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Somerset County Park Commission 2016 Summer Concert Series
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July 1020167:00 pm - August 1420169:00 pm
Duke Island Park, Old York Road, Bridgewater Twp, NJ, + Google Map

Somerset County Park Commission

2016 Summer Concert Series

It would not be summer without music in the park! Bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets and enjoy a variety of musical performances in Duke Island Park in Bridgewater. For further information on the concerts, please call 908 722-1200. Individuals with hearing/speech impairments may call the Relay Service at 711. Over the weekends, in case of threat of inclement weather please call 908 722-1200 ext. 7. We also post weather updates on Twitter and Facebook. This concert series is made possible by the generous donation of the Somerset County Park Foundation, with contributing funding from Magic 98.3 WMGQ, Hyatt House Branchburg, and The Courier News.

YEEHAW-–-A-SMOKIN’-COUNTRY-BAND

July 17
YEEHAW – A SMOKIN’ COUNTRY BAND
7pmpm – 8:30pm

Yeehaw is a top 40 Country band, whose members have all been musicians that toured with other bands including Adam Lambert, Blue Oyster Cult, and My Chemical Romance. But now they are pure country; with several lead male and female singers, who perform all of the songs currently at the top of the charts. This is a sing-a-long concert for all country fans – and bring your dancing shoes!

 


 

JOSEPH LEO BWARIE & HIS ORCHESTRA

July 24
JOSEPH LEO BWARIE & HIS ORCHESTRA

7pm – 8:30pm

Joseph Leo Bwarie is an actor, writer, director, and recording artist. For the past several years, he starred as Frankie Valli in the Broadway production of the Tony Award® winning musical Jersey Boys, and was heralded by critics for his soaring vocals as the falsetto-voiced pop icon. He has performed the role longer than any other actor, with more than 2,000 performances. Bwarie has also released solo albums, working with producer/arranger Charles Calello. He is multi-talented, and has worked in Hollywood producing, and has lent his voice to numerous movie soundtracks, television shows, and records. He has also been an ambassador for a cancer charity Cycle For Survival and done fundraising for The Covenant House to assist the New York City youth homeless shelter. Don’t miss this special night!


ZYDECO-AGOGOJuly 31
20th Annual Bayou Fest at Duke Island Park featuring
ZYDECO-A-GO-GO

5:30pm- 6:30pm

Dance band Zydeco-A-Go-Go loves what they do, bringing partygoers and revelers the music that they can’t resist…zydeco with a blend of Cajun two-steps, New Orleans rhythm & blues, and swinging Louisiana rock & roll. Hailing from Philadelphia, Zydeco-A-G-Go will get the party started and keep it going!

cjchenierCJ CHENIER &
THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND

7pm – 8:30pm

Son of the legendary zydeco pioneer Clifton Chenier, C.J.’s music not only embraces traditional zydeco, but stretches the genre to include elements of funk, Southern Soul, R&B, rock, and jazz. Labeled “the best living zydeco singer and accordionist” by Living Blues magazine, when “The Crown Prince of Zydeco” straps on his accordion and applies the big squeeze you’ll be moved from deep within your soul to the soles of your dancing shoes. Get ready for a good time!


 

JOE ZOOK AND BLUES DELUXEAugust 7
JOE ZOOK AND BLUES DELUXE

7pm – 8:30pm

This band has been bluesin’ and rockin’ since 1976! Led by legendary New Jersey Blues Hall of Fame singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe “Zook” Zuccarello, Blues DeLuxe has performed on both the small stages of local pubs, and also joined world famous artists on the giant stages of festivals and concert halls, including Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Sam and Dave, and Junior Walker & The Allstars. Blues DeLuxe includes horn players, keyboardists, and the occasional down and dirty blues harp. Come hear some of the best original and classic Blues known to man, woman or child!


 

TRAMPS LIKE US – A SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTEAugust 14
3rd ANNUAL DOO-WOP AND FOOD TRUCK FEST featuring
TRAMPS LIKE US –
A SPRINGSTEEN TRIBUTE

7pm – 8:30pm

Bring your appetite – for great food and music! A variety of food trucks selling a range of culinary delights will be on hand beginning at 6pm to start the festivities. Then the music begins at 7pm. Tramps Like Us brings more than 25 years of musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, and music industry personnel, they are the only tribute band to be endorsed by the official Springsteen Radio Station: E Street Radio on Sirius XM. The group captures the classic Springsteen sound, and remains true to the spirit and energy of the music, while delivering songs with the passion and conviction of the Boss.