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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   

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

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Sat., Oct. 17 8pm in Chatham
TICKET ALERT:  This concert is sold out.  Subscriber cancellations and additional seating will be available at the door beginning one hour before the concert begins.

To say that Leo Kottke "plays guitar" is like saying that LeBron James "shoots a few hoops."  Leo's unmistakable syncopated and polyphonic fingerpicking style draws on blues, jazz and folk influences, which can be heard on his classic songs “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and “Jack Gets Up.”

But, don't take our word for it.  Leo's been honored with two Grammy nominations, a Doctorate in Music Performance by the Peck School of Music, and the coveted Certificate of Significant Achievement in Not Playing the Trombone from the University of Texas.  Though, when it comes to Leo visiting The Sanctuary, the honor is all ours.

Tickets: $30





Sat., Oct. 24 8pm in Chatham

Photo of Southside Johnny and the Poor Fools

We're havin' a party on October 24th, when New Jersey legend Southside Johnny returns to The Sanctuary. Well known for his famous party band The Asbury Jukes, Johnny Lyon has a deep love for acoustic music and the American roots songbook.

The Poor Fools lets Johnny present an eclectic and acoustic-ish take on the likes of Dylan, Mose Allison, Muddy Waters, Richard Thompson, Emmylou Harris and more. His roots versions of a couple of the Southside Johnny hits is a treat. The Poor Fools feature musicians such as Jeff Kazee, John Conte, John Putnam and Neal "The Dude" Pawley as they have some fun on stage. Talented multi-instrumentalists all, they'll bring a mix that often switches roles and instruments as the show progresses.

To quote Johnny Lyon, these Poor Fools shows are: "No rules. No fences. Shaking up each night's setlist" for himself and his gang, "troubadors who ride the rails of the runaway train" known as Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools. These shows are as rare as they fun, and it sold out the last time around. Please consider purchasing early.


Tickets: $30

Sat., Oct. 31 8pm in Chatham
"Our '70s Show" featuring

Photos of Terry Sylvester and John Ford Coley

Is there a better night to feel young again than Halloween? Please join us at The Sanctuary to relive the 1970s with the hit-makers that helped make that era memorable.

Terry Sylvester became an instant legend when he was asked to replace vocalist Graham Nash in the already popular group The Hollies. His first album Hollies Sing Dylan reached number one in the UK. Following that came huge hits beginning with the anthem He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother, featuring a young Elton John on the piano. Other contributions to the soundtrack of the '70s include The Air That I Breathe and Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress. He also performs the Nash-era hits such as Bus Stop and Carrie Anne. Long-time Sanctuarians may recall that Terry was going to join us in 2010, but that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame asked us to let him out of our contract so he could perform with The Hollies at the induction ceremonies. Who are we to interfere with music history... Sylvester is only the fifth Liverpool-born musician to be inducted, the previous four were The Beatles.

John Ford Coley and his late musical partner "England Dan" Seals populated the charts with numerous soft-rock hits such as Nights Are Forever, I'd Really Love to See You Tonight, Just When I needed You Most, We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again, and many more. In addition to eleven albums, Coley is a classically trained pianist and has acted and written music for television.

For a little reminder here's a link to a video.

In the tradition of Halloween, we've got a trick, and a treat. Opening this show is the most heard keyboard player in our area, some years playing for audiences of four million. He's also a well regarded jazz pianist, and an itinerant musician who has mastered just about any device that makes music, and the music from any era. He also hosts two radio shows at WFDU. His name is Ed Alstrom, and his most-heard gig for the past dozen years is as the organist at Yankee Stadium. He's a treat to meet and to hear, and he'll surprise us with his musical selections and his stories of the ballgames. Yes, we'll have the church organ up and running.

For some added Halloween fun, feel free to come dressed in your favorite '70s outfits. And we'll be handing out treats for all at the intermission.


Tickets: $30

11.28 JIMMY WEBB: The Glen Campbell Years $30

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