Hunterdon County, NJ | Department of Planning and Land Use | MUSIC UNDER THE STARS CONCERT SERIES

2020
Music Under the Stars
Concert Series

 

44th Annual - Music Under the Stars
and

Fall Drive-In Movies
AT SOUTH COUNTY PARK

 

 

ABOUT THE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

 

 

HISTORY OF OUR CONCERT SERIES

 

 

ACCESSIBLITY STATEMENT

 

 

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE -

EVENTS RELOCATED TO SOUTH COUNTY PARK 1207 Route 179, Lambertville, NJ 08530   
The Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation announces free summer drive-in concerts and free fall drive-in movies at South County Park.

DRIVE-IN CONCERTS!

The concerts will be held on Thursdays, July 30, August 6, and August 13, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Park opens at 5:30 pm. Concerts will be drive-in style with music being transmitted to your car radio.

NEW DATE ADDED!!! AUGUST 27TH

Parking is open at 5:30 pm - Show is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation announces free summer drive-in concerts and free fall drive-in movies at South County Park.

Concerts will be drive-in style with music being transmitted to your car radio.

  • July 30 Jake’s Rockin Country Band;
  • August 6 Asbury Fever (Bruce Springsteen tribute band) POSTPONED
  • August 13 Hunterdon Symphony. Hunterdon Symphony is also being sponsored by funds from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.
  • August 27 Asbury Fever (Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band - previously scheduled for 8/27)

Some may remember the old drive-in theater days at the South County Park. In addition to the drive-in concerts, we invite you to return to your childhood and revisit the drive-in movie. We will show two movies on crisp fall Saturdays, one on September 26 (Playing With Fire (2019), and one on October 10 (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

None of these events will feature food vendors.

Parking for all events will be limited and first-come first-served. No pre-registration.

DRIVE-IN MOVIES!

Saturdays, September 26 and October 10. More information coming soon....

For more information on Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation, please call us at (908) 782-1158, email us at parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us, or visit our website at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/parks.htm.

 

 

ABOUT OUR CONCERTS:

Music Under the Stars

Hunterdon County's Music Under the Stars features local talents beginning the end of June and run through mid August at Deer Path Park, which is located at 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township {directions} next to the Hunterdon County YMCA facility.

Shows began 7:00 pm and run until approximately 9:00 pm.

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.

Updated information about the concerts, including rain location needs, are posted on this page as well as the County's Home page and 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 at (908) 782-PARK(7275).

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE NOT PERMITTED

by Charles David Viera

HISTORY OF OUR CONCERT SERIES

In February of 1977, Parks & 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. Along with the blankets and chairs, a picnic basket of snacks or full dinners were also brought. 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 parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us for information.

We hope to see you at our Music Under the Stars Concert Series!

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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: 

It is the policy of the County to provide reasonable accommodation to persons with disabilities upon advance notice of need.  Persons requiring accommodations should make request at least 2 weeks prior to program attendance. 

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