Press release from Red Bank RiverCenter
In an annual call for talent, Red Bank RiverCenter is seeking experienced street performers — musicians, magicians, and other entertainers — to entertain downtown Red Bank this summer.
Entertainers will be selected through open auditions and presented through RiverCenter’s popular StreetLife program, now in its 16th year. Interested artists are invited to take part in auditions beginning 6 pm on Thursday, March 10, at the Count Basie Rehearsal Studio (99 Monmouth Street, 2nd Floor) in Red Bank.
A promo video for ‘Eat! Drink! Italy!,’ Red Bank restaurateur Victor Rallo’s new TV show, which gets a launch at the Basie Saturday night. Below, a rousing night of patriotic songs fills the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill Sunday. (Click to enlarge)
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Friday, July 5:
SHREWSBURY: Monmouth County Eastern Branch Library hosts a discussion on Treasures of the Monmouth County Parks, including an update on the status of the park system post-Hurricane Sandy for this edition of First Friday for Seniors. The discussion begins at 11 a.m. 1001 Route 35 North.
Red Bank offered a sprawling buffet of delights for music lovers Saturday night as the Brookdale Big Band, right, laid down a smooth bed of Basie, Ellington and other greats at Riverside Gardens Park in a benefit for the borough library, while Attractive Nuisenze, above, and Tri City Jazz, below, were among the handful of acts buskingthe sidewalks as part of the summerlong StreetLife program. (Click to enlarge)
Making the most of a warm spring evening, members of Attractive Nuisenze, of Manalapan, got a jump on Red Bank RiverCenter’s StreetLife auditions by setting up outside the Count Basie Theatre Wednesday night. The weather forecast for the weekend is a bit more downbeat, with cooler temperatures and some rain. (Click to enlarge)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
And if you want to be on one of Red Bank’s corners performing this summer, this is your chance to showcase your talent.
Recession-pinched consumers: this is your weekend.
The 56th annual edition of the Red Bank Sidewalk Sale opens Friday and runs through Sunday.
Racks and tables laden with clothing, footwear, housewares and other merch will offer up a smorgasbord of deals along Broad, Front, Mechanic, White, Wallace and Monmouth Streets, as well as Linden Place and Wharf Avenue.
While visitors to downtown Red Bank may be used to seeing alfresca StreetLife musicians in the summer, some may have done a double- or triple-take Monday night, thanks to one combo that was seemingly everywhere.
The Old Bridge-based foursome, featuring four guys aged 14 to 17, made a handful of stops, playing a couple of tunes at each location including Riverside Gardens Park, top, and Monmouth Street, right before rushing off to the next spot for a few minutes of stolen fame. In fact, when not busking, all four are members of a band called The Stolen.
From left: Matt Wade, A Cool Blues Duo (featuring Chuck Lambert and Susan Haugenes), Kati Beddow Brower and Virago pack the Tunes-To-Go, as Red Bank RiverCenter inaugurates a new LunchMusic series at Riverside Gardens.
By TOM CHESEK
If you’re a music fan of eclectic disposition, you’ve come to the right place. In fact, on summertime Saturday nights, a carelessly distracted connoisseur could literally stumble over the next big thing on the streets of Red Bank.
Beginning June 5 and continuing Saturday nights through August (save for July 3’s KaBoom fireworks night), the outdoor mini-concert series known as Red Bank StreetLife returns to the the sidewalks and storefronts of the Basie-birthing borough an open-air musical bazaar produced and presented (as it’s been each year since 2001) by the folks at Red Bank RiverCenter.
It’s a regular sonic smorgasbord of jazz stylers and blues howlers, folk strummers and world drummers, bell choirs and barbershoppers and more, spotlighting performers who’ve competed for the coveted StreetLife slots in a series of judged auditions, as redbankgreen detailed here in April.
Before all that, however, RiverCenter is serving up an exciting appetizer to the season’s musical menu an all-new Wednesday lunchtime entertainment series that begins June 2 at noon in Riverside Gardens Park and continues through the month under the name LunchMusic.