Music in the Park - 2016
A Summer Community Concert Series
Thursday Nights at 7:00 PM
June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2016
Concert Cafe Opens at 6:30 PM
To Check for Inclement Weather Notice
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!
Thursday June 23, 7:00 pm
Music: Lawrence Community Concert Band
The Lawrence Community Concert Band is celebrating its 24th anniversary year in 2016, 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.
Food: Chambers Walk Cafe and Catering
Thursday June 30, 7:00 pm
Music: May Darlings
Soulful folk-rock duo The May Darlings is made up of vocalist & ukulelist Deirdre Forrest and vocalist & guitarist Michael Brett. Both draw inspiration from a vast variety of artists and musical genres. Michael's songwriting is that of a true storyteller, and Deirdre's lyrics are personal and poetic. The two blend their melodies and musings together beautifully to create something truly authentic.
Thursday July 7, 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.
Thursday July 14, 7:00 pm
Music: Ed Goldberg and Odessa Klezmer Band
If you like exciting, foot-stomping, hand-clapping music, come hear the Odessa Klezmer Band playing their traditional Klezmer, Polka & International melodies. The music is upbeat, with lots of energy. It is an eclectic mix of music from traditional Eastern Europe, Middle East, Romania, Poland, Spain, German, Ukraine, Gypsy, Russia, and Israel. OKB is an International winner of Best Klezmer Album “Who Stole the Kishka” for the 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards.
Under the direction of Ed Goldberg, the Band brings happy Klezmer music to mainstream America. Odessa has been in existence since 1984. Ed was brought up playing Eastern European and polka music in Elizabeth, NJ, on the road for 25 years touring with the Jimmy Sturr band. Ed has recorded on more than 150 albums & performed at Carnegie Hall four times.
Thursday July 21, 7:00 pm
Music: Two Groups
Bill O'Neal / Andrew Koontz
Bill O'Neal and Andrew Koontz play traditional Irish tunes and ballads.
Bill sings tenor and plays harmonica and guitar. He has performed publicly for many years both here and in Ireland, where he has hosted numerous sessions while performing in pubs and GAA clubs. He has also entertained for CIE Tours.
Andrew sings baritone and plays violin. He too is a high school teacher who has performed publicly for many years, both here and in Ireland where he hosted numerous sessions while performing in pubs and he has also entertained for CIE Tours.
Saxophone, violin, and piano! Sounds unusual? Jordan, Julie, & Larisa enjoy the opportunity to perform an eclectic mix of music together as the Nottingham Trio! Dr. Jordan Smith is the Saxophone Program Director at the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey. Pianist Julie Markavitch-Caudle is the Director of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Hamilton Square on Nottingham Way. Violinist Larisa Epps manages a private violin studio as well as the Tutti Dolce Violin Trio. The Nottingham Trio will be presenting a wide variety of music including jazz, ragtime, Irish tunes, and lively classical!
Thursday July 28, 7:00 pm
Music: Sun Dog
SunDog has been rocking New Jersey for over ten years with shows jam-packed with good-time music from the 60s through today. Their entertaining, high-energy performances include 1980s rock and pop, classic rock, country and country rock, and current hits. SunDog also writes and performs their own original music, including "Pretty Face," which has enjoyed international exposure as a line dance in the U.K. and France.
Thursday August 4, 7:00 pm
Music: Kindred Spirit
Kindred Spirit is a popular rock n' roll cover band based in Central NJ. For the last 13 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: The Gingered Peach
Thursday August 11, 7:00 pm
Music: Two Groups
Olive Joseph Giles
Olive Joseph-Giles is from NYC, and graduated from CUNY with a degree in Music Performance and Rider University. She has served as the Music Director to the Princeton H. S. Inspirational Choir from 1995 – 1999. From 1999 – 2005 she toured as a background and lead singer for Arlene Smith and the Shantels, travelled on three tours with Billy Paul (“Me and Mrs. Jones”) and Les Paul Roque to Brazil.
She was a guest artist in the U.K. while on a Jazz tour in 2000 and 2008 with artist Jenny Bray. She toured with and still currently appears with Grammy Nominee Jason "Malletman" Taylor, and is a Lead Vocals on Writer and Producer Skip Scarborough’s (That’s the Way of the World) “The Essence of Mother”.
Rick Riori band information coming.
Thursday August 18, 7:00 pm
Music: BD Lenz
The "B.D. Lenz All Stars" is a group of NY/NJ/Pa based musicians led by acclaimed guitarist B.D. Lenz.
This high energy ensemble will keep you grooving along with their virtuosic renditions of classic covers ranging from Motown, to Funk, to Rock, to Jazz, to Reggae, up throuh the current hits.
Food: D&D Catering
Thursday August 25, 7:00 pm
Music: 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.
Food: Leonardos II (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.
No message means the concert will proceed as scheduled. Program events are subject to change!
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