Arts & Entertainment

Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens to Kick-Off Summer Concert Series in Scotch Plains

1476d3d5b42ef72f281a_Pat_DiNizio_w_guitar.jpg
Pat DiNizio is the founder, principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for the platinum recording artists The Smithereens and a solo performer, as well.  
1476d3d5b42ef72f281a_Pat_DiNizio_w_guitar.jpg

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series on the Allan Augustine Village Green (adjacent to Town Hall) will begin on Thursday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. with Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens.

A Scotch Plains native, DiNizio sang and played guitar for  The Smithereens, which he formed in 1980. In 1989, he wrote the hit song “A Girl Like You” (see video link below), which peaked at #38 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. DiNizio ran for the U.S. Senate in 2000. In 2006, he starred with other rock stars including Joan Jett in the ESPN 2  special “7th Inning Stretch Baseball Meets Rock & Roll,” which highlighted his recovery from a life-threating nervous disorder and his open tryout for the Somerset Patriots of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

The rest of the line-up includes:

The Summer Concert Series is presented by Investors Bank. K-9 Resorts is the Gold Sponsor of the concert series.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Update: Health Authorities Still Investigating Flu Death of Elizabeth Schoolgirl

February 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health is continuing to investigate the cause of the passing of elementary school student Daniela Genaro after it was confirmed that the student had been diagnosed with influenza. Officials said it "presently remains unclear whether or not the virus was the primary contributing factor to the child's passing."

In a second letter ...

The Missing Moses

A seemingly dubious distinction belongs to this week’s Parshah, Tetzaveh (Exodus 27:20–30:10). It is the only reading in the Torah — from the first Parshah of the book of Exodus (in which he is born) until the end of the book of Numbers — where the name of Moses is not mentioned. Tetzaveh’s opening words are V’atah ...

Congratulations to UCDC Chairman Nick Scutari

February 23, 2018

Dear Editor:

First, congratulations to Chairman Nick Scutari. I look forward to working alongside him as 1st Vice Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee. 

For the last three weeks, this campaign for UCDC Chair displayed the power we have and the voice we share. You are the leaders, citizens and activists who are helping shape our future. What you do in your hometowns and ...

Being Alone on Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a day filled with Hallmark cards, chocolate covered strawberries, red roses and special dining.  It’s a day to express our love and affection to those close to us.  Some of us have expectations that this day will be blissful, we may even receive that diamond ring that represents engagement or marriage.

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderful time if ...

Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains Prepares Gift Bags for Purim

February 24, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Volunteers from the Sisterhood of Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains prepared gift bags with masks, noisemakers, treats and traditional hamentashen cookies on Wednesday, Feb. 21. The gift bags will be delivered to the entire congregation before the Jewish holiday of Purim. 

Sixth and seventh-grade students in Congregation Beth Israel’s Religious ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_2e2e4830042112095f66_94f09724857a937db1ac_d6404e0a-7afd-4279-b56f-19b0f9b2138c

Sun, February 25, 10:00 AM

Camp Riverbend, Warren

Camp Riverbend Open House

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_634983a81e11bd8202e5_2018-0119_-_mountainside_-_hearts_for_hope_-_p376160422__1_

Wed, February 28, 1:00 PM

Mountainside Borough Hall (Recreation Room), Mountainside

Hearts for Hope; Create a moment of joy to those ...

Giving Back