Hayrides with musical accompaniment

SUSSEX COUNTY. Local bars and restaurants also offer a variety of performances inside as temperatures cool.

| 22 Sep 2023 | 11:33

Sussex County is ushering in autumn with a spectacular lineup of live music events and captivating performances.

Friday, Sept. 29

The weekend festivities commence with a bang at the Lentini Farms Corn Maze, 269 Route 94, Newton. This family-friendly venue is hosting a haunted hayrides with a live music performance by Dragonfly, promising an electrifying party-rock experience, starting at 6 p.m.

For a more mellow evening, head to Skylands Craft Beer & Wine Garden, 447 Route 284, Wantage. At 6:30 p.m., the talented Dave & John Acoustic guitar duo will serenade you with their favorite upbeat tunes.

For those who crave a diverse musical journey, Krogh’s Restaurant & Brew Pub, 23 White Deer Plaza, Sparta, is the place to be at 6:30 p.m. Local guitarist and singer-songwriter Sal Germano will deliver a dynamic performance spanning rock, southern rock, blues, jazz and country genres.

The Alibi Beach Bar & Grill, 172 Lackawanna Drive, Stanhope, welcomes you at 6:30 p.m. to enjoy the three-part-harmony-driven rock ‘n’ roll of Stephen Bard and Western Skies.

Starting at 8 p.m., the Foster Children will take the stage at Brick & Brew, 27 Route 23, Franklin, offering a dose of rock ‘n’ roll to end your evening.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Kick-start your day with Erika Sherger’s enchanting melodies at the Sparta Farmers Market, 89 S. Sparta Ave., a delightful addition to your morning shopping and strolling routine.

If you’re a fan of acoustic rock, Angry Erik Brewery, 2 Camre Drive., Newton, is the place to be from 4 to 7 p.m., when Brian McLaughlin will serenade you with his tunes.

For a touch of bluesy magic, head to Mountain House Tavern and Grill, 19 Route 206, Branchville, where Gerry Arias will perform at 6 p.m.

Skylands Craft Beer & Wine Garden will showcase the talents of Paul DiDio’s starting at 6:30 p.m.

Starting at 7 p.m., the Brian St. John band, a crowd favorite, will be the perfect accompaniment to your favorite drinks at Milk Street Distillery, 1 Milk St., Branchville.

Head to Hef’s Hut Bar and Grill, 414 County Road 517, Vernon, for a dose of country rock and blues with Soul Dawgs from 8 to 11 p.m.

For those craving high-energy covers, Sick Star Nation is taking over Brick & Brew at 8 p.m., ensuring a lively night filled with familiar tunes.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Krogh’s invites you to its Gallery dining room for Sunday jazz with Bob McHugh. From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., let his skillful piano melodies serenade you as you savor a leisurely Sunday brunch.

Make your way to Angry Erik Brewing at 2:30 p.m., when Justin Cole will take the stage with his acoustic rock tunes. It’s the perfect way to wrap up your weekend on a musical note.

Thursday, Oct. 5

The Homestead Rest, 294 N. Church Road, Sparta, welcomes you to an open-mic night from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Whether you’re a spectator or a budding musician, it’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the local talent or showcase your skills. Sign-ups begin at 5:30 p.m.

Local guitarist Brian St. John will grace the stage at Krogh’s from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Known for his unique sound and extensive musical repertoire, St. John promises a captivating performance.

Send information to Stef at themicnj@gmail.com