Highland Lakes

Country Club and Community Association

Concert Series


There are three shows planned so far for this summer’s Concert Series—tickets for each show will be available ($20 to members and their guests, $25 to non-members) in the Club Office starting on Memorial Day. Unless otherwise noted, doors will open at 7 p.m., and shows will start at 8 p.m. You’re free to bring your own food and beverages. Call the Club Office (973-764-4366) or 973-271-9780 for more information.


July 13 – Lee DeWyze

Fans of TV’s “American Idol” will remember Lee DeWyze as the winner from the show’s ninth season back in 2010. But even if you’ve never seen American Idol you’ve likely heard his voice and his songs all over the Billboard charts and in other hit TV shows and popular commercials. 

American Idol winner Lee DeWyze

DeWyze brings his winning talent to Seckler Stage for an intimate stop along his national Night & Day Tour. For more information about DeWyze’s shows that will be much more difficult to attend than the one within walking distance of your house, check out his tour dates here.


August 16 – Danny Bacher Sextet

Danny Bacher and one of his slightly less famous friends named Tony Bennett comparing notes

Saxophonist and crooner extraordinaire Danny Bacher returns to Highland Lakes after recent performances at a little place in the big city called Carnegie Hall with his sextet for a Midsummer Night’s Swing. Expect old chestnuts and deep album cuts from the likes of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, and the Three Louis (Armstrong, Jordan, and Prima, respectively) and a mix of charming and ribald stories in between. If you missed his previous shows in Highland Lakes and want a better idea of what to expect, check out some of his videos here.


September 20 – Upstate

It’s hard to describe the genre that best encapsulates the sound that Upstate creates. The best summary we’ve read anywhere describes them as acoustic instruments melding together with three female vocalists to sound like “the Andrews Sisters fronting a band that swings with the dizzying drive of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.”

The septet is based in the Hudson Valley, and plays a broad range of music from every corner (and decade) of America’s musical heritage. They’re unlike anything you’ve ever heard before—go check out the band’s YouTube channel if you don’t want to take our word. If you can’t make it the office before the show and don’t want to risk buying tickets at the door, you can purchase tickets online here.


What is the Highland Lakes Concert Series?

The ongoing mission of the Highland Lakes Concert Series is to invite established, critically acclaimed musicians, comedians, and performance artists on tour in the New York metropolitan area to perform at the Clubhouse’s Seckler Stage throughout the year. The Concert Series is spearheaded by community members who have decades of professional experience in the entertainment industry (booking, technical, administrative and maintenance). They leverage their expertise and industry relationships to bring performers to Highland Lakes that would not likely be passing through otherwise. (Read what Inside NJ magazine thinks about it.)

Tickets for Concert Series events will be made available in advance to members-in-good-standing and at the door on a first-come, first-served basis—if members do not purchase all available tickets to a given event, additional tickets to that event may be made available to the general public at the door to help support costs. Event capacity is limited to the rated occupancy of the Seckler and Craft rooms at the Clubhouse, and the maximum capacity will vary from show to show depending on how seating is organized.

Bands and artists interested in potentially performing as an opening act at Seckler Stage should submit electronic press kits, tour dates, press clippings, social media links and stage plot information to concertseries@hlcc.org. Club members interested in receiving updates and notification about Concert Series news and upcoming events, and/or learning how they can volunteer or assist are invited to contact concertseries@hlcc.org.

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