Event information for the 2015 season will be posted here in earliest event first order. Please visit this page to obtain the most current scheduling information.

Free admission to all shows during the Friday Summer Concert Series!
All shows begin at 7pm unless otherwise indicated.

Schedule

Note: Dates and Artists are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

July 3rd - Laura Rain
July 10th - Danielia Cotton
July 17th - Billy Hector
July 24th - The Organik Vibe Trio Featuring Joel Frahm, Marko Marcinko and Ron Oswanski
July 31st - Albert Castiglia Band with special guest John Ginty
August 7th - Kelly Swindall
August 14th - Peter Karp & Sue Foley

Please Note: rain policy for 2015. All shows will be at the Nicholson Pavilion in Dykstra Park. If there is a significant threat of inclement weather, the show will be held indoors at the Mohawk Ave School Auditorium at 7pm. Please check the home page on the day of each show for updated information regarding postponement or relocation.

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August 7th - Kelly Swindall

Kelley Swindall was born and raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia, where she grew up listening to the music of Kris Kristofferson, Patsy Cline, and David Allen Coe on the way to church every Sunday morning, because that's what her daddy listened to. The rest of the week she listened to the Atlanta oldies station, fox97, because that's what her ride listened to. When she was old enough to drive herself, she added  Ryan Adams, Tom Petty, Dylan, The Band, and Skynyrd to the mix. 

Drawing from her southern background, her style is a unique blend of soulful dark & bluesy folk coupled with a witty, gritty, old school country sensibility,  inspired by the outlaw tradition. Rooted in story songs and talking blues, her debut album "kelley swindall (pronounced ke le swin 'dl)" was released in July of 2014.

She splits her time between NYC and the road, where she performs regularly as both a solo artist and with The Kelley Swindall Band.

“Swindall is one of the most distinctive artists in Americana...she is Southern by birth and sings with a charming natural twang but also a persistent unease... she knows her blues on the guitar too. ”

“... an engaging performer with a knack for a catchy tune and a choice turn of phrase... Her songs have a southern warmth to them, whether bluesy or more country; she’s also a casually compelling singer who can let a phrase trail off mysteriously or add just the tinge of a smoky, bluesy rasp or wail..."

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August 14th - Peter Karp & Sue Foley

Friday August 14th the Sparta Summer Concert Series welcomes Peter Karp and Sue Foley back to the stage. Peter is a gifted singer-songwriter, guitarist, pianist and American troubadour. Engaging audiences, spinning tales part New Jersey, part Alabama. Well written tunes with blues licks and piano fills. Sue Foley is considered one of the finest blues and roots artists working today. Playing her Telecaster, winning numerous awards, sharing the stage with greats like BB King, Buddy Guy , Lucinda Williams and Tom Petty.

In 2010 the two joined forces and released "He said...She Said", a collaboration adapted from letters and emails they shared during some tough times. Their latest cd "Beyond The Crossroads" is high voltage, piano boogie, slide guitar blues-rock that combines the talents of these two noted singer-songwriting guitar slingers. The record was top 10 on Billboard Blues and #1 for 6 weeks on National Blues & Roots charts. The band features Niles Terrat on bass and Mike Catapano on drums.

More information regarding Peter & Sue is available at their website:  www.karpfoley.com

Concert is FREE. 7PM start, rain or shine, at Dykstra Park in Sparta, NJ.

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