There are great live shows to check out in Bergen County this August! The live concert experience epitomizes the feeling summer for many people. The open air and the excitement of a live performance is a great way to get out and explore the community around you and absorb some terrific entertainment. Here are some of the best live shows being put on this August, right here in Bergen County.
The Tenafly Free Concert Series
This free event is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening in Huyler Park in Tenafly, NJ. These lively outdoor events feature a variety of performers and styles including big band, jazz, classical and even classic rock. Bring out a folding chair or a blanket and find a comfortable spot, or just get up and dance. The choice is up to you.
Hackensack Shakespeare in the Park
Come out and enjoy one of the Bard's lesser known plays, "Pericles," on either August 13th or 20th, in the evening. This free event is hosted at Staib Park in Hackensack, NJ. Once again, arrive armed with a blanket or arm chair and enjoy this classic production.
The Rock 'N' Blues FEST
The show features some of the most legendary figures in the history of rock and roll, and the blues. Come out an see luminaries such as Johnny Winter and Edgar Winter at the Bergen performing Arts Centre in Englewood, NJ. Tickets range in price from $30 to $85, get them early - the rock gets rolling on August 8th.
The classic rock legends are set to take the stage of the Bergen Performing Arts Centre on August 25th. The group has been keeping their fans happy with a consistent string of hits since they were founded in the late 1960s. Bring your lighters and denim vests as Deep Purple are sure to wow the crowd and blow a few ear drums with their set list of timeless classics. Ticket prices range from $55 to $175.
If you're in the mood for something a little less ordinary, come check out this production at the Old Library Theatre in Fair Lawn, NJ. Avenue Q is the Tony award-winning, adult-only play featuring puppets, monsters as well as humans in this story of childhood and the adults we become. General Admission tickets are $22 and performances take place on the weekends of July 25-27 and August 1-3.
Ridgefield Park Free Concert Series
This concert series is sure to please all tastes. Taking place every Wednesday evening, this free open-air concert series features performances by local talent such as Joe Kenney and Soul Finger. Including genres as diverse as broadway show tunes and classic country and folk, there is surely something for everybody. And when you get hungry be sure to check out Rosie's Weenie Wagon or Tropical Scoops Ice Cream, the two food trucks on hand to keep the masses well-fed..
The consummate modern saxophonist, Kenny G is set to make his debut at the Bergen Performing Arts Centre in Englewood. The performer brings his unique blend of melodic and easy-listening jazz music to the stage on August 11th. Tickets range in price from $35 to $65.
For information on events in Bergen County any time of the year, please visit the Bergen County Events page.