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Bernard Purdie All-Stars Set To Take The Stage At The Union County Summer Arts Festival, August 20 At Oak Ridge Park, Clark

CLARK, NJ –The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 54th season of music on Wednesday evening, August 20, featuring The Bernard Purdie All-Stars.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to attend this free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge Park, located in Clark, New Jersey.

Recognized as the most recorded drummer on Earth, Bernard Purdie has worked with some of the most famous names in the recording business, including Aretha Franklin, James Brown and B.B. King. He worked with Franklin as musical director for five years and played on Broadway in 2009 in the revival of Hair.

“As the summer quickly winds down residents have two more opportunities to enjoy music under the stars at Oak Ridge Park,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Bring your blanket or lawn chair and arrive early to get the best view of our outstanding musical entertainment.”

In addition to the great music, residents are invited to come out early and participate in

Union County’s Summer of Fitness, part of Chairman Hudak’s Union County Get Fit initiative. Free community yoga classes will be held prior to the musical entertainment, beginning at 6:30. This week’s class will be conducted by Heads & Tails Yoga of Clark.

The Summer Arts Festival will conclude on Wednesday evening, August 27th at Oak Ridge Park in Clark with The Nerds.

For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website: For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.