NUTLEY, NJ - Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci, Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and the Board of Commissioners have collaborated to bring Nutley the “Franklin Spring Festival”. This event promises to be jam-packed with fun for everyone from young to old!! Be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, June 15, 2017.
The Franklin Spring Festival will take place on Franklin Ave, between Vreeland and High Street and will begin at 6:00 p.m. and run until approximately 10:00 p.m.
Our first performance will be Jersey Sound, one of the Tri State Area's premier oldies band, known for its versatility and talented members. Jersey Sound is putting its own spin on the music industry by giving people a combination of music genres creating delectable sounds the ear can only imagine. These incredibly talented musicians and singers come from different musical backgrounds to form one of New Jersey's most requested bands. They offer an eclectic blend of classic Oldies, Classic Rock, Motown, R&B, British Invasion and Pop.
Our next performance One Stop Pony Band is the most unique tribute band capturing the authenticity of many famous artists. Brian is a singer, songwriter and musician from the New York area. He started his career working with Rupert Holmes, a famous writer, composer, lyricist, arranger and Tony award-winning playwright. He then went on to record an album with his brother in the early 80's, produced by renowned lead singer and organist, Felix Cavaliere from the rock and roll hall of fame inducted band "The Young Rascals". Some of the projects that Brian has worked on involved "Toto" lead singer Bobby Kimball and legendary singer Ronnie Spector. He has also penned songs for other artists on the Frontier label as well. Brian has performed at many well-known venues in NYC and across the country including a television appearance on the original Star Search back in the 80's. Brian and his band have also opened up for many national touring acts including Grammy winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama and Survivor.
“This event helps promote our local restaurants and food establishments while bringing the community together for some spring family fun” stated Commissioner Tucci. Local restaurants will provide outdoor dining and cocktails throughout the concert. We will also be offering fabulous food trucks such as Angry Archies, Spanky’s Gourmet Grub, Cheezen, Philly Fry and much more! The smell of zeppoles and gourmet crepes will fill the air as we gear up for the spring season. And don’t leave the kids behind because we’re bringing on the games! A Gaming Trailer, which is a 32’ long video trailer complete with Xbox, Wii, Wii U and PS4 gaming systems, Laser Lights and kickin' sound inside to pump up the party, and neon lighting outside for night fun! Kids blow ups, face painting, rock wall air brush artists and more will also be available for youngsters to enjoy! “Our goal is to create an experience that entices people to come to Nutley and see what we really have to offer” stated the Commissioner Petracco.
Nutley prides itself on its strong sense of community involvement. The Franklin Spring Festival is the highlight event of the season. Bring your family, friends and neighbors on Thursday, June 15, 2017 and experience the spirit and unity that makes Nutley an extraordinary place. Whether you come to see old friends or to listen to the great sounds of music from the 1940’s to the present day, don’t miss this one of a kind event. A rain date has been scheduled for June 16th .