July 11, 2007

CONTACT: Debra Judd, 908-527-4930
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746


‘De Sol’ to Play Free Concert
at Echo Lake Park, July 25

de sol

Mountainside/Westfield, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 25, featuring De Sol and their blend of Latin rhythms and American pop music. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, invites the public to attend this free concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park.

De Sol is a popular group of musicians from New Jersey and New York who got their start in Asbury Park in 2002. Their eclectic combination of Latin rhythms and straight-up American pop and rock creates a mainstream sound and beat that everyone will enjoy.

Freeholder Chairwoman Kowalski urges you to “bring the whole family, pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and be prepared to enjoy the lively sounds of summer with these multi-talented musicians.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Union County Department of Human Services, to answer questions and offer information about important services available to Union County residents.

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

August 1 – Mustang Sally (country);
August 8 – Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul;
August 15 – The Sensational Soul Cruisers;
August 22 – The Ed Palermo Big Band with Rob Paparozzi;
August 29 – The Nerds (Jersey Shore party band).

All Summer Arts Festival concerts are held on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Springfield Avenue end of Echo Lake Park in Mountainside. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Famous Dave’s Bar-B-Que will have a food concession, along with an ice cream and snack vendor, which will be available at approximately 6:30 p.m.

In case of rain, concerts will be held at the air-conditioned auditorium at Cranford High School, on West End Place off Springfield Avenue in Cranford at 7:30 p.m. For up-to-date concert/rain information call the Parks and Recreation hot-line at (908) 352-8410 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the concert or check the Union County website at after 3:00 p.m.

For more information about activities in Union County’s parks,
call the Union County Department of Parks, Recreation and Facilities
at (908) 527-4900.