FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2008

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De Sol to Perform Free Concert of Latin Rock Music at Echo Lake Park, July 16

DeSol - Free Concert of Latin Rock Music at Echo Lake Park, July 16

MOUNTAINSIDE/WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 16, featuring De Sol and their blend of Latin rhythms and American rock and pop music. 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.

De Sol is a popular group of musicians from New Jersey and New York who got their start in Asbury Park in 2002. Their eclectic combination of Latin rhythms and straight-up American pop and rock creates a mainstream sound and beat that everyone will enjoy.

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 lively sounds of summer with these popular multi-talented musicians.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County and the Union County Bureau of Planning and Environmental Conservation, 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 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.