Back by popular demand to headline this event is "Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound" backed by the BUMC choir, plus choir members from neighboring churches! If you missed Alexis perform here last year, you missed a powerful performance. She had just come off of 26 weeks at #1 on the Roots Music Charts for her CD, "Love the Way You Roll", and her most recent release "All For Loving You" has just debuted as #2 on Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Contemporary Blues". Opening for Alexis is popular keyboard veteran Ed Alstrom, organist for the Yankees.
This concert will begin on our great lawn at 2pm with performances by head of Morristown's Folk Alliance, Mike Agranoff; Jersey Shore–based band The Catering Company; acoustic artist Sean O'Flynn; and Boonton's own rock band Brother Wisdom. Lawn chairs are welcome. Burgers, hot dogs, and Curly's Ice Cream will be available.
Raise the Roof!
Kids 12 and
Purchase tickets at the door only day of event
Willy Porter - Sat. April 16th, 7:30 pm
2016 Concert Series
Spring Concert - Sat. May 7th, 7:30 pm
TICKETS may be purchased at door only on day of concerts.
Join us for an incredible evening of GUITAR MAGIC with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, one of the most popular and sought-after guitar duos on the international music scene. Their dynamic genre-spanning music has brought them to 15 countries on 3 continents, performing in some of the world's most illustrious venues. With daring arrangements doused with grace, speed, and a little comedy, they will bring the audience on a musical ride from Bach and Beethoven to Gershwin and Ellington, plus Sting, Lennon/McCartney, and more. Don't miss this chance to see these two masters "live"!
Vignola quotes ...
"One of the brightest stars of the guitar" - New York Times
"They play classically, then he plays jazz on top of it. It's unbelievable. - Bucky Pizzarelli
"He's one of the greatest musicians I've ever heard" - Tommy Emmanuel
Tickets only $15 in advance! Happy Holiday from The Music Mission!
A small silent auction will take place in conjunction with the concert. Doors will open at 7 pm at which time interested guests may place bids. Winners will be announced during the concert. Coffee and desserts will be served.
Guitarbeque - Sat. September 10th, 12-5 pm
Tickets $25 ea.
Purchase at door day of show
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Barbecue Bob & Geoff Achison Slam Allen
Les Paul Centennial Concert plus "Thank You Les"
Documentary Screening - Sat. March 5th, 7:30 pm
Celebrate Frank Sinatra's centennial with Lise Avery, vocalist and host of the internationally syndicated jazz radio program, "Anything Goes!!". Lise will be backed by Sinatra's own pianist, Russ Kassoff, and bassist Jay Anderson, as they perform the Chairman of the Board's most popular songs. Exclusive interview clips with Frank Sinatra Jr., plus behind-the-scenes photos will be shared. Special guest and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Eddie Brigati will join Lise in this unique tribute to an American icon.
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo - ACOUSTIC GUITAR VIRTUOSOS
Sat. December 3rd at 8 pm
Thanks to all of our wonderful performers and supporters for making this benefit concert series possible.
Enjoy a classic evening of music celebrating Les Paul's centennial with Les's legendary Trio, featuring Lou Pallo, "The Man of a Million Inversions," world-renowned jazz guitarist, Frank Vignola, and upright bassist, Gary Mazzaroppi. Special guests include Eddie Brigati (of the Rascals) and vocalist Susan Lovell-Brigati. The event will begin with a screening of Pallo's award-winning 60-minute documentary tribute to Les Paul, "Thank You Les," which includes Steve Miller, Keith Richards, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jose Feliciano, Slash, Billy F. Gibbons, Eddie Brigati, Nokie Edwards, and more. Learn about Les Paul's later decades, performing every Monday night at a small NYC jazz club, from those who worked closest with him. The film, as seen on PBS, takes you inside the recording sessions of the "Thank You Les" album, with interviews from the artists, and will be followed by a live performance of Les's favorite songs from the Great American Songbook.
Once featured on The Food Network's All American Festivals, the original, signature Guitarbeque brings you extraordinary guitarists PLUS award-winning barbeque. Enjoy Texas-style pork, rib, brisket, and more available for purchase. Browse our craft vendors. No outside food and drinks, please. Lawn chairs welcome. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of superb food and music. Rain or shine! This year's Guitarbeque opens with NY/NJ blues staple, Barbecue Bob & the Spareribs, followed by Australian touring blues artist, Geoff Achison, and closing the show will be 2016 "Best New CD by a New Artist" Blues Music Award nominee, Slam Allen!
Admission is free-will offering
Non-perishable donations to the Church's food pantry are welcomed
Guitarist and singer/songwriter Willy Porter has been turning first-time listeners into die-hard fans for more than two decades. He and singing partner, Carmen Nickerson, bring their brand of righteous indie-folk for a night of high-test tunes and tons of fun. Willy's signature finger-picking guitar work and rich songwriting creates a one-of-a-kind musical ride that has energized audiences all over the world from stages shared with icons such as Jethro Tull, Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jeff Beck.
Carmen Nickerson's soulful vocals and playful singing style pairs exquisitely with Willy's grooves to produce soaring harmonies that add fresh
layers and new depth to Willy's songs. They're touring together
in support of Porter's recent record, "Human Kindness" (2015).
Willy's warmth and wit onstage keeps people grinning, but it's
his music that keeps them coming back for more.
Sydney Kayne is a gifted singer/songwriter, and junior at Montville
Township High School. Sydney came in third at last year's Z100
"Hometown Hero Competition," moving past dozens of pop artists.
Her intelligent lyrics and sassy style are mesmerizing.
Alexis P. Suter
Frank Vignola Gary Mazzaroppi Eddie Brigati Susan Lovell-Brigati
Anything Goes!! Sinatra Centennial - November 5th, 8:00 pm
Tickets $25 each
Ed Alstrom Mike Agranoff The Catering Company Sean O'Flynn
Tickets $25 ea.
Purchase at door day of show
Raise the Roof! Concert - Sat. July 30th 2 pm - 9 pm
featuring Alexis P. Suter and the Ministers of Sound, and more!
Kids 12 and under free
Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson
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Tickets $15 in advance / $20 at the door
Setting the stage for the Mission Fund Campaign
The Music Mission
Celebrate spring with our third annual Spring Concert, a home-grown effort embracing the gifted talent in and surrounding our community.
This year's show features Bob Leive, Allegro Encore Symphony, Morgan and McCall Carlson, PGQ&A with Angelo Questa, Sydney Kayne, Richard Carlin & Amy Whitmer, Pathways Rock Band, Jess Caprio, The Saturday Quartet, Matthew Chisari, Chloe Gurin, and the BUMC Fusion Choir.