Free Darlene Love concert to be part of Essex County SummerMusic series



Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will star in a free concert at Brookdale Park in Montclair and Bloomfield, July 14. (Update: show has been moved to Aug. 2 because of weather)

The show is part of Essex County’s SummerMusic series of 24 free pop, rock, jazz, classical, country and world music concerts, which will take place at various parks from June to August.

Two concerts — by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in Branch Brook Park in Newark, June 30, and Jersey Sound at Brookdale Park, July 3 — will be followed by fireworks.

Here is the schedule. For information, visit

June 24, noon: House Music Festival, Weequahic Park, Newark
June 27, 7 p.m.: Groove St. Quintet, Yanticaw Park, Nutley
June 29, 7 p.m.: Fillet of Soul, Weequahic Park, Newark
June 30, 7:30 p.m.: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra with fireworks, Branch Brook Park, Newark
July 3, 7:30 p.m.: Jersey Sound with fireworks, Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield
July 7, 7:30 p.m.: The Duprees, Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield
July 11, 7 p.m.: Latin Splendor, Independence Park, Newark
July 12, 7 p.m.: Trilogy: An Opera Company presents Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha at Veterans Memorial Park, Newark
July 14, 7:30 p.m.: Darlene Love, Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield. (Update: show has bern moved to Aug. 2 because of weather)
July 18, 7 p.m., Denise Hamilton, Monte Irvin Orange Park, Orange
July 19, 7 p.m.: Julian & Dominique, Riverbank Park, Newark
July 21, 7:30 p.m.: Radio Nashville, Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield
July 25, 7 p.m.: Pulse Jazz Quintet, Watsessing Park, Bloomfield
July 26, 7 p.m.: Steppin’ Out at Grover Cleveland Park, Essex Fells
July 28, 7:30 p.m.: Gloria’s Miami Sound featuring Nikki Torres at Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield
Aug. 1, 7 p.m.: Gordon James at Ivy Hill Park, Newark
Aug. 2, 7 p.m.: Frank Piombo at Verona Park, Verona
Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m.: New York Bee Gees at Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield
Aug. 8, 7 p.m.: Richard Reiter at Vailsburg Park, Newark
Aug. 9, 7 p.m.: Frank Valdes at Riverfront Park, Newark
Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.: The Infernos at Brookdale Park, Montclair/Bloomfield
Aug. 15, 7 p.m.: The Symphonics at Cedar Grove Park, Cedar Grove
Aug. 16, 7 p.m.: Bradford Hayes at West Side Park, Newark
Aug. 18, 7 p.m.; The Cameos at Eagle Rock Reservation, West Orange


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