Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. for Eric Church’sMay concert at the Prudential Center in Newark. It’s still early, of course, butthere is already a slew of major country shows booked for New Jersey. (And I’m not even counting Taylor Swift, who doesn’t qualify as country anymore.)
The date for Church’s concert is May 2, and The Lone Bellow will open. Tickets will be available through Ticketmaster.com.
Here are some of the other big country performerscoming to the Garden State this year, ranging from grizzled veterans to fresh-faced newcomers:
Jan. 28: Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett at BergenPAC, Englewood.
Feb. 13: Rosanne Cash at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
Feb. 19: Travis Tritt at Newton Theatre, Newton.
Feb. 25: Travis Trittat Levoy Theatre, Millville.
Feb. 26:Thomas Rhettat Starland Ballroom, Sayreville.
Feb. 28:Eli Young Bandat Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City.
March 7:Brandi Carlileat Music Box at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa, Atlantic City.
March 19: Parmalee at iPlay America, Freehold.
March 27: Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
April 11: Dan + Shay, at Starland Ballroom, Sayreville.
April 16:Mary Chapin Carpenterat Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood.
May 8:Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhettat Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
May 14: Vince Gill, at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown.
June 2: Merle Haggardat Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank.
June 3: Merle Haggardat BergenPAC, Englewood.
Aug. 15:Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldeanat MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford.
Sept. 4-6: Delaware Valley Bluegrass Festival at Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown. With Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, Hot Rize, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers, Blue Highway, The Gibson Brothers, Sister Sadie, Sierra Hull, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Rebecca Frazier and Hit and Run, Dan Paisley and the Southern Grass,others.
Sept. 12: Luke Bryan at Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden. (Ticket information not yet available.)