Music series

Essex County Free Summer Music Series Continues

The 2022 Essex County Free Summer Music Concert Series continues with a Latin Festival and a House Music Festival.

“Our free concert series features a diverse lineup of artists who will take center stage in venues throughout our historic Essex County park system. Pack a blanket, enjoy the cool evening breeze, and dance to classical, rock and roll, jazz, big band, Latin and more,” said Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr., county manager of ‘Essex.

The Latin Festival will be held Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 from noon to 8 p.m. at Essex County Monte Irvin Orange Park, located at South Harrison and South Center streets in Orange.

house music festival

The 12th Annual Weequahic Park House Music Festival with a Caribbean Flair will be held Saturday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Weequahic Park in Essex County (Meeker Avenue entrance).

This year, the House Music and Caribbean festivals have combined into one. The lineup includes DJ Punch, T-Wise, Kevin Little, Evelyn Champagne King, Cee Cee Rodgers, Hippie Torrales, DJ Dan Dan, Basement Boys, Crystal Waters, Martin Gee and Joe Claussell. The festival is sponsored by the Essex County Caribbean African American Cultural Organization.

The concerts take place on accessible sites. Those requiring special accommodations or assistance are asked to call at least two weeks prior to the concert to alert the staff of their needs. Admission to concerts is free. For more information, call the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department at 973-268-3500.