Sounds of Summer

The summer of 2002 is loaded with concert offerings for music fans of all tastes.

Listings:   Classical   |   Folk, Jazz, Rock
By: Matt Smith

Moby will bring his Area: Two festival to the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden July 30 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel July 31.

   For the second straight summer season, one of the more promising national tours is mixmaster Moby’s Area: Two (Area: One last year). In addition to the Play creator, who is supporting his follow-up CD, 18, the second incarnation of the eclectic trek features the Thin White Duke himself — David Bowie — plus spastic rapper Busta Rhymes, performance artists the Blue Man Group and the return of a DJ tent featuring some the biggest names in electronic music. Area: Two hits the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden July 30 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel July 31.
   Another breath of fresh musical air is Down from the Mountain, an evening with the musicians
behind the wildly successful O’ Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, including Alison Krauss & Union
Station, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley and Dan Tyminski, the voice of "Man of Constant Sorrow." The tour comes
to the Mann Music Center in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia June 29.
   As per usual, fans will also flock to the big amphitheaters and arenas to recapture lost
youth along with their aging heroes. Rock gods Carlos Santana and The Who are mounting tours, and ageless diva
Cher is heading out for her "farewell" concerts. Of the older acts touring this summer, one of the more interesting
is Canadian power trio Rush, returning to road after a five-year absence to support their new CD, Vapor
Trails. They play Holmdel July 11 and Camden July 14. And, if you haven’t heard, the Rolling Stones will
be around at the end of the summer, with multiple dates in Philadelphia and New York areas.
   For classical music fans, the Philadelphia Orchestra will continue to play to packed houses
at the beautiful new Kimmel Center through June, and then spend July at its summer home at the Mann Music Center.
Also worth checking out are the free chamber music series at Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium,
which includes four Tuesday-night concerts in June and July, and the bevy of mostly free concerts and recitals
at Westminster Choir College in Princeton.
   The Mellon Jazz Festival in Philadelphia returns for its 17th year and changes shape to include
a mega concert June 22 at the Mann, featuring Natalie Cole, Chuck Mangione, Eddie Palmieri and Kenny Garrett,
among many others.
   A little closer to home, the Bucks County Blues Society, the oldest continually operating
blues organization in the country, hosts its 20th Annual R&B Picnic at the Trease Catering Picnic Grounds
in Morrisville, Pa., with headliners Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Nighthawks and Little Buster & the Soul
   Whatever your musical appetite, there are countless ways for you to blow your summer concert
budget. Here are a couple hundred other suggestions for supporting live music (and Ticketmaster) over the next
four months:
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
250 S. Broad St.
(215) 790-5800
   Verizon Hall: Philadelphia Orchestra, through June 29; Perelman Theater:
Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, June 2-3.
Mann Music Center
52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
Fairmount Park
(215) 893-1999
   Philadelphia Orchestra, July 1-25.
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Nicholas Music Center
85 George St.
New Brunswick
(732) 932-7511
   Rutgers Festival Orchestra, June 15, 29.

The Shanghai String Quartet returns to Richardson Auditorium in Princeton July 16 as part of the annual Summer Chamber series.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St.
(888) 466-5722
   NJSO Community Partners Concert: Dionne Warwick, June 26; NJSO Composition
& Conducting Institute concerts, July 13, 20.
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Barrack and Lafayette streets
(609) 984-8400
   NJSO: Hot Rhythms, Cool Jazz, with Pink Martini, May 31; Lew Williams: Moller
Theater Pipe Organ, June 23.

