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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2008

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

 

Free “British Invasion Tribute” Concert to be Performed by the Robert Murdock Band
at Echo Lake Park, August 6

 

MOUNTAINSIDE/WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, August 6, featuring the “British Invasion Tribute” of classic rock from the 1960’s to be performed by the Robert Murdock Band. 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.

The Robert Murdock Band has become one of the most sought after groups since they unveiled their amazing tribute to the music of the British Invasion of the 1960’s. In preparation for their concert at Echo Lake Park, the group expanded its song list to cover more nostalgic songs and recording artists from that memorable time, including British and American hits by the Kinks, the Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, the Who, the Yardbirds, the Monkees, the Mamas & the Papas, Jimi Hendrix, and an extraordinary medley of Beatles songs from Abbey Road.

Freeholder Chairman Estrada urges you to “bring the whole family, pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and enjoy the songs from the 1960’s that influenced a generation and popular music forever.”

The Runnells Specialized Hospital Foundation also will hold a benefit “Party in the Park” in tents on the hill above the concert area in Echo Lake Park on August 6. Tickets for the special benefit party should be purchased in advance. For further information about the Runnells Hospital Foundation fundraiser, please call 908-771-5803.

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Operation Life Saver, Fingerprinting for Kids, and a demonstration by the K-9 Search and Rescue Unit, to answer questions and offer information about interesting programs available to Union County residents.

Other free Wednesday night concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:
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.