MILLBURN, NJ - Millburn felt the rhythm Sunday evening, as the summer concert series returned for another year. According to Chris Drucker, the event is also in its twenty-fifth year this season.
Attendees were treated to a performance from Street Hassle, who helped to kick things off in style. The group played a variety of older songs, sprinkled with several contemporary pop pieces.
One of the residents in attendance at the concert was School Board member Cori Hasse. For Hasse, the concert is a great opportunity to come out, see friends and enjoy a performance.
"It's always a great time at the concert series," Hasse said. "it's a great time to come out with your family and friends, enjoy a beautiful night and listen to some great music."
Hasse also said that while she may miss a few due to travel, she and her family usually make it out to two or three each summer.
For Street Hassle's founder Steve Hantis, who also plays rhythm and lead guitar, getting to perform in town is always a treat.
"I always love the town of Millburn," "It's a quaint town, beautiful shops, great restaurants. Coming to this field is always just so serene...but the crowd is always so enthusiastic, and they really love the music that we bring here, and we work very hard all year long to make sure we have new material to deliver."
Hantis also said that the group's diverse catalog of songs comes from its desire to shoot down the middle and entertain both young and old attendees at their shows.
Another one of the people at the concert was Millburn Mayor Diane Eglow, who helped with others to set the concert series up this summer. For Eglow, seeing the residents enjoying themselves was worth it.
"I am so thrilled, because not only was this band amazing, but there's so many people here," Eglow said. "I have been coming here for 25 years since my kids were little. So to see the new generation, the old generation, everyone enjoying themselves is heartwarming."
After Steet Hassle, the concert series continues over the next two months with the following dates:
- Sunday, July 7: Joey Armino & The Family
- Sunday, July 21: Jersey Sound
- Sunday, August 4: Enough Said