Richardson Auditorium
Princeton University
(609) 258-5000
(609) 631-7884 (Chamber series)
   Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra, June 29; Summer Chamber series: Jacques
Thibaud Trio, June 18; Avalon String Quartet, July 9; Shanghai String Quartet, July 16;
Ludwig Quartet, July 30.
Van Wickle House
1289 Easton Ave.
(732) 828-7418
   Meadows Chamber Society: A Summer Evening of Chamber Music, June 23.
Westminster Choir College
Bristol Chapel
101 Walnut Lane
(609) 921-2663, ext. 308
   Songfest 2002: 20th Century Portraits, June 19, 21-23, 26; Katherine McClure,
flute; Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano, June 27; Bob Siebert Trio, June 28; Greg Giannascoli, marimba,
June 29; Diane Monroe, violin, June 30; Todd Marsh, piano, July 3; Agape Ringers, July
10; Suzanne Lehrer, piano, July 11; Bach Festival, July 13 (Miller Chapel, Princeton Theological
Seminary); A British Musical Miscellany, July 14; Patrick Wood, violin, July 17; Gospel Music
and Spirituals, July 18; Akiko Hosaki and José Meléndez, duo piano, July 19; Eva
Kuhn, cello; Agnes Poltorak, piano, July 24; Ashgrove Ensemble, July 25; Closer Than Ever musical
revue, July 30, Aug. 1; Scott McCoy, tenor; José Meléndez, piano, July 31; Trillium
wind ensemble, Aug. 2; Hymn Sings, Mondays June 24-July 29; Sing-Ins, Tuesdays June 25-July
Appel Farm
457 Shirley Road
(856) 358-2472
   Arts and Music Festival: Jackson Browne, Jonatha Brooke, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Guy Davis, Kelly Joe Phelps, Entrain, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Da Vinci’s Notebook, 4 Way Street, Patty Blee, June 1.
Bucks County Blues Society
Trease Catering Picnic Grounds
   Bucks County Blues Society 20th Annual R&B Picnic: Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Nighthawks, Little Buster & the Soul Brothers, July 20.
Concerts at the Crossing
Unitarian Universalist Church
268 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
(215) 862-1917
   Leslie Ritter & Scott Petito, Antye, July 13; Eric Schwartz, Antye, Aug. 10.
439 S. Broad St.
(609) 656-1199.
   John "Barber" Gutwillig, May 31; Luke "Patchen" Montgomery, June 4; Robby
Krieger Band, June 5; Splintered Sunlight, Electric Jellyfish, June 7; Rockapella, June 8;
Lo Faber Band, June 11; Melissa Ferrick, June 19; Ants Marching, June 21; Yellowman,
June 26; McGill/Manring/Stevens, June 28; Addison Groove Project, July 9; Lake Trout,
July 10; Project Object with Ike Wills, July 12.
Continental Airlines Arena
Route 3 East
East Rutherford
(201) 935-3900
   Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, June 6; 13th Summer Doo Wop Reunion: Brenda Lee, June 22; Cher, Cyndi Lauper, July 2; Britney Spears, July 6; Anger Management Tour: Eminem, Papa Roach, Ludacris, July 22.
Convention Hall Complex
1300 Ocean Ave.
Asbury Park
(732) 502-5728
   Asbury Music Festival: Nickelback, Jerry Cantrell, June 14; Rock Never
Stops: Tesla, Vince Neil, Jackyl, Skid Row, June 16; Metal Edge Rock Fest: Judas Priest,
Dokken, Ratt, Warrant, Firehouse, L.A. Guns, July 19; Elvis Costello, Joe Henry, June 20; Jimmy
Eat World, The Promise Ring, July 27.
Electric Factory
Seventh and Willow streets
(215) 627-1332
   One Love Festival: Luciano, Toots & the Maytals, June 7; Danzig, Marduk,
June 22; The Get Up Kids, Superchunk, July 3; Warrant, Ratt, Firehouse, L.A. Guns, Dokken, July
25; Jazz Mandolin Project, July 27; Jimmy Eat World, The Promise Ring, July 28; Billy Idol,
Aug. 17.
First Union Center
601 S. Broad St.
(215) 336-2000.
   Cher, Cyndi Lauper, June 22, 24; Rolling Stones, Pretenders, Sept. 20.

Jewel appears at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel June 21 and the Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pa., June 26.

