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Tusk Set to Headline Summer Arts Festival Concert at Echo Lake Park, July 12

All are welcome to visit Echo Lake Park in Mountainside and Oak Ridge Park in Clark this summer, for free outdoor concerts sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

The Union County Summer Arts Festival Concert Series continues at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside on Wednesday evening, July 12 featuring Tusk, featuring the great hits of Fleetwood Mac. Show time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. They come together to pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years.

The show is free, and visitors are urged to pack a picnic basket, bring lawn chairs or blankets. Refreshments and snacks will also be available from Café Gallo and the Good Humor Man. 

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As always the Union County Get Fit Yoga program will precede the concert, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a mat or beach towel and participate in the healthy activities for the entire family. Conducting the yoga program on July 12 will be Yoga Essence of New Providence.

“As the summer continues to heat up we hope everyone will find some time to join their neighbors and friends at one of our concerts on Wednesday evenings” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We hope to see everyone out in the park, enjoying an evening of music.”

The Union County Summer Arts Festival series is presented every Wednesday night throughout July in Echo Lake Park and then in August at Oak Ridge Park in Clark:

Echo Lake Park, Mountainside

July 12th Tusk (Fleetwood Mac Tribute)

July 19th The Vinny’s

July 26th Hudson River Rats

Oak Ridge Park, Clark

August 2nd Dead Space (The Grateful Dead Experience

August 9th American Rapture

August 16th Black Dog (The Led Zeppelin Tribute

August 23th New York State of Mind (Tribute to Billy Joel)

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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