CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series concludes its 53rd annual summer of music on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with a performance of popular rock hits from the 1960s by The British Invasion Tribute. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairman Linda Carter, invites the public to attend this free concert at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. A special Veterans Appreciation Program at 7 p.m. will precede the outdoor concert.
The British Invasion Tribute has opened for the Beach Boys, Ringo Starr, the Rascals 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, Manfred Mann, and the Hollies. Next comes the American Response, with smash hits by the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, Paul Revere and the Raiders, and others. The concert concludes with an extraordinary tribute to the lads from Liverpool: The Beatles!
“Bring the entire family for a night of popular hits from the 60s at Oak Ridge Park,” said Freeholder Chairman Carter. “And be sure to get to the park early with your picnic basket, lawn chairs or blankets so you can show your appreciation for the brave men and women who have served our county in the military.”
The Union County information van will be at the concert site with personnel from the Union County Department of Public Safety, including the Union County Police, the Division of Emergency Management, the Division of Health, the Office of Consumer Affairs and other knowledgeable staff to answer questions and offer information about programs and activities that are available to Union County residents. Public Safety staff also will be collecting your expired or unwanted medications for safe disposal.
The Veterans Appreciation Program will begin at 7 p.m. on Aug. 28, followed by the concert at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge Park. 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.
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 concert, or visit the Union County web site: www.ucnj.org
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