Linden Summer Concerts Begin On Tuesday

LINDEN – Linden’s popular summer concert series will begin on Tuesday with a performance by Linden’s own 1910 Fruitgum Company.

The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. on June 23 at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on North Wood Avenue, next to the Post Office and across from City Hall. The rain site for this concert is Linden High School on West St. Georges Avenue.

The 1910 Fruitgum Company originated in Linden in the 60s—the name was inspired by a candy wrapper that guitarist Frank Jeckell said he found in his attic—and the band exploded onto the national charts in 1968  with the first single release, “Simon Says”. The song quickly moved up the charts to become a number two record in America and a number one hit in the United Kingdom.

The 1910 Fruitgum Company followed up this initial success with another smash hit, “1-2-3 Red Light”. The group’s next hit record, “Indian Giver” became The 1910 Fruitgum Company’s third gold record. Other releases to follow included, “May I Take A Giant Step”, “Special Delivery”, “The Train”,  “When We Get Married” and “Reflections In The Looking Glass.”

The Promenade is a 400-seat amphitheater with room on the grass for concert-goers to bring their own chairs.  The Promenade has a barrier-free access to the orchestra seating area along with an area at the top section.  Wheelchair accessibility is also available to our restrooms. Alcoholic beverages and smoking are prohibited, as are pets, bicycles, and skateboards.

For a complete listing of all summer concerts and movies, call the Department of Public Property and Community Services at 908-474-8600.

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