2017 Music Under the Starts

Hunterdon County’s 41st Anniversary of Music Under the Stars celebration will feature local talents beginning each Thursday, starting June 29th and run through August 17th at Deer Path Park (located at 120 West Woodschurch Road in Readington Township. Shows began 7:00 pm and ran until approximately 9:00 pm.

Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room for the entire family to spread out a blanket, have a picnic dinner, hold an impromptu game of frisbee or volleyball, as well as enjoy the playgrounds.

This year, the Hunterdon County Division of Parks and Recreation has fully funded the concert series.

This program’s longevity is more than great music! Deer Path Park offers incredible vistas, especially at sunset, for spectators to enjoy. The park also offers plenty of room for the entire family to spread out a blanket, have a picnic dinner, and enjoy the playground.

Updated information about the concerts, including rain location needs (which at this time are scheduled to be held at Hunterdon Central Regional High School – 84 Route 31, Flemington, NJ 08822), were posted on this page as well as the County’s Home page and the main Parks and Recreation web page, as well as the Parks Division Facebook page. A voice recording was also available at the Division of Parks and Recreation at (908) 782-PARK(7275). All indoor concerts will be held at Hunterdon Central High School, 84 Rt 31 Flemington NJ 08822. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Here’s the line-up:

June 29 – Hunterdon Symphony

Get ready for a brand new sound from the Music Under the Stars kick- off this year as Hunterdon Symphony teams up with members of School of Rock Lehigh Valley to bring you SYMPHONIC ROCK! Music of The Moody Blues, The Who, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, and More!

July 6 – Jake’s Rockin Country Band

The tri-state area’s multi time award winning premiere country band!

They perform the best of classic country, today’s kickass rockin country, bluegrass, Southern rock, Cajun, Zydeco & New Orleans. We cover hits by all artists including Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, The Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Jimmy Buffet, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Ray Price, Gretchen Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Patsy Cline, Lady Antebellum, Rascall Flatts, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Sr and Jr., The Eagles, Beatles, Stones, CCR, Elvis, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton, Grateful Dead, Allman Bros, Doobies, Marshall Tucker, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many more.

July 13 – Hunterdon Harmonizers

Comprised of more than 50 men from Hunterdon & surrounding areas, the Harmonizers have entertained audiences throughout the County for more than 22 years. They have successfully competed in Barbershop Harmony Society events as far as away Indianapolis, Indiana. As a chorus they offer a wide variety of music sung in a cappella & close 4- part harmony.

July 20 – Jim Barone Elvis Tribute

Jim Barone is an award winning Elvis Tribute Artist and the man who brings Elvis Presley’s voice to life. Jim’s tribute spans the Presley catalog keeping true to the sound, passion, and style that encompassed Elvis as an entertainer. The result is a natural performance, without cliché, that embodies the soulful sensuality, the playful swagger, the humor, and the complete command of the audience.

July 27 – The Captain Jack Band Billy Joel Tribute 

The Captain Jack Band is a Billy Joel Tribute band consisting of some of the tri-state areas top musicians. The band, in every performance, captures the “live concert” arrangements of these timeless hits which captivated tens of thousands to Billy Joel concerts. Every event is packed with all the energy, passion and interaction of a Billy Joel Concert, represented by 3 decades of Billy’s music in every Captain Jack show.

August 3 – Tramps Like Us

Tramps Like Us brings more than 25 years of road-tested musicianship that have won this band the hard-earned distinction of the planet’s most revered Bruce Springsteen Tribute band. Given high praise by dozens of publications, radio stations, music industry personal, and the ONLY tribute band to be endorsed by members of “The Springsteen Camp” such as former producer and manager Mike Appel and the official Springsteen Radio Station.

Formed in 1990, Tramps Like Us has performed over 2000 concerts and have rocked over 1 million fans! Rockers and ballads delivered with the raw intensity and swagger reminiscent of the Boss himself. Tramps features a line up of seasoned and professional musicians with a repertoire of over 140 songs.

August 10 – The Whiptones

The Whiptones are a Doo Wop quartet from Whippany, NJ comprised of four college students who have been performing all along the east coast for the past five years. Their blend of vocal harmony is energizing, bringing new life and passion to the golden oldies, and smiles to generations of fans. The Whiptones have performed for thousands of people at famous venues such as the IZOD Center, Beacon Theatre, PNC Bank Arts Center, and Mohegan Sun Arena. Their music has aired on radio stations up and down the east coast. They were even selected to sing the National Anthem on Opening Day at Citi Field for the New York Mets in 2014. The Whiptones are excited to have guest lead singer Arianna Reyher, soprano, from Dallas, TX, join them on the stage.

August 17 – Amish Outlaws

The Amish practice a tradition called “Rumspringa” (running around) at 16 they can live free of the strict Amish code before deciding if they want to be baptized into the Amish church. Surprisingly, virtually all of the youths return. But sometimes they don’t. Four of the original six members were born and raised in Lancaster, PA and had a strict Amish upbringing. No electricity from land lines, no alcohol, no musical instruments, but their spirits were too wild for the Amish lifestyle. Once they trampled in the Devil’s Playground, there was no turning  back. Since Rumspringa, the Amish Outlaws have become well acclimated to the pleasures and vices of the modern world… music, most of all. From Johnny Cash, JayZ, Lady Gaga to Bon Jovi & Elvis they will entertain you!


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