Summer happenings in North Jersey are in full swing. To add to the agenda, Essex County Parks is back with its 2022 Summer Music events — complete with live music, fireworks, festivals, waterfront concerts, and more starting on June 18th. Read on for all the details about what events are included in Essex County Summer Music 2022.
About Essex County Summer Music
These events — hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. and co-sponsored by the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, Rose Squared Productions, Horizon, and New Jersey State Council of the Arts — have been happening each summer for many years. Aside from the festivals and fireworks, the live music portion of the events has a large lineup of musicians and performers that take the stage at Essex County’s wide array of parks. A new addition to this year’s happenings includes waterfront concerts at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex.
“The Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series offers a diverse lineup of performers who will take center stage throughout our historic Parks System. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to the sounds of summer,” Joseph said on the flyer about this year’s events.
We listed out each grouping of events happening throughout the summer, as listed on the calendar, below.
Essex County Brookdale Park Events
Each performance at Brookdale Park — located in Bloomfield and Montclair — starts at 7:30PM.
Friday, July 8th: 80s Revolution
Friday, July 15th: The Jersey Tenors
Friday, July 22nd: Frontiers: A Journey Tribute
Friday, July 29th: Bell Bottom Blues: Clapton Tribute Band
Friday, August 5th: The Discoteks
Live at Your Local Essex County Park Events
Each performance starts at 7PM, and will be held at various Essex County parks.
Tuesday, June 21st: Jukebox Legends at Yanticaw Park, Nutley
Wednesday, June 22nd: Jobonanno’s Spirit of Asbury Review at Verona Park, Verona
Wednesday, July 6th: Amazing Grace Little Band at Veterans Memorial Park, Newark
Tuesday, July 12th: Funk Salsa Urband at Riverbank Park, Newark
Wednesday, July 13th: Epic Soul at Watsessing Park, Bloomfield
Tuesday, July 19th: The Verdict Reggae at Ivy Hill Park, Newark
Wednesday, July 20th: Layonne Holmes at Vailsburg Park, Newark
Tuesday, July 26th: Grupo Marachando at Riverfront Park, Newark
Wednesday, July 27th: Jersey Sound at Cedar Grove Park, Cedar Grove
Tuesday, August 2nd: The Kootz at Grover Cleveland Park, Caldwell
Wednesday, August 3rd: Brazilian Experience at Independence Park, Newark
Friday, August 12th: Cast of Beatlemania at Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange
Waterfront Concerts at Clipper Pavilion
Each performance starts at 7PM, and will be held at 9 Cherry Lane in West Orange at the South Mountain Recreation Complex.
Tuesday, July 5th: Chatham Community Band
Tuesday, July 12th: West Orange Community Band
Tuesday, July 19th: Maplewood Concert Band
Tuesday, July 26th: Peter + The Master Key
Tuesday, August 2nd: Apex Ensemble/The Montclair Orchestra
Tuesday, August 9th: TBA
Tuesday, August 16th: Sterling Sample, Steel Drummer
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Each Fireworks Spectacular start at 7:30PM and will be held at various Essex County locations.
Friday, June 24th: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at Branch Brook Park, Newark
Tuesday, June 28th: Lady Supreme: A Diana Ross Experience at Weequahic Park, Newark
Friday, July 1st: The Infernos at Brookdale Park, Bloomfield/Montclair
Saturday, June 18th: Gospel Festival at Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange from 1PM – 7PM
Saturday, July 9th: Food Truck + Jazz Festival at Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange from 11AM – 9PM
Saturday, August 13th: International Food + Music Festival at Ivy Hill Park, Newark from 4PM – 9PM
Saturday, August 13th: Caribbean Festival at Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange from 11AM – 5PM
Saturday, August 27th + Sunday, August 28th: Latino Festival at Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange from 12PM – 8PM
Saturday, September 10th: Essex County House Music Festival at Weequahic Park, Newark from 11AM – 8PM
Browse the full calendar of events for this year’s Essex County Summer Music here.