Giants Stadium
Route 3 East
East Rutherford
(201) 935-3900
   Z-100 Zootopia: Bon Jovi, Alanis Morissette, Goo Dolls, Celine Dion, Pink, Shakira, June 2; Rolling Stones, Pretenders, Sept. 28.
Greater Philadelphia Blues Fest
Various sites
   Main Concert: Delbert McClinton, Little Milton, June 1 (Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania).
Hopewell Borough Park Gazebo
Hopewell Borough Recreation Committee
   Blawenburg Band, June 4, July 8, 22; Friday Night Concerts: Maggi Hill Band, June 28; Dave Homan Quartet, July 12; Bob Smith Trio, July 26; Chameleons, Aug. 9; Snapperhead, Aug. 23.
Keswick Theatre
Easton Road and Keswick Avenue
(215) 572-7650
   Dan Fogelberg, June 5; Fourplay, June 9; Mellon Jazz Festival: John Scofield Band, Charlie Hunter, June 21; Uprooted Tour: Great Big Sea, Seven Nations, Young Dubliners, July 7; Michael McDonald, July 26; Rick Braun & Peter White, Aug. 8; Mickey Hart & Bembe Orisha, Aug. 9.
Kuser Farm Park
390 Newkirk Ave.
(609) 890-3684
   Summer Concert Series: Ron Kraemer & The Hurricanes, June 30; 63rd N.J. Army National Guard Band, July 7; Paul Plumeri Band, July 14; Ken Glover, July 21; Daisy Jug Band, July 28; Dick Chimes Polka Band, Aug. 4; Andi Rosell Band, Aug. 11; First Class Act, Aug. 18; Doctors of Rhythm, Aug. 25.
Mann Music Center
52nd Street and Parkside Avenue
Fairmount Park
(215) 893-1999
   Indigo Girls, May 31; John Prine, Dar Williams, June 1; Mannheim Steamroller, June 8; Harry Connick Jr., June 9; Mellon Jazz Festival: Natalie Cole, Chuck Mangione, Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta, Kenny Garrett Quartet, Mellon Jazz Ensemble for Unity, June 22; Down from the Mountain: Alison Krauss & Union Station, Emmylou Harris, Ralph Stanley, Roseanne Cash, June 29; Aretha Franklin, The O’Jays, July 6; Willie Nelson, Lee Ann Womack, July 21; Barry Manilow, July 26-27; Art Garfunkel, July 31; Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Aug. 3; Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, Aug. 8; Ray Charles, Aug. 11; The Irish Tenors, Aug. 15; Tony Bennett, Aug. 21; Unlimited Sunshine Tour: Cake, The Flaming Lips, De La Soul, Modest Mouse, Aug. 22; Diana Krall, Aug. 23; B.B. King Blues Festival, Aug. 28.
Mellon Jazz Festival
Various sites
(610) 667-3559
   17th Annual Mellon Jazz Festival: Natalie Cole, Chuck Mangione, Kenny Garrett, Cannonball Legacy Band, John Scofield, Charlie Hunter, Arturo Sandoval, June 20-23.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St.
(888) 466-5722
   Sounds of the City jazz and pop series, Thursdays May 30-Aug. 22; Craig Harris, May 31; Harry Connick Jr., June 10-11; Natalie Cole, June 29.
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial
Lafayette and Barrack streets
(609) 984-8400
   NEARfest, June 29-30; Jethro Tull, Aug. 28.
Penn’s Landing
Festival Pier
121 N. Columbus Blvd.
(215) 922-2386
   Big Band series, Thursdays June 20-Aug. 29; Two Cities, Two States concert, July
6; WXPN Singer-Songwriter Weekend, July 20-21; WJJZ Smooth Jazz series, Fridays Aug. 2-30;
Labor Day Concert and Fireworks, Sept. 2.
Philadelphia Folk Festival
Old Pool Farm
(800) 556-3655
   41st Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival: Bruce Cockburn, Richard Thompson, Roger McGuinn, Mahotella Queens, Lunasa, Aug. 23-25.

Chris Isaak will play the Tweeter Center at the Waterfront in Camden July 9 and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel July 10.

