Free Music in the Park - Twopenny Porters | Dunellen

The Dunellen Arts & Culture Commission and Dunellen Recreation Department present the third annual Music in the Park series. On Wednesday, August 21 at 7pm, Twopenny Porters (a Dunellen-based band) will be performing celtic (Irish), folk, and rock tunes for free in Washington Park. There is bleacher seating available but you can also bring your own chairs. Bring a picnic basket or check out one of Dunellen’s many restaurants downtown for dinner. In the event of rain, event will be postponed.

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Twopenny Porters formed in 2014 to perform a St. Patrick's Day show at Maggie Murray's Pub House in Dunellen, NJ. Though it was planned as a one-off gig, it was such a success that they have since gone on to perform several other gigs around New Jersey, and the St. Patrick's Day show at Maggie Murray's has become an annual tradition.

The full lineup of Twopenny Porters consists of:

Drew Hoski: Lead Vocals, Guitar, Octave Mandolin
Keith Stebor: Fiddle, Mandolin, Keyboard, Guitar, Bass
Dylan Hoski: Guitar, Bass
Dan Mulqueen: Drums, Percussion

Wed, August 21
7:00 pm — 8:30 pm
Add to My Calendar 08/21/2019 7:00pm 08/21/2019 8:30pm America/New_York Free Music in the Park - Twopenny Porters | Dunellen

The Dunellen Arts & Culture Commission and Dunellen Recreation Department present the third annual Music in the Park series. On Wednesday, August 21 at 7pm, Twopenny Porters (a Dunellen-based band) will be performing celtic (Irish), folk, and rock tunes for free in Washington Park. There is bleacher seating available but you can also bring your own chairs. Bring a picnic basket or check out ...

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To the Editor:

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