1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
Preservation New Jersey • 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing • PO Box 7815• West Trenton, NJ 08628
Physical address: 101 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ 08628 Map and Directions
609-392-6409
1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org

Grand Opening Festival
Folk/Roots Music Series
Folk/Roots Music Series:
Anniversary Love Fest!


The May Darlings

Friday, May 27, 2016, 8:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing


The May Darlings

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome The May Darlings of Asbury Park. This talented couple is celebrating the 5th Anniversary of their meeting with YOU in the beautiful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!

The soulful folk-rock duo The May Darlings is made up of vocalist and ukulelist Deirdre Forrest and vocalist and guitarist Michael Brett. Both draw inspiration from a vast variety of artists and musical genres. Michael's songwriting is that of a true storyteller, and Deirdre's lyrics are personal and poetic. The two blend their melodies and musings together beautifully to create something truly authentic.

Michael and Deirdre are both award winning and nominated singer-songwriters from the Jersey Shore. Both have been playing, and singing for years throughout NJ, NY, DE and PA including: The Stone Pony, The Saint, The Legendary Dobbs, Postcrypt Coffeehouse, World Cafe Live, The Tin Angel, and The Bitter End. They both have been nominated for several Asbury Music awards throughout the years, including, 2014 and 2015, for Top Blues/Soul Act. In 2012 they both won Jersey Acoustic Music awards for Top Female and Top Male songwriter, and Michael won for best album.

They are known best for their sharp harmonies and distinct vocal blend. They have opened for Eric Bazillian of the Hooters, David Peel & the Lower East Side, Rusted Root & Liam ó'Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers.

Here are some videos of their originals:






Their original songs can be found at
Reverbnation.com/deirdreforrest and Reverbnation.com/michaelbrett.

Their new Instagram is: TheMayDarlings

And they are on Facebook.com/themaydarlings


Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary, and only $5 for school and college students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online below by selecting your ticket option and clicking on the "Buy Now" link to use credit or debit card or your PayPal account. If ordering two or three ticket types, each type must be purchased in a separate order. You will receive an email confirmation of each purchase. Online tickets will be held at the box office; please print and bring your receipt in case it is needed to confirm your purchase.

GROUP RATES are now available! Choose the Group ticket option and each ticket will have a $5 discount from the General Admission price (same as the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary ticket price)! Group rate tickets must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rates apply only to advance online sales and cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert. Groups must present themselves at the box office at the same time. For group orders of fewer than 10 people, the full General Admission rate (less the amount prepaid) may be required at the box office at the time of admission. Group rates do not apply to Student prices.

Tickets may be reserved at the box office for payment by cash, check or credit card by calling 609-392-6409 or emailing 1867sanctuary@preservationnj.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door as space allows.

Wheelchair accessibleThe 1867 Sanctuary is wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building.

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For only $30.00 per year ($50.00 for families), members of the Friends of the 1867 Sanctuary receive advance notice of special events, our member newsletter, gift shop discounts and $5 off our General Admission concert tickets! BECOME A MEMBER NOW!

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May 20, 2016


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