Free Rhythm & Blues by the Brook Festival
Free music festival kicks off summer schedule of free outdoor concerts, movies and live theater in Union County parks
Union County, NJ – The phenomenal Sheila E. tops this year’s Rhythm and Blues by the Brook free outdoor music festival presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Music fans of all ages are invited to bring their dancing shoes and enjoy a full afternoon of music, movement and family activities at Cedar Brook Park in Plainfield, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 1.
Also appearing on the bill are:
Thomas McClary and the Commodores Experience
Dean Shot and the Solidsenders tribute to Howlin’Wolf
Plainfield’s own Bindi Liebowitz of NBC’s The Voice, Season 11
“Rhythm and Blues by the Brook signals the start of free outdoor concerts and movies that everyone in Union County can enjoy together,” said Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski. “In this time of history-making events for women, we are also very proud to present Sheila E, one of the most-recognized artists in American music, whose work has had a global impact.”
“Cedar Brook Park is a jewel in the crown for Union County, and it is a real pleasure to see residents and visitors alike gather here in Plainfield with friends and family for an afternoon of music, community, and healthy outdoor fun,” said Plainfield resident and Freeholder Rebecca Williams.
Sheila E. is best known for her legendary collaborations with Prince as well as several stints with Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band, her work on Cyndi Lauper’s At Last album, numerous solo projects, live performances, and television appearances, and her memoir, Beat of My Own Drum.
This year’s Rhythm and Blues by the Brook festival will run from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with DJ Bookeem serving as the MC throughout the day.
Thomas McClary’s Commodore Experience
As always, Rhythm and Blues by the Brook will feature free children’s activities including inflatables, pony rides and a petting zoo, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The event also includes a marketplace featuring food vendors, a free car show presented by G-Wiz, and a health and wellness fair by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.