Upcoming Events

VOCALIST NIGHT 10
Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Spacebar Recording presents the 10th edition of VOCALIST NIGHT! A night of Vocal Singers demonstrating their talent, skill, and art for music. This night will be full of great energy, laughter, good vibes, food, entertainment, and more! A GALLERY HAPPENING EVENT! www.spacebarrec.com CALL 732.600.8154 for further information.
Music : Genre: Special Event
VOCALIST NIGHT 10
VOCALIST NIGHT 10
STARS OF THE SIXTIES
Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:30PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Jay & the Americans return to The Strand with “This Magic Moment”, “Cara Mia”, “Come a Little Bit Closer”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, “Walkin’ in the Rain” and hits they haven’t performed live in concert in years! They are joined by The Motortown All-Stars, a super-group right out of the Motor City, assembled from members & former members of the Temptations, the Capitols and the Miracles. They take the concept of a Motown concert to another level, performing the songs of artists with whom they’ve toured the world - including the 4 Tops, the Supremes, the Contours, Stevie, Marvin & more! Plus, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Original Vandellas will sing “Heatwave”, “Dancin’ in the Streets”, “Jimmy Mack” & “Nowhere to Run”, to name a few of their hits. And Dennis Tufano is back by popular demand singing all the songs he made famous as the lead singer of the Buckinghams - “Kind of Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Susan” and all his hits in an all-new show you won’t want to miss. Presented by Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!
Music : Genre: Classic Rock,Oldies,Pop,Rock,Special Event
STARS OF THE SIXTIES
STARS OF THE SIXTIES
DOOBIE OTHERS A TRIBUTE TO THE DOOBIE BROTHERS WITH GUEST MILAGRO
Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
IN CONCERT


THE DOOBIE OTHERS
There’s no one in the industry today that can recreate the sound and style of the world famous Doobie Brothers like the Doobie Others can. Seven of Long Island’s top professional musicians have pooled their talents, years of performance experience, and their love of the Doobies to become the very best Doobies tribute show in the country today. Inspired by the Brothers superior song writing, the Doobie Others deliver powerful harmonies and a fun filled high energy performance covering a catalog of Doobies hits spanning both the Johnston and McDonald eras. Yes, the Doobie Others masterfully play them all, from Listen to the Music to What a Fool Believes, from Long Train Running to Minute by Minute, from Black Water to Takin’ it to the Streets, and all the rest. A show that’s certain to delight and provide great entertainment to folks of all ages.
GUEST "MILAGRO" Playing all your favorite Santana hits

Music : Genre: Classic Rock
CHICAGO - OCVTS Performing Arts Academy Presents (Thursday 55+ ONLY BOXED LUNCH)
Thursday, February 21 - Saturday, February 23, 2019
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
To buy tickets, select one of the show times below.
Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4PM
Friday, February 22, 2019 at 7PM
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 2PM
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7PM
The musical hit, CHICAGO is a satirical look at fame, the justice system, and the publicity machine created by media. Based on a real-life trial in the 1920s, Chicago is about Roxie Hart, an aspiring wannabe nightclub singer who is arrested for murder and her attempts to get away with it. With show stopping numbers like All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango and Roxie Hart, Chicago is a hilarious, scathing look at how some achieve being a celebrity. (SENIOR MATINEE)
Theatre : Genre: Children,Musical
CHICAGO
CHICAGO
Kickin' It Kids Presents AntiBullying Event
Friday, March 1, 2019 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
The Kickin' It Kids present a night to unite with music and laughter! Musicians and comedians come together to support BULLYING...We're Kickin' It a 501c3 nonprofit that helps to create peaceful classrooms across the country and the Kickin' It Kids Anti-Bullying and Leadership Center the first and only of its kind in the country located in Manalapan NJ educating, supporting and empowering over 2,100+ students annually. During the positively entertaining evening you will enjoy visiting the vendor welcome tables some will have tasty treats, browsing student art designs and each entry will receive Thank You Tokens that can be used for the Token Table...all this will leave you feeling good knowing that you are helping to support our youth. For information on how to be a vendor or sponsor please contact 732-446-3636 or email office@werekickinit.org
Music : Genre: Blues,Music,Oldies,Special Event
KICKIN' IT KIDS
KICKIN' IT KIDS
VOYAGE FEATURING HUGO THE #1 JOURNEY TRIBUTE BAND IN THE WORLD
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM

James D'Amico Productions & Tommy's House Present:

VOYAGE the #1 JOURNEY tribute band in the world, Featuring HUGO.


Watch Voyage perform JOURNEY's music with chilling accuracy! Since 2005, VOYAGE has dominated America with more sold out shows than any other tribute.

Singer Hugo, is an absolute dead ringer for Steve Perry, both visually and vocally. He continues to stun fans with his miraculous resemblance, exact mannerisms and identical voice to Steve. Fans agree that VOYAGE delivers the closest experience to the original Steve Perry fronted lineup.The band also features world class New York musicians; Robby Hoffman, Greg Smith, Charlie Zeleny and Al Spinelli who along with Hugo have brought the show to critical acclaim through the many sold out shows as well as private and corporate events throughout America. VOYAGE takes you back to the '80's era when the timeless music of JOURNEY ruled the airwaves. See it to believe it!

