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Berkeley Heights Summer Concert Goers Kick Up Their Heels With Radio Nashville

Radio Nashville kicked off the Summer Concert Series Wednesday at Memorial Park. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Radio Nashville kicked off the Summer Concert Series Credits: Bobbie Peer
Anything Floral was the concert sponsor handing out ice pops and candy. Credits: Bobbie Peer
BH YMCA enjoyed a picnic before the concert. As concert sponsor, they handed out water and frisbees. A lucky winner of their raffle drawing will win a free August membership to the Community Pool. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Dr. Patrick Smith and Recreation Director Tom Barton handing out Free popcorn and water at the summer concerts. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Mayor Bob Woodruff talked with residents about the redevelopment plans. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Councilwoman Jeanne Kingsley talked with residents and showed them the renderings of the redevelopment project. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Grain & Cane Gastrotruck will be at each concert serving their select menu. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Grain & Cane was serving a southern themed menu to kick off the concert season. Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer
Credits: Bobbie Peer

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Summer Concert Series kicked off with a boot kicking, knee slapping, fiddle playing good time to a crowd at Memorial Field last Wednesday to enjoy the sounds of Radio Nashville for the first of the four week Summer Concert Series. 

Radio Nashville and their six piece band opened the Summer Concert Series playing top country hits from Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, along with some classic oldies like Charlie Daniels' fiddle dueling in "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," and capped off their performance with an encore pleasing rendition of Rascal Flatts' "Life is a Highway."  

The Wednesday night Summer Concert Series is presented by the Berkeley Heights Recreation Commission Special Events Committee partnered with the Suburban Chamber of Commerce with the following season sponsors: The Suburban Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Heights Rotary Club, Berkeley Aquatic Club, Smith Chiropractic Foundation and the Grain & Cane Restaurant and Table. The Radio Nashville concert was sponsored by Anything Floral and the Berkeley Heights YMCA. Free popcorn and water is given out at each concert along with raffle drawings to Delicious Heights, Giovanni's Bistro and Bar and Goodman's Restaurant and Deli.

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The summer concerts bring a sense of old-time summer fun with children flocking to the newly installed playground, playing tag or having a catch with the frisbees supplied by the Berkeley Heights YMCA. Some guests came early and set up their spot to enjoy a picnic dinner before the concert, while others enjoyed the menu selection offered by the Grain & Cane Gastrotruck that included a special southern themed sandwich selection served with hand cut fries. (See photo gallery for menu description.) 

Mayor Bob Woodruff along with council members and the Communications Committee were present with renderings of the municipal building plans and answered questions of inquiring citizens.  

This past week, the friendly staff of the Berkeley Heights YMCA and the community pool and Anything Floral were giving out water, Frisbees, ice pops and candy with gave away raffles of their own. 

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and come out to enjoy this week's concert featuring Beginnings, a Chicago tribute band with horn section, sponsored by Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights and Taylor Rental. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park at the corner of Plainfield and Park avenues.

Editor's Note: TAPinto Berkeley Heights is at each concert snapping family photos to enter into the Summer Concert Photo Contest presented by the Suburban Chamber of Commerce and TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Two winners will be randomly selected to win a $100 gift certificate to Delicious Heights or Goodman's Restaurant and Deli. Sponsored by Smith Chiropractic.

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