MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2010 concert series begins a new season of music on Wednesday evening, June 30, with a performance by “Tramps Like Us” – one of the most recognized Bruce Springsteen tribute bands. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.
The Summer Arts Festival concerts continue throughout July and August on Wednesdays beginning at 7:30 p.m. The first four of this summer’s concerts will be held at Echo Lake Park on the Mountainside-Westfield border and the remaining five concerts will be held at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Refreshments and snacks will be available from vendors.
The other free concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:
- July 7 – The Machine Performs Pink Floyd; at Echo Lake Park.
- July 14 – Bob Marley Tribute Show; at Echo Lake Park.
- July 21 – Taboo (Santana tribute band); at Echo Lake Park.
- July 28 – Strawberry Fields (Beatles tribute band); at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
- August 4 – Doctor K’s Motown Review; at Oak Ridge Park.
- August 11 – The Rat Pack (music of Sinatra and friends); at Oak Ridge Park.
- August 18 – The Nerds (Jersey Shore party band); at Oak Ridge Park.
- August 25 – Jimmy and the Parrots (Jimmy Buffett cover band); at Oak Ridge Park.
In case of rain, concerts will be held at the air-conditioned auditorium at Cranford High School, on West End Place off Springfield Avenue in Cranford at 7:30 p.m. For rain information call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at (908) 558-4079 after 3 p.m., or visit the Union County web site: www.ucnj.org/parks/summerarts.html.
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