Algonquin Arts Theatre adds additional concert date

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MANASQUAN — Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan was set to wrap up its outdoor concert series on Wednesday with a “Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” performance by The Snakes, but has added another date to the roster.

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, the theater will welcome The Guthrie Brothers, Jeb and Jock, to the stage.

The theater launched its Local Summer Series three weeks ago with the first dockside concert featuring local band Spare Parts. The following week continued with a performance by Chris Pinnella, a vocalist who has toured with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

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The series also includes 24 days of video performances and stories delivered via email and social media, a 50-50 raffle, merchandise and other ways to support the Algonquin during a time of uncertainty due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The concert, which uses the Algonquin’s loading dock as a stage and its parking lot as a socially distanced seating area, will begin at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.  The rain date is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24. 

Patrons should bring their own chair. Social distancing and masks are required; squares will be marked on the parking surface to help facilitate safe distancing by patrons. Spaces are first-come, first-served. A full list of policies are available on the theater’s website: algonquinarts.org.

According to David Applegate, director of marketing and public relations, The Guthrie Brothers have performed at the theater twice before, once with an Everly Brothers tribute and another occasion with a Simon and Garfunkel tribute.

“Their repertoire is varied and adapts everything from the Eagles and the Beatles to Green Day and Coldplay to their two-guitar vocal harmonies,” Mr. Applegate said.

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