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2013
Music Under the Stars
Concert Series

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HUNTERDON COUNTY
Division of
Parks and Recreation

DEPARTMENT OF LAND USE AND FACILTIES MANAGEMENT
PARKS@CO.HUNTERDON.NJ.US
FREE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
"37th Annual - Music Under the Stars"
June 27th - August 15th
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
DIRECTIONS TO
DEER PATH PARK
HISTORY OF
OUR CONCERT SERIES
INCLEMENT
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Music Under the StarsHunterdon County is pleased to announce our Special 37th Anniversary of Music Under the Stars celebration by featuring local talents beginning each Thursday, starting June 27th through August 15th at Deer Path Park (located at 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township {directions} (next to the Hunterdon County YMCA facility). Shows will be from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Bring your blankets, chairs, friends and family to share in this special celebration. We are looking forward to seeing you all this summer for another spectacular community event.

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.

Become a sponsor for our 2013 free concert series. Interested companies and individuals should contact the Department of Parks and Recreation at (908) 782-1158.

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), will be 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. If for some reason we are unable to post on the county website, or the internet is not accessible, please call the Division of Parks and Recreation and listen to the recording after 4:30 PM by dialing (908) 782-PARK(7275).

A concession stand will be available for refreshments, courtesy of Pudgy's Street Food.

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’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

BE GREEN
Please Car Pool!

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2013 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:
August 15th - NALANI AND SARINA

These 20-year-old, mirror twin sisters are from right here in Flemington. 

Their formal classical piano training began at age 6, with ukulele and guitar following soon after.  For the past four years they have been writing and performing original material throughout the Northeast—in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and even “busking” in Boston. 

Celebrated music critic, Dave Marsh, sums it up best: "To see and hear them now, it’s hard to believe they might not always be this cute and fresh, but listen to their music a bit closer and you’ll realize they won’t have to be.

www.nalanisarina.com

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2013 PAST PERFORMANCES:
JUNE 27 - HUNTERDON SYMPHONY

On Thursday, June 27th, the Hunterdon Symphony will open the 37th Annual MUSIC UNDER THE STARS Concert Series at Deer Path Park.

The music of Rossini, Strauss and other composers will help you imagine yourself on a visit to the ancient Coliseum in Rome, the picturesque countryside, or the canals of Venice. Among the selections the orchestra will perform are “Entrance of the Gladiators,” the popular trumpet piece “Carnival of Venice,” “Capriccio Italien,” “Barber of Seville,” “Night in Venice” and more. The conductor of the symphony is Lawrence Kursar, a Clinton Township resident who is also a French horn performer and music educator.

www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org

July 3rd (Wednesday) - JORDAN WHITE

Jordan White's smooth energetic vocals pay homage to the confessional singer songwriter movement of the 1970s blended with a vibe of bands such as Counting Crows, Guns N’ Roses, and Nirvana. 

Advancing through the early rounds of American Idol (season 5), he signed with Media Five Entertainment to front the popular East Coast cover band, Fuzzy Bunny Slipper. 

In 2007, White joined on as the lead singer in the band Kinetic Blu. His songs contain moments of pop and the flavor of southern rock, paired with plenty of clean guitar licks and riffs which unravel among piano and White's clear and distinctive vocals.  His EP entitled "Four Songs" released in 2012 is in rotation at countless radio stations nationwide.

www.JordanWhiteMusic.com

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July 11th - JESSE WADE & TRACY LEE


These two artists are well established in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.

Jesse Wade has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years with music and energetic shows.

Tracy Lee has been singing songs of classic country artists for over 15 years.  She includes Patsy Cline and Patty Loveless through to today’s artists such as Sugarland, Deanna Carter, and Miranda Lambert.  Add in some George Jones, the Country Twang of Dwight Yoakam and Hank Williams, and you can be assured of a great night of country music!

www.tracyleeband.com & www.jessewadegang.com

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July 18th - HUNTERDON HARMONIZERS
Hunterdon Harmoizers


Comprised of more than 50 men from Hunterdon and surrounding areas, the Harmonizers have entertained audiences throughout the County for more than 20 years. 

They have successfully competed in Barbershop Harmony Society events as far away as Indianapolis, Indiana.

  As a chorus they offer a wide variety of music sung in a cappella and close 4-part harmony.

www.njharmonizers.org

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July 25th - JOHN SONNTAG

 

Hard travels and tender truths touch the stories John Sonntag has seen and to hear him sing them out is to feel as if he’s telling yours.

Traveling the American road with a trunk full of restless anthems and heartfelt life stories, Sonntag seems to know the words to your deepest hurts and dearest wishes.

It’s all wrapped up in memorable melodies that make you forget your troubles; as soon as you meet him you’ll be singing along.

www.Johnsonntag.com

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August 1st - EXIT ROW BAND

This award-winning band has rocked Jones Beach, their concerts can be seen on cable TV, and they have played shows as large as 10,000! 

A crowd favorite, their venues repeatedly ask for them to come back.  They play a mixture of classic rock and blues, today’s hits, and their own material. 

Once the band starts playing, the dancing continues the whole night!  Their all-star lineup puts on a show you will never forget!

www.exitrowband.com

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August 8th - RISING BLUES

Rising Blues is a group of young Hunterdon musicians who have an equal passion for the blues and anything that rocks. 

They have played all over Hunterdon County and beyond, frequently playing with guest musicians such as Karl Dietel and Joe Stuby. 

Some of their highlights have been playing at the Stone Pony, and opening for Kenny Neal at The Stanhope House.  Rising Blues loves to perform for the residents of Hunterdon County because of their loyalty to the band and their appreciation for their music.

www.reverbnation.com/risingblues

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DIRECTIONS TO DEER PATH PARK:

LEARN MORE ABOUT DEER PATH PARK

For details on public transportation in the Flemington area please call the LINK dispatch center at 1-800-842-0531 or visit their website: www.ridethelink.com.

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ABOUT OUR CONCERTS

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}.

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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