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


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

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Great Music.  Good Friends.  Dessert's On Us.


With considerable regret and many fond memories, we have decided that The Sanctuary Concerts will be ending its 16-year run.

As many of you know, our presenter, Mike Del Vecchio, has been battling serious health issues since last year. The many roles of a presenter – booking, presenting, producing, administering, and schmoozing – are just no longer possible for him, even with the enormous help of the Sanctuary volunteer staff.

We hope that, like us, you will always remember the fun and the spirit of The Sanctuary — the “swanky seats,” the Ice Cream Fairy, the $1 CD Sale, the “kitchen concerts,” and the hundreds of incredible Sanctuary performers including:

  • Arlo Guthrie
  • Judy Collins
  • Nick Lowe
  • Roger McGuinn
  • Suzanne Vega
  • Marc Cohn
  • Rosanne Cash
  • Josh Ritter
  • The Roches
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Wasn’t that a time?

Our greatest regret is that we will not be seeing you for our regular Saturday-night gatherings of folk music and friendship. Thank you all for you enthusiasm, loyalty, and support. Together, we created something extraordinary. Art ain’t eternal, but our memories will be.

Sanctuary Concerts

Picture of Red Molly

Red Molly

Picture of Judy Collins

Judy Collins

Picture of Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn

Picture of Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie

Picture of Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea

Picture of The Roches

The Roches

Picture of Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash