Basie Center announces new Concerts on the Plaza series

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Latewaves will perform in the Basie Center for the Arts’ Concerts on the Plaza series, June 26.

The Count Basie Center for the Arts will present outdoor rock and comedy shows this summer in its Concerts on the Plaza series, taking place on the east side of the Red Bank venue, on its new William James and Catherine Basie Plaza.

The space will have table seating for two or four, with all the usual COVID precautions.

The initial shows announced for the series, with tickets going on sale May 14 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster, include:

June 11, 7 p.m.: Mike Vecchione
June 12, 7:30 p.m.: Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son
June 13, 5:30 and 8 p.m.: Ace Enders of The Early November
June 18, 7 p.m.: Tammy Pescatelli
June 26, 7:30 p.m.: Latewaves
July 24, 7 and 9:30 p.m.: Shayne Smith

During the pandemic, The Basie Center has presented shows for socially distanced audiences in both its main theater and its smaller space, The Vogel, and its series of outdoor shows at the Suneagles Golf Club in Eatontown is scheduled to begin this weekend. Last year, it presented outdoor shows at the Blu Grotto restaurant at Monmouth Park in Oceanport.

In a press release, Basie president and CEO Adam Philipson called the Concerts on the Plaza series “yet another pivot for us to safely showcase the performing arts while we wait for the day we’re to open our historic theatre with a capacity that allows us to operate properly.”

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