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Sunday
Mar 10

DEBUSSY MASTERWORKS NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $20 – $92

JUN MÄRKL conductor  INGRID FLITER piano    NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Let the NJSO transport you to a mythical realm in Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Debussy, who also conjures the ocean’s moods and majesty in La mer. Pianist Ingrid Fliter is admired for her “grace and heartfelt sincerity” (Gramophone). DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Languid and sensual, suggesting the erotic reveries of a faun, the half-man, half-goat of Greek mythology. MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1 Blazing and effervescent; a technical marvel and a…

Monday
Apr 22

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa

8:00 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 30 – $ 89

The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa will include longtime and legendary Zappa players Ray White, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Robert Martin and Ed Mann with Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers; they’ll be joined along the way by Steve Vai, Ian Underwood, Lady Bianca, Napoleon Murphy Brock and Arthur Barrow.   Hours of never-before-seen (or heard) Zappa performance footage from the early seventies form the basis of the “can’t miss” concert spectacle. “The development of the ‘Bizarre World’ has been a herculean undertaking and an extremely…

Wednesday
Apr 24

It's Happening with Snookie& Joey Live Podcast

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $32.50 – $45

Your girl Snooki is back and she’s here to spill the tea with her squirrel, make up artist, and gay best friend, Joey. Snooki and Joey will be hot messes talking hot topics; celebs, the latest news and trends, and of course, family, all while joined by their celeb friends.

Friday
Apr 26

Sayreville Engine Co. Fifth Annual Golf Outing

The Sayreville Engine Co. Fifth Annual Golf Outing takes place on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Pebble Creek Golf Club. Breakfast, a buffet lunch, beverages and awards ceremony is included. Tee time will be at 9:00 AM. All proceeds support the Sayreville Engine Co.

Friday
Apr 26

New Jersey Statewide Career and Internship Fair

This career and internship fair will have approximately 170 employers available to network with more than 2,000 candidates to discuss full-time, part-time and internship opportunities from a wide variety of fields. This event is open to Rutgers University (New Brunswick, Camden, Newark and RBHS) students and alumni from all academic disciplines, as well as the general public.

Friday
Apr 26

SESAME STREET LIVE "MAKE YOUR MAGIC"

10:30 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $15 – $100

When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there’s one problem…Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic! That’s when Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover the “power of yet”—the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream. Along the way, Elmo and Abby, joined by…

Saturday
Apr 27

Rutgers Day

Rutgers College Avenue Gymnasium

Come hang out with the Magic 98.3 Street Team for Rutgers Day going down Saturday, April 27th! Bring your Rutgers spirit and stop by the Magic tent to play some awesome games and of course win some cool prizes!

Saturday
Apr 27

Metuchen YMCA Healthy Kids Day

The Metuchen YMCA will be hosting a preview of its summer activities for children. Activities include arts and crafts, bounce houses, a camp open house, games, prizes, snacks and giveaways.

Saturday
Apr 27

Xian Conducts Mozart

8:00 am, $20 – $76

Simone Dinnerstein “compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours” (NPR). Join her as she explores Mozart’s supremely melodic Piano Concerto No. 23. WALTON Suite No. 2 from Façade Sassy, comedic and very British; in its debut, poet Edith Sitwell sat behind a screen and recited her poems set to music through a megaphone, scandalizing the audience. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23 Warm and tender; its sublime, melancholy Adagio speaks of heartbreak and acceptance. MOZART Symphony No.…

Saturday
Apr 27

Bad Bunny

8:00 pm, $135

Bad Bunny comes to The Garden on Saturday, April 27. Bad Bunny, originally from Puerto Rico, is most recognized for his explosive and infectious trap songs. Rolling Stone magazine has named him “The Four-Billion-Stream Man leading the Latin Trap Explosion.” *DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO PLAYOFFS

Saturday
Apr 27

NJSO Presents Xian Conducts Mozart

8:00 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 20 – $ 76

XIAN ZHANG conductor SIMONE DINNERSTEIN piano NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Simone Dinnerstein “compels the listener to follow her in a journey of discovery filled with unscheduled detours” (NPR). Join her as she explores Mozart’s supremely melodic Piano Concerto No. 23.

