Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2011

Free Concert by “Parrotbeach” at Echo Lake Park, August 24

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 51st season of music on Wednesday, August 24, with an evening of music performed by Parrotbeach. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairman Deborah P. Scanlon, invites the public to attend this free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. at Echo Lake Park on the Mountainside-Westfield border.

Parrotbeach is one of the few full-time Jimmy Buffett tribute bands. Their music takes you back to your favorite seaside vacation, whether it was in the Caribbean, the Outer Banks, the Gulf of Mexico or Down the Shore. For more than ten years, Parrotbeach has been playing wherever the sea breeze takes them. Though Jimmy Buffett tunes are the largest part of their repertoire, other island music and party favorites round out their play list. The band members are comfortable with everything from rock to reggae, Motown, soul and swing. And it’s easy to see that these guys love their music.

“Bring the entire family for a delightful evening of music at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside,” said Freeholder Chairman Scanlon. “Pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and enjoy the sounds of summer under the stars.”

The Union County information van will be at the concert site with personnel from the Office of the Union County Sheriff and the K-9 Unit along with other knowledgeable Union County staff to answer questions and offer information about interesting programs and recreational activities that are available to Union County residents.

Sponsored by Union Center National Bank and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the August 24 concert by Parrotbeach is free of charge. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Refreshments and snacks will be available from vendors.

The Summer Arts Festival concert series will conclude on Wednesday, August 31, when The Nerds bring their high energy party music to Oak Ridge Park in Clark.

For rain information call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at (908) 558-4079 after 3 p.m. on the day of the scheduled concert, or visit the Union County web site: www.ucnj.org

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