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2017
Music Under the Stars
Concert Series

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FREE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
"41st Annual - Music Under the Stars"
June 29th - August 17th | 7pm - 9pm
Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington

 

ABOUT THE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

 

SCHEDULE OF PERMANCES

 

DIRECTIONS TO DEER PATH PARK

 

HISTORY OF OUR CONCERT SERIES

 

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ABOUT OUT CONCERTS:

Music Under the StarsHunterdon County's 41st Anniversary of Music Under the Stars celebration will feature local talents beginning each Thursday, starting June 29th and run through August 17th at Deer Path Park (located at 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township {directions} (next to the Hunterdon County YMCA facility). Shows began 7:00 pm and ran until approximately 9:00 pm.

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, hold an impromptu game of frisbee or volleyball, as well as enjoy the playgrounds.

This year, the Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation has fully funded the concert series.

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.

Updated information about the concerts, including rain location needs (which at this time are scheduled to be held at Hunterdon Central Regional High School - 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822), were posted on this page as well as the County's Home page and the main Parks and Recreation web page, as well as the Parks Division Facebook page. A voice recording was also available at the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 782-PARK(7275). All indoor concerts will be held at Hunterdon Central High School, 84 Rt 31 Flemington NJ 08822

Refreshments by THEE ICE CREAM PARLOR, Home of the BIG BOPPER! “Flemington’s Best Ice Cream!”

by Charles David Viera

Another exciting line-up for 2016 Summer Concert Series!

HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, AND BE 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 your second-hand smoke doesn't bother anyone else. We ask that you keep children in sight at all times, so their safety is assured, and so their play will not disturb others. 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. Spectators are encouraged to bring flashlights for added safety. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a few friends and join us for our weekly open-air summer concert series at Deer Path Park in Readington Township, NJ.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED

POSSIBLE CLOSURES DUE TO AVAILABLE SPACE IN DEER PATH PARK

Our stage is situated in front of a large, open field to accommodate lawn chairs and blankets for our audience. Additional fields will be made available for use as parking lots for each performance. There are evenings when we may need to close Deer Path Park, simply because we might fill lawn seating and/or parking spaces.

There are four very good reasons to help out:

  1. You’ll get to visit with your friends;
  2. Fewer cars help reduce your time needed for parking before and after the concert, due to traffic;
  3. More people can enjoy the concert and
  4. If we all pitch in we can save some fossil fuel and lessen the amount of pollutants entering our air!
BE GREEN
Please Car Pool!

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2017 PERFORMANCES:

COMING SOON!!!

 

 

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DIRECTIONS TO DEER PATH PARK:

  • PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
  • FROM THE FLEMINGTON AREA: At the Flemington traffic circle, take Route 31 north for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the sign to Deer Path Park.
  • FROM THE CLINTON AREA: At US Interstate 78, take Route 31 south for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn left onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the signs to Deer Path Park.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEER PATH PARK

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by Charles David Viera

HISTORY OF OUR CONCERT SERIES

In February of 1977, Parks & Recreation and County Library staff met to discuss plans for holding the County's first summer concert series for families to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. The series would be held outdoors, so concert goers could enjoy the natural beauty of our County. Children could enjoy the music or play in the open areas near the concert area.

A total of five concerts were offered that first year. From the summer of 1977 to the present, people would either bring lawn chairs or blankets to listen to the Thursday night summer concert series. Along with the blankets and chairs, a picnic basket of snacks or full dinners were also brought. The "Music Under the Stars" concert series has continued to grow in popularity, attendance, and in the quality of musical acts each year. Additional concerts were added to provide music from the end of June to mid-August.

Initially, the performers lived nearby and were locally known. With assistance from local businesses and with individual donations, regional and nationally known artists were featured at the concert series. Performers included Arlo Guthrie, Roseanne Cash, Janis Ian, and Richie Havens.

In 2010 we began featuring many of our local talents who graciously donate their time. If interested in becoming a featured artist, please contact the Department at 908-782-1158 or email parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us for information.

We hope to see you at our Music Under the Stars Concert Series!

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INCLEMENT WEATHER:

FOR CONCERT SITE INFORMATION ON RAINY DAYS Please check our web site or call the Parks & Recreation Department after 4:30 PM by dialing (908)782–7275 {782-PARK}. Information will also be posted on our FACEBOOK PAGE - so don't forget to LIKE US ON FACEBOOK...

RAIN LOCATION(S) - Hunterdon Central Regional High School Auditorium {directions}
84 State Route 31
Flemington, New Jersey 08822

PLEASE NOTE - No Food is allowed in the HCRHS Auditorium

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PHYSICAL ADDRESS: Hunterdon County Arboretum, 1020 Highway 31, Lebanon, NJ 08833       MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2900, Flemington, NJ 08822
PHONE: 908-782-1158       EMAIL: parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us

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