Sunday
Apr 28

YAS QUEEN! with Remember Jones

7:30 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 20 – $ 45

National soul sensation and Asbury Park native Remember Jones takes on the legacy of Freddie Mercury with YAS QUEEN!, a brand new celebration of the ground-breaking music of QUEEN at the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts. In true Remember Jones’ style, the show will feature a 10-piece band, including horns and strings, along with an over the top, huge rock choir to breathe new life into the songs that have captured the hearts…

Sunday
Apr 28

YAS QUEEN! with Remember Jones

7:30 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $20 – $45

National soul sensation and Asbury Park native Remember Jones takes on the legacy of Freddie Mercury with YAS QUEEN!, a brand new celebration of the ground-breaking music of QUEEN at the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre at the Count Basie Center for the Arts. In true Remember Jones’ style, the show will feature a 10-piece band, including horns and strings, along with an over the top, huge rock choir to breathe new life into the songs that have captured the hearts…

Tuesday
Apr 30

THE RAINBOW FISH MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $8

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia captures all the magic of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning book series. In The Rainbow Fish, a beautiful fish finds friendship and happiness when he learns the value of sharing. In Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea, he finds the courage to venture into unknown depths, where he discovers a new world filled with friendly creatures of all shapes, sizes and colors. The last story introduces the concept of opposites, with sea creatures big and little swimming…

Wednesday
May 1

BRIT FLOYD WORLD TOUR 2019 40 YEARS OF THE WALL

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey

Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns in 2019 with its most ambitious and biggest production yet; a very special 40th Anniversary celebration of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall. As well as performing highlights from The Wall, the new Brit Floyd production will include songs from Pink Floyd’s classic albums, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Division Bell, and much more. Released in November 1979, a semi-autobiographical concept album from the mind of…

Thursday
May 2

Bishop George Ahr Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Annual Golf Classic

7:00 am, Royce Brook Golf Club

Bishop George Ahr Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Annual Golf Classic is coming to The East Course of Royce Brook Golf Club at 201 Hamilton Road in Hillsborough on Thursday, May 2nd and features continental breakfast, golfing, and a BBQ buffet lunch. Register online or mail in the attached registration. Sponsorship information can be found here.

Friday
May 3

Phoenix Productions Present: Young Frankenstein

The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 22 – $ 36

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s…

Friday
May 3

8:00 am, JFK Conference and Fitness Center, 70 James St. Edison, NJ

JFK Vocational Rehabilitation Invites you to the 37 th Annual Career Options Day on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm taking place at JFK Conference and Fitness Center - 70 James Street, Edison, NJ.  This event can help companies fulfill the US Department of Labor’s 7% Rule for hiring or recruiting people with disabilities.

Friday
May 3

Phoenix Productions Presents: Young Frankenstein

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $22 – $36

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster new musical comedy. The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced “Fronk-en-steen”) inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor (pronounced “Eye-gore”), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. “It’s…

Friday
May 3

KIP MOORE ROOM TO SPARE – ACOUSTIC TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST MUSCADINE BLOODLINE

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $31

See Country star Kip Moore live in concert! Moore's hits include “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck," "More Girls Like You," "Last Shot," "Beer Money," and "Hey Pretty Girl." Kip Moore’s current Top 20 single “Last Shot” is the second taken from his revered third studio album Slowheart and follows his fourth #1 hit “More Girls Like You.” Slowheartgarnered instant praise from critics as Moore’s “most complete, cohesive declaration of his artistic sensibilities yet” (NPR), as well landing on multiple “Best Of” lists including Entertainment Weekly and Rolling…

Sunday
May 5

ROCKTOPIA

7:30 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $45

Direct from its smash-hit run on Broadway, the international music sensation Rocktopiacomes to State Theatre New Jersey for one night only! An explosive musical concert event that fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with world-renowned classical masterpieces, Rocktopia features the works of musical innovators across centuries—including Journey, Mozart, Queen, Beethoven, Aerosmith, Handel, Led Zeppelin, Tchaikovsky, U2, Heart, Puccini, The Who, and more—performed by an elite lineup of vocalists, a five-piece rock band, a 30-person choir, and a 20-piece orchestra.

