FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 9, 2008

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

Due to severe weather forecast, this Summer Arts Festival concert will be held at the
CRANFORD HIGH SCHOOL Auditorium beginning at 7:30 PM. - Hope to see you there!
FOR DIRECTIONS: CLICK HERE

Free Concert of Classic Rock at Echo Lake Park
Featuring the Rick Cantor Band, July 23

MOUNTAINSIDE/WESTFIELD, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday, July 23, featuring classic rock music performed by the Rick Cantor 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 Rick Cantor Band is a Union County-based classic rock cover band that has been playing to New Jersey and New York audiences for the past two years. Playing popular music from the 1960’s and 1970’s, the band captures the energy and intensity of the great rock concerts of that era. Their show includes music from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, The Band, and other rock favorites.

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 classic sounds of these popular local musicians.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site, along with representatives from the Union County Department of Human Services, including the Paratransit System, the Division on Aging, the Division of Workforce Development Operations, the Office for the Disabled, and the Division of Social Services, 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 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.