve released his first solo fingerstyle album, “The Boatman”, which Acoustic Guitar Magazine called “A winner on every level” and was the Ark of Music’s #1 Album of the Year.

Photo of
 

The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Andrew Dunn with Hannah Dunn

A father-daughter show, both Folk Project members.

Featured Act: Andrew Dunn
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Andrew Dunn is one of the Folk Project’s premier singer-songwriters. His thoughtful and measured view of life is translated into beautiful and powerful song, simply and effectively delivered. He presents a sympathetic and endearing stage personna that is more than a personna. It is Andy himself, out there for the world to enjoy and love.

Opening Act: Hannah Dunn
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Hannah Dunn is a young, new, and surprisingly sophisticated singer-songwriter. Well maybe not all that surprising, considering her lineage. Her songs, while simple, are thoughtful, beautifully constructed, and from the heart. And her guitar work belies the relatively short time she has been playing. An apple happily close to the tree.

An evening of instrumental virtuosity

Featured Act: Beppe Gambetta
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Beppe Gambetta, the Italian bluegrass flatpicking champion. Sounds like an ethnic joke, but Beppe is no joke. Early in life he was captured by the music of such greats as Doc Watson and Tony Rice, and soon got to the point where he was sharing festival stages as an equal with his heroes. Equally adroit on mandolin, he can blaze through a hot bluegrass tune or croon a lovely Italian traditional ballad. And all with an elegant continental charm that is a joy to experience.

Opening Act: Carol Walker
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Carol Walker may be local (Denville), but she’s renowned across the country to the Appalachian Dulcimer World. She has twice placed among the top 5 finalists at the prestigious Winfield Festival, and is in great demand as an instructor and workshop leader at dulcimer festivals. She plays all sorts of music, but specializes in traditional Scottish and Manx (Isle of Mann) tunes.

Featured Act: Carole Wise
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Carole Wise is a Maine-based singer songwriter. Her guitar/mandolin playing is both intricate and straight forward and her lyrics are nuanced, lyrical and both personal and universal.  Every song offers us a chance to connect to something: a feeling, a thought, a fear, a hope. She evokes something familiar – something we have felt, thought or worried about.  Carole’s music is not afraid. She sings about love, loss, society’s issues, finding self, but always with a silver lining. The clarity of meaning in her writing then transcends the personal to a universal connection.  Carole will have her just-released new album, “North Star” available for sale at the show.

Opening Act: Pete McDonough
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Pete McDonough has been studying and performing finger style acoustic music for 50 years. His shows travel through the American tradition of acoustic blues, from the Piedmont to the Delta and include current approaches to finger style acoustic music. He wrote the biographies of 25 blues legends for the Complete Acoustic Blues Method, by Woody Mann. He has recorded two CDs for Huckleberry Music, “Fat in Paris and Other People’s Blues” (2017) and “An Autumn Afternoon” (2024). He appears on “Southside Saturday Night”, a compilation of performances at the legendary Godfrey Daniels Coffee House in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.  BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! Concert starts at 7:30 PM at Morristown Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ, a smoke & alcohol free environment. Admission $40. DIRECTIONS_

Featured Act: Peter Yarrow
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Peter Yarrow

Peter Yarrow, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and tenor voice in the legendary trio Peter, Paul and Mary, will be performing a Special Concert at The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm.

Few groups in any genre lasted longer or amassed a more loyal following than Peter, Paul and Mary. During its legendary career, the trio won five Grammys, produced thirteen Top 40 hits, including eight gold and five platinum albums, and in 2006 received The Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Peter, Paul & Mary was a supergroup of equals — three lead singers whose signature harmonies and emotional dynamics were branded on our national consciousness and in memories in such songs as “If I Had a Hammer,” “Puff the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and the wonderfully snarky “I Dig Rock and Roll Music.” The social and political import of their music was capped by their historic performance at the March on Washington immediately following Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech. In 2006, their final album featured the country hit “Don’t Laugh at Me,” which Yarrow later used as the basis for a successful anti-bullying campaign.

On occasion, The Folk Project presents a very special concert at a special price. These are nights to remember. Peter Yarrow made musical history. Catch him on Friday, April 5th at 7:30 pm at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, New Jersey.

Opening Act: Christine DeLeon
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Christine DeLeon is an astounding vocalist, a skillful songwriter and a consummate musical communicator. Her voice is strikingly pure and absolutely beautiful. Her talent has been recognized far and wide — as winner of the 2023 Folk Project Songwriter Contest, finalist in the 2015 Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, winner in the 2014 Recording Artists Development Singing Contest, three-category nominee in the 2013 Jersey Acoustic Music Awards, and winner in the 2008 New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriting Competition.  Christine graduated summa cum laude with an Associate Degree in music and enjoys a solid career as a full-time music professional. As Troubadour and Getaway headliner, it’s clear that The Folk Project community is among her many fans.

