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Plainfield: Rhythm and Blues by the Brook Music Festival Provided Something for Everyone

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Naughty by Nature Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Naughty by Nature Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Plainfield City Council members, Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp, and Union County Freeholders Vernell Wright and Christopher Hudak with Rob Base Credits: Jennifer Popper
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TAPinto Plainfield's Jennifer Popper shows Rob Base one of his cassettes. Base said, "Hold onto that, that's a classic." Credits: Jennifer Popper
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TAPinto Plainfield's Jennifer Popper shows Rob Base one of his cassettes. Base said, "Hold onto that, that's a classic." Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Rob Base with Union County Freeholders Vernell Wright and Christopher Hudak Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Plainfield Mayor Adrian O. Mapp meets Rob Base as Freeholder Vernell Wright looks on Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Justina Valentine Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Justina Valentine Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Justina Valentine Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Union County team members with Rob Base Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Naughty by Nature Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Plainfield Council President-at-Large Rebecca Williams sampling ice cream from a local Plainfield vendor Credits: Jennifer Popper
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The crowd listening to Naughty by Nature Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Naughty by Nature Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Some of Plainfield's bravest Credits: Jennifer Popper
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Some of Plainfield's bravest Credits: Jennifer Popper
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PLAINFIELD, NJ - In case you hadn't heard, the Union County annual Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free music festival took place in Plainfield's Cedar Brook Park today, June 3.  The day had started with some rain, but the weather cleared, the sun came out, and the crowds followed.

The lineup included DJ Bookeem, Unity, and Shady Street Show Band, who had been named Best Soul act in 2014 and 2015 by the Asbury Park Press. 

Then, Justina Valentine, a singer, songwriter and rapper from Passaic County in New Jersey, and known for her role on Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out on MTV, took the stage.

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Rob Base followed, and performed some old favorites, including Joy and Pain and It Takes Two.  He definitely rocked the microphone!

 

The day's festivities were rounded out with a performance by headliner Naughty by Nature.  The band engaged with the crowd on numerous occasions, and played hits like O.P.P. from 1991.

 

The day also featured a car show, local vendors selling unique gifts, and food stands.

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