New Jersey Stage

Sunday, August 14, 2011


(TRENTON, NJ) -- Beginning in late September 2011, Merge Talent ( will begin partnering with KatManDu Trenton ( for an exclusive concert series featuring national touring artists.

The focus of this series is to feature diverse national touring artists who may not typically come into the Bucks/Mercer County area; cultivating and increasing the profile of the arts and entertainment community in Trenton. Where possible, Merge Talent seeks to blend distinct talents from disparate musical genres into interesting and compelling packages and co-bills. This philosophy also will be applied when selecting supporting acts; finding and bringing together both international and local/regional talent from different genres and backgrounds.

The set-up for these shows will vary – some will be General Admission (the capacity of the club being 700) and some will feature a more intimate dinner style seating (with a more intimate capacity of approximately 200.) Tickets are available for all shows online at and physically at KatManDu starting in early September.

Among the initial shows scheduled are:
Glen Burtnik with String Ensemble
Sunday September 25, 2011
Limited Dinner Style Seating & Some General Admission
Supporting: Kelly Carvin of Hamilton NJ
Former "Paul" of Beatlemania, Jersey-shore mainstay and member of Styx, Glen Burtnik will host a special night of music covering his long and storied career. On this unique night, Glen will be joined by a hand-picked string ensemble.

Jeffrey Gaines 


Wednesday September 28, 2011
Limited Dinner Style Seating & Some General Admission
Supporting: Anjelia of Asbury Park NJ
The unique style of singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines has entertained audiences around the world. A true milestone in the Philadelphia music scene, Jeffrey has toured with everyone from Sting to Stevie Nicks to Tori Amos to Joe Jackson. His legendary and chart-topping cover of Peter Gabriel's In Your Eyes still bolsters steady airplay around the world.

Danielia Cotton & Corey Glover (Living Colour)

Tuesday October 4, 2011
Limited Dinner Style Seating & Some General Admission
Danielia Cotton brings freshness to the soul-rock formula, not to mention a contagious fever that is near irresistible. Grammy winning Corey Glover has fronted his wildly successful band, Living Colour with incomparable flair and unmatched vocals for more than two decades. On this special evening, they'll be performing material from their respective careers.

The Young Dubliners
Wednesday October 12, 2011
General Admission
Supporting: Kyf and Shelly of Philadelphia's Barleyjuice
Originally from Dublin, The Young Dubliners consider themselves ambassadors of Celtic and American rock. With eight albums and continuous touring, the "Young Dubs" have grown a loyal fan-base not unlike the Dave Matthews Band or Phish.
Almost Queen (A Tribute to Queen) 
Sunday October 16, 2011, General Admission
New York's Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that defined the band they strive to pay homage to – Queen. Delivering a truly authentic "Queen experience," the band delivers with extraordinary vocals and musicianship, all the while consistently selling out theaters around the globe.

Catie Curtis & Lucy Kaplansky

Sunday November 27, 2011
Limited Dinner Style Seating & Some General Admission
A special co-bill featuring two of acoustic pop/folk/country's most inspiring and enduring voices - Lucy Kaplansky and Catie Curtis. Catie and Lucy both have established long careers touring with the likes of Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lilith Fair, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams and countless others. A guaranteed night of soulful harmonies to raise your spirits.

The Led Zeppelin Experience as Performed by Hammer Of The Gods

Sunday January 22, 2011
General Admission
Come see the show, hear the music, and discover the story behind the music of the greatest rock band ever in this two and a half-hour multi-media retrospective of Led Zeppelin with selections from every album! The New York Times says, "It's a hot ticket!"
All shows will be ages 21 and up.