Celebrating the Bickford Summer Jazzfest!

Bickford Summer Jazzfest was a Great Success With Swinging Jazz & Tailgate Picnics

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A new young talent on the swing jazz scene, sax player and vocalist Danny Bacher.

See what Bickford Theatre has in store for music lovers in the future at www.morrismuseum.org!

(Morristown, NJ) – Following the sold-out opening for Bickford Summer Jazzfest, the party continued on July 24 and August 3. The hot swinging jazz was combined with the area’s best food trucks on-site for tailgate picnics before each concert.

Before the concert, everyone enjoyed a tailgate picnic with the acclaimed Dark Side of the Moo, Yummy Food Truck, and Cupcake Carnivale. Cupcake Carnivale is consistently rated as one of the top food trucks in the whole country and Zagat’s put them on the list of Top Ten Food Trucks You Must Try in the whole country.

Bickford Summer Jazzfest concluded on Thursday, August 3, with Danny Bacher & Friends featuring a new young talent on the swing jazz scene, sax player and vocalist Danny Bacher. His extensive theater experience made him an engaging stage presence where he mixed his silky smooth singing with hot jazz saxophone and comedic storytelling. Danny brought with him an equally talented group of musicians including drummer Mark McLean, pianist Alan Farnham, bassist Dean Johnson, and saxophonist Charlie Caranicas.

Before each concert, the Bickford Theatre had food trucks on-site so concert patrons could enjoy a tailgating picnic prior to the music. The food trucks were also open to the general public so everyone was invited to the picnic.

Tickets for future performances may be purchased online at www.morrismuseum.org by phone at (973) 971-3706, or in person at the Bickford Theatre Box Office. The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morristown, NJ, and offers free parking and full accessibility.

Box office hours for phone sales are Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Walk-up hours are Tuesday through Friday, 11:00am to 5:00pm.

About the Bickford Theatre

The Bickford Theatre is a professional theater that produces and presents year-round entertainment, including a Main Stage Series, two Children’s Theatre series, a Jazz Showcase Series, and other concerts. The theatre is an Equity Producing Theatre member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, a not-for- profit organization of 30 professional theaters throughout the state, and works in conjunction with Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC). From its beginnings in 1994 to the present, tens of thousands of theater-goers from across the tri-state area have enjoyed the Bickford Theatre’s many entertaining and diversified offerings in theatre, music and dance.

 About the Morris Museum

Founded in 1913, the Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through high-caliber exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards.

The first museum in New Jersey to be accredited, the Morris Museum was re-accredited in 2013 by the American Alliance of Museums. The Morris Museum is a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Location and Hours

The Museum is located at 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown, NJ, and is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00pm. In addition, the Museum is open evenings from 5:00 to 8:00pm on the second and third Thursday of the month. Admission to the Museum is $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for Museum members.

For more information, call (973) 971-3700, or visit www.morrismuseum.org.

Author Credit: This article was adapted by Jersey Success Realty from resources provided by the Morris Museum. All credit to the museum; any mistakes are ours.

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