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Free Jersey-Rock Concert by “The B Street Band” on Veterans Appreciation Night at Oak Ridge Park, Aug. 22

CLARK, NJ – The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series concludes its 52nd summer of music on Wednesday evening, August 22, “Veterans Appreciation Night,” with a free performance by The B Street Band (The Original Springsteen Tribute) at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, led by Chairman Alexander Mirabella, invites the public to the grand finale of the 2012 summer concerts at 7:00 p.m. as we salute our veterans who served in the military. At the conclusion of the presentation for our veterans, The B Street Band will take the stage for a concert under the stars.

“Bring the entire family for a Jersey-style rocking evening in Oak Ridge Park and a salute to the men and women of our military services,” said Freeholder Chairman Mirabella. “Veterans’ groups from throughout Central Jersey are especially welcome as we show our appreciation for their dedication and service in defense of our country.”

The B Street Band, originally known as Backstreets, was formed in Asbury Park in 1980. Over the years, they’ve rocked the stage with Clarence Clemons, Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Steven Van Zandt, and Max Weinberg. Now in their 32nd year together, the B Street Band is considered the longest-running tribute to Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. They perform a vast repertoire of Springsteen favorites ranging from early “Greetings from Asbury Park” to the latest “Wrecking Ball.” This is a tribute to The Boss that you won’t want to miss.

The Union County information van will be at the concert site with staff from the Union County Office of Veterans’ Affairs and other knowledgeable staff to answer questions and offer information about special programs and recreational activities available to Union County residents.

Lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets are encouraged. Refreshments and snacks will be available from vendors.

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:

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