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:
The JayplayersAn Evening with the Jayplayers


Jason Ager and the C.O.P.O.
and Jason Ager and the C.O.P.O.

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 7:00 pm
at the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing



Preservation New Jersey is pleased to present An Evening with The Jayplayers and Jason Ager - enjoy acoustic style, original music by these songsmiths to fill your heads and your hearts alike.in the wonderful acoustics of the 1867 Sanctuary at Ewing!!

Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul of Hershey, Pennsylvania are the Americana/Roots Rock singer/songwriters comprising The Jayplayers. Our first rehearsals were in a local park; something of singing outside, in summertime, for no one in particular, that speaks to the natural ease of our collective relationship with music – remarks The Jayplayers, of their formation in 2013 in central Pennsylvania. Instantly they found their common roots, in covering legends like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash to start, they developed their own musical identity and unique sound.

Jayplayers CD Glitter & WineIn a short period of time, they have moved from playing local eateries and area listening rooms, to Rockwood Music Hall in New York City and opening for Steve Forbert on the main stage at World Cafe Live. Having received wonderful feedback for their live shows and recordings, their debut album, Glitter & Wine, was released in June 2016.

Their songwriting is unassumingly authentic, derived from a shared, somewhat unconscious viewpoint. It seems their process was one in the same – to not really have a process; to write without intention, merely recording song ideas as they overcame their minds. Our songs are most simply commenting on the human condition; words and music in harmony, made to strike a chord in the hearts of many. They have been compared to The Civil Wars, Shakey Graves, Alabama Shakes, and Fleetwood Mac.

For further information, music, and more videos, visit their web sites at www.thejayplayers.com and www.reverbnation.com/thejayplayers and their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thejayplayers.





Jason Ager is a blues-rock artist with hip-hop and R & B influences. Jason’s self-taught guitar style is distinguished by stylized palm muting and percussive striking. He has been playing original music since picking up the guitar, and has grown a loyal following in his hometown Philadelphia music scene. With stints in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Jason is a staple in clubs from New York to Virginia. He leads a trio that moves audiences to the dance floor, and also performs upbeat acoustic music that tests the boundaries of the traditional singer-songwriter. Jonathan Pitts of The Baltimore Sun said, Music turns Ager into a showman — a scratchy-voiced storyteller with a twinkle in his eye.

Jason's backing band, affectionately known as the C.O.P.O., is comprised of bassist Austin O'Connor and drummer Sheri Walsh. Austin has been playing with Jason since high school, where his melodic jazz/funk style began to take shape.

Jason Ager, Born to SurfBorn to Surf, the latest album from Jason Ager & The C.O.P.O., blends rock, blues, and hip-hop to give listeners a wild ride before delivering them safely to shore. Born to Surf is silly, serious, and always funky as it conjures up a sunny beach any time of the year. Born to Surf showcases the range of Jason’s songwriting, covering touching sentiment, rollicking fun, and cheeky self-deprecation. The mix of styles makes Born to Surf an album that will quickly hook you, whether you’re road tripping to the nearest beach or just dreaming about whatever it is you were born to do.

For further information, music, and more videos, visit their web sites at www.jasonager.com and www.reverbnation.com/thejayplayers and his Facebook page, www.facebook.com/jasonagermusic.



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 air conditioned and wheelchair accessible using the ramp on the left side of the building. A wheelchair is also available on request for transporting individuals from the curb into 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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