FLEMINGTON, NJ - Two New Jersey natives and Voice semi-finalists, Brendan Fletcher and Flemington's own Andrew DeMuro, will perform at Stangl Stage on Aug. 18.
Fletcher will open at 7:30 p.m. and DeMuro and his trio, The Shades, will close the night.
Fletcher’s moving and powerful performance of Ray LaMontagne’s “Jolene” was praised by Rolling Stone as “soulful, elegant, and stirring.” His soulful style - influenced by Ray Charles, Bob, Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen and Otis Redding - captivated Voice judges who characterized him as classic, timeless, and genuine.
DeMuro will follow Fletcher with his pop-rock acoustic trio - The Shades - along with bandmates Phil and Mark Jacobson. DeMuro, also a member of Adam Levine’s team on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice met the Jacobsons as University of Miami freshman. They reunited when DeMuro invited them onstage while playing bars in Chicago.
The Shades have developed a signature sound that encompasses elements of popular music from folk and rock, to soul and R&B. Their use of three-part harmony allows the trio to incorporate it into songs that include a wide range of genres from The Beatles to Bieber.
Part of the proceeds of the night’s event will benefit Guitars over Guns. Guitars Over Guns delivers high impact arts-based mentoring programs to empower at-risk youth. By working collaboratively with schools and communities, it encourages young people to become productive members of society through individual expression, social interaction and personal accountability.
The Stangl Factory is at 50 Stangl Road here. Tickets cost $20 for chair seating; $27.50 for table seating. For more information, visit flemingtonrocks.com.