ESSEX COUNTY AREA, NJ The public is invited to attend the 2018 Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series, a free series that brings a diverse group of musicians and entertainers to perform at locations throughout the historic Essex County Park System and provides residents with an evening leisure activity to enjoy the parks.

“The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more. We have an amazing line-up that is sure to entertain and impress.”

The SummerMusic Concert Series is 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.

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The remainder of the 2018 concert series schedule is as follows:

·   Monday, July 2, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Weequahic Park, Newark: Concert by the Motor City Revue and a Fireworks Spectacular

·   Tuesday, July 3, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair: Concert by the Belletones and Total Soul, and a Fireworks Spectacular

·   Friday, July 6, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair: Garden State Radio

·   Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m., Essex County Veterans Memorial Park, Newark: Bradford Hayes

·   Wednesday, July 11, 7 p.m., Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange: Pulse Jazz Quintet

·   Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair: Billy Gilman, finalist on NBC’s “The Voice”

·   Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m., Essex County Riverbank Park, Newark: Latin Splendor

·   Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m., Essex County Watsessing Park, Bloomfield/East Orange: Denise Hamilton

·   Friday, July 20, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair: The Infernos

·   Tuesday, July 24, 7 p.m., Essex County Ivy Hill Park, Newark: Richard Reiter

·   Wednesday, July 25, 7 p.m., Essex County Vailsburg Park, Newark: Gordon James

·   Friday, July 27, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair: Jazz Under the Stars featuring the Nicolas King Quartet and Alex Bugnon

·   Tuesday, July 31, 7 p.m., Essex County Irvington Park, Irvington: Group TBD

·   Wednesday, Aug. 1, 7 p.m., Essex County Cedar Grove Park, Cedar Grove: Cameos

·   Friday, Aug. 3, 7:30 p.m., Essex County Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair: Tusk: Fleetwood Mac Tribute

·   Saturday, Aug. 4, 12 noon to 8 p.m., Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange: African Caribbean Festival*

·   Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Essex County Grover Cleveland Park, Caldwell/Essex Fells: Steppin’ Out 

·   Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Essex County Independence Park, Newark: Nanny Assis Brazilian Experience

·   Friday, Aug. 10, 7 p.m., Essex County Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange: Joey Arminio and Family

·   Saturday, Aug. 11, 4 to 9 p.m., Essex County Ivy Hill Park, Newark: International Food and Music Festival*

·   Sunday, Aug. 12, 12 noon to 8 p.m., Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange: Latino Festival*

·   Tuesday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Essex County Anderson Park, Upper Montclair: Kennedy Dancers

·   Sunday, Aug. 19, 2 to 7 p.m., Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange: Rayfield Morton’s Talent “Gong Show”*

·   Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Essex County Branch Brook Park, Newark: African Caribbean Festival*

·   Sunday, Sept. 9, noon to 8 p.m., Essex County South Mountain Reservation, West Orange: Mike Griot’s Essex County South Mountain International Blues Festival*