BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset County Park Commission is once again holding its Summer Concert Series, with concerts every Sunday throughout the summer at Duke Island Park, in Bridgewater.
The series kicks off with Jobonanno & The Godsons for the “Spirit of Asbury Revue,” July 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group plays songs with a twist they call “soul in rock-n-roll,” and have opened concerts for James Brown, Bruce Springsteen, Bad Company, Mitch Ryder and more.
On July 14, Motor City Revue will perform from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group offers music lovers a tribute to the artists and songs that defined a generation when the Motown sound began in Detroit.
On July 21, New Power Soul will perform from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The group’s eight-piece band will entertain from swing to blues to rock-n-roll.
The Cameos will perform July 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., playing with its eight-piece oldies/vocal harmony group to provide unique renditions of the most popular songs of the 1950s and 1960s. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, the PNC Art Center, New Jersey Performing Art Center and more.
On Aug. 4, the Infernos will perform. They are called America’s No. 1 Show Band, and have performed for President Barack Obama, and have shared the stage with talents including Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Barry Manilow.
The series ends Aug. 11, beginning with the fifth annual food truck fest featuring Andy B. from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and The Fabulous Greaseband from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Andy B. was the primary singer-songwriter for The VooDUDES since 1990, and has also gone solo with songs inspired by Americana and soul music.
The Fabulous Greaseband is a seven-member band that plays the best of the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
Also part of the annual series are the Independence Day fireworks, at North Branch Park in Bridgewater, with entertainment beginning at 6 p.m., and the fireworks display beginning at 9:30 p.m. Food will be available for purchase and a Revolutionary War encampment will re-create life during the 1770s.
Park visitors should bring chairs or blankets.
In addition, vehicular traffic exiting the park after the fireworks will be delayed for about 30 minutes to allow pedestrians to cross Milltown Road.
In case of inclement weather, fireworks only will be held July 5.
For more information, visit somersetcountyparks.org.