The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continued its 52nd season of music on Wednesday evening with a performance of classic soul music and rhythm & blues by the Sensational Soul Cruisers, sponsored by the Union County Education Association.
Led by sax player Screamin’ Steve Barlotta of Jackson, the band captures the essence of the Jersey Shore sound and its R&B roots and has catapulted from its humble basement origins to become Jersey’s premier show band performing more than 200 shows each year. Celebrating more than 20 years together, the band returns to Union County to entertain its fans with a high-energy assortment of rhythm & blues, Motown, Stax, Funk, and classic Philly Soul.
The other free concerts in the Union County Summer Arts Festival series include:
- Aug. 1 – Classic Rock Revue with Rick Cantor Band & The Broadcasters; at Oak Ridge Park, Clark.
- Aug. 8 – American Rapture; at Oak Ridge Park, Clark.
- Aug. 15 – JoBonanno & The Godsons; at Oak Ridge Park, Clark.
- Aug. 22 – The B Street Band (The Original Springsteen Tribute); at Oak Ridge Park, Clark.
For rain information call the Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal at 908-558-4079 after 3 p.m. on the day of the scheduled concert, or visit the Union County web site: www.ucnj.org