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Doo Wop and Rock ‘n’ Roll Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Opening: Desire

Thursday, July 9
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class begins at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area’s premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. Jersey Sound is putting its own spin on the music industry by giving people a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. These incredibly talented musicians and singers come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey’s most requested bands. They offer an eclectic blend of Oldies, Motown, R&B and Pop. With the very best vocalists and a killer rhythm section holding it all together, The “Jersey Sound” experience is one you will never forget!

Jersey Sound has performed at a number of Active Adult Communities in the Tri-State area. They have been a regular performer at the “Summer Concert Series” throughout the state of NJ. Some of the towns they have performed in are Manchester, Bradley Beach, Fort Lee, Bloomfield, Carteret, Berkeley Township and Secaucus.

Jersey Sound had the privilege of performing at Frankie Valli’s “Man of the Year” dinner in 2006, which was attended by over 600 guests. They also had the honor of performing at Jersey Boys own Tommy De Vito’s birthday party in July 2008 (founding member of the Four Seasons and Rock N Roll hall of fame member).


Desire is a professional vocal group specializing in the oldies from the 50′s and 60′s, with a strong group harmony sound. Several members of Desire have performed together for over 35 years as part of other oldies groups including The Paramounts, Memory and Harborside. In 1981, Desire recorded for AVE. D records with Memory.

Desire has opened for Jay Leno and has performed with many major acts such as The Harptones, The Duprees, The Platters, The Coasters, The Drifters, The Dubs, Arlene Smith of The Chantels, The Capris, Johnny Maestro & The Brooklyn Bridge, The Earls and many others.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

North American Folk Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: Red Molly
Opening: Meg Riley

Thursday, July 16
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class: YOGA with Dawn Gomez begins at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Red Molly

Americana powerhouse trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, infectious songwriting, and captivating stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk
roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning foot-stompers—as
effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature crystalline, three-part harmonies.

Find out more on Red Molly’s website:

Meg Riley

Songwriter and artist, Meg Rilley, has been writing and performing music for most of her young life. She has appeared at venues all across NJ as well as in Nashville, TN, where she performed as the opening act for Buddy Jewel at NAMM JAMM at the legendary Listening Room and will be attending Belmont University this fall.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Country and Honky Tonk Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: NASH EAST
Opening: Vintage Country

Thursday, July 23
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class: COUNTRY LINE DANCING with Ryan Passcarella begins at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE


Nash East is keeping it country! Nash East is a “Nashville” style country band that plays both Honky Tonk Country Music and Today’s Country Artist’s, while maintaining the integrity of the roots of country music.

Coming off the heels of opening for Eric Church at the Prudential Center, Nash East is ready for you to hear their all-star cast of professional country musicians who will play songs from six decades for you to enjoy an evening of lively up-beat country music!

To learn more about Nash East:

Vintage Country

Vintage Country is a duet featuring Mark Arrington and his wife Leticia. For decades, they have been playing and singing their recreations of the classic Nashville sound from the 1950’s through 1970’s to very appreciative crowds throughout the North-East USA. Vintage Country sings classic country music from the all-time greatest country music stars such as George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, Everly Brothers, Kitty Wells, Louvin Brothers, Don Gibson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, and Ray Price.


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

80s and 90s Rock Night

in Performing Arts, Thursdays on the Green

Headliner: Hair Metal Time Machine
Opening: Hot Flashes

Thursday, July 30
Vendors open at 6:00 pm
Health/Fitness Class: JAZZERCISE with Jazzercise Hackettstown Center begins at 6:00 pm
Concert begins at 6:30 pm
Admission: FREE

Hair Metal Time Machine

Hair Metal Time Machine is the brain child of lead singer Dave E. Lister, a former member of the band Pretty Boy Floyd who had such hits on MTV as “Rock and Roll (Is Gonna Set the Night on Fire)” and “I Wanna Be With You.” Together with Zeke E. Lee, (lead guitar, vocals), Kriss Kaboom (bass, vocals), Tony Baptist (drums, vocals), and Amanda Tucci (backing vocals), they make up the tribute band which is the dirty love letter to the era when rock was one big party – the 1980’s.

