Belleville was born to run – and dance and sing – and enjoy great music all summer.
The B Street Band, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that frequently graces the stage at Atlantic City’s Golden Nugget Casino, will kick off Belleville’s new Summer Concert Series.
The series will begin July 8 and will feature a diverse collection of artists playing a wide variety of music at Belleville High School.
From salsa to a salute to Motown, the music will play from 6:30-9:00 p.m. each Thursday night through the end of August.
“We urge all the residents to grab a lawn chair and a blanket and come out and enjoy some free, live music from some great local acts,” Mayor Michael Melham said. “We think we’ve chosen some truly talented artists, and our hope is that the Summer Concert Series becomes an annual tradition in Belleville.”
Motor City Revue will play a salute to Motown on July 15. Time Machine, a premier party band, will play July 22. Jersey Sound will bring a mix of classic rock, oldies, Motown, R&B, British Invasion and pop music to Belleville on July 29.
August kicks off with the salsa stylings of David Cedeno on the fifth. The Internos, a band known for playing extensively throughout the state, will hit the stage on August 12. Big Hix will fill Belleville air with country music on August 19.
The Summer Music Concert Series will conclude August 26 with an invitation to dance the night away with New Power and Soul.
The series will have a local flavor, too, as members of Jersey Sound and The Infernos have called Belleville home.
Clara Maass Medical Center is generously helping sponsor the Summer Concert Series. State Fair and Nanina’s in the Park are also community sponsors.
“We have tried to pick bands to suit everyone’s musical tastes,” Township Manager Anthony Iacono said. “We invite residents to grab their lawn chairs, grab their blankets and come out for some free music.”