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Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens headlines Summer Arts Festival Concert at Echo Lake Park, July 5

The Union County Summer Arts Festival Concert Series continues at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside on Wednesday evening, July 5 featuring Pat Dinizio of the Smithereens. Show is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

Pat Dinizio is a Scotch Plains resident and founder, principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for the platinum recording artist, The Smithereens. The group racked up gold and platinum records, performed on top rated television programs including The Tonight Show, MTV Unplugged, and Saturday Night Live. They also performed on stages all over the world.

The show is free, and visitors are urged to pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments and snacks will also be available from Café Gallo and the Good Humor Man.  

And returning this summer at all festival concerts will be the popular Union County Get Fit Yoga program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a mat or beach towel and participate in the healthy activities for the entire family. Conducting the yoga program on July 5 will be House Yoga of Kenilworth, New Jersey.

“We hope everyone will set aside their Wednesday evenings and join us for our 57th year of musical concerts in our parks,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We encourage our residents to enjoy the music under the stars and our great variety of musical selections throughout the summer months.”

The Union County Summer Arts Festival series will run every Wednesday night throughout July in Echo Lake and then in August at Oak Ridge Park in Clark:


Echo Lake Park, Mountainside

  • July 5th Pat Dinizio of The Smithereens
  • July 12th Tusk (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)
  • July 19th The Vinny’s
  • July 26th Hudson River Rats


Oak Ridge Park, Clark

  • August 2nd Dead Space (The Grateful Dead Experience
  • August 9th American Rapture
  • August 16th Black Dog (The Led Zeppelin Tribute
  • August 23th New York State of Mind (Tribute to Billy Joel)