‘Legend of Jersey Devil’ Show at Albert Hall Nov. 5
The Pinelands Cultural Society is holding its annual “Legend of the Jersey Devil” show at the Albert Music Hall in Waretown on Saturday, Nov. 5, complete with an appearance by the South Jersey legend during the 8 p.m. set.
The program features a live stage concert of bluegrass, country and traditional music by bands from around the tri-state area. Bands scheduled to appear include Basement Musicians, O’Neill & Martin Band, Saturday Night Express Band and the Dune Grass band.
Some songs will touch on the legend of the Jersey Devil. According to folklore, Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after finding she was pregnant for the 13th time, stated that this one would be the devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night while her friends gathered around her. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch, and the child’s father was the Devil himself. Born as a normal child, it changed to a creature with hooves, a goat’s head, bat wings, and a forked tail. Growling and screaming, it killed the midwife before flying up the chimney, circling the villages, and heading toward the pines, and was not seen again until 1890.
Admission to the show is $5 for adults and $1 for children younger than 12. The doors open at 6 p.m. The program will run from 7:30 to 11 p.m. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Pinelands Cultural Society and the Albert Music Hall Scholarship Fund.
For information, log onto alberthall.org. —E.E.