PNC Bank Arts Center
Garden State Parkway
(732) 335-0400
   Mannheim Steamroller, June 1; Alanis Morissette, June 8; Trey Anastasio, June
20; Jewel, June 21; Melissa Etheridge, June 22; Simple Minds, INXS, June 28; Usher,
June 29; Deep Purple, The Scorpions, Dio, June 30; Linda Ronstadt, July 2; Tom Petty
& the Heartbreakers, July 6; Marc Anthony, July 9; Chris Isaak, Natalie Merchant, July
10; Rush, July 11; Phil Lesh and Friends, July 12; Chicago, July 13; Poison, Cinderella,
Winger, Faster Pussycat, July 14; Alicia Keys, July 16; Lenny Kravitz, Pink, July 17;
Ozzfest, July 19-20; John Mellencamp, July 21; Blondie, The B52s, July 25; Brooks &
Dunn Neon Circus & Wild West Show, July 28; Area 2: Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Blue Man Group,
July 31; Mary J. Blige, Aug. 1; Barry Manilow, Aug. 2-4; Smokin’ Grooves Tour, Aug.
5; Yes, Aug. 6; Santana, Rusted Root, Aug. 7; Kenny Rogers, Aug. 8; Bonnie Raitt,
Lyle Lovett, Aug. 10; The Allman Brothers Band, Galactic, Aug. 14; Hall & Oates, Aug.
16; KTU Beatstock, Aug. 18; Diana Krall, Aug. 21; Kenny Chesney, Aug. 22; Jethro
Tull, Aug. 29; The Who, Robert Plant, Aug. 30; B.B. King Blues Festival, Aug. 31; Aaron
Carter, Sept. 12; Dream Theater Joe Satriani, Kings X, Sept. 13; Michael Bolton, Sept. 19;
Jam Grass Festival, Sept. 21.
Princeton Shopping Center
301 N. Harrison St.
(609) 921-6234
   Summer Concert Series: Thursdays June 6-Aug. 1: Moonlighters, June 6; Linda Torchia & The Ted Firth Quartet, June 13; Carnaby Street, June 20; Blawenburg Band, June 27; Tone Rangers, July 11; Billy Hill, July 18; Monday Blues, July 25; Jerry Rife’s Rhythm Kings, Aug. 1. Summer Concert Series: Saturdays June 1-29: 3 Across, June 1; Joseph Scanella Band, June 8; Phoenix Rising, June 15; Nassau Brass, June 22; Tom Klimchock, June 29.
Six Flags Great Adventure
Route 537 West
(732) 928-1821
   Sugar Ray, June 8; Foreigner, June 16; Mardi Gras Festival, June 19-23
(Neville Brothers, June 23); Caribbean Festival, June 26-30 (Baha Men, June 30); Gospel
Jamboree: Yolanda Adams, Kurt Carr, June 29; Beach Boys, July 4; REO Speedwagon, Styx, July
5; Brad Paisley, Jo Dee Messina, July 6; New World Disorder Tour: Gin Blossoms, Seven Mary Three,
Sponge, Spin Doctors, July 7; Jamie O’Neal, Trace Adkins, Aug. 4; Chris Cagle, Gary Allan, Sept.
7; Clint Black, Sept. 8.
Sovereign Bank Arena
550 S. Broad St.
(609) 656-3200
   Gospelfest: Shirley Caesar, June 29.
State Theatre
15 Livingston Ave.
New Brunswick
(732) 246-7469
   Anne Murray, June 25; John Hiatt, Loudon Wainwright III, July 17; Pat Benatar, Aug. 17.
Theater of Living Arts
334 South St.
(215) 922-1011
   Cee-Lo, May 31; Ben Folds, June 4; Dead Low Tide, June 5; Mush Records
Tour, June 5; Jim Rose Circus, June 7; Glassjaw, June 8; Sense Field, June 12;
Me’Shell Ndegeocello, June 13; Beth Orton, June 14; The Doves, June 16; Norah Jones,
June 19; The Melvins, June 21; The Tragically Hip, June 26; Silvertide, June 27;
The Clarks, June 28; Steve Hackett, July 1; Steve Tyrell, July 12; Neil Finn, July
17; Lucinda Williams, July 22-23.
Tower Theatre
69th and Ludlow streets
Upper Darby
(215) 568-3222
   Pink, June 1; The Oldies Show: The Manhattans, The Dells, Blue Magic, June 7; Elvis Costello & The Imposters, June 22; Jewel, June 26; PoisonCinderella, Winger, Faster Pussycat, July 10; Oasis, Aug. 9; Rolling Stones, Sept. 22.
1331 Ocean Ave.
Sea Bright
(732) 842-7300
   Robbie Krieger Band, June 14; John Valby, June 21; Little Feat, July 28.
Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
1 Harbour Blvd.
(856) 365-1300
   Alanis Morissette, May 30; Q Concert 13: Goo Goo Dolls, No Doubt, Ja Rule, P. Diddy,
Shakira, May 31; 18th WXTU Anniversary Show: Trisha Yearwood, Little Big Town, Shannon Lawson,
June 1; Y-100 FEZtival: Incubus, System of a Down, Papa Roach, Jimmy Eat World, Alien Ant Farm,
June 7; WJJZ Smooth Jazz Fest: Al Jarreau, Dave Koz & Friends, James Ingram, June 8;
Power 99 Summer Showdown: Usher, Nas, Faith, Mr. Cheeks, June 16; Trey Anastasio, June 21;
Jimmy Buffett, June 27; Chris Isaak, Natalie Merchant, July 9; Melissa Etheridge, July 11;
Ozzfest, July 12; Rush, July 14; Dave Matthews Band, July 16-18; Alicia Keys, July
19; Phil Lesh and Friends, Robert Hunter and The Tri Chromes, July 20; The Who, Robert Plant, July
27; Area: 2: Moby, David Bowie, Busta Rhymes, Blue Man Group, July 30; Warped Tour:
Good Charlotte, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, New Found Glory, Bad Religion, Aug. 9.
Upper Merion Township Building park
175 W. Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia
(610) 265-1071
   276th U..S. Army Band, June 1; Patty Larkin, June 2; Christine Lavin, June
9; The Nields & John Flynn, June 16; Tom Paxton, June 23; Chris Smither, June 30;
Rick Hall’s K-9 Ten Big Band, July 5; Lucy Kaplansky & Richard Shindell, July 7; Trout Fishing
in America, July 14; Richie Havens, July 21; John McCutcheon, July 28; Tom Chapin, Aug.
4; Dar Williams, Aug. 11; John Gorka, Aug. 18; Opera Highlights Nite, Aug. 25; Local
Band Night, Aug. 31; Karla Bonoff, Sept. 1; Cheryl Wheeler, Sept. 8; David Perry &
Eileen Tipping, Sept. 14.
Veterans Stadium
Broad and Pattison streets
(215) 685-1500
   Rolling Stones, Sept. 18.