HACKETTSTOWN, NJ: Centenary Stage Company is starting off the New Year with their annual January Thaw Music Festival, featuring performances by returning artist The Blue Dahlia on January 15, American Patchwork Quartet on January 22, and Best of the Eagles on January 29.

Performances will take place at 8 p.m. on each date in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ on the campus of Centenary University. Tickets for The Blue Dahlia and American Patchwork Quartet range from $15.00 to $22.50, and tickets for Best of the Eagles are $30.00 each. All ticket prices increase $5.00 the day of the performances. Each of these events will also be live streamed, and links are available for $10.00 each. For more information, go to centenarystageco.org or call Centenary Stage Company’s box office at (908) 979-0900.

The Blue Dahlia returns to Centenary Stage Company’s Sitnik stage on January 15, 2022, at 8 p.m. The performance features lyrics in English and French, klezmer violin, French and Mexican accordion, warm and joyous rhythms of reggae, ska and Latin America, and the sensual voice of jazz and French chanson. The music can be heard as an acoustic trio in the intimate bistros of New York and Paris, as well as the electric big band in venues and festivals around the world. Dahlia’s debut album “The Blue Dahlia” was released in 2015; the second, “La Tradition Americaine” came out in August of 2018.

Second in the January Thaw Music Festival line-up is American Patchwork Quartet, who will be coming to the Sitnik stage on January 22, 2022, at 8 p.m. Highly acclaimed artists Falu Shah (vocals), Clay Ross (guitar/vocals), Clarence Penn (drums), and Yasushi Nakamura (bass) showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past.

Centenary Stage Company will also be hosting A Conversation with American Patchwork Quartet on January 22, 2022, at 3 p.m. This event is free to attend with reservations required and made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Patrons who attend this outreach program will also receive $10 off their tickets to see American Patchwork Quartet. To make a reservation for A Conversation with American Patchwork Quartet, call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.

Finally, Centenary Stage Company will finih up their January Thaw Music Festival with a performance by Best of the Eagles on January 29, 2022, at 8 p.m.  Performing the band’s greatest hits from the '70s, '80s and beyond, each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. This group of musicians expertly and authentically re-create the songs, music, and vocals of the Eagles making this is the most authentic recreation next to seeing the Eagles live.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900.  The Centenary Stage Company box office is open Monday through Friday from 1 – 5 p.m. and two hours prior to all performances. Centenary Stage Company can also be found across social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.  Like and follow to receive the latest in CSC news and special offers.

Centenary Stage Company remains committed to the health and safety of our community and adheres to all requirements set forth by the State of New Jersey.  For more information regarding CSC COVID-19 policies and policy updates, visit centenarystageco.org/faq.

The 2021-22 season of performing arts events at the Centenary Stage Company is made possible through the generous support of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the NJ State Council on the Arts, the Shubert Foundation, the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, the Sandra Kupperman Foundation, the John and Margaret Post Foundation, and CSC corporate sponsors, including Platinum Season Sponsor The House of the Good Shepherd, Silver Sponsors Hackettstown Medical Center Atlantic Health System, Home Instead Senior Care (Washington), and Fulton Bank, and Centenary Stage Company members and supporters.