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Fan Jam Music and Food Truck Festival Rocks Fanwood on Sunday, July 9

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The Empanada Guy returns to Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney

FANWOOD, NJ -- The first annual Fanwood Summer Fan Jam takes place on Sunday, July 9 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at LaGrande Park.

This free, live music festival features a diverse lineup of bands, a fleet of food trucks, a beer and wine garden for adults, a vintage and classic car show and a KidsZone, all sponsored by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC).

Music Lineup:

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  • 11:00 am: School of Rock (Clark, NJ) House Band
  • 12:00 pm: Bored of Ed
  • 1:00 pm: The Broadcasters 
  • 2:45 pm: Uber Jesus
  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Black Dog (Led Zeppelin tribute band)

“Fanwood is delighted to have this first annual GWACC sponsored festival. It is a perfect addition to our summer event offerings,” Mayor Colleen Mahr said. “We hope many will come from near and far to enjoy our great town and this fantastic event!”

All are welcome and are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs to sit back and enjoy the day. There will be plenty of free parking will be available at the South side parking lot at the Fanwood Train Station. Sheelen’s Crossing will host a beer and wine garden in the afternoon. A vintage and classic car show hosted by Hot Rod Mike will begin at 10 a.m. along Marian Ave, which will be closed to other traffic from 2nd Street to Helen Street. There will also be a KidsZone with obstacle course and other attractions for children to enjoy during the festival.

Food trucks include:

  • The Empanada Guy
  • Jersey Johnny’s
  • Little Sicilian Rice Balls
  • Tony’s Sausage
  • Cheech A Cini’s
  • Dinny’s Dinners
  • Northeast Kettle Corn
  • Chillin Out Ice Cream
  • Hawaiian Husky
  • Big John’s Gourmet Burgers
  • Toxi Roane
  • Soda City


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