The weather is supposed to take a turn for the “much better” this week. It’s the time of year where temperatures in the 50’s sound like balmy flip-flop weather. That means there’s no excuses for remaining holed up at home. There’s a little something for everyone. A very busy week ahead at the Count Basie Theatre not to mention our Twitter friend Craig Mahoney’s event Sunday. Read on!
Wednesday, February 16th Darius Rucker the voice behind Hootie and the Blowfish takes the stage at the Count Basie Theatre. Local talent COREY WAGAR is the opening act. Corey will be accompanied on stage by Gordon Brown. Born and raised in Colts Neck, NJ, Corey Wagar fell in love with country music in the 3rd grade when her Uncle Paul had the Dixie Chicks recording “FLY” on repeat in his truck for an entire summer. This show is sold out, but if you’re coming to town, be sure to stay with us.
Hot Tuna Blues starring Hot Tuna, Charlie Musselwhite and Jim Lauderdale will be at Count Basie Theatre Thursday, February 18th at 8:00pm:
An all-star evening of electric and acoustic blues takes the Basie stage when the founding members of Hot Tuna, Jorma Kaukonen (guitar) and Jack Casady (bass), are joined by a drummer, Charlie Musselwhite (harmonica), Jim Lauderdale (guitar) and Barry Mitterhoff (mandolin). Friends since high school, Jorma and Jack earned commercial success as members of Jefferson Airplane, and have recorded and toured as Hot Tuna for forty years.
Bill Burr brings the funny to the stage at Count Basie on Friday, February 18th at 8:00pm:
Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of “Chappelle’s Show,” Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular on the “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.”
The Pink Floyd Experience will perform the “Animals” album live Saturday, February 19th at Count Basie Theatre at 8:00pm. Who knows, you might even see a flying pig?!
Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential rock bands of all time. Their record-breaking status is legendary. Now, get ready for THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE as they present Animals live in its entirety! With a spectacular light & video show, full quadraphonic sound and six outstanding musicians bringing you the most authentic Floyd experience possible.
For tickets to any of the available Count Basie Theatre shows listed above, visit their on-line ticket center or the box office at 99 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, NJ. Click on the on-line ticket center link for all ticket information.
Searching for Seals Saturday, February 19th 2:00pm to 3:30pm. Meet at Sandy Hook Visitor Center and hike out to the bay side with a park ranger to see seals during their annual migration. Learn about other marine mammals that use the Hook’s waters during different times of the year. To make sure seals are not scared or traumatized, humans should stay at least 100 feet away from them. Bring binoculars! I’m bummed I’m going to miss this, I really want to see a seal out at the hook. One of my first posts on this blog was about the seals at Sandy Hook and in the New York Harbor. You can read it here.
Sunday, Sunday, February 20th our friend and Twitterati Craig Mahoney will be displaying his comedic and emcee talents at Jack’s Goal Line Stand in Long Branch. Join him and his cast of characters for an evening of laughs and Craft Brewed Comedy. Beach Haus has taken care of the promotions and giveaways. All it takes is $7 at the door and if you’re in the back room there’s a one drink minimum. If I make it back from vacation in one piece I’ll be there, come enjoy a birthday drink with me! You can go “like” Craig Mahoney on Facebook by clicking on the picture below and follow him on Twitter @CraigMahoney
Have a great week everyone! If I missed anything, leave it in the comments below.
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