Concerts and Entertainment

July 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

NEVER TOO LATE Free Outdoor Concert -or indoors if it rains!

Never Too late, the all golden agers Americana band is composed of four musicians who have, collectively,more than two hundred  years of musical experience. Members of NTL,AI Kessel (rhythm guitar),Bill Brandon (lead guitar) and John Ciano (steel guitar) are part of the house band for the live broadcast,barn dance radio show "Heartlands Hayride" which airs bi-monthly on WDVR 89.7FM and WDVRFM.ORG on the internet. Amy Petrie,lead female vocalist,appears on the show regularly.

In addition to classic country music (Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton,Willy Nelson),this eclectic group performs  soft rock (Eagles,linda  Ronstadt,Judy Collins) and old standards from the 1930's and 1940's (George Gershwin,Hoagie Carmichael,Gus Khan). We are grateful for the opportunity to be still out there rockin' after the age of seventy and  all members of NTLiike to remind our audiences that we "sing the songs you love to remember".NTL

*This is a FREE EVENT -Thank you to the support of the "Friends of Rutherfurd Hall"


AUGUST 10, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Brass Roots Free Lawn Concert (Inside if it rains)

The Brass Roots is one of northwestern Jersey’s premier rock, soul, and R&B horn cover bands. They work hard at recreating the the right mix of rhythm, brass, and great vocal harmonies that have made these songs absolute classics.

Their influences start with great horn bands like Chicago, Earth, Wind, and Fire, The Ides of March, and KC and the Sunshine Band. Then they bring in the very best of artists like Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, and Van Morrison. They reach back for the classic R&B sound of Sam and Dave, Wilson Pickett, the Temptations, and Aretha Franklin. Along the way, they grab some funk from the Commodores, Wild Cherry, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and wrap it all up with contemporary artists like Bruno Mars, Train, Ricki Marin, and Pink.

The Brass Roots features Rich Palmer on lead guitar and vocals, Fritz Elsasser on bass and vocals, John Gray Reed on rhythm guitar and vocals, Jerry Shortall on drums, Alison Kurtz on vocals, Mike Galley on keyboards and vocals, and – the fabulous horn section – Erik Elsasser on trumpet, Candace Procaccini on alto sax, Rick Landers on baritone sax, and Jason Wysocki on trombone.

AUGUST 11, 2017 7:30-9:30 pm

Jazz Summer Series at Rutherfurd Hall

Features the 17-piece Pat Longo Hollywood East Coast Big Band.  From playing Orchestra to the Marine Core; Pat played clarinet and saxophone for the Second Marine Air Wing Band to playing for the Jimmy Dorsey Band and The Harry James Orchestra. Pat decided to start his own band in 1978 playing songs for HBO’s ‘The Sopranos’ episodes, the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball and many more. etc.

Tickets $30 in advance and $35 at the door 

AUGUST 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast  Free Movie Under the Stars at Rutherfurd Hall! (rain or shine)

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Production year 2017     Rating PG

SEPTEMBER 15, 2017  7:30-9:30 pm

Jazz Summer Series at Rutherfurd Hall

James Torme with The John Colianni Trio Son of jazz legend “Mel Torme” James is a multi-award winning singer quickly becoming one of the most talked about vocalist artist on the planet. John “Johnny Chops” the essense of swing is noted for a virtuosic, hard swinging piano style, composer, arranger, and orchestra band leader.

Tickets $30 in Advance $35 at the door