Free Summer Concerts In Essex Parks


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Essex County has released its slate of free summer entertainment in the parks, and it all kicks off with a noon-time Gospel Festival on Saturday, June 19 at Monte Irvin park in Orange. There’s a wide range of music styles and locations, but only one of them will be in Verona, the August 13 appearance by the Garden State Concert Band at Kip’s Castle.

Here’s the rest of the lineup for your calendar:
June 24, 7 p.m., The Dalton Gang, Veterans Memorial
June 25, 7:30 p.m., U.S. Military Academy Band, Brookdale
July 1, 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Symphony & Fireworks, Branch Brook
July 2, 7:30 p.m., The Infernos & Fireworks, Brookdale
July 8, 7 p.m., Nanni Assis Independence
July 9, 7:30 p.m., Kenny Vance & The Planotones/Duprees, Brookdale
July 13, 7 p.m., Bradford Hayes, Vailsburg
July 15, 7 p.m., Carrie Jackson, Irvington
July 16, 7:30 p.m., 3 Po’ Tenors/The Boys In Concert, Brookdale
July 20, 7 p.m., Lonnie Youngblood, Monte Irvin Orange
July 22, 7 p.m., La Fuerza Positiva, Riverbank
July 23, 7:30 p.m., Alex Bugnon/Peterwhite, Brookdale
July 27, 7 p.m., Donovan Newby Reggae Band, West Side
July 29, 7 p.m., Marty Derose, Yanticaw
July 30, 7:30 p.m., Bobby & The Jets/ Big Shot, Brookdale
August 3, 7 p.m., Gradie Stone, Watsessing
August 6, 7:30 p.m., NY Rat Pack/ Soul Be It Brookdale
August 10, 7 p.m., Jersey Sound, Grover Cleveland
August 10, 7 p.m., Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Weequahic
August 13, 7:30 p.m., Garden State Cconcert Band, Kip’s Castle
August 15, noon, Caribbean Festival, Monte Irvin Orange
August 17, 7 p.m., Denise Hamilton, Ivy Hill
August 29, noon, Spanish Festival, Monte Irvin Orange

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]



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