MPAC presents a diverse lineup of artists and free concerts this summer, from Donny and Marie to comedian Ron White. Tickets for all listed events are currently onsale at MayoArts.Org.
MPAC and Morris Arts partner again to present four free world music concerts at Morristown Green on alternate Tuesdays beginning June 27. These Music Beyond Borders concerts take place at 12:30 pm.
MPAC will announce several free summer movies in a few weeks. Additional events may be added to the schedule.
The Righteous Brothers
Tuesday, July 11, 1017 at 8 pm
Original Righteous Brother Bill Medley joins forces with one of the most versatile vocalists in America, Bucky Heard, to bring The Righteous Brothers back to the stage to perform such hits as “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,’” “Soul & Inspiration,” “Unchained Melody” and “Rock and Roll Heaven.”
Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8 pm
Grammy award-winning blues-rock group Blues Traveler continues to chart new musical directions. Led by singer John Popper, Blues Traveler performs a mix of old and new, drawing upon their 30 years as one of music’s most popular live bands.
“Wednesday Night Fever” with The New York Bee Gees
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8 pm
Get your leisure suits, gold medallions and platform shoes out of storage -- it’s time for some disco fever! Forty years after Saturday Night Fever hit movie screens, enjoy a night of 70s disco featuring The New York Bee Gees in a tribute to the Aussie supergroup, with special guest Rainere Martin (in a salute to Donna Summer).
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8 pm
Comedian Vic DiBitetto churns energy, honesty and humanity into nonstop laughter. He’s been called a cross between Rodney Dangerfield and Ralph Kramden. The bottom line is, DiBitetto leaves his audiences breathless with laughter.
Dave Koz and Larry Graham: Side by Side Summer 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 8 pm
It’s an evening of cool summertime jazz headlined by eight-time Grammy® nominee, saxophonist Dave Koz. Joining Dave onstage will be Larry Graham (“One in a Million You”), best known as both the bass guitar player in Sly & the Family Stone and as the founder and front man of Graham Central Station.
50 Summers of Love
Starring Micky Dolenz of The Monkees, Mark Lindsay former Lead Singer of Paul Revere & The Raiders and The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 8 pm
50 Summers of Love celebrates the anniversary of a time when peace, love and music filled the air and flowers were in everybody’s hair. Micky Dolenz (The Monkees), Mark Lindsay (Paul Revere and The Raiders) and Beatles tribute band The Fab Four perform an evening of music and memories fifty years in the making.
Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone and The Buckinghams
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 8 pm
A double bill of classic 60s pop! Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone scored over 20 Top 40 hits, such as “There’s a Kind of Hush,” “I’m Into Something Good,” and “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter.” The Buckinghams are known for such pop classics as “Kind of a Drag,” “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” and “Don’t You Care.”
Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years of Frank!
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 8 pm
Guitarist Dweezil Zappa leads a group of top musicians in this concert experience that celebrates the music of his father Frank Zappa and all of his artistic subtleties.
$79|$59|$49|$39|$29 Gold section includes invite to pre-concert soundcheck party
Dweezil Zappa Guitar Masterclass available for an additional $75 (75 min. class to take place approx 3 pm; must bring guitar)
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 8 pm
Multi-platinum-selling country singer Sara Evans has been called one of the most compelling vocalists of her generation. An Academy of Country Music Award winner, Evans has had over 20 hits, including “A Little Bit Stronger,” “Born to Fly,” ‘Perfect,” “As If” and “You’ll Always Be My Baby.”
Friday, August 11, 2017 at 7 pm & 9:30 pm
Cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman Ron White performs an evening of politically incorrect humor. Mature content, language. Adults Only.
Donny and Marie
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 8 pm
The legendary Donny and Marie invite your family to celebrate summer with them in true Osmond fashion. Donny and Marie mix the spirit of their early television specials and recordings with a nostalgic look back on their storied career in a dynamic stage show showcasing fan favorites including “A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll,” “Paper Roses,” “Puppy Love” and “It Takes Two.” “Insanely entertaining. A song and dance spectacular.” -- Entertainment Weekly
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8 pm
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of the blues. The Louisiana-born axeman shines a light on the rich blues of the past and while forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound.
Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 8 pm
Air Supply performs from among their classic romantic hits which include “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “One That You Love,” “Making Love Out of Nothing at All” and “Every Woman in the World.”
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8 pm
Fifty years ago, Stephen Stills met Judy Collins. Their love affair would be immortalized by Stills with his classic song “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” These two icons of folk celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time with a tour that marks the first time they have been onstage together. The music legends will pull from their rich catalogs, debut songs from their upcoming album, and share warm stories from their journeys. Artists play individual sets and together at the end.
Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 8 pm
Chris Isaak has a reputation as a supreme showman and superb musician. With a haunting voice, fierce guitar and glittered outfits, Isaak performs music from his recent release, First Comes The Night, as well as from among hits such as “Wicked Game,” “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” and “Somebody’s Crying.”
Music Beyond Borders free concerts:
June 27, 2017: Brian Conway/Irish Fiddle Music
Irish eyes will be smiling at the music of All-Ireland fiddling champion Brian Conway. Considered one of the best Irish sligo style fiddlers, Conway has performed widely and recorded to critical acclaim. He will be accompanied by guitarist John Walsh.
July 11, 2017: Redhawk Native American Arts Council/Dance Troupe
Enjoy the fascinating dances, lavish costumes and music by Native American performers drawn from throughout North/South/Central America, the Caribbean and Polynesia. With drums, beads, feathers, intricate steps and swirling shawls, historical and contemporary Native American culture comes to life.
July 25, 2017: Féraba: West African dance, drumming and tap dancing
Explore the universal language of rhythm with this unique, award-winning multi-ethnic group. Féraba fuses traditional sounds and movements of West Africa with American tap dance, hip-hop and jazz, and has performed on international radio/TV, at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, throughout USA, Europe and West Africa.
August 8, 2017: Music from China Trio
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Featuring virtuoso musicians hailed by the NY Times and Washington Post, the trio performs traditional and contemporary Chinese music, highlighting the 2 string fiddle (erhu), hammered dulcimer (yangqin) and the 21 stringed zither (zheng). They have performed with major symphony orchestras, chamber groups and such jazz greats as Ornette Coleman.