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2022
Music Under the Stars
Concert Series

 

FREE PERFORMING ARTS SERIES
"46th Music Under the Stars"
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Deer Path Park, 120 West Woodschurch Road, Flemington

 

 

ABOUT THE MUSIC UNDER THE STARS

 

SCHEDULE OF PERFORMANCES

 

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE

 

FREE MOVIE

 

HISTORY OF OUR CONCERT SERIES

 

ACCESSIBLITY STATEMENT

 

 

 

ABOUT OUR CONCERTS:

Music Under the Stars
Five 2022 concerts, held on
Dates: Thursdays, June 23, July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 4.
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Deer Path Park on our new stage!
Ages: All (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free (no pre-registration required)

Join us this summer, bring your friends & family, maybe a picnic dinner, your blanket and lawn chair and enjoy the music and the sunset! You will find Rita’s Ice Truck onsite; maybe you would like to have a treat!








FREE Concerts Under the Stars - Photo by Susan L. Fisher
FREE Concerts Under the Stars - Photo by Susan L. Fisher

Free Concerts, Thursday nights this summer, 7:00 PM, at Deer Path Park!

HAVE FUN, BE SAFE, AND BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS:

Our concert series is family-oriented; be considerate of others 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 for safety and so they not disturb others. Remember some people are afraid of dogs; observe our leash law and keep pets under control at all times. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted!

RAINY DAY CONCERT INFORMATION:

Weather conditions may dictate that we move the concert inside; the decision will be made the afternoon of the concert day. To find out this information, go to our county website: www.co.hunterdon.nj.us or call the park office, after 4:30 PM, and listen to the recording (908) 782-PARK (7275). The June 23 concert rain location is to be determined, all other indoor concerts will be held at Hunterdon Central High School, 84 Route 31, Flemington NJ, 08822.

DIRECTIONS to Deer Path Park:

120 West Woodschurch Rd Flemington, NJ 08822. From the Flemington Area: take Route 31 North for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the signs to Deer Path Park. From the Clinton Area: US Interstate 78, take Route 31 South for approximately 6.5 miles. Take right jug handle onto West Woodschurch Road and follow the signs to Deer Path Park.

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2022 PERFORMANCES

June 23: Hunterdon Symphony - “THE AUSTRIAN SEND-OFF CONCERT”

After two years of cancellations, the Symphony is going to Austria! The orchestra is set to perform at a number of venues, including the famed Vienna Musikverein, said to have the best acoustics of any orchestral hall in the world. The evening before departure, the Symphony will perform their Austrian program for the home audience. The program includes works by Beethoven, Sibelius, Still, Dvorak, Schubert, Copland, and a new arrangement of Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych’s “Shchedryk” by the Symphony’s conductor, Lawrence Kursar, https://www.hunterdonmusicalarts.org

July 14: CAPTAIN JACK BAND

The Captain Jack Band is a 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 3 decades of Billy’s music in every Captain Jack show.

https://www.captainjacktributeband.com

July 21: Hunterdon Harmonizers

Due to excessive heat wave, the concert on July 21 (The Hunterdon Harmonizers) will be moved to the Hunterdon Central High School.

The Hunterdon Harmonizers, a men’s Barbershop Chorus and Vocal Synergy, the new all-voice a cappella group, present A Cappella Harmony. The show will feature selections ranging from Broadway favorites to traditional favorites like “Shenandoah,” and a few oldies from the Beach Boys! Vocal Synergy is primed to thrill the audience with popular hits from Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and Deke Sharon. Ovation, Central Jersey’s leading contemporary quartet will return to the stage with their upbeat 4-part harmonies. See all the groups gather for a finale that will make your night!  Harmonizers are supported by the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

www.njharmonizers.org

July 28: THE BEST OF EAGLES

Tonight's concert will remain outdoors at Deer Path Park

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.

http://www.ultraartists.com/

August 04: SOUTHERN STEEL

Lynyrd Skynyrd was the band that defined Southern Rock in the 1970’s. Classic Skynyrd Live, performed by Southern Steel, pays tribute to this iconic band and its music that continues to be loved by generation after generation of fans. Their show delivers an unrivaled level of energy, generating standing ovations and calls for encores time after time. They perform fan favorites such as Free Bird, Simple Man, That Smell, Sweet Home Alabama, Gimme Three Steps, Call Me the Breeze, I Know a Little, and more.

https://southernsteelband.com/

FREE MOVIE UNDER THE STARS

FREE DISNEY MOVIE, ENCANTO (2021) PG Date: August 13
Time: Starts at 8:00 PM
Location: Deer Path Park (note, no rain date or location)
Ages: all (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Cost: Free (no pre-registration required)
Note: Bring a lawn chair or a blanket; this is NOT a drive-in movie.

Deep in the Colombian mountains, the Madrigal family possesses an extraordinary secret. Each member of the family is able to perform magic. Yet at the heart of the family is 15-year-old Mirabel, who does not seem to possess any unusual abilities. Faced with this harsh reality, Mirabel struggles to reconcile her place within her family while searching for who she truly is.

 

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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.

In 2010 we began featuring many of our local talents who graciously donate their time. If interested in becoming a featured artist, please contact the Department 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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