Ridgewood will host a concert and fireworks display at Finch Park on July 1. The show begins at 6 PM; tickets cost $12 each or $16 at the door.
Essex County SummerMusic Concert Series presents musicians and entertainers at different locations around Essex County for free concerts throughout the summer months. There are two concerts and fireworks spectaculars, Friday night concerts at Brookdale Park, as well as six cultural festivals taking place this year.
Summer Music Concert Series
Are you looking for an engaging way to unwind at the end of a hard week? Live concerts offer an ideal solution. Not only can you hear music from various genres while taking in an evening breeze and watching the sun slip slowly behind the Hudson River, but many shows are free – there’s even ticketed series featuring Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Garbage and Manchester Orchestra performances that you may want to check out; otherwise most concerts can be streamed online via SummerStage Anywhere.
The Essex County Free SummerMusic Concert Series provides an ideal way to enjoy outdoor performances by local musicians and groups and sit back on your blanket or chair and listen to tunes ranging from jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and Motown tunes to oldies but goodies. Music will be free, but if desired, you have the option of purchasing beer and wine as donations for the Alameda Education Foundation.
On August 8th, Grammy Award-winner Sam Smith will take to the stage at one of this summer’s music concerts and thrill audiences with his powerful voice and extravagant set. Known for taking fans on an emotional journey through his songs, this performance should not disappoint!
Don’t miss this summer’s concerts at Brooklyn Bridge Park, BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! and Summer on the Hudson: Amplified Sundays – you won’t want to miss them! 2023’s lineup features country, folk, and blues artists as well as performers representing diverse cultures – starting with Afro Dominicano performing his brand of Afro-Caribbean soul before Danny Jonokuchi and the Revisionists swing New York City swing, then on July 31 psychedelic Afro-soul revival group Gentleman Brawlers perform.
The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Series is New York City’s longest-running free summer music festival. Held from June through October in various locations around New York City, its full schedule can be found on its website.
Montclair/Bloomfield’s 4th of July celebration features food, beverages, and music to set the scene for an incredible fireworks spectacular at dusk! Gates open at 7 PM with fireworks set off by Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series.
The event will feature The Infernos, a Neil Diamond tribute band, as well as fireworks. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks, and children’s programs available onsite. Admission to this free event is $5 per car for parking purposes.
For more details regarding an event, visit its official website here.
Edgewater Township will host a free Independence Day event that features a parade, live music performances, food trucks, and kid’s activities on July 4. Beginning at 9 a.m. and culminating at Veterans Field for fireworks displays later in the day, residents are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and take advantage of shuttle buses on River Road that will transport people directly there; further details can be found online through Edgewater’s Township website.
’80s vs. ’90s
There is no definitive answer when it comes to which decade was best since personal preference and experience play an integral part. Someone who grew up with Michael Jackson and big hair might think the 1980s were superior, while someone wearing Doc Martens and grunge clothing might find them more desirable. Other variables can also come into play, including music, TV shows, toys, fashion, trademark sayings, or sayings associated with particular decades.
One thing is clear: The 1980s are receiving more attention than their 1990 counterparts. There is currently an abundance of ’80s-themed entertainment on display, from Stranger Things and Wonder Woman 1984 to It, to movies and television shows set during this decade such as The Goldbergs, NBC’s The Catch, Mindhunter GLOW and Snowfall – though some 1990s content does still exist like Yellowjackets and Pose (both currently airing their fourth seasons).
At Essex County’s free summer music concert series, there’s sure to be something for everyone at its free summer concert series. Concerts will take place throughout the county park system this year, with fireworks displays after each performance; rock band Matchbox Twenty will headline, as well as performances by an ’80s/’90s band.
Essex County Free Summer Concert Music Series features various musicians and entertainers every night from 7:30 pm until sunset in multiple parks in Essex County. Admission to these free performances is first come, first serve.
Concerts at Essex County Department of Recreation will feature food trucks, games, a beer garden, and more for all ages to enjoy. For more information, visit their website; or to stay up-to-date and gain more insight, follow them on social media via their Facebook page – attendees should bring along a blanket or lawn chair as bag searches will be in effect and no pets allowed! This event is co-hosted with Bloomfield Township and Montclair Township as part of this partnership event series.
La Caribena Orquestra
If you love Latin music, make sure that La Caribena Orquestra hits the stage! This 11-member ensemble promises an exhilarating tropical ride and invites audiences to move, dance, or sing along with them. Their passion, brilliance, supercharged rhythmic vitality, and beguiling vocalists ensure they bring something truly exceptional – Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon’s Llego La Banda provides an ideal opening act before Caleb Chapman directs The Crescent Super Band and The Voodoo Orchestra, respectively.