Monday
May 6

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company – Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

7:30 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 25

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company premieres “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo” for one performance only on May 6, 2019. The new story by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera tells of the impossible Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Folk and native traditions in song and dance will guide audiences through the influences that led to the famous battle, its heroes, and the undeniable Mexican spirit that continues to inspire us today. Live music, traditional and…

Monday
May 6

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company – Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo

7:30 pm, $25

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company premieres “Puebla: The Story of Cinco de Mayo” for one performance only on May 6, 2019. The new story by Artistic Director Alberto Lopez Herrera tells of the impossible Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Folk and native traditions in song and dance will guide audiences through the influences that led to the famous battle, its heroes, and the undeniable Mexican spirit that continues to inspire us today. Live music, traditional and…

Tuesday
May 7

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES PUPPET STATE THEATRE COMPANY

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $8

The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring tale of a shepherd who spends a lifetime transforming a barren wasteland by planting a forest, one acorn at a time. Based on Jean Giono’s beloved short story, this internationally-acclaimed production blends puppetry, humor, and imaginative storytelling. In this multisensory performance, the audience will hear the wind, feel the rain, and smell the lavender. Both heartwarming and hilarious, The Man Who Planted Trees shows the difference one man—and his dog!—can make in the world. All…

Tuesday
May 7

“POETRY AS MEMOIR” FREE PUBLIC WORKSHOP SERIES WITH GLENIS REDMOND

6:30 pm, State Theatre New Jersey

Series #2 Dates Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm A second series is available in March. Click here to learn more. For high school students and adults Workshop Length: 2 hours Location: State Theatre New Jersey Administrative Offices, 3rd floor conference room, 40 Livingston Avenue Discover your inner poet in this series of three State Theatre Poetry Collective workshops, led by State Theatre Artist-in-Residence Glenis Redmond. Using the theme of “Poetry as Memoir,” the…

Tuesday
May 7

Foreigner: The Hits on Tour

8:00 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 45 – $ 129

On September 13th, 2017 Foreigner’s catalog sales were celebrated in Business Insider magazine as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time.  The Beatles were justifiably #1, but Foreigner came in ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal…

Tuesday
May 7

Foreigner: The Hits on Tour

8:00 pm, $45 – $129

On September 13th, 2017 Foreigner’s catalog sales were celebrated in Business Insider magazine as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time.  The Beatles were justifiably #1, but Foreigner came in ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard. With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, Foreigner is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world with a formidable musical arsenal…

Thursday
May 9

Gordon Lightfoot

7:30 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 29 – $ 150

After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.  His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,”…

Thursday
May 9

Gordon Lightfoot

7:30 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $29 – $150

After more than 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.  His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,”…

Thursday
May 9

Billy Joel - Billy's 70th Birthday!

8:00 pm, Madison Square Garden, $85

Tickets for Billy Joel’s unprecedented 68th consecutive show as a part of his record-breaking residency at The Garden on September 27 are on sale now! Billy Joel Moves into the Garden  In 2014, Billy Joel was established as the 4th franchise at Madison Square Garden—joining the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty as a resident at the World’s Most Famous Arena. The internationally acclaimed, six time Grammy-winning New Yorker has a decades-long history with the Garden. Since 1978, he’s played a record-breaking…

Friday
May 10

Somerset Patriots

7:00 am, TD Bank Ballpark - Home of the Somerset Patriots

Join the Magic Street Team to check out great baseball on Friday, May 10th right in our own backyard! We're talking about the Somerset Patriots at TD Bank Ballpark First pitch at 7:05pm! For a full schedule or to buy tickets visit somersetpatriots.com!