The band has one mission and one mission only – and that is to bring you back to the glory days of 80’s rock. From the colorful glam of bands such as Poison and Van Halen, the legendary anthems of Bon Jovi and Motley Crue, the grinding rock of Ratt and Skid Row, the girl power of Lita Ford and Joan Jett, and even the raw metal of Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne, Hair Metal Time Machine wants you to remember the days you used to bang your head to the music on the radio and live out your fantasies through MTV music videos.

Whether you lived the 80’s, (just barely survived the 80’s), or even if you weren’t yet born in the 80’s, we guarantee you will have nothing but a good time when you spend your night singing along with us with the songs you know and love. So come on feel the noise and get ready to rock – with Hair Metal Time Machine!

Hot Flashes

“Energy, creativity and variety! HOT FLASHES! Not just your everyday girl band. This all-female power trio brings it and takes it to a whole new level“

HOT FLASHES combine familiar rock covers and upbeat original music with clever, humorous and insightful lyrics. Each member plays multiple instruments, in addition to alternating lead and backing vocals. These ladies have something to say, and they do it in three-part harmony!

Lifelong musicians, HOT FLASHES’ accomplishments are extensive: Original music featured on the hit TV show Melrose Place (Jan); International recognition as “Fan Favorite” and two-time finalist in the Hit Like A Girl female drummer contest (Rikki); Violin and cello performance in a highly successful original music video (Carol).

Creating venue and event-specific sets, audiences find themselves immersed in the HOT FLASHES experience, cheering, dancing, singing along and joining in … and always wanting more HOT FLASHES!

Carol Felano – Guitar, harmonica, mandolin, cello, vocals
Rikki Woods – Drums, percussion, woodwinds, vocals
“Jazzy” Jan Loe – Bass, guitar, vocals

Rikki Woods proudly endorses Soultone Cymbals.
(973) 750-8104


This season of Thursdays on the Green is sponsored in part by:

Rockin’ Fest, to Support Student Veterans

in Foundation, Performing Arts, Veterans

Saturday, September 12
11 am – 6 pm
Connor Green at SCCC
The event will be held rain or shine

Parking donation:
$10 per Car
$5 per Car with Veteran or SCCC Student
Special pricing if you pre-pay by September 9th: $8 per Car
The proceeds from Rockin’ Fest will go towards the Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program.

The gates open at 10:30 am followed by a POW/MIA tribute from Jim Cahil. A Presentation of the Colors/National Anthem will be from the Branchville American Legion. After the welcome and introduction from the Nikki Briar Band, the Hot Flashes will perform. Additional bands featured include Pepperville, Rick Barth Band, The Jones and Only Living Boy. There will also be food, veterans’ service organizations and vendors available and a 50/50 to finish the days events.

Student veterans receive college tuition and a monthly housing stipend under the Post 9/11 GI Bill, but that money stops coming during winter and summer breaks when veterans are not in class, leaving students financially strapped.

The Student Veterans Emergency Relief Program will be available for student veterans who need assistance with expenses such as paying rent or an electric bill, or purchasing food and gas during times when class is not in session. A committee will review the request for assistance and quickly evaluate the situation so a rapid resolution can be achieved. The fund is a vehicle to get them through the period so they can concentrate on their studies. If the student veteran is struggling with classes, the fund can also be used for specialized tutoring.

For more information, call 973-300-2109 or email

If you cannot make the event, consider making a donation to our Student Veteran’s Emergency Relief Program.

Rockin’ Fest is sponsored by:

Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Thursdays on the Green

in Performing Arts

Thursdays on the Green is the FREE outdoor concert series that has been a summer tradition for hundreds of Sussex County residents since 2002. In addition to fabulous music, guests enjoy a family festival with vendors, artisans, giveaways and more. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the show.

SCCC Students to Perform Comedy “Almost, Maine”

in Performing Arts

A charmer…Unexpected magic lingers in the air like someone’s breath on a cold winter’s night. John Cariani aims for the heart by way of the funny bone.” —Star-Ledger. “…a whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance. Magical happenings bloom beneath the snowdrifts.” —NY Times.

