Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to visit the Essex County Parks System and enjoy the 2017 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series. Upcoming events feature Radio Nashville, Pulse Jazz Quintet and Steppin’ Out.
“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more,” DiVincenzo said.
Radio Nashville’s vocal range and musical ability allows them to perform songs by many country musicians. They play hits from the most popular stars of today including Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan. The members are Joey Arparicio on guitar and lead vocals, Paul Riairio on lead guitar and vocals, Johanna Laliberte on percussion and lead vocals, Brett Neiderman on bass and lead vocals, Tory Daines on violin and fiddle, and Kyle Smyth on drums and percussion. It will be held on Fri., July 21, at 7:30 p.m. at Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield.
The concert will continue with a performance by Pulse Jazz Quintet. It will be held on Tues., July 25, at 7 p.m. at Essex County Watsessing Park in Bloomfield.
Steppin’ Out is an 11-piece party band with four distinct and talented lead vocalists and an incredible horn section. They have been a mainstay in the Tri-State area for over a decade covering classic oldies and new school hits. Each vocalist brings something different and exciting to the table. They will entertain with songs from a variety of artists and genres including Bruce Springsteen, Duran Duran, Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder and more. It will be held on Wed., July 26, at 7 p.m. at Essex County Grover Cleveland Park in Caldwell/Essex Fells.
The Summer Music Concert Series is being sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and TD Bank. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.
Admission to the concerts is free. For more information, call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973‑268-3500.