Friday
May 10

Dena Blizzard: One Funny Mother

7:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $45 – $65

Dena Blizzard, the viral video sensation and creator of the Back to School Rant (125 million views), Chardonnay Go (24 million views) and Chardonnay Go, The Board Game for Wine Lovers, Moms, and Other Shameless People has an Off Broadway Show!!! Join this comedian, former Miss New Jersey, and married mother of three on her hilarious journey through the trial and tribulations of motherhood and marriage.  Since becoming a married mother of three, Dena wrestles with the eternal question, “Have…

Friday
May 10

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AMERICAN REPERTORY BALLET

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $35

American Repertory Ballet in collaboration with Princeton Symphony Orchestra  A World Premiere Ballet with music by Tchaikovsky Choreography: Kirk Peterson Conductor: Nell Flanders  Enter into a magical world full of beauty and enchantment with one of the best loved stories of all time. Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky, this tale—a celebration of the transformative power of love—is a heartwarming story that will delight audiences of all ages. This performance has been generously funded in part by the late…

Saturday
May 11

THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES SCOTLAND’S PUPPET STATE THEATRE COMPANY

10:00 am, State Theatre New Jersey, $15

The Man Who Planted Trees tells the inspiring tale of a shepherd who spends a lifetime transforming a barren wasteland by planting a forest, one acorn at a time. Based on Jean Giono’s heartwarming short story, this multisensory production blends puppetry, humor, and imaginative storytelling, plus the audience will hear the wind, feel the rain, and smell the lavender! Performed by Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre Company this performance is perfect for adults and children ages 7 and up. Keynotes Performance Guide Keynotes include in-depth…

Monday
May 13

The Who: Moving On!

7:30 pm, Madison Square Garden, $150

The Who is bringing their Moving On! Tour to The Garden on May 13. Commenting on what WHO fans can expect on the 2019 MOVING ON! tour, Pete Townshend stated:““The Who are touring again in 2019.  Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all.  Are you…

Monday
May 13

Paul Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way

7:30 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 45 – $ 129

A note from Paul: “The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra.  It will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 60th anniversary year.  It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!”

Monday
May 13

Paul Anka

7:30 pm, $45 – $129

Born July 30, 1941, in Ottawa, Canada, into a close-knit family, Paul Anka didn’t waste time getting his life in music started. From an early age he sang in a choir, studied piano and honed his writing skills with journalism courses, even working as a cub reporter at the Ottawa Citizen. By 13, he had his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers.  Blinded by determination, he would take his mother’s car and drive to perform at every amateur night he could…

Tuesday
May 14

The Illusionists- Live From Broadway

The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 35 – $ 89

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. May 14 & 15- 8pm

Tuesday
May 14

Ben Platt

7:30 pm, Beacon Theatre- New York City, $95 – $131

Ben Platt brings his Sing To Me Instead Tour to the Beacon Theatre on May 14 with special guests Wrabel and Ben Abraham.

Tuesday
May 14

The Illusionists – Live From Broadway

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $35 – $89

This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTSTM – LIVE FROM BROADWAYTM has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

Thursday
May 16

Greek Festival

6:00 pm

Come hang with the Magic Street Team at the annual Greek Festival on Thursday, May 16th over on River Road in Piscataway! Enjoy entertainment, great food and of course stop by the Magic tent to get some awesome swag! For more info visit gocnj.org

Thursday
May 16

Jessie James Decker

7:30 pm, Beacon Theatre- New York City, $40 – $80

Jessie James Decker comes to the Beacon Theatre May 16 with special guest The Sisterhood Band.

Thursday
May 16

Dark Star Orchestra

7:30 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 29 – $ 39

Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention. Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show.  Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra…

Thursday
May 16

Dark Star Orchestra

7:30 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $29 – $39

Continuing a long and strange trip since humble beginnings over a decade ago, Dark Star Orchestra’s determined commitment to ‘raising the Dead’ has drawn nationwide attention. Offering a continually evolving artistic outlet within the Grateful Dead’s musical canon, members of Dark Star Orchestra seek out the unique style of each performance era and offer their own interpretations and improvisations at each show.  Using entire set lists from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra…

Friday
May 17

Get the Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin

8:00 pm, The Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank, $ 22.50 – $ 39.50

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear…

Friday
May 17

Get the Led Out

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $22.50 – $39.50

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out (GTLO) have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. Utilizing the multi-instrumentalists at their disposal, GTLO re-create the songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear…

