The legendary Stanhope House will trade in its blues legacy for a night when it goes “green” on Saturday, Dec. 4, in a benefit for the environment hosted by the non-profit EarthShare New Jersey. Its mission is to mobilize New Jersey residents to conserve and protect their land, water, air, and wildlife, and make the state a healthier place to live, work and play.
“I can’t think of a better place to hold our benefit than in beautiful northwest New Jersey, where the abundant open spaces and the Delaware Water Gap remind of the need to protect and preserve our natural surroundings,” says Paula Aldarelli, executive director of EarthShare New Jersey. “Please come out and help us rock The Stanhope House for this worthy cause on Dec. 4.”
The bands scheduled to perform are: Tad Schaefer & The Troublemakers, led by member of the N.Y. Blues Hall of Fame; The Incinerators, a Jersey Shore band whose music “aims at the feet”: The Lew Gatewood Band, which plays everything from Marvin Gaye to The Rolling Stones; and the Chuck Lambert Band, which is led by a Red Bank native.
Tom Kaminski, veteran traffic reporter for WCBS Newsradio 880, will be the master of ceremonies.
The Stanhope House follows New Jersey state guidelines, which suggest anyone not vaccinated against COVID-19 should wear a mask and socially distance from others. Anyone who is not feeling well should not enter the venue.
The Stanhope House bills itself as “The Last Great American Roadhouse” and has hosted everyone from blues legends to Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. Legend has it that Babe Ruth once drank there.