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Union County Summer Arts Festival Continues August 12 at Echo Lake Park featuring American Rapture

Mountainside, NJ –The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues Wednesday evening, August 12, with American Rapture taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. The free concert series, presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder, and sponsored by ConnectOne Bank will take place at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

American Rapture is a 17-member Rock and Soul Revue that comes with marvelous singers and plenty of brass. Formed in 1999, American Rapture started as an annual musical theatre production for Mystic Vision Players in Linden, New Jersey, and transformed into a concert band after a ten year run. They now play popular music from the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

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 Hapi Yoga of Westfield 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.

“With the summer winding down this is a great opportunity to come out and enjoy some great entertainment in one of our outstanding parks,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh.”

The Summer Arts Festival concerts will continue at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside for two Wednesdays with the schedule below:

  • 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: