Sounds Of Summer Concert Schedule Underway

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

BERKELEY – Now in its 20th year, the Sounds of Summer, a free concert series put on by Berkeley Township, kicked off the season on June 26.

  Most concerts, unless noted, are held at Veterans Park on Veterans Boulevard. All concerts are free to the public, with free parking. It’s a good idea to bring your own chairs and blankets.

  Refreshment vendors will be at the park. These booths are run by local civic organizations that use these concerts as fundraising opportunities.

  The Mayor’s School Supply Drive will also be taking place during the concerts. The Recreation Department booth will be collecting new school supplies and monetary donations to by supplies for the children in town. Donors will receive raffle tickets for one of four $25 Visa gift cards to be raffled off on Community Pride Day.


  Here is a list of recreation events taking place throughout the township this summer, although not all of them are run by the town:

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

Wednesday, July 10, 6 p.m.
The Duprees
Atlantic City Headliner Gerard Esposito

Wednesday, July 24, 6 p.m.
Beginnings, the Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band
Opening Act: Sounds of the Street

Saturday, July 27, starting at 11 a.m.
Day-long activities such as live music, health and wellness, and family entertainment.

Wednesday, July 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
13th Annual Summer Beach Party
Featuring: Alotta Colada
Different location: the beach at 23rd Avenue, South Seaside Park

Wednesday, Aug. 7, 6 p.m.
Night Out Against Crime
7:30 p.m. concert: The Infernos
Fireworks after the show at 9 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10, noon-8 p.m.
Family Unity Day
Rides, contests, talent show
Different location: 3rd Avenue in Manitou Park

A fireworks show will be at dusk after a few of the shows. (Photo courtesy Berkeley Recreation)

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6 p.m.
Wanted DOA, Bon Jovi Tribute Band
Opening Act: Julian & Dominique

Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.
Community Pride Day
Rides, games, vendors for families (fee for rides)
5:30 p.m.: Opening Act: Jukebox Legends
7:30 p.m.: Featuring: New Power Soul

Saturday, Sept. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Car Show by United Car Clubs of Ocean County
Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 15

Saturday, Sept. 14
JonMarco Gaydos Action Sports Competition
Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 15