August 15, 2007

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


The Nerds Will Rock Your Socks Off
 at Free Concert in Echo Lake Park, Aug. 29

the nerds

Westfield/Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series comes to a rocking conclusion on Wednesday, August 29, with The Nerds on stage at Echo Lake Park. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, invites the public to attend this free concert, which is sponsored by the Union County Democratic Committee, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Nerds have carved quite a niche for themselves since 1985 with their high powered performance of hit tunes that span generations. They look funny in their plaid shorts, polyester shirts and horn-rimmed glasses, but their non-stop selection of rock and pop music from the 1940s to the present is even more memorable. While The Nerds are regulars at many Jersey Shore watering holes, their musical talents also have taken them to the stage at Carnegie Hall, the PNC Bank Arts Center, Madison Square Garden, and the White House.  
Freeholder Chairwoman Kowalski urges you to “bring the whole family, pack a picnic basket, and bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, or just bounce along with the endearing Nerds who blend musicianship with a touch of comedy.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Union County Division of Police, the Division of Emergency Management, and the Division of Health, to answer questions and offer information about important services available to Union County residents.

The 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, the concert 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.