A summer filled with a variety of concerts is in store for the residents of Bayonne. The city’s Recreation Department has unveiled the dates and performers who will take the stage at the amphitheater in DiDomenico – 16th Street Park beginning July 12.
Weather permitting, each performance will be begin promptly on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm. The park is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay. The concerts are scheduled from July 12 through August 23, with August 30 as a rain date.
“We are ready for a great summer. We have a great lineup of music, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone enjoying the summer nights,” stated Pete Amadeo, Supervisor of Recreation.
The following concerts have been scheduled:
Wednesday, July 12: The Infernos
The Infernos are an Internationally acclaimed show band featuring singers, dancers, and musicians from all over New Jersey. It was formed in 1977 by Leader and Keyboardist Bobby Wells, starting as a local band, but even then, they were destined for fame and glory.
Wednesday, July 19: Del Satins
The Del-Satins are an American vocal group, most active in the early 1960s, who recorded on their own, but are best remembered for their harmonies on hit records for Dion and others. They have been described as having “few peers as practitioners of harmony and Doo-Wop.” The group was formed in 1958 in Manhattan, New York, through a merger of two existing street corner groups, the Yorkville Melodies and the Jokers. The original members were teenagers. They chose the name Del-Satins as a tribute to The Dells and The Five Satins.
Wednesday, July 26: Saints in the City
The focus of the band was to recreate the music and bring to life some of the most memorable live versions that Bruce Springsteen fans have come to appreciate! With the dynamic lead vocals of Robert Santa, we will surely please Bruce fans everywhere! In addition, the Saints are musicians who have a wealth of live & touring experience, that includes bassist Johnny Pisano (Willie Nile, Blushing Brides), keyboardist Matt Kutner and multi-instrumentalist Joey Dellacroce (Camber). The group has performed throughout the Northeast in venues such as, The Park Theater, Courthouse Center For The Arts, District Center For The Arts, BB King’s, The Stone Pony, The Wonder Bar, and numerous other venues and festivals.
Wednesday, August 2: The Chiclettes
The Chiclettes perform music from The Supremes to Chaka Khan, Lesley Gore to Donna Summer, Aretha Franklin to The Pointer Sisters. The Chiclettes will get you moving with their high-energy tribute to female artists through the decades! Performing hit after hit, they remind us of these artists’ remarkable contributions to pop music through the years. Wherever they perform, the combination of energetic talent and live renderings of some of the greatest songs ever recorded always leaves a lasting impression
Wednesday, August 9: Here’s Elton!
Capturing all of the sights, sounds and excitement of a live Elton John show, “Here’s ELTON” performs Elton’s hits spanning his amazing career as well as Elton’s cover versions of songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, Aretha Franklin and much more. The band consists of highly talented musicians who entertain audiences throughout the Tri – State area, including a recent sold-out performance at the Meadowlands Racetrack. “Here’s ELTON” is sure to be a crowd favorite .
Wednesday, August 16: Yacht Rock Gold
Yacht Rock has built a loyal and unwavering fan base who are today’s prime ticket-buying audience. Yacht Rock Gold brings all your favorite hits from the late 1970’s-early 1980’s to new generations of music fans. Celebrating the smooth sounds of the Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, Christopher Cross, Kenny Loggins, Little River Band, Ambrosia, Boz Skaggs, and so many more, Yacht Rock Gold engages fans with amazing harmonies and musicianship that brings audiences back to a time when music made you feel good and soothed the soul.
Wednesday, August 23: Super Trans Am
Super Trans Am is the most unique and innovative theme band on the market today, playing all of your favorite arena anthems and chart-topping radio hits of the 1970’s. Combining unparalleled musicianship with artistic and inspired A/V production, you’ll enjoy revisiting classic singalongs from one of the most definable decades in American history. Performing masterworks from icons such as The Eagles, Hall & Oates, Queen, The Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney & Wings, Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Kiss, Boston and Journey as well as “Yacht Rock” favorites such as “Still the One” by Orleans and Pilot’s “Magic,” your audience will fall in love with this epic decade of memorable music all over again.
Wednesday, August 30: Rain Date
In the event of rain during concert season, a concert may be rescheduled to August 30 from an earlier date. Details will be announced, if the rain date is needed.
For more information, please contact Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.
There will also be music on Wednesday July 5, before the annual fireworks in honor of American Independence. Details of that event will be announced separately.
On music days, in the event of inclement weather, please call 201-471-7590, or visit www.leaguelineup.com/bayonnerec, or view the City of Bayonne’s Facebook page to check on the status of that night’s performance.