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Hunterdon County to offer outdoor entertainment, drive-in movies and music at South County Park

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – The Hunterdon County Parks & Recreation Division will offer free summer drive-in concerts and free fall drive-in movies at South County Park, starting July 30th, but has advised that all in attendance should bring a mask and follow social distancing rules, according to Freeholder John Lanza.

“The Freeholder Board appreciates the opportunity to bring the community together safely, to be able to enjoy good music and movies, outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of Hunterdon County. By offering outdoor entertainment only, the Parks Division is following current Executive Orders,” Lanza, the Board’s Parks liaison, said.

The concerts will be held on Thursdays, July 30, August 6, and August 13, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Concerts will be drive-in style with music being transmitted to car radios.

Performing on July 30 is Jake’s Rockin Country Band; August 6, Asbury Fever (Bruce Springsteen tribute band); and August 13, Hunterdon Symphony. The Hunterdon Symphony is also being sponsored by funds from the Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

In addition to the drive-in concerts, the Parks Division invites you to return to your childhood and revisit the drive-in movie. The Parks Division will show two movies in the fall. On Saturday, September 26, the movie Playing With Fire, (2019) will be shown and the movie on October 10 is, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” (1968).

“Some may remember the old drive-in theater days at the South County Park. Returning to a simpler time while enjoying wholesome music and movies, bringing family and friends together in a safe environment, is a welcome summer activity Hunterdon County residents can look forward to,” Parks and Recreation Division Head Dan Bush said.

Music and movie-goers are advised that while listening to music or watching a movie, following the state’s Administrative Orders to keep yourself and those around you safe by social distancing and wearing a mask if you need to step out of your car, must be adhered to.

None of these events will feature food vendors.

Parking for all events will be limited and first-come first-served and there is no pre-registration.

For more information on Hunterdon County Division of Parks & Recreation, call 908-782-1158, email parks@co.hunterdon.nj.us, or visit their website.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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