Event is drive-in only and pre-registration required to reserve a spot; COVID-19 prevention rules apply.

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Acclaimed U2 tribute band, Unforgettable Fire, will headline a live drive-in concert in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, March 20, at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools campus, at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains.

Unforgettable Fire, or "UF," is one of the very first U2 tribute bands to perform in America. With 25 years of experience in some of the most prestigious venues on the East Coast, UF has formed a reputation as one of the closest experiences to being at an actual live U2 show. 

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The members of UF are dedicated to complete authenticity, from the music itself to wardrobe, lighting, and other elements that recreate the live U2 concert experience.

"It's been a long time since we played a live show, and I am looking forward to performing in front of a lot of my friends and neighbors," said longtime UF bass player -- and Fanwood resident -- Craig Kiell.

The show will open with a performance by Ridgewood Irish Dance featuring music by Cameron Bell, Colin Bell, Gordon Bell, and Ian Ferrick of the group Bell and Ferrick.

This event will run in compliance with state COVID-19 guidelines regarding social distancing and other protocols. Attendees must bring their own snacks and drinks. There will not be any food or drink available for purchase. To help promote social distancing, no walk-ups, bikes or chairs are permitted. Vehicles will be arranged at least 6 feet apart with adequate social distancing. Port-o-johns and wash stations will be available. Masks will be required when using the port-o-johns. Attendees must stay in their vehicles (unless they need to use the port-o-johns).

There is no admission fee, but advance online registration is required to reserve a spot. Reservations will be available on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, March 12, on the County website at ucnj.org/reserve. Space is limited and reservations book quickly.Further details will be available to residents upon reserving tickets. 

“It’s a real pleasure to continue offering outdoor entertainment to the community, and we are looking forward to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style with Unforgettable Fire and other special guests,” said Union County Commissioners Chair Al Mirabella.