Monday, August 23, 2010
The rock band ends the summer concert series inside the Bauer Center Sunday night.
It took two Sundays and a move inside to the Bauer Community Center, but a little rain (ok a lot of rain) was not going to stop The Characters for the fourth and final performance in the Taylor Park summer concert series. The concert originally was scheduled for Aug. 15, but was rescheduled due to heavy rainstorms. Heavy rain Sunday caused a move inside to the community center but did little to dampen the performers and audience enthusiasm Formed in 1982, The Characters are Danny Solazzi on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, George Messina on drums, Rob Traegler on keyboard and guitar, Frank King on guitar and Craig Colandro on bass. The characters entertained the crowd with 90 minutes of mostly 60's and 70's classic rock, heavy on The …
Sunday, July 25, 2010
The summer concert series takes it indoors due to inclement weather.
Local band The Kootz performed the classic-rock standards of Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen to name a few Sunday night. The five-piece lineup performed inside the Bauer Center in Taylor Park as a result of thunderstorms that had taken place throughout the day. Sunday's concert was part of the summer concert series. The Characters will be the final performance of the summer on Aug. 15 at 7-8:30 p.m. in Taylor Park.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
A few raindrops didn't stop final Taylor Park performance.
There were a few rain drops that fell on Taylor Park Wednesday night, but the Chatham Brass played through it. This was the final concert of the summer sponsored by the Millburn Recreation Department. The concert series included performances from the Robert Murdock Band in July and the Road Kings earlier this month. The Chatham Brass, comprised of Chatham Community Band members, played a variety of music Wednesday night including a tribute to the 1959 opening of "The Sound of Music" on Broadway, jazz and classical selections.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
The Road Kings treated everyone to incredible sounds on a gorgeous night.
Millburn's own Tim Monahan and the Road Kings cut through the smell of mosquito repellent and the sound of the Mister Softee truck to grace the audience with a spectacular soundtrack for the day's sunset Sunday in Taylor Park. With Joe Rowley on bass, Gregg Gulbronson on lead guitar, Art Mezzo on keyboard, Steve Busby on drums and Monahan on guitar, The Road Kings played classic rock songs like "Unchain My Heart" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze Out." All the while, the smiles on each band members' face matched the smiles in the audience. Midway through their set, The Road Kings were joined by locals Maryellen and Craig Just, who can also be seen playing with the band Enough Said. The entire group played a wonderful rendition of Led Zepellin's "…
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday's concert was postponed because of the threat of rain.
The Road Kings concert has been rescheduled to Sunday at 7-8:30 p.m. in Taylor Park. The band's concert last Sunday was postponed due to a threat of thunderstorms in Millburn-Short Hills. The rescheduled concert will be held rain or shine. If there is inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors at the Bauer Community Center in Taylor Park. Call the Recreation Department's cancellation line at 973-564-7096 for any changes to the schedule. The Road Kings features Department of Public Works Superintendent Tim Monahan as a vocalist and guitarist. Read more about Monahan and the Road Kings here.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
The Robert Murdock Band brings British Invasion Tribute to Taylor Park.
It was a perfect night for dancing in Taylor Park Sunday as many people brought their chairs and blankets for the latest installment of the Summer Concert Series. The Robert Murdock Band brought the British Invasion Tribute for the latest installment of the series. They played a number of songs from a variety of bands from the era, including the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and, of course, the Beatles. The next edition of the Summer Concert series is scheduled for July 26 at 7 p.m. in Taylor Park. Van Martin & His Big Band will perform a tribute to Frank Sinatra.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The summer concert series continues on Sunday.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The British will invade Taylor Park on Sunday. Or at least a tribute to the British Invasion era music will be there. The Robert Murdock Band will bring its tribute to the Beatles-era of music in the next edition of the Summer Concert Series. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sunday. The rain date for the show is July 19. The British Invasion Tribute features vintage clothing and musical arrangements with music from more than just the Beatles. The show features songs by British Invasion Bands including The Zombies, Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Herman's Hermits, Gerry and the Pacemakers and Manfred Mann. The American Response follows with music from The Monkees, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and The …