Annual Music Under the Stars Concert Series
About Our Concerts
Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room for the entire family to spread out a blanket, have a picnic dinner, hold an impromptu game of frisbee or volleyball, as well as enjoy the playgrounds. Deer Path Park is located at 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township next to the Hunterdon County YMCA facility. View Deer Path Park (PDF).
Directions to Deer Path Park
Physical Address: 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington, NJ 08822
- From the Flemington Area: At the Flemington traffic circle, take Route 31 north for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the sign to Deer Path Park.
- From the Clinton Area: At U.S. Interstate 78, take Route 31 south for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn left onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the signs to Deer Path Park.
Cancellation or Change in Venue
Updated information about the concerts, including rain location needs, will be posted on this page as well as the main Parks and Recreation web page and the Parks Division Facebook page. A voice recording will be available at the Division of Parks and Recreation at908-782-PARK (7275).
The rain location is Hunterdon Central Regional High School - 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822, and the decision to move the concert indoors will be made in the late afternoon of concert day.
Sorry, there will be no food concession at the concerts, so bring your picnic basket!
History of Our Concert Series
In February of 1977, Parks and Recreation and County Library staff met to discuss plans for holding the County's first summer concert series for families to enjoy in a relaxed atmosphere. The series would be held outdoors, so concert-goers could enjoy the natural beauty of our County. Children could enjoy the music or play in the open areas near the concert area.
A total of five concerts were offered that first year. From the summer of 1977 to the present, people would either bring lawn chairs or blankets to listen to the Thursday night summer concert series. Patrons also brought picnic baskets of snacks or full dinners. The "Music Under the Stars" concert series has continued to grow in popularity, attendance, and in the quality of musical acts each year. Additional concerts were added to provide music from the end of June to mid-August.
Initially, the performers lived nearby and were locally known. With assistance from local businesses and with individual donations, regional and nationally known artists were featured at the concert series. Performers included Arlo Guthrie, Roseanne Cash, Janis Ian, and Richie Havens.
If interested in becoming a featured artist, please contact the Division at 908-782-1158 or email us for information.
We hope to see you at our Music Under the Stars Concert Series!
Have Fun, Be Safe, and Be Considerate of Others
Our concert series has always been family-oriented. Please be considerate so everyone may enjoy the music and the natural surroundings. If you smoke, make sure the smoke does not bother anyone else. Keep children in sight at all times, so that their safety is assured, and their play will not disturb others. Some guests may be afraid of dogs, so observe our park leash law and control your pet. Please pick up all litter.
Alcoholic Beverages are not permitted.
Made possible with funds from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
See you next summer!
Possible Closures Due to Available Space in Deer Path Park
Our stage is situated in front of a large, open field to accommodate lawn chairs and blankets for our audience. Additional fields will be made available for use as parking lots for each performance. There are evenings when we may need to close Deer Path Park, simply because we might fill lawn seating and/or parking spaces.
Consider carpooling! There are four very good reasons:
- You'll get to visit with your friends;
- Fewer cars help reduce your time needed for parking before and after the concert, due to traffic;
- More people can enjoy the concert and
- If we all pitch in we can save some fossil fuels and lessen the amount of pollutants entering our air!
It is the policy of the County of Hunterdon to provide reasonable modifications to persons with disabilities. Individuals requesting modifications shall describe what they need to use the service. Whenever feasible, please make the request in advance, before the modification is needed to access the service.