Jazz/ Early Rock ‘n’ Roll Featured at Free Concert Series at Johnson Park


Soak up some rays, some history and some good old jazz and rock ‘n’ roll at Middlesex County’s Historical Concert Series.

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to the lawn at East Jersey Old Town Village and make a day of it! Give yourself time to explore the Village before the show and stop by the different shops and houses.

You’ll see blacksmithing, home and hearth demonstrations, stone carving, Revolutionary War historical interpreters and more!

Concert Schedule:

—4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26

The Hot Club of Flatbush

American hot jazz and Parisian acoustic jazz of the 1920s & 40s

—4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9

Gentleman Jim’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Roots” show

A tribute concert to the early rock and roll singers from 1954 through 1964.

“These concerts featuring early rock and jazz offer a great way to explore the sounds that helped create today’s popular music,” Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said. “Bring your family and enjoy the Village, the art of live music, and end-of-summer weather!”

“The Village is a perfect setting for live performances, education and family activities,” said Freeholder Kenneth Armwood, Chair of the County’s Business Development and Education Committee. “Don’t miss these free concerts!”

The Village is located inside Johnson Park at 1050 River Rd., Piscataway. For more information about this and other programs, access our mobile site by texting ‘culture’ to 56512 or call 732-745-3030, ext. 310.

Persons with hearing disabilities may dial 732-745-3888 (TTY users only) or 711, the New Jersey Relay System. In case of inclement weather, visit the mobile site or call 732-462-8262.

is an accessible site. An American Sign Language Interpreter can be provided with a two-week advance request. Wheelchairs are available upon request for visitors who may need assistance from the parking lot to the program.

Funding for the “Historical Music Series” is provided in part by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey Historical Commission/New Jersey Department of State.







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