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Danny V’s 52nd Street Band To Perform At The Union County Summer Concert Series, July 30th At Echo Lake Park

Billy Joel Tribute Band is comprised of top musicians recreating Billy’s music and live stage show

The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 54th season of music on Wednesday evening, July 30, with Danny V’s 52nd Street Band.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to attend this free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Danny V’s 52nd Street Band is a full-scale, 6-piece, live concert show, re-creating the performances of one of the greatest rock and roll keyboard players ever, the “Piano Man,” Billy Joel.  The band is led by pianist, singer and showman Dan Vechesky (Danny V).

“Bring the entire family for an enjoyable evening in Echo Lake Park,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and enjoy the sounds of summer under the stars.”

In addition to the great music all summer long, residents are invited to come out early and participate in Union County’s Summer of Fitness, part of Chairman Hudak’s Union County Get Fit initiative. Free community yoga classes will be held prior to the musical entertainment. This week’s class will be conducted by Hot Yoga Revolution of Garwood. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Summer Arts Festival continues in August on Wednesday evenings at Oak Ridge Park in Clark beginning at 7:30p.m. The Oak Ridge Park dates are the 6th, 20th and 27th. The Summer Arts Festival will make one stop in Plainfield at Cedar Brook Park, on Wednesday, August 13th.

The other free concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:

  • August 6 – American Rapture, performing popular music with soul; at Oak Ridge Park
  • August 13 – The Sensational Soul Cruisers performing timeless soul; at Cedar Brook Park
  • August 20 – Bernard Purdie All-Stars featuring America’s most recorded drummer; at Oak Ridge Park
  • August 27 – The Nerds, New Jersey’s hardest working, hardest rocking party band; at Oak Ridge Park


For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website:  www.ucnj.org/summer. For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.