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2015
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
"39th Annual - Music Under the Stars"
June 25th - August 13th | 7pm - 9pm
Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington
SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES
DIRECTIONS TO
DEER PATH PARK
HISTORY OF
OUR CONCERT SERIES
INCLEMENT
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Music Under the StarsABOUT OUT CONCERTS:

Hunterdon County's 39th Anniversary of Music Under the Stars celebration will feature local talents beginning each Thursday, starting June 25th and run through August 13th 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.

Become a sponsor for our 2015 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), 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).

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 2015 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’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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2015 UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

July 30
The Jazz Lobsters Big Band

One of the busiest big bands in the tri-state area, the Jazz Lobster Big Band swings hard! Featuring the timeless music of Count Basie, Frank Sinatra, Benny Goodman, Quincy Jones, as well as hip new arrangements. The big band plays everything from 40’s swing to fiery Latin and salsa to ballroom dance numbers. Led by keyboard stand arranger James Lafferty, the big band is filled with cutting edge musicians from all over the east coast. Out front is the unique, velvet-toned bass voice of Michael Andrews, and we’ve got clarinetist Audrey (“Mrs. Lobster”) ripping up Benny Goodman favorites. The power and energy of this live big band will knock your socks off!

www.jazzlobsters.com

SPECIAL EVENT AT THE JULY 30TH CONCERT:
ToolsforSchool

United Way of Hunterdon County - STUFF THE BUS - collecting Tools for School for Children of Need. For more information visit the United Way of Hunterdon County's website at: www.uwhunterdon.org/tools-4-school
Items needed include: Backpacks, pens, pencils, colored pencils, highlighters, composition books, scissors, lined paper, binders, folders, clue, pencil sharpeners and cases, post-it notes, dividers, scientific calculators and more.

ADDITIONAL STUFF THE BUS EVENTS:

Saturday, July 25 Branchburg/Whitehouse Station Walmart Plaza 9:00 am -2:30 pm
Friday, July 31 at BJs in Flemington note time is 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, Aug. 1 at Flemington Walmart   9:00am – 2:30 pm
Saturday, Aug. 8 at Clinton Walmart 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday, Aug. 9 at Shoprite of Clinton.9:00 am – 2:30 pm

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August 6
Captain Jack Billy Joel Tribute

The Captain Jack Band is a Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tri-state 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

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August 13
Best of the Eagles

This group of all stars captures the instrumental and vocal prowess of the biggest California super group of all time!
Established in 2012 with veteran musicians from central Jersey, the Best of the Eagles play the music of the Eagles in
a very true-to-form tribute show. With six powerful vocals, outstanding harmonies and great musical accompaniment, the Best of the Eagles are one of the premiere tribute shows around, guaranteed to rock the audience!!!

bestoftheeagles.com

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2015 PAST PERFORMANCES:

June 25
Air National Guard Band Of the Mid-Atlantic

Originally formed on August 2, 1942 the band consisting of thirty-six National Guard members all with civilian Careers. It’s ranks are filled with musicians, educators, students, administrators, salesmen, builders and other professionals. The band has received many awards, including the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award and the Pennsylvania Governor’s Unit Citation. They have performed all over the world.

www.bandofthemidatlantic.ang.af.mil

NOTE: TONIGHTS CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT DEER PATH PARK AS PLANNED

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July 2
Hunterdon Symphony

Is it time for a vacation? The rousing music of the 2015 Pops Concert with Hunterdon Symphony is the perfect send-off for your inner Explorer. Bring your blanket or lawn chair and sit back. Let your imagination wander to the ends of the
earth along with The Explorers, the theme of this summer's Concert Under the Stars. From Christopher Columbus and
Davy Crockett to Apollo 13 and many others in between, be transported for the evening on Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 pm at Deer Path Park.

www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org

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July 9
Hunterdon Harmonizers

TONIGHTS CONCERT WILL BE HELD INDOORS AT THE HUNTERDON CENTRAL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL DUE TO ANTICIPATED WEATHER CONDITIONS

HUNTERDON CENTRAL REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM { directions}
84 State Route 31
Flemington, New Jersey 08822

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

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July 16
Tracy Lee and Ravine Road Band

The Tracy Lee Band is a Lehigh valley, Pennsylvania-based top 40 and classic country rock cover band, fronted by popular female country vocalist, Tracy Lee. Tracy brings more than 20 years of stage experience together with the backing of some of the areas’ most experienced, talented, and professional musicians to form one of the top country acts on the areas’ festival and fair circuit. Tracy Lee and Ravine Road bring a unique mix of current and classic female country music, and they can turn it up a notch, and deliver some energetic classic rock performances making them the perfect variety band for private parties and special events.

www.tracyleeband.com

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July 23
Jersey 4

The Cast of the Jersey Four will take you on a journey from the very beginning of The Four Seasons Number #1 Hits – Frankie Valli`s solo career –to present day Four Seasons shows. SHERRY, BIG GIRLS DON`T CRY, RAG DOLL, WALK LIKE A MAN and WHO LOVES YOU, are just some of the many hits you will enjoy from their great collection of songs from those four guys from Jersey. Their interpretation of The Four Seasons classics with unique vocals, fabulous stage show, The Jersey Bounce Horns, authentic costume and musical equipment (Fender-Stratocaster, Gibson-Firebird & Thunderbird) guitars, Fender Amplifiers, Ludwig & Gretsch drums, recreate that famous sound of The Four Seasons.

www.jerseyfour.com

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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

The FLEMINGTON SHUFFLE has added the Deer Path YMCA to their route 20 Evening Service for every concert Thursday, starting June 25th through August 13th. Check out their DETAILED SCHEDULE HERE....

For more 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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by Charles David Viera

The Big Band Jazz Celebration played in 2014 Summer Concert Series.

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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