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Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation’s

41st Music under the Stars, free concert series!

Summer is almost here and Hunterdon County Parks will be hosting the 41st free, open air “Music under the Stars,” concerts every Thursday, June 29th through August 17th.  The concerts begin promptly at 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm.  Deer Path Park, is located at 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ 08822 (Readington Township.) This program’s longevity is more than great music, Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy.  The park also offers plenty of room for the entire family to spread out a blanket, have a picnic dinner, and enjoy the playground! So come and help the Parks celebrate 41 years of free concerts.  There will be Maddalena’s Cheesecake, Pirate Cupcakes and Rita’s Ice available for your enjoyment. What a way to spend an evening with family and friends!

In case of rain (we do not cancel) we move inside, information is just a click away. The decision is made during the late afternoon of each concert day.  The quickest way to find out this information is to go to our County website: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us or call the Park Office and after 4:30 PM by dialing (908) 782- PARK (7275.) All indoor concerts will be held at Hunterdon Central High School, 84 Rt. 31 Flemington NJ 08822.

Here is this year’s exciting line up:

June 29 – HUNTERDON SYMPHONY

Get ready for a brand new sound from the Music under the Stars kick-off this year as the Hunterdon Symphony teams up with members of the School of Rock Lehigh Valley, to bring you SYMPHONIC ROCK! Music of the Moody Blues, the Who, Michael Jackson, the Beatles, and more!    www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org

July 6 – JAKE’S ROCKIN COUNTRY BAND

Jake’s Rockin Country Band is the tristate area’s multi time award winning premiere country band! They perform the best of classic country, today’s kickass rockin country, bluegrass, Southern rock, Cajun, Zydeco & New Orleans. We cover hits by all artists including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Rascall Flatts, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Sr and Jr., The Eagles, Beatles, Stones, CCR, Elvis, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Grateful Dead, Allman Bros, Doobies, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more.   esteemlivemusic.com/bands/jakes-rockin-country

July 13 – Hunterdon Harmonizers

Comprised of more than 50 men from Hunterdon & surrounding areas, the Harmonizers have entertained audiences throughout the County for more than 22 years. They have successfully competed in Barbershop Harmony Society events as far as away Indianapolis, Indiana. As a chorus they offer a wide variety of music sung in a cappella & close 4- part harmony.  www.njharmonizers.org

July 20 – JIM BARONE ELVIS TRIBUTE

Jim Barone is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist and the man who brings Elvis Presley’s voice to life. Jim’s tribute spans the Presley catalog keeping true to the sound, passion, and style that encompassed Elvis as an entertainer. The result is a natural performance, without cliché, that embodies the soulful sensuality, the playful swagger, the humor, and the complete command of the audience.   www.jimbarone.com

July 27 – CAPTAIN JACK BILL JOEL TRIBUTE

The Captain Jack Band is a Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tristate areas top musicians. The band, in every performance, captures the “live concert” arrangements of these timeless hits which captivated tens of thousands to Billy Joel concerts. Every event is packed with all the energy, passion and interaction of a Billy Joel Concert, represented by 3 decades of Billy’s music in every Captain Jack show.  www.captainjacktributeband.com

August 3 – TRAMPS LIKE US

Tramps Like Us brings more than 25 years of road-tested musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the planet’s most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, music industry personal, and the ONLY tribute band to be endorsed by members of “The Springsteen Camp” such as former producer and manager Mike Appel and the official Springsteen Radio Station.

Formed in 1990, Tramps Like Us has performed over 2000 concerts and have rocked over 1 million fans! Rockers and ballads delivered with the raw intensity and swagger reminiscent of the Boss himself. Tramps features a lineup of seasoned and professional musicians with a repertoire of over 140 songs.   www.trampslikeus.com

August 10 – THE WHIPTONES

The Whiptones are a Doo Wop quartet from Whippany, NJ comprised of four college students who have been performing all along the east coast for the past five years. Their blend of vocal harmony is energizing, bringing new life and passion to the golden oldies, and smiles to generations of fans. The Whiptones have performed for thousands of people at famous venues such as the IZOD Center, Beacon Theatre, PNC Bank Arts Center, and Mohegan Sun Arena. Their music has aired on radio stations up and down the east coast. They were even selected to sing the National Anthem on Opening Day at Citi Field for the New York Mets in 2014. The Whiptones are excited to have guest lead singer Arianna Reyher, soprano, from Dallas, TX, join them on the stage. www.thewhiptones.com

 

August 17 – AMISH OUTLAWS

The Amish practice a tradition called “Rumspringa” (running around) at 16 they can live free of the strict Amish code before deciding if they want to be baptized into the Amish church. Surprisingly, virtually all of the youths return. But sometimes they don’t. Four of the original six members were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil’s Playground, there was no turning back. Since Rumspringa, the Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world… music, most of all. From Johnny Cash, JayZ, Lady Gaga to Bon Jovi & Elvis they will entertain you!  www.amishoutlaws.com

Have fun be safe and considerate of others. Our concert series has always been a

family-oriented program.  Please be considerate of your neighbors, so that everyone may enjoy the music and the natural surroundings.  If you smoke, make sure the smoke does not bother anyone else.  Please keep children in sight at all times, so that their safety is assured and their play will not disturb others.  Please remember that some of our guests may be afraid of dogs, so please observe our park leash and litter pick-up laws, and keep pets under your control at all times.

Please note – alcoholic beverages are not permitted.