CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 51st season of music on Wednesday, Aug. 3, with an evening of smash hits from the 60s performed by The British Invasion Tribute. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
The British Invasion Tribute has opened for the Beach Boys, Ringo Starr, and other top acts. Their show is a musical tour that spans the 1960s and really is three shows in one. First, they play songs by iconic British groups such as The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, the Rolling Stones, and the Hollies. Next comes the American Response, with hits by the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, Mamas and the Papas, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and more. The concert concludes with an extraordinary tribute to the lads from Liverpool: The Beatles!
While the concert is free, there will also be a benefit to help support the Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County Foundation in the park that evening. Tickets to the 7th annual “Party in the Park” are available for $35 per person. The benefit begins at 6:30 p.m. under the tent in Oak Ridge Park and includes an All-American grilled buffet, micro-brewed beers, wine and parking. For tickets, call 1-908-771-5803.
The Summer Arts Festival concerts continue on Wednesdays throughout August, alternating between Oak Ridge Park in Clark and Echo Lake Park on the Mountainside-Westfield border. 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:
- Aug.10 – JoBonanno & the Godsons (Jersey Shore Soul) at Oak Ridge Park.
- Aug. 17 – Almost Queen (Queen cover band) at Oak Ridge Park.
- Aug. 24 – Parrotbeach (Jimmy Buffett cover band) at Echo Lake Park.
- Aug. 31 – The Nerds (high energy party band) at Oak Ridge Park.
For rain information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 1-908-558-4079 after 3 p.m. on the day of the scheduled concert, or visit the Union County web site: www.ucnj.org
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