SOMERVILLE, NJ - The popular Summer Stage Concert Series on the Division Street pedestrian mall returns this Saturday, July 11 with "Mail Order Bride" performing at 6 p.m.
The Downtown Somerville Alliance is sponsor of the music series, held throughout the summer.
“Summer Stage has really become a staple of the season in Somerville,” said Natalie Pineiro, executive director of the DSA. “We’re happy that despite the challenges brought forth by COVID-19 we’ve found a way to bring the music back to Division Street.”
The series runs every Saturday evening, weather permitting, from 6-9 p.m. Traditionally the season kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend and runs through the end of September however, because of COVID-19, the season has been delayed but will now run through the end of October.
This year’s lineup consists of:
7/11 - Mail Order Bride
7/24 - Green Planet Band
7/25 - The Broadcasters
8/1 - Bob Lanza
8/8 - Venture to Zen
8/15 - Woke Robot
8/22 - Dan Harrison Band
8/29 - Ryan Bernero
9/5 - The Frost Kings
9/12 – Bob Lanza
9/19 - Bryan Hansen Band
9/26 - The Outcrops
10/3 - John Busse
10/10 - Tyrone Stackhouse
10/17 - Mike Holland - Elvis Impersonator
10/24 - The Paul Nagy Project
The weekly series has been existence for several years and is sponsored by the Downtown Somerville Alliance with support from local non-profit Arts on Division. Talent for the season is booked by local music/arts advocates Shawn Daley and Michelle Kassick, owners of Gallery on Main Street, located at 30 West Main St. in Somerville.
Summer Stage is free of charge to enjoy however due to concerns surrounding hygiene and social distancing, attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and/or blankets. Masks are required to be worn and patrons are reminded to maintain a social distance of six feet between each other.
For more information, visit downtownsomerville.com or contact the Downtown Somerville Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, Visit them on social media @DowntownSomerville (instagram) and @DowntownSomervilleAlliance (Facebook).
The Downtown Somerville Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and the District Management Corporation for Downtown Somerville, NJ - one of New Jersey's premiere downtowns. The district has become known for its colorful dining scene, flourishing retail, and up and coming arts and culture scene.
The DSA promotes balanced and progressive economic development and leverages the art of creating experiences that continue to bring a new and diverse population to Somerville. The DSA oversees infrastructure and beautification projects and works with historians and environmentalists alike to maintain and promote the historic charm that is unique to the district.