Music in the Park
A Summer Community Concert Series
Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM
June 23, 30 ; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2015
Concert Cafe Opens at 6:30 PM
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More than just music
Fine eating available.
Fun for kids
Balloons and chances
From the gazebo
Art on display
Enjoy fine music in a community park setting! Since the summer of 2001, we have been filling Weeden Park with the sounds of established regional musicians. Bring friends and family to the park for a relaxing evening - and consider bringing a chair, blanket and picnic too. It's FREE!
Events below are from 2015; 2016 events will be posted
Thursday June 11, 7:00 pm
Band: Lawrence Community Concert Band
The Lawrence Community Concert Band is celebrating its 23rd anniversary year in 2015, bringing a variety of enjoyable, familiar music to audiences in Lawrenceville and vicinity. The band consists of 35 accomplished amateur and professional players who live locally and engage in a variety of occupations.
Formed in 1992, the band plays a wide assortment of music, including Broadway show tunes, Sousa marches, classical and semi-classical pieces and Americana numbers. It plays concerts at civic and fraternal venues, senior citizen communities and nursing and rehabilitative facilities and performs annually at Lawrence Township's Memorial Day ceremonies.
Thursday June 25, 7:00 pm
Band: Carnaby Street
CARNABY ST. is a band that takes their listeners on a musical experience of the 1960s. Featuring music from the British Invasion along with various American artists, CARNABY ST. breathes new life into the songs that are fondly remembered as the cornerstones for popular music's favorite era. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Who, The Dave Clark Five, The Bee Gee's The Hollies to Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Monkees, The Byrds and One-Hit-Wonders of the time. CARNABY ST. Has performed with well recognized acts like The Moody Blues, Rod Stewart, The Kinks, The Temptations, The Grass Roots, Gary Puckett and The Monkees.
Thursday July 2, 7:00 pm
Band: Riverside Bluegrass Band
Riverside Bluegrass Band is a five-piece acoustic string band from Princeton, New Jersey. We combine traditional bluegrass music with bluegrass-style interpretations of classic and newer pop and country songs by the Beatles, the Byrds, Steve Earle, Ricky Skaggs, Buddy Miller and many others.
Food: Chambers Walk
Thursday July 9, 7:00 pm
Band: RGM Project
RGM Project is a contemporary blues/jazz/funk fusion band made up of top local musicians, with a full horn section, which performs all original compositions. The ensemble formed in 2009 from a collaborative recording project, and features original compositions and arrangements of Bernie Klemmer, vocal stylings of Bethanne Reid, Saxes/Horn arrangements of Andrew Neu. Other members include Bassist Rob Cochran, pianist Fran Danis, drummer Matt Curran, and guitarist Mark Walsh, Peter Neu, Chuck Gottesman, Brian Pastor, John Fioravanti, Bill Washer, and Sal Centola. RGM Project continues to work with multi-Grammy award winning producer, Phil Nicolo of Studio 4, where finishing touches are being put on the tracks for RGM Project's upcoming CD release.
Food: Leonardos II
Thursday July 16, 7:00 pm
Band: Hot Taters
The Hot Taters, bringing you the best in Hot Jazz, Dixieland, and swing from the 20's, 30's and 40's and the funky sounds of New Orleans Mardi Gras music.
The core of the band started in central New Jersey. Since then, they have played a variety of venues, including the Trenton Arts Festival, Princeton's Communiversity Day, and many other affairs.
The band consists of Pete Jensen on trombone, trumpet, euphonium, cornet, tuba, flugelhorn, and vocals (not all at the same time!); Jimmy Cara on trumpet; Ron Kostar on clarinet, tenor sax, and vocals; Henry Dale on piano and banjo; Wayne Martorelli on guitar and vocals; and Bob 'Mose' Marleyon drums and the kitchen sink!
Thursday July 23, 7:00 pm
Band: Reock & Roll Revue
There is no one style that could define the Reock & Roll Revue's sound. The Revue's playlist spans the musical spectrum of the last 50 years and knows no boundaries. The Members of The Revue include Jerry Steele on stringed instrumentals of all kinds, Chris Grace on bass Guitar, Mario DiBartolo on Electric Guitars, Michael White on Drums & percussion, Bud Belviso on Acoustic Guitar & keyboards, and Tom Reock on keyboards.
The band members all share vocal duties. All reside in the Princeton/Trenton area and have been performing throughout the community as well as the rest of the country for many years in various lineups & projects.
Thursday July 30, 7:00 pm
Jon Savage and the Classic Rockers
A Mercer County based classic rock band, formed in Ewing Township in 2015, veterans of the local music scene for many years. Their music repertoire is comprised of many rock and roll standards (James Brown, Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel) and a wide variety of "horn band" favorites (Chicago, etc.) that local fans continue to request. A high energy, local band that always entertains audiences, indoors and outdoors.
Thursday August 6, 7:00 pm
Paul Plumeri Blues
When you've been playing guitar and singing the blues as long as Paul Plumeri, you learn to do things your own way. Naturally, since he does things his own way, Plumeri's guitar playing and singing style are distinctive.
In a blues bar setting, where he's often called upon to play tunes that have been done to death -- a situation most blues musicians can relate to -- Plumeri takes the standard, crowd-pleasing, familiar blues songs, items like "Sweet Little Angel," "The Thrill Is Gone," and "Red House" and makes these tunes completely his own. Blues, surf, classic rock and more!
Thursday August 13, 7:00 pm
Kindred Spirit is a popular rock n' roll cover band based in Central NJ. For the last 12 years they have been playing tunes that people know and love from the 60’s to today. Their music includes Classic Rock, Motown, and Party Rock by bands such as Santana, Steely Dan, Beatles, Grateful Dead, U2, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton, Aerosmith, The Who, and many, many others. It's always a rockin' time when Kindred Spirit is playing!!
Food: Gingered Peach
Thursday August 20, 6:30 pm
The Beagles are a fun loving Mercer/Bucks County sextet that play power pop, rock and soul originals and cover tunes dating from the early 60s through 2015. If it's catchy, they love it. When they play covers, they give their own spin to songs you will know. When they play originals, they strive to make them as infectious as the covers. Come out, let go of your inhibitions, and do your best Snoopy dance to our tunes.
Rob Freeman - vocals, guitar; Steve Wolpert - vocals, sax; Lisa Theodore - vocals, percussion; Frank Genus - bass; Scott Mantuano - drums; Steven Georges - keyboards guitar.
Food: Fedora (open at 6 pm)
In case of inclement weather Call 609 219-9300 after 4pm the day of the event - a recorded message will be left indicating if the evening's concert is affected. Facebook and the website will also be updated.
Starting July 9, in case of rain, the The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville has graciously offered to host any concerts that would have been cancelled due to weather in their large gym for the remainder of the 2015 calendar. The restaurants will be able to use their kitchen for the concert cafe' and tables and chairs will be available for concert goers to use. Feel free to bring over your blankets and sit on the floor if that keeps you in the picnic mood! Please note that the church has a maximum capacity of 150 people in the gym area but we do not expect this to be an issue as some people will naturally make alternative plans for the evening.
No message means the concert will proceed as scheduled. Program events are subject to change!
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