The sounds of summer: Parks concert series expands

Commissioners celebrated the start of the summer park series in Camden County as they announced the 2024 lineups.

The Camden County Board of Commissioners has unveiled an ambitious lineup for the 2024 Summer Parks Concert Series that promises a diverse array of performers and eight more shows than in previous years.

The expanded series will showcase a wide range of talent but also incorporate themed nights, among them Italian Heritage Night, Juneteenth and a salute to veterans. By collaborating with local groups, the county wants to emphasize a sense of community as its offers free entertainment.

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“We always look forward to our summer concerts, because it provides our residents with some fun, free entertainment right in their communities,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department.

Building on the success of last year’s collaboration, the commissioners have once again teamed with Double Nickel Brewing in Pennsauken to introduce a seasonal beer, Camden County Rocks, that will be available for sampling at the concert.

Meanwhile, the concert lineup features an impressive roster of artists, including Everclear, Gin Blossoms, and Esperanza Spalding. Camden City Mayor Victor Carstarphen praised the series for its contribution to community engagement.

“Camden County does such an outstanding job of providing free entertainment every summer through the annual concert series,” he remarked. “It’s a great opportunity for the entire family to enjoy a quality performance at a fantastic concert venue right within their community.”

The concerts will take place at various county locations, including Wiggins, Haddon Lake and Cooper River parks. The schedule for the 2024 concert series is as follows:

Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park on the Camden waterfront. Start times are 8 p.m.

June 3 – Esperanza Spalding: Grammy-winning artist interweaves combinations of instrumental and vocal music, poetry, dance, and storytelling.

June 10 – Black Violin: Classical music duo blends hip hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass.

June 17: Marshall Charloff & the Purple xPeRIeNCE: Celebrated as the top Prince tribute act.

June 24: Tower of Power: Powerful horn section with R&B and funk music.

July 1: Lao Tizer Band: All-star ensemble blends jazz, funk, rock and world rhythms.

July 15: A Celebration of Toots & the Maytals with Leba Hibbert: Daughter of reggae icon Toots Hibbert.

July 29: Matt Cappy & Friends: South Jersey instrumentalist, composer, and arranger performs trumpet melodies.

Aug. 19: Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Lifelong collaborating brothers Dan and Chis Brubeck with nearly a half-century of experience playing jazz.

Aug. 26: Jeffrey Osborne: Multi-platinum singer-songwriter best known for hits “On the Wings of Love” and “Stay with Me Tonight.”

Sept. 6: Symphony in C and That Which Connects: First collaboration between symphony and That Which Connects will feature classical music paired with original choreography.

Sept. 16: Edgardo Cintron & the Mambo Magic Band: Percussionist Edgardo Cintron is a second-generation Puerto Rican and a second-generation musician.

Freedom Festival Wiggins Park July 3

Gin Blossoms: Chart-topping alternative rock band known for their hit single “Hey Jealousy.” 

Tara Hendricks: Popular on Philadelphia music scene for powerhouse voice.

Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park. Start times are 7:30 p.m.

June 5: Say She She/Carly Moffa: Brooklyn trio offers a blend of genres described as “discodelic soul.”

June 12: Graduation Speech/Night Windows: South Jersey-based indie rock band that pairs lyrics with guitar-driven compositions.

June 26: Los Lonely Boys/Jay Psaros: Grammy-winning trio of brothers known for “Texican Rock n’ Roll” sound and hit debut single “Heaven.”

July 10: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band/Emily Drinker: Tribute band recreates classic DMB.

July 24: Julia Pratt/ Brittany Ann Tranbaugh: Philly-based singer-songwriter performs pop, jazz, R&B and folk with electronic touches.

Aug. 7: Eve 6/Tonks: California alt-rock trio know for chart-topping hits like “Inside Out” and “Here’s to the Night.”

Aug. 14: Steven Page/Tom Hampton: Former Barenaked Ladies front man and solo artist.

Aug. 21: Raul Mid­ón/Lia Menaker: Grammy-nominated New Mexican guitarist known for latin jazz pop.

Sept. 11: Jamie McLean Band/Rebecca Zimmerman: Southern-style blues rock, Americana and soul. (7 p.m. start time)

Twilight Concert Series at Cooper River Park. Start times 8 p.m.

June 13: The Spin Doctors: ’90s alternative rock.

June 27: Cassadee Pope: Leader of seminal pop punk band Hey Monday and country singer/songwriter.

July 11: New Jersey Opera Theater: “Some Enchanted Evening”: opera and Broadway hits.

July 18: Let’s Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience Celebrating Taylor Swift

Aug. 8: Everclear: A ’90s leading alternative rock bands celebrates three decades of hits.     

Aug. 15: Carl Cox: Accomplished saxophonist and recording artist.

Aug. 22: The Bronx Wanderers: Music from ’50s through ’70s.

Sept. 5: The American Bombshells: Modern-day twist on the Andrews Sisters entertaining troops.

Oct. 10: Lights Out: Tibute to Frankie Valli and others. (7 p.m. start)

Winslow Township at Peter Volpa Memorial Park. Start times 7 p.m.

June 22 – Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change: Jazz saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist.

July 17: The Hobbs Sisters: Country duo.

Aug. 24: The Legendary Bluenotes, featuring Sugar Bear: Part of Winslow Township Day (8 p.m. start)

Lindenwold Park. Start times 7 p.m.

June 28 – Pure Petty:  Tom Petty tribute band

Aug. 2: Shadows of the ’60’s: Tribute to Motown groups.

Waterford Lions Park

June 15 – Cool Confusion: Cover band performing music ’60s to today.

Chesilhurst’s LeAnna Harris Park

June 8 – Everyday People: Sly and the Family Stone tribute band.

For more information and updates on the Summer Parks Concert Series, visit the Camden County website.

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