It’s very likely the longest running summer entertainment series in New Jersey . The 146th summer season in Ocean Grove — featuring pop, rock, country and classical music, as well as a show by “Prairie Home Companion” host Garrion Keillor — begins one month from today and last through Sept. 12, with tickets going on sale May 1; visit oceangrove.org for information..
Here is the schedule. All shows are at the Great Auditorium and begin at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
May 23: Atlantic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harry Eichhorn. Patriotic tunes, American classics and a salute to the Armed Forces for Memorial Day. Free will donation.
July 2: Imperial Brass with Phil Smith. $16.
July 4: Ocean Grove Summer Band, conducted by Harry Eichhorn. Marches, show tunes and patriotic fare. Free will donation.
July 9: Pianist Yun-Chin Zhou. $16.
July 11: Oh, What A Night! Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons tribute. $25 or $30.
July 12: 61st annual Choir Festival.
July 16: Clarinet and piano duo Maksim Shtrykov and Misuzu Tanaka. $16.
July 18: Kenny Rogers, $50 to $65.
July 23: The Solisti Ensemble. $16.
July 24: Steven Curtis Chapman. $20 or $35.
July 30: Gordon Turk and the Festival Orchestra, conducted by Jason Tramm. $16.
Aug. 1: Garrison Keillor – America The Beautiful 41st Anniversary Tour. $50 to $65.
Aug. 8: Paul Anka. $45 to $60.
Aug. 15: “Four Girls Four,” starring Andrea McArdle , Maureen McGovern, Randy Graff and Faith Prince. $35 or $45.
Aug. 22: The Beach Boys. $45 to $60.
Aug. 23: Great Auditorium Choir, conducted by Jason Tramm. Sacred Masterworks: “Grace and Peace.”
Aug. 29: Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, The Lovin’ Spoonful. $40 to $50.
Sept. 5: Gene Chandler, The Crystals, Lenny Coco & The Chimes, Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets. $25 or $30.
Sept. 12: Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, conducted by Father Alphonse Stephenson. Patriotic anthems, show tunes and operatic selections. $20 or $25.
There will also be free organ recitals on the Great Auditorium’s pipe organ every Wednesday and Saturday from July 1 to Sept. 5, with Gordon Turk and guest organists including Isabelle Demers (July 8), Christopher Houlihan (July 15) and Christopher Creaghan (Aug. 19).
A pass for the five shows in the “Summer Stars” classical series (July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30) is $75.