New Riders of the Purple Sage @ Roy's Hall, Sep 17th!
The New Jersey Highlands Coalition proudly presents the The New Riders of the Purple Sage in concert @ Roy's Hall, Saturday, September 17th at 8:30 PM.  Enjoy a fun night of Rock and Roll Music while supporting clean water and a bright environmental future for NJ.

All tickets general admission – $28.50 in advance / $33.50 day-of-show

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ROY’s HALL is operated by Blairstown Live-Arts, Inc., a NJ non-profit cultural institution (501(c)(3) application pending) with the goal of promoting a broad appreciation of the interplay between culture and artistic expression. It does this by acting as a forum for artists who best exemplify world traditions, reflect contemporary trends and explore artistic frontiers, and by nurturing the artistic and cultural life of its own community in and around the Skylands region of New Jersey.
Toward that end, we nurture the work of emerging artists and celebrate the achievements of acknowledged masters. We educate and engage audiences as active participants in the artistic process. We work to build strong links between disparate elements inside and outside the “arts community” and to remove barriers, both perceived and real, which currently prevent many within our greater community from participating. We seek to generate support for multi-cultural expression and the promotion of active arts for all people.

New Riders Bio:
Signed to Columbia Records by Clive Davis, NRPS released its eponymous first album in September 1971 to widespread acclaim. In the next 11 years the band toured and released over 12 albums, selling over 4 million records. NRPS began as a part-time spin-off from the Grateful Dead when Jerry Garcia (pedal steel guitar), Phil Lesh (bass) and Mickey Hart (drums) teamed up with John Dawson (guitar, vocals) and David Nelson (guitar). Although early live appearances were viewed as an informal warm-up to the main attraction, the group quickly established an independent identity through the strength of Dawson’s original songs. By 1970 Dave Torbert had replaced Lesh, and Spencer Dryden, formerly of Jefferson Airplane, had joined as the group’s permanent drummer. Garcia remained in both The Dead and The New Riders until he found himself overcommitted, at which time Buddy Cage replaced him and the classic NRPS lineup was born. Original NRPS bass player Dave Torbert and drummer Spencer Dryden have passed away, co-founder John Dawson Passed away in 2009 due to ongoing health problems. His considerable talents will be missed but his songs and musical legacy will live on. Before he passed he had given his blessing and was excited to know his music is being heard live again by a whole new generation of fans. The new lineup vows to keep the NRPS spirit and tunes alive by taking them to fans everywhere. The band recently teamed up with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and released it’s first CD in twenty years to rave reviews, “Where I Come From”.
​About the New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 4.6 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website:

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