HELMETTA, NJ - The calendar and the weather are officially on the same page. Summer is here and it's time to start making plans to enjoy all the wonderful things the season has to offer. Save the date for music under the stars as Helmetta's Concert in the Park series continues with Next to Norm.

This local band will be rocking out on Friday, July 14 from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Maple Street Pavilion. The event is free and family-friendly. Simply, bring lawn chairs or a blanket though audience members may spend most of the evening dancing.

Next to Norm plays a mix of classic American rock and roll along with British blues. The Central Jersey band also performs their own original tunes.

According to the band's Facebook page, the longtime musicians were influenced by a wide range of rockers from Bruce Springsteen to Bob Seger to Coldplay to the Commitments and beyond. Their Facebook about bio says the band "plays some really good music."