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Union County Summer Arts Festival continues at Oak Ridge Park August 17 featuring Hey Bulldog

The Evening will also feature a Harvest Contest Sponsored by Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Hey_Bulldog_6 Union County NJThe Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues this coming Wednesday evening August 17, with Hey Bulldog taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. The free concert series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder and sponsored by the Union County Education Association.

“There are just a couple of more weeks to enjoy some great musical entertainment in our parks,” 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.”

Playing the music of the Beatles, Hey Bulldog is a diverse group of musicians from the New Brunswick area who joined together for an open jam to play Beatles songs on John Lennon’s birthday, and have been playing together ever since. Members stay true to their individual style, playing some of the best songs ever written with creativity, passion, and originality.

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 Crunch Fitness of Garwood 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.

Along with the music and yoga, Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County will sponsor a Harvest Contest, running from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Contestants can bring their entries to the Rutgers table located by the bandstand. The contest categories will include heaviest tomato and heaviest zucchini, funniest looking vegetables and best vegetable character. Concert goers will be invited to vote between 7:00 p.m. and during the first music set. All winners will be announced at intermission and receive a certificate and small gardening prize.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs will also be on hand at the concert to provide information on the workings of their office.

The 2016 Union County Summer Arts Festival will conclude on Wednesday, August 24th at Oak Ridge Park with N.Y. State of Mind performing a Billy Joel Tribute.

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