FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 26, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Mustang Sally to Perform Free Concert of Country Music
and Southern Rock at Echo Lake Park, July 9

MOUNTAINSIDE/WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 9, with the contemporary Nashville sounds of Mustang Sally. The performance is sponsored by the Schering-Plough Corporation. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairman Angel G. Estrada, 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 Chairman Estrada 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 Office of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Office of Consumer Affairs, to answer questions and offer information about interesting programs available to Union County residents.

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

July 16 – deSol (Latin rock);
July 23 – The Rick Cantor Band (classic rock);
July 30 – Jobonanno & the Godsons of Soul (rock);
August 6 – The British Invasion (Beatles tribute band). Runnells Specialized Hospital “Party in the Park” – Purchase tickets in advance.
August 13 – The Nerds (Jersey Shore party band), sponsored by the Union County Democratic Committee;
August 20 – The Ed Palermo Big Band with Rob Paparozzi (blues & jazz);
August 27 – Verdict (reggae & soca), sponsored by the Union County Education Association.

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 more information call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at (908) 527-4900 or visit the
Union County web site: www.ucnj.org/parks/summerarts.html.