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Union County’s Free Summer Arts Festival Continues July 18 at Echo Lake Park Featuring 5 Against 1

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ — The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues on Wednesday July 18, with the band 5 Against 1 taking the stage at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

The free series is presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. It is held at Echo Lake Park during July and moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark during August.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at Echo Lake Park enjoying another season of great music,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “And please arrive early and participate in UC Get Fit Yoga in the Park, a great way for families to stay healthy together.”

5 Against 1 pays tribute to the band Pearl Jam. They have been performing for over two decades, dedicated to the raw rock and roll sounds of the grunge era.

While enjoying the music, attendees can purchase refreshments from Benito’s Jersey Curbside Eats and Danny’s Soft Serve Ice Cream or pack a picnic basket, and 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 HOME Power Yoga of Cranford 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.

The upcoming Summer Arts concerts are (all shows begin at 7:30 p.m.):

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside

  • July 18th 5 Against 1
  • July 25th The Vinny’s & Katfish Lucy

Oak Ridge Park, Clark

  • August 1st  Jobonanno & the Godsons
  • August 8th American Rapture
  • August 15th Brother John Brown Band
  • August 22th Dead on Live

Visit for more summertime fun activities.

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