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Thu, Jun 23


Whittemore House - The Gardens

Kick-Off Summer 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 delights!

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Kick-Off Summer Garden Concert Series - Joe Grillo
Kick-Off Summer Garden Concert Series - Joe Grillo

Time & Location

Jun 23, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

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


About The Event

We are back and bringing Joe and his sounds of New Orleans to kick-off our Summer Garden Concert Series.

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

Note: Summer Concerts are now on Thursday, starting at 6:30pm, Arrival time 5:45pm.

For your additional enjoyment and our new initiative "Food Makes Friends", Guest Chef Hank will be right there in the Gardens, creating Cajun specialties, using locally-sourced ingridients.

Chef Hank will start taking orders @5:45pm

ALL ACTIVE FOW MEMBERS - to say Thank You for your support of WhittemoreCCC - please print your ticket and bring it with you 1 ticket = 1 small plate & beverage.

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 our website:

The concert will be livestreamed on the Friends of Whittemore Facebook page for those who cannot attend.

RAIN DATE Thursday, June 30th, 2022


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