Folk. Rock. Blues. Roots. Alt-country. Punk. Pop. Worldbeat. Celtic. Broadway musical.
These are among the live music genres coming to Hopewell Theater. In anticipation of our amazing lineup, we’ve created a Fall 2022 Spotify playlist for you to explore. Use it to decide which concert to come to, sample new artists, or just enjoy excellent music.
Here’s what’s in store this season:
Karan Casey – Friday, September 16
Singing songs charged with a sense of social responsibility in a career spanning over 25 years, Karan Casey has released eleven albums and contributed to numerous other artists’ projects – appearing on more than 50 albums in total. Opening the show will be local singer-songwriter Helen O’Shea and guitarist James Popik!
Sunny War – Sunday, September 18
It’s no secret that great art comes from the margins; from those who are either pushed to create from inner forces, or who create to show they deserve to be recognized. Los Angeles-based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary, Sunny War, has always been an outsider, always felt the drive to define her place in the world through music and songwriting.
The RT’s – Thursday, September 22
Brooklyn-based five-piece band The RT’s are known for their eclectic take on rock n’ roll, which mixes punk rock energy, horn drenched soul, and precise musicianship with a lighthearted, but sincere delivery. Opening for The RT’s is local performing artist, songwriter, and producer Nate Walker!
Parklet Pop-Up: Cruise Night with Nate Walker – Friday, September 30
Hopewell Theater is hosting an outdoor live music pop-up at our parklet created in the front of 7 W. Broad St. (formerly The Brothers Moon Restaurant) featuring bistro seating and solo acoustic guitar by local artist Nate Walker!
HT will also offer delicious, local ice cream treats from our friends at Owowcow Creamery along with other popular HT concessions for sale. The event is free and all ages are welcome.
“The Music of the Night” with John D. Smitherman – Sunday, October 9
Join us for Music of the Night! featuring music from Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, as well as other Broadway songs from shows performed byJohn D. Smitherman – one of the original Three American Tenors – like Les Miserablés, Man of La Mancha, South Pacific, Mamma Mia, West Side Story, Show Boat, and many more.
Dar Williams – Saturday, October 15
With a 25+ year career, Dar Williams rose out of the vibrant mid-90s Boston scene inspired by the eclectic influences of alt-rockers, Berklee jazz musicians, slam poets, and folk artists like Patty Griffith, Melissa Ferrick, the Throwing Muses, Vance Gilbert, and Jonatha Brooke.
Somebody’s Daughter is a one woman show based on Zara Phillips’s book of the same title. It features background music by Richard Thompson.
Adopted as a baby in the 1960s, becoming a backing vocalist to well known bands in the 80s, and getting sober at 22, Zara takes us on her journey to uncover the truth about her history.
Christine Havrilla & Gypsy Fuzz – Friday, October 28
Award-winning Philadelphia area native Christine Havrilla utilizes the soft gritty texture of her vocals to express warmth and honesty listeners quickly embrace as well as her aggressive, raw, trash-style guitar playing and looping. Together with her band, Gypzy Fuzz, she is bringing “Neofunkadelicfolkpoptwangrock” back to Hopewell, NJ!
Vance Gilbert – Friday, November 4
“If Joni Mitchell and Richie Havens had a love child, with Rodney Dangerfield as the midwife, the results might have been something close to the great Vance Gilbert.” As this quote from Richmond Magazine suggests, Vance Gilbert defies stereotypes. It’s little wonder then that he also exceeds expectations. In this case, those two qualities go hand in hand.
Rhett Miller – Sunday, November 6
Texas native Rhett Miller is perhaps best known as the frontman of the Dallas-based alt-country band the Old 97’s, which built a devoted following with their brash blend of country and power pop influences. All four members also pursued side projects, but Miller’s solo career captured the most attention, with the literate songwriter training his eye on such subjects as fatherhood, sex, and love.
Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root with Dirk Miller – Friday, November 18
Rusted Root evolved around frontman Michael Glabicki’s distinct sound and vision… a one of a kind blend of acoustic folk, rock, and world music that took the Pittsburgh-based band to a worldwide touring career. Glabicki is also exploring new sounds and opening new doors with his solo career, regularly touring as a duo with Rusted Root’s guitar player, Dirk Miller.
Live At The Fillmore – Saturday, November 26
Live At The Fillmore is acknowledged as the #1 worldwide tribute to the original Allman Brothers Band. Great attention is paid to recreating their music with an unparalleled degree of authenticity. Join us at Hopewell Theater when they offer an exact reproduction of the live concert performances of the original Allman Brothers Band featuring Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, and Berry Oakley.
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