Music : Genre: Classic Rock
voyage
voyage
THE OUTLAWS WITH SPECIAL GUEST SOUTHERN STEEL
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:


THE OUTLAWS with special guest Southern Steel. For The Outlaws, it’s always been about the music. For more than 40 years, the Southern Rock legends have celebrated triumphs and endured tragedies to remain one of the most influential and best-loved bands of the genre. Today, The Outlaws have returned with new music, new focus and an uncompromising new mission: It’s about a band of brothers bound together by history, harmony and the road. It’s about a group that respects its own legacy while refusing to be defined by its past. But most of all, it’s about pride.


Music : Genre: Classic Rock,Southern Rock
ALADDIN JR. Discover A Whole New World April 5, 6, 7
BCCT Presents Aladdin Jr. APRIL 5, 6, 7th
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
The story you know & love has been given the royal treatment! Aladdin & his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers a magic lamp & the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the princess, Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will & his moral character. With expanded characters, new songs & more thrills, this new adaptation of the beloved story will open up “a whole new world” for audiences of all ages! Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show.
For more information: bcct.org or 732.920.9041
https://bcct.booktix.com
Theatre : Genre: Musical
Aladdin Jr. APRIL 5, 6, 7th BCCT
Aladdin Jr. APRIL 5, 6, 7th BCCT
THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
JAMES D'AMICO PRODUCTIONS AND THE STRAND THEATER PRESENT:


THE CAST OF BEATLEMANIA
Beatlemania was a Broadway hit show back in the 1970’s that featured outstanding Beatle impersonators in a multi-media tribute to the most celebrated musical group of all time. After a successful run on Broadway, the show opened to packed houses in L.A. and London. Today, members of the Broadway and touring companies perform in concert as The Cast of Beatlemania.
Music : Genre: Classic Rock
The Cast
The Cast
STRAWBS 50 YEARS
ALL THREE DAYS April 26, 27, 28, 2019
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Celebrate 50 years of Strawbs during this three-day celebration of the folk/rock/prog legends, hosted by founding member David Cousins! Confirmed guests include keyboard wizard Rick Wakeman, producer Tony Visconti, Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam, electronic music pioneer Larry Fast, Hooters founder Eric Bazilian and singer/songwriter/author Wesley Stace. Sets include Strawbs & Guests backed by a full symphony orchestra, the first live performance of Grave New World, Rick Wakeman & David Cousins Together Again and many more.

VIP - Golden 3 day VIP PACKAGE, ultra-deluxe access to this once-in-a-lifetime 50th Anniversary experience! Included is: Choice Premium Seating for both performances at the Strand; drink vouchers good for 4 drinks (2 per show days) from The Strand’s full Gallery bar; exclusive souvenir laminate lanyard; Sunday Brunch with Strawbs & their guests on April 28, 2019 at The Ramada Hotel in Tom’s River, NJ.

2 DAY PASS – The same great shows without all the frills.
Festival
STRAWBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
STRAWBS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
CANNOLI, LATKES & GUILT - STEVE SOLOMON
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Steve Solomon, author & star of the 3-time award-winning, acclaimed show “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy” now brings you “Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt - the Therapy Continues.” Almost a million people throughout the US & overseas have laughed till they cried at Steve’s hit shows - including his last Strand appearance. Native of Brooklyn, Steve grew up in the multi-ethnic neighborhood of Sheepshead Bay, the perfect training ground for a dialectician. As the class clown & as a very authentic sounding Chinese restaurant delivery boy, Steve learned at an early age how to use his gift for imitating accents to his advantage. He’s won the CT Drama Desk Award plus other noms & wins for Best Actor & Best New Play. Prepare to laugh, cry & spend a wonderful side-splitting evening with Steve & his wacky family. Each of the 20 or so characters is brought to life by Steve using the voices and dialects that they possess in real life. Presented by Praia Entertainment of Pop, Rock & Doo Wopp Live!
General : Genre: Comedy
STEVE SOLOMON
STEVE SOLOMON
LET'S HANG ON A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 8PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
Doors open 6:30 PM
James D'Amico Productions Presents



LETS HANG ON A TRIBUTE TO FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS

Performing to sold out audiences nation wide, Let’s Hang On! has established itself as the premiere tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Capturing that iconic sound with crisp harmonies and sleek choreography you are sure to take a trip down memory lane with some of the best music from the 1960’s. Proudly dubbed America’s #1 Frankie Valli tribute show, if you liked “Jersey Boys” you will love Let’s Hang On!


Music : Genre: Oldies,Pop,Rock
ELVIS FOREVER! RICHIE SANTA & HIS 10 PIECE BAND
Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 7PM
Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
ELVIS FOREVER Will be another Great Tribute!
Richie Santa and his 10 piece band. Capture it all. The EXCITEMENT ENERGY, CHARISMA and FUN along with your favorite songs performed by one of the America’s favorite Elvis Tribute Artists. Special performance by Comedian Linda Axelrod as the unforgettable Joan Rivers will just be the start of another amazing show! Tickets include an after show Meet n' Greet Party with free CAKE AND COFFEE in the GALLERY!
Music : Genre: Blues,Music,Oldies,Special Event
ELVIS FOREVER
ELVIS FOREVER
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Strand Center for the Arts
Lakewood, NJ
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