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May 13, 2021

Count Basie Debuts ‘Concerts on the Plaza’

Count Basie is presenting a new outdoor summer series, “Concerts On The Plaza,” at the center’s new William James and Catherine Basie Plaza at 99 Monmouth Street.

“Concerts On The Plaza represents yet another pivot for us to safely showcase the performing arts while we wait for the day we’re finally allowed to open our historic theatre with a capacity that allows us to operate properly,” Adam Philipson, president and CEO of the Count Basie Center for the Arts, told The Patch.

There are six artists and entertainers on the current lineup. The first show is Comedian Mike Vecchione on June 11.

The series will feature table seating for two or four guests. Safety and health protocols will be in place and have been reviewed by Hackensack Meridian Health’s Keeping America Safe Assist Program.

Tickets for all performances go on sale on Ticketmaster at 10 am this Friday, May 14 at