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Union County Summer Arts Festival Continues July 22 featuring Jo Bonanno & The Godsons Of Soul

CLARK, NJ–The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues Wednesday evening, July 22, with Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. The free concert series, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder, will take place at Oak Ridge Park in Clark during the month of July and move to Echo Lake Park in Mountainside during the month of August.

Jo Bonanno & the Godsons of Soul have been electrifying audiences in the tri-state area since 1992 with their infectious style of Jersey Shore get-up-and-dance rock and soul music. Considered one of the Top Ten bands in New Jersey, they have opened shows for James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, The B-52s, Joan Jett, Mitch Ryder, and Eddie Money.

Pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music under the stars. Refreshments and snacks will also be available from vendors.

Once again, UC Get Fit Yoga in the Park, a Union County Freeholder initiative will be part of the Wednesday night pre-concert schedule, with Alluem Yoga of Cranford presenting a free community class from 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  Bring a mat or beach towel and participate in healthy activities for the entire family before the music begins.

“We invite everyone to join us for our Wednesday night music programs at Oak Ridge Park,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “And don’t forget to arrive early to participate in UC Get Fit Yoga in the Park, a great way for families to stay healthy together.”

The Summer Arts Festival concerts continue throughout July and August. The other free concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:

At Oak Ridge Park, Clark

  • July 29 – Hey Bulldog (Beatles Tribute)—Sponsored by Union County Education Association

At Echo Lake Park, Mountainside (All sponsored by ConnectOne Bank)

  • August 5 – Good Vibrations (tribute to The Beach Boys)
  • August 12 – American Rapture
  • August 19 – The Benjamins
  • August 26 – The Sensational Soul Cruisers

For rain information you can call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at (908) 558-4079 after 3:30 p.m. on the day of the concert or you can visit the Union County web site: