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Big Bear Gear - Quarry Summer Concert Series



2021 Quarry Concert Series,  Lambertville, NJ at Big Bear Gear

About the Bands

 July 3, 7PM-9PM

Michael Patrick

NJ Based country music songwriter and performer Michael Patrick, who has shared the stage with Randy Travis, Clint Black, Marty Stuart, Rosanne Cash & more, will bring his folk/country and bluegrass inspired show to Big Bear Gear. Inspired by the more traditional folk, country, rockabilly, bluegrass, gospel, roots and rock sounds & writing of such artists as : Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Woody Guthrie, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, and the like, Michael Patrick has developed an appreciation of simplistic story-telling lyrics, catchy hooks and memorable melodies.

July 10, 7PM-9PM

Justin Nawn & Bronwyn Bird

Bronwyn Bird (Nyckelharpa) & Justin Nawn (Guitar) are graduates of Berklee College of Music. Together they co-founded the Birdhouse Center for the Arts, a community music center located in the heart of Lambertville NJ, where they currently work as music therapists, educators, and performers. Bronwyn and Justin perform a variety of traditional folk music with contemporary twists, blending Scandinavian, Irish, Old-time, and Bluegrass genres. They accompany their voices with acoustic guitar and the Swedish nyckelharpa (keyed-fiddle).

July 17, 7PM-9PM

Mike Montrey Band Trio

Mike Montrey Band is the sound where Americana, Folk and Rock ‘n Roll come together to be sung by a true singer songwriter, with blissful harmonies and soaring guitar work.

July 24, 7PM-9PM

Father & Son

Father & Son is a duo from west-central NJ with a penchant for the eclectic. Merging their unique musical styles and tastes, they create a sonic experience of deep cuts and originals that pay homage to their musical heroes while exploring new sounds and grooves. John Nemeth (bass/vocals) is from the popular NJ Shore jam band Cosmic and is joined by his son Joshua Nemeth (guitar/lead vocals). 

August 7, 7PM-9PM

Clouds In My Coffee

This New Jersey band brings to life the iconic music of Carol King and Carly Simon. Clouds In My Coffee is talented enough to remain true to the original arrangements, and creative enough to add their own flair in the spirit of the celebrated superstars they emulate. This is a band that not only thrills their audience with these great tunes, but also has them dancing and singing all night long.

August 14, 7PM-9PM

Lia Menaker

With expressive, soulful vocals soaring over a mix of ambient pop, electronic, and alternative R&B sounds, Lia Menaker’s music moves beyond genre to sit in a world of its own. Dubbed “Noirtronica” by WXPN radio, Menaker’s music calls back to jazz vocalists like Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse - while also experimenting with space and percussive electronic elements reminiscent of Bjork and Portishead.

August 21, 7PM-9PM

JB Kline & Ed Wall Duo

J.B. Kline has focused in on his roots, which are R&B, and blues based music. He has been known to say, "I'd rather squeeze a pound of soul into one note, than to play 250 notes! You’ve gotta feel it or it don’t mean nothin’ at all.” As anyone who’s been to one of his performances can tell you, J.B. Kline definitely “feels it” when he is singing and playing his guitar -- and you can feel it too! J.B. is a seasoned performer with over 40 years of steady playing under his belt. He has  performed with such noted acts as the Drifters, Chuck Berry, Solomon Burke, the Crystals, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley, the Marvellettes, George Thorogood, and even the Beach Boys! Recently J.B. Kline has performed with Marshall Tucker, ("the best opening act we've ever had!" -Marshall Tucker), Shannon McNally, Big Brother & The Holding Company, Rick Derringer, Guitar Shorty, Johnny Winter, and B.B. King.

August 28, 7PM-9PM

Jason Ager

Jason Ager is a dedicated father, a passionate college professor, and a hyper-literate original songwriter. Balancing a PhD in German Literature with a few days a week as a stay-at-home dad, Jason still plays more than 100 shows a year in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Ager’s recent EP, Bad Guy, features witty, if quirky, lyrics highlighting what it means to be a “bad guy” with groovy musical compositions that guarantee instant foot-tapping and head bobbing.


Tickets must be purchased in advance. Seating is limited to 50 people at each performance. Purchase tickets.


  • Advanced ticket purchase is required (Cover charge $5.00)
  • Social distancing required.
  • Masks must be worn if social distance cannot be maintained.
  • Attendance is limited to 50 people.
  • Bring a folding chair or a blanket.
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Performances will be outdoors and up a small hill.
  • All shows are weather-dependent. No rainchecks or refunds.
  • Check in at Big Bear Gear.
  • Wrist band and signed waiver required for participation.
  • You may bring food and beverages to enjoy during the performance.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.
  • Carry In Carry Out. Take all trash with you when you leave.
  • We reserve the right to eject any ticketholder engaging in disruptive behavior, including being intoxicated or not complying with social-distancing or mask requirements. Refunds will not be issued.