Saturday, June 25, 2016

bergenPAC SCHEDULES WESTFIELD GARDEN STATE PLAZA CONCERT SERIES

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Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series

  • Abba the Concert
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2016 – 8PM
  • Toad the Wet Sprocket & Rusted Root
    TUESDAY, AUGUST 23, 2016 – 8PM
  • Tommy James & The Shondells with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016 – 8PM
  • Paula Poundstone
    FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 – 8PM
  • 38 Special
    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016 – 8PM
  • Bret Michaels: The Party Starts Now!
    WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2016 – 8PM
  • Odd Squad Live!
    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2016 – 2PM & 5:30PM

As part of our partnership with Westfield Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, NJ, bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, NJ announces the “Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series.” 

To purchase tickets for the “Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series,” visit www.Ticketmaster.com, the bergenPAC Box Office or call 201.227.1030.

“This is a wonderful collaboration between our two community-minded organizations,” said Dominic Roncace, bergenPAC CEO. “With the support of Westfield Garden State Plaza we can further our mission of bringing live performing arts and arts education to our whole community. This is an exciting time for bergenPAC and we are thrilled that Westfield Garden State Plaza is joining our efforts to reach everyone.”

Toad The Wet Sprocket 300dpiAlso included as part of the “Westfield Garden State Plaza Concert Series” is Toad the Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root. Toad the Wet Sprocket have made 5 studio albums which sold over 4 million copies, had 5 major hits including "All I Want," "Walk On The Ocean."  Having collaborated with one another for two decades, Rusted Root, has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shape shift their music into their own distinct and undeniable vision.  

Rounding off the series are the following exciting shows:

Tommy James & The Shondells with Felix Cavaliere's Rascals

A double bill of classic rock, featuring Tommy James (“Mony Mony,” ”Crimson and Clover,” “I Think We’re Alone Now”) and Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals (“Good Lovin’” “A Beautiful Morning,” “People Got To Be Free”). The music of Tommy James is heard continuously, every day, in every country in the world.  For legendary singer songwriter, Felix Cavaliere, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career.

<<enter caption here>> at The Ice House Comedy Club on July 12, 2012 in Pasadena, California.Paula Poundstone

32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country—stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went.  She went on to become one of our country’s foremost humorists. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s #1 show, a rascal of a weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me".

 

38 Special

After more than three decades together, 38 Special continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. Thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance.  Best known for their hits, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” and more – timeless hits that remain a staple, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord.

Bret Michaels: The Party Starts Now!

Bret Michaels is a multi-platinum global superstar who has turned his passion for music into a multi-faceted brand that encompasses record breaking touring sales. Michaels first rose to fame as the frontman of Poison. As one of rock's most iconic and enduring bands, Poison defined the fast, gritty, and glamorous rock 'n' roll scene. Bret’s solo career has charted its own course with numerous solo albums.

Odd Squad Live bergenPAC 300dpiOdd Squad Live!

Attention Odd Squad fans, something very odd has happened in your home town. Ms. O needs you to team up with Odd Squad agents in this live, interactive adventure to solve an exciting case. There will be gadgets! There will be villains! There will be music! There will be comfortable seats, but you’ll only need the edge… because, frankly, it’s bad for posture to sit all the way back. Well, what are you waiting for? Go!

“We are excited to move into the next phase of our partnership with this concert series,” said Brian Gaus, Westfield Garden State Plaza Senior General Manager. “We are proud to be a part of this special opportunity to help support bergenPAC’s non-profit mission to bring the live performing arts to our community.”

About Westfield Garden State Plaza

Westfield Garden State Plaza is the ultimate destination for fashion, dining and entertainment in the NY/NJ metro area offering the best selection of brands in every retail category, and is renowned for delivering cutting edge, new retail concepts to market.  Just minutes from Manhattan in Paramus, N.J., millions of shoppers each year enjoy an unparalleled shopping and dining experience, complete with personalized services and amenities.  For more information, call 201-843-2121 or www.facebook.com/gardenstateplaza or www.westfield.com/gardenstateplaza.

About bergenPAC

Founded in 2003, the 1,367-seat Bergen Performing Arts Center, or bergenPAC, is the area’s cultural mecca. Housed in a historic Art Deco-style theater boasting one of the finest acoustic halls in the United States, bergenPAC attracts a stellar roster of world-class entertainment. The jewel in our crown is The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC – the innovative, educational performing arts initiative that, through programs, classes, outreach, school shows, and main theater presented shows, reach more than 30,000 students and community youth annually. The Performing Arts School provides community youth, age 2 months to 21 years, with unique, “hands-on” training in music, dance and theater by industry professionals. It is through the ongoing generosity of sponsors, donors, members, and patrons that the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation bergenPAC and The Performing Arts School are able to thrive and enrich our community.