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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.
All Concerts begin at 7 pm
June 29 The Hunterdon Symphony Orchestra
“Broadway is Back!” Hunterdon Symphony has performed nearly 300 concerts since founding in 1980. The annual Pops Concert, traditionally the opening event of the Hunterdon County Parks Department’s Concert Under the Stars series at Deer Path Park, is one of the most beloved. In “Broadway is Back!”, the theme of this year’s concert, the Symphony will perform highlights from West Side Story, Wicked, and Les Misérables — among many more of your all-time favorites. www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org
July 13 Captain Jack Band
Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tri-state area’s top musicians. The band captures the live concert arrangements of these timeless hits which captivated tens of thousands. Every event is packed with all the energy, passion, and interaction of a Billy Joel concert, represented by three decades of Billy’s music in every Captain Jack show. www.captainjacktributeband.com/
July 20 The Best of the Eagles
The Best of the Eagles is the most exact interpretation of the music of the Eagles in America, bar none! Each member mirrors his counterpart in the Eagles instrumentally and vocally. However, this is no simple copy band but rather a group of excellent musicians who expertly and authentically re-create the songs, the music, the vocals, and the magical aura of one of America’s greatest rock bands. You will not want to miss this concert. www.ultraartists.com
July 27 Country Comfort
Country Comfort plays hits from today's top male and female country artists with the occasional classic favorite thrown in. Country Comfort has been performing contemporary country hits all around northern New Jersey since 2011. Strong male and female vocal performances, duets, and captivating harmonies - every performance turns into a country party, with a very active dance floor. In 2014, Country Comfort was the winner of NASH FM 94.7's Battle of The Country Bands and opened for Sara Evans and Craig Morgan at Six Flags Great Adventure
August 3 Amish Outlaws
The Amish practice a tradition called "Rumspringa" (running around) at age 16 they can live free of the strict Amish code, before deciding if they want to be baptized into the Amish church. Surprisingly, virtually all the youth’s return. But sometimes they don't. Four of the original six members were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the devil's playground, there was no turning back. Since Rumspringa, the Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world... music, most of all. From Johnny Cash, JayZ, Lady Gaga to Bon Jovi & Elvis, they will entertain you! https://amishoutlaws.com/
August 10 Hunterdon Choral Alliance groups, the Hunterdon Harmonizers and Vocal Synergy
The Hunterdon Choral Alliance returns to "Music Under the Stars" with over 70 singers belting out pop hits from the radio and the stage! The Hunterdon Harmonizers continue to deliver their big sound in the traditional barbershop style. Vocal Synergy is pleased to share selections from their recent Carnegie Hall debut, where they recently performed with Deke Sharon, the musical producer of the "Pitch, Perfect" movies as well as TV's acclaimed competition show, "The Sing-Off". The Alliance will also be joined by new vocal groups sure to have you humming and grooving along. https://www.njharmonizers.org/
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.