Cousin Brucie announces lineup for sixth annual Palisades Park Reunion

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The Midtown Men (from left, Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, J. Robert Spencer and Daniel Reichard) will perform at Cousin Brucie’s sixth annual Palisades Park Reunion.

The Midtown Men, featuring four cast members of the original Broadway production of “Jersey Boys” — Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and J. Robert Spencer — will be among the performers at DJ Cousin Bruce’s sixth annual Palisades Park Reunion at the Meadowlands Fair, June 23 at 7 p.m.

The show, which will be broadcast live on SiriusXM satellite radio’s 60s on 6 channel, will also feature Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon (who sang the 1962 hit, “Palisades Park”), The Dovells (“You Can’t Sit Down”), Barbara Harris of The Toys (“A Lover’s Concerto”), Lenny Dell and the Demensions (“Over the Rainbow”) and The Fifth Estate (“Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch Is Dead”).

Admission to the concert is included with regular fair admission.

The fair runs from June 21 to July 8 in the parking lot outside MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. For information, visit

The schedule of musical attractions has been announced (at least up to July 2). Here it is:

June 21, 6:30 and 9 p.m.: Bryan Hansen Band (alternative-rock)
June 22, 8 and 10 p.m.: J20 (rock)
June 23, 7 p.m.: Cousin Brucie’s Palisades Park Reunion (oldies)
June 24, 8 and 10 p.m.: PD Brody (pop and blues)
June 25, 6:30 and 9 p.m.: From the Concrete (alternative rock)
June 27, 6:30 and 9 p.m.: Loungezotica (jazz)
June 28, 6:30 and 9 p.m.: Ali B (pop)
June 29, 8 and 10 p.m.: Whiskey Crossing (country and blues)
June 30, 8 and 10 p.m.: Thunderstruck (classic rock)
July 1, 8 and 10 p.m.: Jake Tavill (soul)
July 2, 6:30 and 9 p.m.: Fish Eyed Blues (blues-rock)

Acts on later days TBA.

The Palisades Park Reunion, like Cannon’s hit, pays tribute to the Bergen County amusement park that presented shows by pop and rock bands before closing in 1971.

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Ida and Bill Kargo April 20, 2019 - 8:35 am

Turning 70 and for my husband and me and it will be our 50 anniversary and our bucket list is to be at cousin Brucies reunion this year. What hotel is close to the show and how can we get tickets for the June Show?

Reply April 20, 2019 - 8:46 am

I don’t think show details are available yet but it’s part of State Fair Meadowlands and tickets for that are available at Information on hotels is available at

Joyce Ocone June 5, 2019 - 2:15 pm

Luv ya Cousin Brucie for many, many years. Keep on keepin’ on. Will see you at the Meadowlands this month.

Rosemary Passaro-Wilson July 24, 2019 - 7:15 pm

Love all your shows, your the best Cousin Brucie


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