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2013 Summer Concert Series

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It would not be summer without music in the park! Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a variety of musical performances in Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. For further information on the concerts, please call 908 722-1200. Individuals with hearing/speech impairments may call the Relay Service at 711. Over the weekends, in case of threat of inclement weather please call 908 722-1200 ext. 7. We also post weather updates on Twitter and Facebook. This concert series is made possible by the generous donation of the Somerset County Park Foundation, with contributing funding from Magic 98.3 WMGQ, Hyatt House Branchburg, The Courier News, and Horizon Services.


Fireworks  

July 4
Independence Day Family Festival
North Branch Park - Gates open at 6pm.
Food...Fireworks...Fun...
HISTORICAL - Third New Jersey Regiment "Jersey Blues" Revolutionary War Encampment - 6pm - 9pm
FIREWORKS DISPLAY - Schaefer Fireworks - 9:30pm
Free
6pm - 10pm

North Branch Park, Bridgewater  908 722-1200 x225
Come celebrate Independence Day with spectacular fireworks!  North Branch Park gates will open at 6pm to allow vehicles to enter the park, and the fireworks display will be held at 9:30pm.  Visitors should plan to arrive early.  Food will be available for purchase, and a Revolutionary War encampment will re-create life during the 1770’s.  Park visitors should bring lawn chairs or blankets while they enjoy time in the park before the Independence Day fireworks begin.  Picnic baskets are also allowed, but alcohol is prohibited. 

For your safety and enjoyment, Somerset County Park Commission and the Bridgewater Police offer the following information so you may plan ahead. Arrive early to avoid parking delays.

Please note: Vehicular traffic exiting the park after the fireworks will be delayed for about 30 minutes to allow pedestrians to cross Milltown Road. In case of inclement weather, fireworks only will be held on Tuesday, July 5. Call the Activity Hotline at 908 722-1200, option 2 for an update.

For more information call 908 722-1200 . Individuals with hearing impairments may use the Relay Service @ 711.

No parking will be permitted along Routes 202 & 22


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BEGINNINGS – A CHICAGO TRIBUTE

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July 10
BEGINNINGS – A CHICAGO TRIBUTE

7pm - 8:30pm

The music of the band Chicago is timeless, with classics that define generations. Their songs are brought to life when performed by the talented group of musicians called Beginnings. Beginnings' depth of talent is focused on Chicago's five #1 albums and 20 top ten hits. Their performances exceptionally recreate every decade of the band's hits. Beginnings is a family friendly melodic adventure, pleasing to music lovers of all ages.


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July 17
YEEHAW – A SMOKIN' COUNTRY BAND
7pmpm - 8:30pm

Yeehaw is a top 40 Country band, whose members have all been musicians that toured with other bands including Adam Lambert, Blue Oyster Cult, and My Chemical Romance. But now they are pure country; with several lead male and female singers, who perform all of the songs currently at the top of the charts. This is a sing-a-long concert for all country fans – and bring your dancing shoes!


JOSEPH LEO BWARIE & HIS ORCHESTRA

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July 24
JOSEPH LEO BWARIE & HIS ORCHESTRA

7pm - 8:30pm

Joseph Leo Bwarie is an actor, writer, director, and recording artist. For the past several years, he starred as Frankie Valli in the Broadway production of the Tony Award® winning musical Jersey Boys, and was heralded by critics for his soaring vocals as the falsetto-voiced pop icon. He has performed the role longer than any other actor, with more than 2,000 performances. Bwarie has also released solo albums, working with producer/arranger Charles Calello. He is multi-talented, and has worked in Hollywood producing, and has lent his voice to numerous movie soundtracks, television shows, and records. He has also been an ambassador for a cancer charity Cycle For Survival and done fundraising for The Covenant House to assist the New York City youth homeless shelter. Don't miss this special night!


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July 31
20th Annual Bayou Fest at Duke Island Park featuring
ZYDECO-A-GO-GO

5:30pm- 6:30pm

Dance band Zydeco-A-Go-Go loves what they do, bringing partygoers and revelers the music that they can't resist…zydeco with a blend of Cajun two-steps, New Orleans rhythm & blues, and swinging Louisiana rock & roll. Hailing from Philadelphia, Zydeco-A-G-Go will get the party started and keep it going!

CJ CHENIER &
THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND

7pm - 8:30pm

Son of the legendary zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier, C.J.'s music not only embraces traditional zydeco, but stretches the genre to include elements of funk, Southern Soul, R&B, rock, and jazz. Labeled "the best living zydeco singer and accordionist" by Living Blues magazine, when "The Crown Prince of Zydeco" straps on his accordion and applies the big squeeze you'll be moved from deep within your soul to the soles of your dancing shoes. Get ready for a good time!


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August 7
JOE ZOOK AND BLUES DELUXE

7pm - 8:30pm

This band has been bluesin' and rockin' since 1976! Led by legendary New Jersey Blues Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe "Zook" Zuccarello, Blues DeLuxe has performed on both the small stages of local pubs, and also joined world famous artists on the giant stages of festivals and concert halls, including Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Sam and Dave, and Junior Walker & The Allstars. Blues DeLuxe includes horn players, keyboardists, and the occasional down and dirty blues harp. Come hear some of the best original and classic Blues known to man, woman or child!


TRAMPS LIKE US – A SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE

 

August 14
3rd ANNUAL DOO-WOP AND FOOD TRUCK FEST featuring
TRAMPS LIKE US –
A SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE

7pm - 8:30pm

Bring your appetite – for great food and music! A variety of food trucks selling a range of culinary delights will be on hand beginning at 6pm to start the festivities. Then the music begins at 7pm. Tramps Like Us brings more than 25 years of musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, and music industry personnel, they are the only tribute band to be endorsed by the official Springsteen Radio Station: E Street Radio on Sirius XM. The group captures the classic Springsteen sound, and remains true to the spirit and energy of the music, while delivering songs with the passion and conviction of the Boss.

The summer concert series is sponsored by

Somerset County Park Foundation

Horizon Services
   
Magic 98.3

 

Courier News

Hyatt House