Saturday
May 18

Retro Fitness

10:00 am, Retro Fitness Manville

Come hang with the Magic Street Team at Retro Fitness in Manville on Saturday, May 18th from 10am to 12pm! Stop by the Magic table to spin the wheel and get some awesome swag! For more information visit retrofitness.com

Saturday
May 18

Jason Aldean & Kane Brown “Ride All Night” Tour

7:30 pm, PNC Bank Arts Center

Jason Aldean stops by the PNC Bank Arts Center on May 18th for his "Ride All Night" Tour. "Aldean has tapped Kane Brown as direct support for the full-throttle run along with Carly Pearce and Dee Jay Silver as they trek to over 30 cities nationwide. Praised by CMT as a 'natural born entertainer who consistently delivers his best', Aldean will deliver a mix of new hits and fan favorit

Saturday
May 18

ABBA the Concert

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $25 – $65

21st Century Artists, Inc. has been presenting its ABBA tribute show throughout North America for well over a decade, known as ABBA The Music, ABBA The Concert, and ABBA The Hits. The audience and press all agree – “This is the closest to ABBA you’ll ever get.” ABBA The Concert brings one of the greatest pop phenomena back to life… ABBA The Concert continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world, dazzling all who see with their…

Saturday
May 18

JOE JACKSON FOUR DECADE TOUR

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $45.50

ONLY AREA APPEARANCE! See Joe Jackson live in concert at The State on his Four Decade Tour! Hear songs from five of Joe’s albums including Look Sharp (1979), Night and Day (1982), Laughter and Lust (1991), Rain (2008), and Fool (2019), plus songs from other albums and some new covers. Songs include "Is She Really Going Out with Him?," "Steppin' Out," "Breaking Us in Two," "Stranger Than Fiction," "Sunday Papers," and more. In Joe’s own words: “So, here comes a big tour. We want to celebrate the fact that this…

Sunday
May 19

Kick Dance Studios presents I LOVE the 90s

1:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $24 – $39

We are so excited to present our 18th annual dance recital at the Count Basie Center for the Arts!  Dance is a performance art, and the recital is like our big game! Our teachers have worked hard choreographing routines that re-enforce basics, introduce new skills, and provide an opportunity to develop perforce skills.  Our dancers have worked so hard this year and are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to do want dancers do – PERFORM!!  We can’t wait to see all…

Sunday
May 19

ART OF THE DOUBLE CONCERTO NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $20

XIAN ZHANG conductor ERIC WYRICK violin ANNELLE GREGORY violin STEVEN MACKEY electric guitar NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA It takes two: sparks fly in a pair of double concertos, one contemporary and one classic. NJSO Concertmaster Eric Wyrick does double duty alongside composer and guitarist Steven Mackey and, in Bach’s splendid Double Concerto, with the 2017 senior winner of the Sphinx Competition. WEBER Overture to Oberon Exciting and suspenseful; based on a medieval story of an Elf King who must search the globe for one faithful human…

Tuesday
May 21

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! KING FOR A DAY!

3:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $19

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike makes its State Theatre debut! The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, your favorite characters are hopping back on board the Trolley and coming to New Brunswick with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE: King for a Day! Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns…

Tuesday
May 21

P!NK: BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA WORLD TOUR

7:30 pm, Madison Square Garden, $152

After incredible success and demand for the first leg of the tour, esteemed performer and international pop icon P!NK brings her Beautiful Trauma World Tour back to Madison Square Garden on May 21st and 22nd, 2019. *date subject to change due to playoffs

Thursday
May 23

GLENIS REDMOND COMMUNITY POETRY READING

7:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey

Join us for this free event celebrating our community through the universal language of poetry. The reading features State Theatre New Jersey artist-in-residence, poet Glenis Redmond, along with some of the children and adults from across Central New Jersey who have participated in her writing workshops. This inspired and inspiring performance is the culmination of Glenis’ annual residency, which each year touches the lives of over 3,000 people. There will be a reception following the performance. Space is limited; advance…

