CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 53rd season of music Wednesday evening, Aug. 14, with a performance by the Sensational Soul Cruisers. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairman Linda Carter, invites the public to attend this free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge Park in Clark.
The Sensational Soul Cruisers are an 11-man horn group fronted by four vocalists who pay homage and tribute to classic performers from Otis Redding and the Drifters to Barry White and the Commodores. They capture the essence of the Jersey Shore sound and its R&B roots. Former members of famous R&B and smooth soul groups, they capture and emulate the distinctive style and choreography of a classic show band. Celebrating more than 20 years together, the band returns to Union County to entertain fans with an assortment of rhythm & blues, Motown, Stax, Funk, and Philly Soul beyond comparison.
“Bring the entire family for a night of soulful songs and horns at Oak Ridge Park,” said Freeholder Chairman Carter. “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 personnel from the Union County Sheriff’s Office with the K-9 Search and Rescue Unit and other knowledgeable staff to answer questions and offer information about programs and activities that are available to Union County residents.
The Summer Arts Festival concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. The concerts in August will be at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Refreshments will be available from vendors, including ice cream, cotton candy and snacks from “The Ice Cream Man.” Pulled pork, hamburgers and specialty hot dogs will be available from “Marci’s Dog House,” winner of Best Topping and Best Truck categories on the 2012 Munchmobile tour of New Jersey.
The other free concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:
- Aug. 21 – Verdict (reggae and Caribbean music); at Oak Ridge Park.
- Aug. 28 – The British Invasion Tribute; at Oak Ridge Park. A special Veterans Appreciation Program will take place at 7:00 p.m. before the concert.
For rain information call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at (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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