By: Follow South Jersey Staff
CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The Camden County Summer Parks Concert Series has announced their lineup for the 2023 season that promises to enliven the green spaces throughout the 2,700 acres of parkland in the county and provide something for everyone.
“This summer will be full of fun, free, and engaging activities for our residents to enjoy,” said Commissioner Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department, in a press release from the county. “Each year, we are excited to announce these events that will get our residents out of their homes and into the community to enjoy free music and company.”
Based on past research, ensuring residents have a third place to congregate outside enhances their overall health and wellness. By working with BRE Presents, the commissioners can amplify the positive impact of the Camden County Park System and create more access and opportunity for residents to utilize it.
Furthermore, the concert series makes Camden County a destination for regional visitors by providing events that invite individuals into the park system. This also provides a boost to the local economy in the same way rowing competitions do for our business community. In the past restaurants and local retailers have reported more foot traffic on concert days.
“I am excited for another spectacular year of quality performances and fun for all,” said Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen. “I commend the Camden County Commissioners for offering free family friendly entertainment at these beautiful open spaces. I strongly encourage residents to take advantage of the summer concert series.”
The current 2023 concert schedule is as follows:
Sunset Jazz Series at Wiggins Park located at the Camden City waterfront. All concerts are on Monday nights starting at 8 p.m.
June 12 – Arrested Development
June 26 – Celisse
July 10 – Sheila E.
July 17 – New York City Gospel Choir
July 31 – Pink Martini featuring China Forbes
August 7 – Spyro Gyra
August 21 – The Urban Guerilla Orchestra
July 4, 2023, concert and festivities at Wiggins Park at the Camden City waterfront.
5 p.m. – Kickoff Tri-County Symphonic Band – Salute to America & Our Veterans
6:30 p.m. – Tara Hendericks
8 p.m. – UB40
9:30 p.m. – Fireworks Spectacular over the Delaware River
Twilight Concert Series, at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken Township all concerts in the Twilight Series are on Thursdays at 8 p.m.
June 1 – Ferko String Band
June 15 – City Rhythm Orchestra
June 29 – Hanson
July 13 – Opera Philadelphia’s Christmas in July
July 20 – Ruben Studdard Sings Luther Vandross
August 10 – Country on the Cooper Presented by 92.5 XTU
August 24 – Act to be announced
Sundown Music Series at Haddon Lake Park inside the McLaughlin-Norcross Memorial Dell Concert Venue in Haddon Heights. All concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
June 7 – Mutlu/Melissa Menago
June 21 – Samantha Fish ft. Jesse Dayton/ Julia Pratt
July 12 – Travel Lanes/Cloudbelly
July 26 – Don McCloskey/Daphne Ellen
August 2 – Aimee Mann/Jonathan Coulton
August 16 – Calexico/Sug Daniels
August 30 – Gabe Dixon/Sahara Moon
“This lineup of free concerts was carefully crafted with our residents and families in mind,” said Commissioner Deputy Director Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Department of Events and Community Outreach. “The next three months here in Camden County will be full of music and performances that everyone can enjoy.”
Additional information, updates, weather cancellations, and more are constantly being added to the county webpage available here.
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