FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 2, 2009

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

 

“This Land Is Your Land” Performance Comes
 to Trailside’s Wednesday Matinee Series, July 15

 

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that Ronnie Brandt will be performing his “This Land Is Your Land” musical presentation at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Wednesday, July 15, at 1:30 p.m. as part of Trailside’s Summer Wednesday Matinee Series.

“This Land Is Your Land” is an interactive journey through America’s history and geography with Mr. Brandt and his incomparable singing and storytelling as your guide. Listen and learn as he takes you into the heart of America with stops along the way to learn about Christopher Columbus, the heroes at the Alamo, the Pony Express, and other chapters in the American saga.

“Singer-songwriter Ronnie Brandt offers a funny and inspiring journey through our nation’s heritage that will captivate the entire family,” said Freeholder Deborah Scanlon.

Mr. Brandt became interested in music while growing up in Plainfield and Asbury Park. His early influences included Woody Guthrie, Carl Sandburg, The Carter Family, Hank Williams and other American songwriters. After years of performing up and down the East Coast, he created a school program to educate students about our rich American heritage and landscape. “This Land Is Your Land” has become a hit with teachers and students alike, and it’s a favorite addition to many school assemblies.

Tickets go on sale at 1:00 p.m. on July 15 and the fee is $4.00 per person. No infants or babies in strollers are allowed in the auditorium. Call Trailside for information regarding group rates.

For a complete listing of Trailside’s Summer Wednesday Matinee Series and for information on upcoming programs, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.