Essex County, NJ – The line-up for the 2019 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series has been announced by Essex County officialsAccording to a release, upcoming events feature La Fuerza Positiva, Jersey Sound and The Infernos.


“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more,” County Executive, Joseph DiVincenzo said.


La Fuerza Positiva

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La Fuerza Positiva means "Positive Force," and its members are united to bring about a change through their music. Formed in 1997, the core members, Afro-Cuban and Latino rhythm musicians, joined forces with a bassist and pianist who specialized in R&B, Rock and Jazz. Soon, a horn section was added. This combination led to the unique and classic salsa sound of the group. La Fuerza Positiva will perform as follows:


Date:               Tuesday, July 30, 2019

                        Time:              7 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Riverfront Park

                                                Raymond Boulevard and Brill Street

Newark, NJ


Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area's premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. The band puts its own spin on the music industry by giving the audience a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. They offer an eclectic blend of classic Oldies, Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, British Invasion and Pop. With the very best vocalists and a killer rhythm section holding it all together, the "Jersey Sound" experience is one the audience will never forget. Jersey Sound will perform as follows:


                        Date:               Wednesday, July 31, 2019

                        Time:              7 p.m.

                        Place:             Essex County Cedar Grove Park

                                                199 Fairview Avenue

                                                Cedar Grove, NJ 


The Infernos

Known as “America’s #1 Show Band,” The Infernos’ vast repertoire includes all genres of music including Big Band, Oldies, Motown and today’s top chart busters. Bobby Wells, former member and musical director of The Duprees, is the leader of the band and provides keyboard and background vocals. Formerly of The Commodores, lead singer Kenny Simmons brings a powerful voice and showmanship that is sure to engage the audience. The Infernos will perform as follows:


                        Date:               Friday, August 2, 2019

                        Time:              7:30 p.m.

Place:             Essex County Brookdale Park

                                                Watchung Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ

Bellevue Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ


The SummerMusic Concert Series is being sponsored by Rose Squared Productions and The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.


Concerts are held at accessible sites. Persons who require special accommodations or assistance are asked to call at least two weeks prior to the concert to alert staff as to their needs. Admission to the concerts is free. For more information, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973‑268-3500.


The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, Treetop Adventure Course, four off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.