R & B Star Leela James Will Headline Final Roselle Summer Concert

ROSELLE – International sensation Leela James will play to an anticipated crowd of 1,000 at the final Roselle Urban Enterprise Zone Summer Concert of 2009 on Friday, Aug. 21.

The concert, held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Roselle Shopping Center, 500-600 Raritan Avenue, will also feature children’s activities, food vendors and performances from local artists.


“People have been telling me all summer ‘we can’t wait for Leela James to come’,” said Roselle UEZ Coordinator Harry Wyatt. “Well, she’s finally here. Ms. James’ performance will cap off what has been our most popular Summer Concert Series to date.”

The performance of Leela James will complete a successful series of summer concerts which included performances from Full Force and Kevon Edmonds (Aug. 7), Eric Roberson (July 24) and the Jeff Foxx Band (July 10). This was the first performance in Roselle for all artists, except Roberson, who performed at the 2008 Summer Concert Series.

The Roselle UEZ hosts the free Summer Concert Series every year as a treat for local residents. The series is also designed to attract out-of-town shoppers to Roselle and introduce them to the many UEZ businesses in town. Many of these out-of-town guests become regular customers at one or more UEZ businesses.

“The Summer Concert Series is a great way to showcase the town and for the Roselle business community to give something back to the residents,” said Roselle Mayor Garrett Smith. “We’re looking forward to another beautiful night and some summer fun in Roselle.”

The Roselle UEZ Summer Concert Series is free and open to everyone. All performances are outdoors. Seats are provided, but concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own chairs, as the seating fills up fast.

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