Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that The Blue Dawg Band will present a free concert at the Bayonne Community Museum on Monday, February 22. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Theconcert will start at 7:00 p.m. The Blue Dawg concert will be the first show in a series called â€œMusical Mondays at the Museum,â€ which will continue on various Mondays during the winter and spring of 2016. Mayor Davis said, â€œThe Bayonne Community Museum is a great place for a concert. We wouldÂ like to encourage more of our residents to come and enjoy the arts at this beautiful location for special events.â€
This free concert is sponsored by the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) and First Ward Council Member Tom Cotter. Light refreshments will be served.
The Blue Dawg Band plays classic rock and blues. The group features three vocalists, guitar, bass, saxophone, flute, blues harp, and percussion. The Blue Dawg Band was formed in 2013. Its seasoned performers have played at clubs in New York, Chicago, Miami, and Los Angeles.
The Bayonne Community Museum is located at 229 Broadway, at the northwest corner of 9th Street and Broadway.The museum stands one block north of the 8th Street Light Rail Station. Constructed in the Beaux Arts architectural style in 1912, the building began its life as the Bayonne Trust Company, and was the home to a series of banks for ninety years. The City of Bayonne acquired the building from Fleet Bank for one dollar in 2002. Utilizing a series of grants, the municipality removed modern banking fixtures and a dropped ceiling from the interior of the building, and restored the interior walls and the three-part stained glass in the ceiling. The former bank is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The museum is available for exhibits, performances, cultural events, and meetings. For booking information, please contact Pete Amadeo in the Bayonne Recreation Division at 201-858-6129.
The next â€œMusical Mondaysâ€ concert is set for Monday, March 14. Details will be announced.