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Thu, Aug 22


Whittemore House - The Gardens

Garden Concert Series - Joe Grillo

He is back, he is lively, Joe is ready to bring New Orleans to The Gardens of Whittemore! This evening "Food Makes Friends" presents Chef Hank as he serves up New Orleans specialties!

Garden Concert Series - Joe Grillo
Garden Concert Series - Joe Grillo

Time & Location

Aug 22, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Whittemore House - The Gardens, 7, Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08833


About The Event

Grab your chair, BYO and get there early to enjoy a small plate - no picnic necessary!

Lead singer, saxophonist, and front man for the New Orleans inspired recording artists, The Gumbo Gumbas, Joe Grillo, will be appearing Friends of Whittemore.  Joe will be performing his new release “Back to NOLA” as a solo artist and entertain his audience with a new style of music called Zydeland. Zydeland is “A delicious medley of authentic New Orleans Spaghetti Jazz with a side of Creole. The music is a perfect synergy of Zydeco, Dixieland, Blues and Swamp Funk. This is music that will make you happy and want to jump for joy. The influences come from the city that started it all in American music, New Orleans and blend the elements of jazz, Zydeco, R&B, country and rock into a big old fashioned southern stew. Our mission is to spread the vibe of NOLA up to the north.

All the songs tell interesting stories and Joe will be telling quite a few of them in-between numbers as he communicates with his audience of tales that have inspired his compositions. If you are looking for a great fun evening don’t miss this show! 

For more info, please visit his website:

For your additional enjoyment Food Makes Friends, Guest Chef & FMF Pirate Hank Reed of Culinary Journeys will be right there in the Gardens, creating Cajun specialties, using locally sourced ingredients.

Chef Hank will start taking orders @5:30pm

Plates will range from $12-$16, including a beverage.

Payment: Cash or Venmo

2024 Garden Concert Series Sponsored by SINGER


  • MEMBER Concert

  • Non Member Concert

  • CHUBB Guest




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