The production of ALMOST, MAINE will be performed by the Sussex County Community College’s Performing Arts Club in the Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. SCCC students Jessica Kabbash will be the Producer while Katerina Slaska and Ashley Hohmann, a theater arts major, will be directing the various vignettes. Club Advisors Stella Trikouros, SCCC Theater Faculty, and Bryan Zellmer, SCCC Assistant Cultural Affairs Director, are proud of the creativity, talent and maturity of these SCCC students. They urge everyone to come to see this humorous play that will touch people of all ages.

The students of the SCCC Performing Arts Club selected ALMOST, MAINE by John Cariani for its student production because of the humor and the characters that they could relate to in the independent but related scenes. The story takes place “…on a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost — in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.” —DPS.

The cast and crew from SCCC and the Community include:
Branchville – Ethan Connelly; Byram – Zaida Cseke;
Franklin – Aly Lewis; Newton – Connor Doherty, Ivan Gonzales, Megan Smaletz;
Ogdensburg – Abigail Brandner, Jessica Kabbash, Katerina Slaska;
Sparta – Eric Fredericksen, Connor Nelms, Mark Witten;
Stockholm – Cassandra Maguire, Taylor Turkington;
Vernon – Joe Marotta; Walpack – Tristan Dunzelman;
Wantage – Marcus Gomez, Ashley Hohmann, Kristin Hohmann;
West Milford – Matt Dorniak

Tickets are $7 for SCCC students, faculty, staff, and under 18 years of age; $8 for senior citizens; $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online through the SCCC Box Office at, by calling 973-300-7900 or at the door.

This production is made possible through Dramatists Play Service, Inc.440 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10016

Family Magic Show featuring “Gary the Great” Performing at SCCC

in Campus Life, Performing Arts

The Sussex County P.B.A. Local #138 along with the Sussex County Community College (SCCC) Criminal Justice Club will be hosting the first annual Family Magic Show. The event will be held on Sunday, March 15 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Sussex County Community College.

“Gary the Great” is the kind of magician who performs anywhere from backyard barbecues to headlining events for Morgan Stanley, Ralph Lauren and many others. He has many years of experience on stage captivating audiences with his magic. He performed his first trick for his kindergarten show-and-tell and has been in love with the theatricality of magic ever since. Gary belongs to the International Brotherhood of Magicians and is a resident magician for the Brooklyn Public Library and, and he regularly volunteers at several New York pediatric hospitals.

Admission to the show is $7 for children and seniors; $9 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting the SCCC Box Office at A $2 per ticket processing fee will be added to each ticket.

Kinky Boots Broadway Show Trip

in Campus Life, Performing Arts

Thursday, April 23
Bus leaves at 2:30 pm and returns at 12:30 am for a 7 pm show • NYC
Tickets go on sale to students on March 09 for $65, staff on March 30 for $123, and community on March 30 for $133

Kinky Boots features the first-ever Broadway score by Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper. This new musical packs a punch and provides catchy songs, top-notch performances, colorful costumes, big sets, dazzling dance sequences and even a few scenes that could make you cry. Join Charlie Price as he suddenly inherits his father’s failing shoe factory. While trying to save his family business, he soon finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Lola turns out to be the one person who can help Charlie become the man he’s meant to be. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Ladies Night of Comedy

in Campus Life, Foundation, Performing Arts

Saturday, April 11
8 pm • PAC
Admission: $18-$22, Note: Admission is included in select Ladies’ Saturday Retreat tickets

Get ready for a fun night featuring three hilarious comedians that will leave you in stitches. Their observations of the world will take your stomach muscles to places they’ve never been to. All three have long lists of TV credits, ranging from Nick Mom’s Night Out to The Late Show with David Letterman. You’ll see why so many people love Karen Bergreen, Alexandra McHale and Sherry Davey. As if that wasn’t enough, the host for the evening will be the award-winning celebrity impersonator, Scott Mason, as the fabulous DAME EDNA. This event is in conjunction with SCCC’s Ladies Retreat but open to the public. For mature audiences only.