WARREN, NJ - The Warren Township concert series kicked off on Wednesday with Bob Marino and Barbra Lawson. Marino, of Warren, and Lawson, of Watchung, have been performing popular standards together for 20 years.
The musical duo wowed the audience with their covers of classic Italian songs, featuring musical hits made famous by revered artists like Jerry Vale, Vic Damone, and Connie Francis.
Roughly 100 residents came out to relax and listen to the soothing sounds of Italy and enjoy shaved ice from Kona Ice in Warren.
"We would like to thank Bob and Barbra for bringing their contagious energy and enthusiasm to the stage as they always do,” said the Warren Township Recreation Commission. “It was a truly memorable night."
The Warren Township Recreation Commission thanks every resident that attended for helping to create a good time for all.
All concerts are held on Wednesday nights from 7 to 9 PM., and rain dates are held the next day. Performances will be held either at the Municipal Courtyard, or the Pavilion behind the complex. Both locations are at the same address, 46 Mountain Boulevard, Warren.
The concert schedule is:
June 27- Fabulous 50’s Night featuring the Keynotes(Municipal Courtyard)- Join your friends for a night of music from the Fabulous 50’s; the era known for its classic cars, jukeboxes, drive-in movies and all time Rock-n-Roll! Free food & refreshment complimentary of Knights of Columbus. Domino’s Pizza in Warren will be providing free pizza.
➢ July 11- Little Jimmy & the Starlites (Municipal Pavilion) Hailing from Bernardsville, North Plainfield and surrounding towns, Little Jimmy and the Starlites is a local band through and through. Exceptionally talented vocals,fun and playing all the hits of the 50’s. 60’s 70’s and 80’s. From Motown and all Feel Good Pop Hits of the last four decades they are guaranteed to get ya feelin’ good and dancin’. They also play a variety of classic oldies that represent the very best in early rock and pop music. So put on your dancin’ shoes and come on out for an evening of good times.
➢ July 25- Ross Griswold and the Second Line (Municipal Pavilion) Ross Griswold & The Second Line is determined to get you up and dancing! Based in and around the Somerville area, their mix of New Orleans, Soul, Funk, and R&B spans genres and generations to bring you the best grooves. Classics from Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Bill Withers, Dr. John, The Meters, Professor Longhair and more make the perfect soundtrack for a hip-shaking good time, so grab your friends and come on out!
➢ August 22- JerZgirls Band (Municipal Courtyard) The JerZgirls are a fun, high-energy local acoustic duo out of Hunterdon County, NJ. They are Lisamarie Dombrowski on Keys and vocals, and Maryann DeSiato on vocals and percussion. Lisamarie is mostly known for her original song, "The Yellow Butterfly.” They do a wide variety of music from James Taylor to Janis Joplin, as well as some original tunes in-between. Music is their passion, and it is surely shown through their dedication to their audience.