BLOOMFIELD / MONTCLAIR, NJ - Darlene Love will perform at Essex County Brookdale Park on Wednesday August 2 at 7:30  p.m.  The concert is free.

“Our Free Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County Park System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more,” DiVincenzo said

Darlene Love began her career singing in the church choir as a child. She later worked with renowned producer Phil Spector while performing in a girl group called the Blossoms. Her incredible vocal skills quickly led her to stand out among the group and she was sought after as a solo vocalist.

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In the 1950s and ‘60s, she worked with legendary musicians such as Sam Cooke, Dionne Warwick, The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and Tom Jones. Love has lent her vocal skills to numerous hits throughout the decades. In March 2011, Love’s lifelong work was honored when she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The SummerMusic Concert Series is being sponsored by Rose Squared Productions, The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey and TD Bank. The series is also made possible, in part, by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State.

Concerts are held at accessible sites. Persons who require special accommodations or assistance are asked to call at least two weeks prior to the concert to alert staff as to their needs. Admission to the concerts is free. For more information, please call the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs at 973‑268-3500.

The Essex County Park System was created in 1895 and is the first county park system established in the United States. The Park System consists of more than 6,000 acres and has 23 parks, five reservations, an environmental center, a zoo, Treetop Adventure Course, ice skating rink, roller skating rink, three public golf courses, golf driving range, two miniature golf courses, Treetop Adventure Course, three off-leash dog facilities, a castle and the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens.