SOMERVILLE, NJ - Acoustic trio VTZ will be joined by some local talent Saturday night on the Summer Stage from 6-9 p.m. on the Division Street pedestrian mall.

Bring a lawn chair, wear a mask, maintain the required social distance i- and enjoy the music.

Special guests include Somerville bassist Luke “The Duke” Kessel and noted percussionist Leslie "Chuggy" Carter from Hillsborough. 

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The Downtown Somerville Alliance is sponsor of the music series, held throughout the summer and into the fall.

“Summer Stage has really become a staple of the season in Somerville,” said Natalie Pineiro, executive director of the DSA. “We’re happy that despite the challenges brought forth by COVID-19 we’ve found a way to bring the music back to Division Street.”

The series runs every Saturday evening, weather permitting, from 6-9 p.m. Traditionally the season kicks off on Memorial Day Weekend and runs through the end of September however, because of COVID-19, the season had been delayed but will now run through the end of October.

This year’s lineup consists of:

8/15 - Woke Robot

8/22 - Dan Harrison Band

8/29 - Ryan Bernero

9/5 - The Frost Kings

9/12 – Bob Lanza

9/19 - Bryan Hansen Band

9/26 - The Outcrops

10/3 - John Busse

10/10 - Tyrone Stackhouse

10/17 - Mike Holland - Elvis Impersonator 

10/24 - The Paul Nagy Project

The weekly series has been in existence for several years and is supported by the local non-profit Arts on Division. Talent for the season is booked by local music/arts advocates Shawn Daley and Michelle Kassick, owners of Gallery on Main Street, located at 30 West Main St. in Somerville.

Summer Stage is free of charge to enjoy however due to concerns surrounding hygiene and social distancing, attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and/or blankets. Masks are required to be worn and patrons are reminded to maintain a social distance of six feet between each other. 

For more information, visit downtownsomerville.com or contact the Downtown Somerville Alliance at info@downtownsomerville.com. Also, Visit them on social media @DowntownSomerville (instagram) and @DowntownSomervilleAlliance (Facebook).

The Downtown Somerville Alliance is a 501(c)(3) charitable corporation and the District Management Corporation for Downtown Somerville, NJ - one of New Jersey's premiere down towns. The district has become known for its colorful dining scene, flourishing retail, and up and coming arts and culture scene.

The DSA promotes balanced and progressive economic development and leverages the art of creating experiences that continue to bring a new and diverse population to Somerville. The DSA oversees infrastructure and beautification projects and works with historians and environmentalists alike to maintain and promote the historic charm that is unique to the district.

The Downtown Somerville Alliance is a TAPinto marketing partner.