August 1, 2007

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


The Sensational Soul Cruisers
 Play Free Concert at Echo Lake Park, Aug. 15

sensational soul cruisers

Westfield/Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, August 15, featuring The Sensational Soul Cruisers. 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.

The Sensational Soul Cruisers is an 11-piece rhythm and blues, rock and soul ensemble that performs hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Their blend of Motown, Philly Soul, R&B, and Disco – with a mix of four-part harmonies, soulful rhythm and plenty of brass – makes them one of the most exciting acts on the East Coast.

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 sensational soul music.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County, 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 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.