Jefferson: Free Summer Concert - JUMP START

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The Jefferson Arts Committee’s Gazebo Committee is pleased to announce that the band Jump Start will perform in the 2018 free summer concert series on Friday evening, July 20. 

The show will be held in the beautiful Victorian gazebo located in the Jefferson Township Municipal Complex, 1033 Weldon Road Lake Hopatcong, NJ, beginning at 7pm.   

Jump Start is the ultimate variety band - playing in the eastern PA, West NJ region. They play Classic Rock, Blues, Oldies, Funk, Country and Jazz. Members are Frank Benincasa, Guitar, T.J. Walker, Keyboards, and Nick Parrella drums.  Listen to some sample music clips before the show

Attendees are asked to bring a blanket or chair for their comfort; and non-alcoholic beverages, picnic dinners, and snacks are permitted on the grounds unless the concert is moved indoors due to weather conditions.  In the event of the threat of inclement weather or such weather, the concert will be moved indoors to the Jefferson Township High School auditorium, 1010 Weldon Road.  For information and updates, call 973-697-2032 or 697-3828, log on to or

What a great way to end the week and wind down for the weekend. Remember, dancing and singing along is always encouraged at these summer concerts; and free-will donations are always gratefully accepted.

Additional free concerts will be held at the gazebo on July 27, August 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 7 pm.  Free parking.

Friday, July 27, 2018:

REEDS, RHYTHM AND ALL THAT BASS  is a 17-pece jazz-swing dance band with vocals playing the classic big band repertoire ranging from Ellington, Basie, and Goodman to Sinatra, Darin, and Ray Charles.  Formed in 1973, the band brings this thrilling music to established and new audiences and enables its members -- professional and dedicated semi-professional players -- to use their talents.

Friday, August 3, 2018:

SOUTH STREET STATION, a 4-man band from the New York tri-state area, they perform a mix of pop hits, R&B, rock, and a dash of country and they enjoy combining different styles of music.  They are seasoned veterans in the music industry and have played at many area venues including the Mason Jar in Mahwah and Pavinci’s Italian Grill in Hopatcong.

Friday, August 10, 2018:

COUNTRY COMFORT is North Jersey's top contemporary country cover band voted champions of NYC's NASH FM Battle of the Country Bands, performed at Six Flags Great Adventure, and cover the latest hits from today's top male and female country sensations such as Miranda Lambert, Shelton Blake, Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, and the Band Perry to name a few as well as a few old classics now and then.

Friday, August 17, 2018:

RAVE ON plays the music of Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison and other legends of classic early rock ‘n roll including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and countless other artists.  Enjoy memorable songs such as “Pretty Woman”, “Only the Lonely,” “That’ll be the Day” and so much more.  Rave On is living proof that this music is timeless and continues to appeal to all ages.  Rave On’s show is always a crowd pleaser!

Friday, August 24, 2018:

TEQUILA ROSE is one of NJ’s hottest “New Country” bands by mixing the best of today’s country music with classic country hits of the past and sprinkling in a little rock and roll as well as southern rock.  Known for their 3-part harmonies, they have kept crowds singing and dancing at Big John’s Pub, The Landslide Saloon, and many of the area’s summer fairs and festivals.  Log on to for a preview!

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