UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series begins its 54th season of music on Wednesday evening, July 9, with a live rock and blues performance by Tusk.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to attend this free concert that begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Tusk covers all the great hits of Fleetwood Mac, including chart-topping hits such as Landslide, Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, Don’t Stop, Say You Love Me, and many others.

“Bring the entire family for a rocking good evening in Echo Lake Park,” said Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak. “Pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on, and enjoy the sounds of summer under the stars.”

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In addition to the great music all summer long, residents are invited to come out early and participate in Union County’s Summer of Fitness, part of Chairman Hudak’s Union County Get Fit initiative. Free community yoga classes will be held prior to the musical entertainment. Classes will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Summer Arts Festival continues throughout July and August on Wednesday evenings beginning at 7:30p.m.  The concerts in July will be held at Echo Lake Park. On August 6, 20 and 27 concerts will take place at Oak Ridge Park in Clark. The Summer Arts Festival will make one stop in Plainfield at Cedar Brook Park, on Wednesday, August 13th.

The other free concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:

July 16 – Ed Palermo Big Band, performing Zappa tunes and the Chicago Blues; at Echo Lake Park

July 23 – Jo Bonanno & The Godsons of Soul, performing the best of Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi and South Side Johnny’s Asbury Jukes; at Echo Lake Park

July 30 – Danny V’s 52nd Street Bill Joel Tribute Band re-creating the performances of Billy Joel; at Echo Lake Park

August 6 – American Rapture, performing popular music with soul; at Oak Ridge Park

August 13 – The Sensational Soul Cruisers performing timeless soul; at Cedar Brook Park

August 20 – Bernard Purdie All-Stars featuring America’s most recorded drummer; at Oak Ridge Park

August 27 – The Nerds, New Jersey’s hardest working, hardest rocking party band; at Oak Ridge Park

For more information, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4900 or visit the Union County website:  www.ucnj.org/summer. For program and rain information call 908-558-4079 after 3:00 p.m. on the day of the show.