Put on your dancing shoes, bring back some memories, and “rock out” to some good old Doo Wop tunes when Sussex County Community College kicks its annual Thursday night summer music series into high gear on July 7.
Thursdays on the Green, a summer time tradition in Sussex County, is a free family-friendly event. On Thursday July 7, the musical show features the group Desire and headliner, Jersey Sound.
Jersey Sound is one of the Tri-State area’s premier oldies bands. They are famously known for their versatility and talented members. The band performs a wide variety of music, such as oldies, classic rock, Motown, R&B, British Invasion and Pop. Over the years, they have played at venues large and small. Back in 2006, they performed live at Frankie Valli’s “Man of the Year.” Two years later, in 2008 they had the honor of performing at Jersey Boys cast member and Rock n’ Roll Hall of Famer Tommy De Vito’s birthday party.
Desire is a professional vocal group that specializes in oldies from both the 50’s and 60’s. Multiple members of this top east coast harmony group, have performed together for over 35 years in various groups. The Easton, PA group has performed at some of the Tri-State area’s top venues, such as Sands Event Center and Caesar’s in Atlantic City. Recently, they opened for iconic comedian and television host, Jay Leno in Bethlehem, PA. They also perform every summer at Musikfest.
The concert will be held on the Connor Green or in the Pavilion if it rains at Sussex County Community College. Parking and admission to the event are free. Vendors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs with them.
The Thursdays on the Green summer music series is sponsored by the First Energy Foundation and the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council. Funding of the SCCC Thursdays on the Green has been made possible by the NJ State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, through the State/County Partnership Block Grant Program, as administered by the Sussex County Arts and Heritage Council.
For more information or the full summer schedule, which includes rockabilly, Grateful Dead and other genres, please visit www.sussex.edu/performingarts.