Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 4, 2016

Union County Summer Arts Festival Continues at Oak Ridge Park August 10 featuring Dead On Live

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The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues this coming Wednesday evening August 10, with Dead On Live taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. The group will perform songs made famous by The Grateful Dead. The free concert series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder. Wednesday’s performance is also sponsored by Whole Foods of Clark.

“There are just a few more weeks to enjoy the summer, and there is no better way to do that then to join us in the park for some great musical entertainment,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Bruce Bergen. “And be sure to arrive early to participate in UC Get Fit Yoga in the Park, a great way for families to stay healthy together.”

Dead On Live is one of the top acts to pay tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead. They feature a unique approach in recreating, note for note, the instruments and complex harmonies on classic recordings from the 1970s. Also joining the band that evening will be Sam Cutler, the legendary tour manager for the Grateful Dead. He will share some of the stories he has about his travels with the Grateful Dead.

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 Heads & Tails Yoga of Clark 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.

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 Department of Human Services will be on hand.

The following is the schedule for the rest of August at Oak Ridge Park:

  • August 10th Dead On Live – Grateful Dead Tribute Band (With special guest appearance by Sam Cutler, tour manager for the Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead)
  • August 17th Hey Bulldog – Music of The Beatles (Sponsored by Union Co. Education Association)
  • August 24th Y. State of Mind – Billy Joel Tribute (Sponsored by Whole Foods of Clark)

Please visit www.ucnj.org/summer for more summertime fun activities.

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