Berkeley Announces Summer Concert, Event Calendar

There’s usually a healthy crowd at concerts. Bring a chair. (Photo courtesy Berkeley Recreation)

BERKELEY – The free Sounds of Summer Concert Series, as well as several other events, have been announced.

Unless noted, the concerts are performed at Veterans Park on Veterans Boulevard. There are always vendors and community groups at the events. In 2017, the non-profit groups combined, raised over $30,000 for their organizations, Mayor Carmen Amato said.

  • June 27: The entertainment will start at 6 p.m. with local band Jukebox Legends covering songs of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. They will be followed by a Chicago tribute band called Beginnings. “Their horn section and vocals will make you feel like you’re at an authentic Chicago concert. We will also have a fabulous fireworks display after the show,” Amato said.
  • July 11: Stiletto & the Saxman takes the stage at 6 p.m., playing tributes to husband and wife duos in music. The headliner is Billy Gilman, who was a finalist on The Voice.
  • July 25: Sounds of the Street comes on at 6 p.m., playing Golden Oldies. Garden State Radio follows them, playing pop and rock from the 80s to today.
  • 1: The annual beach party at White Sands Beach at 23rd Avenue in South Seaside Park will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Alotta Colada will be providing the entertainment, with an island jam vibe, with lots of energy, props, and excitement.
  • 8: The township’s “Night Out Against Crime” will be held, starting at 5 p.m. Various departments such as the police, first aid squads, and fire departments will be reaching out to the community with vehicles on display, games, and other fun. The band will come on at 7:30 p.m. It is Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band.
  • 22: Rock N’ Rhythm, a five-part vocal group, will start the show at 6 p.m., performing traditional doo-wop as well as contemporary music. Radio Nashville will come on afterward, performing modern country covers.
  • 29: Gerard Esposito will start things off at 6 p.m., performing songs from Vegas to Broadway. After that, will be The Infernos, “America’s #1 Show Band and the area’s premier live performance group singing four decades of music from Barry White, Earth Wind & Fire and Sinatra, to today’s hot sounds of Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke and Taylor Swift.”
  • 8: Berkeley Township Community Pride Day will be an all-day affair. Beginning at 10 a.m., there are rides and inflatables for kids. Concerts start at 5:30 p.m. when the Symphonics come on, playing songs from the 1940s through today. They are followed by Eaglemania, an Eagles tribute band. The night and the summer concerts will close out with fireworks.
  • The Jukebox Legends will perform again this year. (Photo courtesy Berkeley Recreation)

“As you can see we have a great mix of talented groups in our summer line up,” Amato said. “There’s something for everyone! Please come on out for a great summer of entertainment and don’t forget to bring a chair!”

Amato thanked the numerous community and business donations that support the concerts and the parties through the golf outing, summer program book, and outdoor stage advertising. Anyone interested in sponsoring can call the recreation department at 732-269-4456.

The Annual Mayor’s Golf Outing will be June 7. Those interested in playing or being a sponsor can call the recreation department at 732-269-4456.

The Berkeley Farmer’s Market meets on every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May through October, in the parking lot of the Berkeley Township Recreation, 630 Route 9.

Gerard Esposito will return to the Sounds of Summer line-up. (Photo courtesy Berkeley Recreation)