Thursday
May 23

BobFest

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $19.50 – $39.50

Celebrate the music of Bob Dylan on the eve of his 78th birthday as one of the year’s most heralded Basie Center events returns from a sold out west coast tour to ‘shake the windows and rattle the walls’ with Pat Guadagno’s performance of Dylan’s classic, Blood on the Tracks. The rock & roll Poet Laureate’s 15th album, released in 1975 amidst a deluge of important new singer-songwriters (each one hailed by rock pundits as the ‘next Bob Dylan’) assured…

Friday
May 24

Bill Maher

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $50 – $159

For the last twenty-five years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last fifteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 33 Emmy nominations. In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). It remains…

Saturday
May 25

Mike Marino ft. Jon Bramnick, NJ’s Funniest Lawyer

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $25 – $75

Mike Marino – affectionately known to millions of his fans worldwide as New Jersey’s Bad Boy – is one of the most loved comedians of our time. He has performed in every major comedy club, theatre, casino and event center from New York to Los Angeles and around the world. Mike has also shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the business. Mike Marino was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He entered the entertainment industry at an early age and…

Sunday
May 26

Monmouth Park Food Truck Festival

12:00 pm, Monmouth Park

Kick off Summer with Magic 98.3 as we attend the the Monmouth Park Food Truck Festival on Sunday, May 26th from 12pm to 2pm. While enjoying 45 mouth-watering trucks serving everything from fresh-made empanadas, to ocean-fresh lobster rolls, to warm and gooey Belgian Waffle sundaes, stop by the Magic tent to play some fun games and win some awesome Magic swag.  

Monday
May 27

Bell Ford Memorial Day Sale

12:00 pm, Bell Ford Colonia

Hang with Mike McGinn and the rest of the Magic 98.3 Street Team at the Bell Ford Memorial Day Sale from 12pm to 2pm on Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day). Swing by the promo tent  for games, prizes, and so much more!

Tuesday
May 28

Rob Thomas

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $54.50 – $133.50

“…he’s still the consummate pop-rock craftsman who has been making it all sound so smooth for years.” Rolling Stone–August 2015 Rob Thomas is one of modern music’s most compelling and commercially successful artists. For 20 years, he has been the frontman and primary composer for Matchbox Twenty, leading the band to multiplatinum success over the course of four albums and a string of No. 1 hits that include “Push,” “3AM,” “Bent,” “If You’re Gone,” and “Unwell.” Thomas’ three solo albums,…

Wednesday
May 29

HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR 2019

8:00 pm, State Theatre New Jersey, $45

Starring The Turtles (“Happy Together,” “Eleanore”) Chuck Negron, formerly of Three Dog Night (“Joy to the World,” “One”) Gary Puckett & The Union Gap ("Lady Willpower,” “Over You”) The Buckinghams  ("Kind of a Drag," "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy") The Classics IV ("Traces," "Spooky") The Cowsills (“Hair,” “Love American Style”)

Saturday
Jun 1

Monmouth County Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk

8:30 am, Great Lawn at Pier Village

Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Great Lawn at Pier Village, Long Branch, NJ. Pancreatic Cancer Research Events are a great way to increase funding for research and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. Lustgarten Foundation Events serve as a wonderful celebration of the progress being made in the fight against this disease, and your important participation provides hope for the future.

Saturday
Jun 1

The Fab Faux

8:00 pm, Count Basie Theatre, $45 – $99

With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs. Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like “Strawberry Fields Forever” or “I Am the Walrus” performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as “Because”, “Nowhere Man”, and…

Sunday
Jun 2

Billy Joel - In Concert

8:00 pm, Madison Square Garden, $105

Tickets for Billy Joel’s unprecedented 68th consecutive show as a part of his record-breaking residency at The Garden on September 27 are on sale now! Billy Joel Moves into the Garden  In 2014, Billy Joel was established as the 4th franchise at Madison Square Garden—joining the Knicks, Rangers and Liberty as a resident at the World’s Most Famous Arena. The internationally acclaimed, six time Grammy-winning New Yorker has a decades-long history with the Garden. Since 1978, he’s played a record-breaking…

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