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Greg McGarvey’s “Songs for Dad”

November 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm

Preservation New Jersey is pleased to welcome singer-songwriter Greg McGarvey to his first performance in the 1867 Sanctuary in a program giving thanks for his late father Scott by performing a selection of songs by The Beatles, The Everly Brothers, Neil Young, and from his own acclaimed songbook.

Greg McGarvey (www.gregmcgarvey.net) first touched his grandfather’s Gibson guitar at the age of three and has rarely been seen without a guitar since. His father Scott claims he learned to read earlier than expected in order to more easily find songs on Everly Brothers records. By the time six-year-old Greg saw The Everlys play a gig at Valley Forge Music Fair, he knew what he wanted to do with his life.

A veteran of multiple rock & roll bands and folk groups in the Greater Philadelphia and New York areas, Greg McGarvey has become one of the most vibrant, emotional, and often startlingly funny songwriters on the music scene today. Equally at ease in a rock club or in a hushed theater, Greg always delivers performances that are passionate, honest, and – given his love of unplanned, spontaneous moments – unique.

Soon, Greg will release his first album. Count The Colors (For Marcella) is a tribute to his late, great girlfriend, one of the earliest and strongest supporters of his songwriting.

Says Greg, “I generally have one ‘show of the year.’ This is it. Join us as my talented friends (and family) join me for old songs, new songs, and a special visual presentation – all for my main man. Two days after Thanksgiving, two days before his birthday. Everyone who loved him is invited, as is everyone who loves good music. See you at the church!”

To Purchase Tickets

  • $20 for General Admission
  • $15 for Friends of the Sanctuary
  • $5 for School and College students with ID
  • $15 per person for Groups of 10 or more**

Tickets can be purchased online or 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. (Sorry – we don’t mail tickets. Tickets will be held at the box office and a receipt will be emailed from PayPal if purchased online.)

**GROUP RATES (10 or more people). Group rates apply only to advance online sales and must be purchased in quantities of 10 or more within a single purchase. Group rate tickets cannot be purchased at the box office prior to the concert.

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November 24, 2018
2:00 pm
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1867 Sanctuary at Ewing
101 Scotch Road + Google Map