July 17, 2007

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


Mustang Sally to Play Country Music
and Southern Rock at Echo Lake Park, Aug. 1

mustang sally

Mountainside/Westfield, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, August 1, featuring Mustang Sally and their blend of Country music and southern rock. 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.

Mustang Sally is an all-female band based in Nashville, Tennessee. These seven women combine traditional roots with diverse backgrounds to produce country music with a contemporary edge. Popular performers up and down the Eastern seaboard and at Mid-West fairs and rodeos, they venture far and wide to play at every venue imaginable, from festivals and casinos to military bases and motorcycle rallies. They’ve opened for George Jones, LeAnn Rimes, Mark Chestnut, and many more – and now they’re back at Echo Lake Park!

Freeholder Chairwoman Kowalski urges you to “bring the whole family, pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and enjoy an evening of country music with a kick.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Union County Clerk’s Office, 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 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.