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THE SANCTUARY CONCERTS

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., Sept. 19 8pm in Chatham
JOHN SEBASTIAN

Photo of John Sebastian His voice became the soundtrack of the 1960s, '70 and '80s, earning him induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He sang at Woodstock, and he played harmonica on the Doors' album Morrison Hotel.

 

 

His songs "Do You Believe In Magic, "Hot Time, Summer In The City," "Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind" and "Welcome Back" are part of our lives. And no one sings those songs, or tells the many stories of five decades of making music, like John Sebastian as he returns to our stage.

 

 

Few performers are more charming and entertaining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We're proud to announce that the opener for John Sebastian is a harmony duo called Open Book, made up of Michele and Rick Gedney from the Hudson Valley area of New York State. Their voices blend so well on well-crafted songwriting. Indeed, the duo came to us through our friend Dar Williams, where they are workshop leaders at Dar's songwriting camp.

 

 

 

Tickets: $25

 
Sat., Oct. 17 8pm in Chatham
LEO KOTTKE
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
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY and the POOR FOOLS

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

 
COMING UP AT THE SANCTUARY:
11.28 JIMMY WEBB: The Glen Campbell Years $30
 

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