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Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch
Fri. & Sat., Sept. 22 & 23
Evening Concerts $20 each; Classes $10
Weekend pass (includes one class) $30
Saturday Afternoon Concert FREE

Coastal VA’s premier original music festival comes to North Branch. Fri. at 7:00PM, Songwriters-in-the-Round. Enjoy three writers' music and conversation about their writing and inspiration. Sat. at Noon, concurrent, 60-minute workshops in guitar, songwriting or indie music promotion. 2-5PM: FREE Concert On The Quad featuring sets by three bands. LOCAL MUSICIANS: Bring your instrument and join the jam in the Pickers Tent! Sat. at 7:00PM, Tall Tales & Troubadours with the Mike Aiken Band.
Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards
Thurs., Oct. 19 at 1 & 7PM

Propelled by rich vocal harmonies and arresting original songs, Laura Cortese and the Dance Cards have emerged as one of the most intriguing, versatile, and refreshing groups in the bountiful New England folk scene. Solidly grounded in traditional fiddle styles, this all-female string group reaches for the sky with their original compositions, arrangements and interpretations of old-time, bluegrass, country, and Celtic music. Their sound? Bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger.
Sun., Nov. 19 at 2PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

This powerful female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to afro jazz to gospel. Their voices, energy and breath-taking performance on stage is an experience that inspires and touches people of all cultures and walks of life.
video Music of the Season
Tim Farrell
Thurs., Nov. 30 at 1 & 7PM

With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it’s not easy being a trailblazer. Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell. His fingerstyle playing displays an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Come and enjoy Farrell’s melodic grace as he performs a colorful array of seasonal favorites sure to bring warmth and good cheer to your holiday season.
Christmas with The Annie Moses Band
Sun., Dec. 3 at 2PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

The Annie Moses Band’s unique combination of chamber strings, soaring vocals, and infectious rhythms transform your favorite songs of the season into pure excitement. These virtuoso musicians combine the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences, young and old, classical connoisseurs and roots enthusiasts, jazz aficionados and bluegrass buffs. Share this very special performance with your loved ones this season!
Chousensha – The Challengers
Yamato – The Drummers of Japan
Fri., Jan. 26 at 7PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

This wildly entertaining group of energetic young Taiko drummers presents a high-energy spectacle of athleticism, superhuman coordination, and heart-pounding intensity. With drums that weigh up to half a ton, the Yamato drummers’ staggering display of physical strength and their trademark infections energy will leave you feeling totally exhilarated. Continually challenging themselves to reach greater heights, this spirited performance celebrates the strength, hope, dreams and courage in all of us. Feel the uninterrupted vibration of the beat throughout our bodies. We will never lose!
video Evie Ladin & Keith Terry
Thurs., Mar. 1 at 1 & 7PM

Innovative musicians/dancers with a quirky neo-trad soul, California-based Evie Ladin & Keith Terry throw down original folk songs, and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. A prolific singer-songwriter, percussive dancer and square dance caller, Evie’s clawhammer banjo has been heard from
A Prairie Home Companion to Celtic Connections, Lincoln Center to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. Keith Terry is a renowned percussionist/rhythm dancer who has collaborated with a host of inventive performers including Bobby McFerrin, Robin Williams, Turtle Island Quartet, Charles “Honi” Coles, and Bill Irwin.
Thu., March 15, 2018 at 9AM & 10:30AM
Fri., March 16 at 9AM & 10:30AM
Saturday, March 17 at 10am & 2:30PM
Ages: 0 - 24 months    All tickets: $10

Hup is an enchanting musical experience that combines live classical music with a heart-warming storyline in a beautiful performance specially designed for very young children.
Rhythm of the Dance
The National Dance Company of Ireland
Sat., Mar. 17 at 8PM
Tickets: $25 & $35

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with the thundering sound, dizzying speed and unique artistry of Irish step dance at its best! As seen on PBS in 2013, this richly costumed show includes world champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the Young Irish Tenors. It’s no surprise that Rhythm of the Dance one of the most popular and successful Irish step dance shows on tour today.
video Martin Taylor
Thurs., Apr. 12 at 1 & 7PM
Martin Taylor is a multi-award winning guitarist. Acoustic Guitar magazine calls him "THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation." He dazzles audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, and a strong stage presence while his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world's foremost exponent of solo fingerstyle guitar playing. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated by guitarists all over the world.
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The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Box Office: M-F, 11-4, 908.725.3420

The Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College
P.O. Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876-1265 (908) 218-8867
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