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Union County Summer Arts Festival continues July 13 at Echo Lake Park featuring American Rapture


The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 56th season on Wednesday evening July 13, 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.

“The Summer Arts Festival spotlights great talent on stage in beautiful Echo Lake Park where residents can sit back and enjoy their favorite music while relaxing in the park with family and friends,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen. “Come early and participate in UC Get Fit Yoga in the Park, a great way for families to stay healthy together.”

American Rapture is a 17-member Rock and Soul Revue complete with marvelous singers and plenty of brass. Formed in 1999, the group started as an annual musical theatre production for Mystic Vision Players in Linden. After a successful ten-year run, the group was transformed by band leader Tony Greco into a specialty concert band and they play all your favorites. American Rapture features popular music from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. They’re the perfect way to enjoy an evening under the stars on a walk down memory lane.

While enjoying the wonderful music, concertgoers can visit Tony’s Traveling Trattoria which will treat your palate to excellent Italian comfort food. Also the Good Humor Truck will be on site hosted by TG and Sons serving ice cream and snacks. Attendees can also pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music under the stars.

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 Sunlight of the Spirit Yoga in Springfield 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.

And throughout the summer at each concert one Union County Department will be featured, distributing handouts and highlighting their own unique services. On this evening the Union County Bureau of Mosquito Control will be on hand.

Here is a list of the upcoming concerts:

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside (Concerts sponsored by ConnectOne Bank)
July 13th American Rapture (Sponsored by PSE&G)
July 20th Ed Palermo’s British Invasion/Beach Boys Tribute
July 27th Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens – Confessions of a Rock Star


Oak Ridge Park, Clark
August 3rd Black Dog – Tribute to Led Zeppelin
August 10th Dead On Live – Grateful Dead Tribute Band
August 17th Hey Bulldog – Music of The Beatles (Sponsored by Union Co. Education Association)
August 24th Y. State of Mind – Billy Joel Tribute


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