SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2016 Scotch Plains Summer Concert Series kicks off on Thursday, July 14 ,with groups performing a variety of musical genres.

Sounds of the Street is a  popular New Jersey-based Doo Wop group. The Full Count Big Band is a 17-piece orchestra that has been performing together for over a decade. Wolf Creek brings Country back to their hometown of Scotch Plains. Funktion 11 is comprised of diverse, formally trained, world-class musicians from Juiliard and other conservatories of music. They meld their backgrounds in Jazz, Gospel, Funk/R&B and Pop.

The final concert of the summer on August 11 features GoodWorks, a NJ-based rock and soul band led by Scotch Plains resident Paul Lavenhar, who dedicates his band to raising money and attention for non-profit organizations including Bridgeway Rehabilitation Services. The band recently debuted an original song, “Bridge to a New Life,” to raise awareness about mental illness, addiction and recovery. 

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GoodWorks, whose music ranges from James Brown to Bruce Springsteen, has helped local food banks, school music programs, healthcare programs, special needs services and community arts programs among others. Visit

All concerts will be held on Alan Augustine Village Green and begin at 7:30 p.m.

July 14 – Sounds of the Street
July 21 – Full Count Big Band
July 28 – Wolf Creek
August 4 – Funktion 11
August 11 – Good Works