This is What You’ll Be Talking About – Free Summer Concerts Near Westfield

Free summer music concerts happening this summer near Westfield, NJ

This is what you’ll want to be doing (and hearing) this summer! Pack a cooler or picnic basket, grab your lawn chairs, and take your family and friends to the free concerts offered this July and August at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ and at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ.

The Smithereens

First up for The Union County Summer Arts Festival Concert Series is Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens. The show is scheduled for 7:30 pm Wednesday evening, July 5 at Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.

Pat DiNizio is a Scotch Plains, NJ resident and founder, principal songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist for The Smithereens. The group racked up gold and platinum records, performed on TV programs including The Tonight Show, MTV Unplugged, and Saturday Night Live. They also performed on stages all over the world.

The show is free, and visitors are urged to pack a picnic and bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. Refreshments and snacks will also be available from Café Gallo and the Good Humor Man.

And returning this summer at all festival concerts will be the popular Union County Get Fit Yoga program beginning at 6:30 p.m. Bring a mat or beach towel and participate in the healthy activities for the entire family. Conducting the yoga program on July 5 will be House Yoga of Kenilworth, New Jersey.

“We hope everyone will set aside their Wednesday evenings and join us for our 57th year of musical concerts in our parks,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “We encourage our residents to enjoy the music under the stars and our great variety of musical selections throughout the summer months.”

The Union County Summer Arts Festival series will run every Wednesday night throughout July in Echo Lake and then in August at Oak Ridge Park in Clark.

Free Summer Concerts at Echo Lake Park, Mountainside, NJ

Free Summer Concerts at Oak Ridge Park, Clark, NJ

  • August 2nd: Dead Space (The Grateful Dead Experience)
  • August 9th: American Rapture
  • August 16th: Black Dog (The Led Zeppelin Tribute
  • August 23th: New York State of Mind (Tribute to Billy Joel)

Have fun and enjoy the shows.