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

These two fascinating and nationally-acclaimed performing artists will be performing at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morristown, NJ on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Morristown at 7:30 pm.
Note: The Folk Project Songwriter’s Day Workshop tickets, which include concert admission, are available as a separate event at

Tickets for the live concert only will cost $36 including service charge and the concert will also be webcast with a ticket price of $20.

 

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Susan Werner

Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman master class in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range.

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Natalia Zukerman has had a remarkable musical career that has since seen her become an international solo performer and the proud creator of eight independent albums. Listening to her is an enchanting journey through creativity, where every note, every stroke, and every word tells a story of boundless passion and artistic exploration.

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Featured Act: Arielle Silver
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California-based singer-songwriter Arielle Silver is a nationally touring performer, teaching artist, and “masterful storyteller” (New Releases Now), whose songs are rich with imagery, empathy, and insight. Conceived in the quiet of the pandemic quarantine, her newest album Watershed takes its title from that watershed moment and the woodsy and watery places where the story-songs are set. Featured on The Bluegrass Situation, Americana UK, and American Songwriter, Twangville calls Watershed, “a mix of sophisticated, reflective songs,” NY Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed called it “Beautiful,” and Music Connection writes, “Superb stage presence… an excellent songwriter… a born communicator… exudes intelligence and humanity.”

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Opening Act: Halley Neal
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Halley Neal is a storytelling folk singer and songwriter newly based back in her home state of CT after 5 years in Nashville. Halley has been blazing the folk trail over the last 2 years, performing at festivals like: Kerrville Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, and more. Halley released her most recent record “Beautiful and Blue” to critical acclaim on September 30th, 2022. Her sound blends effortless layered vocals with Americana production, and her live shows center on themes of positivity and peace. Currently, Halley tours nationally to house concerts, listening rooms and folk festivals across the country.

No opening act this week.

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We were incredibly fortunate to be so convenient to the Tannahill Weavers‘ touring this spring that we were able to book them. Traditional Celtic music at its best! With fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, haunting ballads and a good dose of humor, this venerable Celtic supergroup has been transforming traditional material and bringing it into the modern world, for nearly half a century. In 2019 the Tannies were nominated for Folk Album of the Year and Folk Band of the Year in Scotland. Recently they have been joined by piper Iain MacGillivray, who is Scotland’s youngest Clan leader and has worked recently on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts.

Featured Act: The Loose Canons
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Perhaps the very name of The Loose Canons will give you some insight to their approach to music. This 11-member choral group sings intricate vocal arrangements of folk songs, do wop, classical favorites as well as audience participatory pieces. But they specialize in parodies, satire, novelty songs, and other bits of musical tomfoolery.

Opening Act: TBD
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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

Troubadour Closed for Folk Project Spring Acoustic Getaway
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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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SummerSongs

Folk Project member-musicians regale us with songs of Summer
Details to follow.

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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Troubadour's 49th Birthday Show

Folk Project member-musicians celebrate almost half a century of presenting a show a week.

Details to follow.

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The Folk Project Open Stage, North Jersey’s premier open  stage, is back live on the second  Friday of every month. The  Main Stage features two-song (or  ten  minutes, whichever is shorter) sign-up slots for our audience. To sign up to perform email Chairman Todd at openstage@folkproject.org.

Admission: $7 at the door only (tickets for the live show not available online.)  Children 12 and under free but must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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No opening act this week.

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Dead to the Core is a collective of singer-songwriters and acoustic musicians, who pay tribute to the Grateful Dead, illuminating the masterful song craft of one of America’s most original bands. Interspersed with the music are recordings from Rodgers’ own interviews with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir, in which they reflect on the roots and evolution of the music.

This will be an experience unlike any other Grateful Dead tribute: a night of deeply personal performances that illuminate the masterful song craft and storytelling of one of America’s most original bands.

UkeFest 2024
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UkeFest 2024
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Featured Act: Jack Williams
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Jack Williams comes to us from a rock background. It shows in the drive of his guitar work, which is clean, exciting, and endlessly full of beautiful and appropriate licks. His songwriting has an unprepossessing understated poetry to it, kind of like a South Carolina version of an acoustic Bruce Springsteen with Jerry Garcia on acoustic lead guitar. And if he holds true to form, catch his astonishing finale of a 15-minute free-association medley of every song from every genre ever written, and never the same as previously.

Opening Act: TBD