Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites the public to attend the 2014 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series, June 14 through September 13. The free Concert Series brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks. This year’s series features two concert and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts in Brookdale Park and eight cultural festivals.
Over the course of nine summer weeks, there are 31 different musical events, featuring some of the best local and international acts in jazz, rock and roll, big band, reggae and more. The 2014 SummerMusic Concert Series begins Saturday, June 14th with a Gospel Festival in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park and concludes Saturday, September 13th with a Soulful House Music Concert in Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park. There will be two Concert and Fireworks Extravaganzas this summer; the first features the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 27th in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark and second features The Infernos and Joe Piscopo on Wednesday, July 2nd in Essex County Brookdale Park in Bloomfield/Montclair.
Concerts are held at accessible sites. Persons who require special accommodations or assistance are asked to call at least two weeks prior to the concert to alert staff as to their needs. Admission to the concerts is free. For more information, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973-239-2485.