One of the oldest towns in New Jersey is also one of the Shore Towns with the most history and culture a part of the fabric of the community. For over 200 years, Cape May has been one of the premiere Coastal Communities in The Garden State.

The evolution of Cape May from a Fishing Territory to a Resort Destination for people who live in the big cities, the southernmost town in New Jersey has incredible depth to its history. So this town is the perfect backdrop for a Music Festival that highlights music with a deep cultured history.

For 35 years, the Cape May Music Festival has been the platform for a variety of musicians to perform. Fans of Jazz, Brass Orchestras, and Classical Musicians will be treated this year to 12 shows performed at different locations around Cape May.

Details about the 35th Cape May Music Festival

The 2024 edition of the festival begins May 26th and continues through June 23rd. Here are the Musical Performances for you to check out over the coming weeks in Cape May:

-On Sunday, May 26th at 7 pm, Atlantic Brass Band will be performing a Free Admission Concert. The 35-piece band is the three-time national champion and will be presenting their music at Cape May Rotary Park. If there is rain on that day, the concert will be relocated to Cape May Convention Hall.

-Both Thursday, May 30th and Thursday, June 13th will feature The New York Chamber Ensemble performing at the Episcopal Church of the Advent. Located on Franklin Street in Cape May, the church will be host to the ensemble of the flute, violin, viola, and cello performing the classics.

-Saturday, June 1st at the Episcopal Church of the Advent will also host Atlanta-based cellist and songwriter Okorie “OkCello” Johnson. Starting at 7 pm, OKCello will offer the audience an immersive musical experience.

-On Sunday, June 2nd Artistic Director Barry Miles is bringing together a collection of musicians for "A Time for Love"; This George Mesterhazy Tribute Concert honors the late jazz pianist 12 years after his passing. The concert starts at 7 pm and is hosted at Episcopal Church of the Advent.

-For three Wednesdays in June (the 5th, 12th, and 19th) there will be mini-concerts at the Inn of Cape May. Starting at 1230 pm each week, members of the Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform "Bach's Lunches", a pairing of music and food.

-The full ensemble of the Bay Atlantic Symphony will perform on Thursday, June 6th inside the Episcopal Church of the Advent at 7 pm. They return for another concert at Cape May Convention Hall on Thursday, June 20th at 7 pm.

-The Inn of Cape May will also host a Jazz Brunch on Sunday, June 9th featuring the duo of Mary Lou Newnam on saxophone, clarinet, and flute plus Ray Mallach on piano.

-The Washington Inn will host their own lunch and music pairing on Friday, June 14th featuring the Friends of the Cape May Music Festival: Eliot Bailen, Susan Rotholz, and Jed Gaylin will perform starting at 1230 pm.

-On Saturday, June 15th the Indie-Pop Group BAILEN will perform at Cape May Convention Hall. Starting at 7 pm, the musical trio will present their unique style of music for audiences to enjoy.

-New Jersey Symphony Chamber Players will be at the Episcopal Church of the Advent on Sunday, June 16th. A performance of classic music will begin at 7 pm.

-On Sunday, June 23th, Cape May Convention Hall will host the Cape May Cabaret. This evening of food, drinks, and music features Erich Cawalla and the Uptown Band.

For more information about the 35th Cape May Music Festival and to purchase tickets to any of these upcoming musical performances, visit their website here

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