Free Rock & Soul Concert At Oak Ridge Park Next Week

CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 52nd summer of music on Wednesday evening, Aug. 15, with a performance by Jobonanno & The Godsons. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairman Alexander Mirabella, invites the public to attend this free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge Park in Clark.

Jobonanno and The Godsons have electrified audiences in the tri-state area since 1992 with their infectious style of Jersey Shore get-up-and-dance rock and soul music. Considered one of the Top Ten bands in New Jersey, they have opened shows for James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, The B-52s, Joan Jett, The Stylistics, Gary U.S. Bonds, Mitch Ryder, and Eddie Money. They’ve been joined on stage by the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi. In 2003 and 2007, they appeared at Giants Stadium before Bruce and the E Street Band took the stage.

“Bring the entire family for a rocking-good musical evening in Oak Ridge Park,” said Mirabella. “Pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and enjoy the sounds of summer under the stars.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site with knowledgeable staff to answer questions and offer information about interesting programs and recreational activities available to Union County residents.

The grand finale of the 2012 Summer Arts Festival concerts will be “Veterans Appreciation Night” on Wednesday, Aug. 22, in Oak Ridge Park. The 7 p.m. will salute the men and women who have served in the military. At the conclusion of the presentation for our veterans, The B Street Band (The Original Springsteen Tribute) will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Refreshments and snacks will be available from vendors.

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:

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