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Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission are pleased to invite all residents to kick back and enjoy the summer at the Mercer County Park Festival Grounds in West Windsor, which will host free concerts by the acclaimed Soul Cruisers and local Mercer County legends as well as bands that pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen and Rod Stewart, as part of the 2015 Summer Concert Series.

Motown Night, featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers with Papa Delux and the Main Street Groove, will bring soul to the Festival Grounds on Saturday, July 11, from 6 to 10 p.m., with the smooth rhythm of Motown’s classic hits that will have concert-goers dancing in the aisles. Papa Delux and the Main Street Groove will play from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Soul Cruisers will play from 8 to 10 p.m.

Tramps Like Us: A Bruce Springsteen Tribute is scheduled to rock the Festival Grounds on Saturday, July 25, from 7 to 10 p.m., bringing the energy, enthusiasm and electric sound that will have attendees on their feet, dancing and singing to Springsteen songs.

British Invasion Night, featuring Rick Larrimore: A Rod Stewart Tribute, and the Blue Meanies: A Beatles Tribute, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m., bringing the signature vocal styling to the classic pop/rock hits of Rod Stewart and the Beatles. The Blue Meanies will play from 6 to 8 p.m. and Rick Larrimore will play from 8 to 10 p.m.

Local Legends Night, featuring Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe, Paul Plumeri Blues Band and the Ernie White Band, is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. This multi-band concert with local Mercer County legends will feature a wide repertoire of blues and popular songs from today and the past half-century. Joe Zook & Blues Deluxe and the Paul Plumeri Blues Band specialize in blues and the Ernie White Band specializes in rock, but features other musical pieces.

Admission to the concerts is free. Motown and British Invasion Night will begin at 6 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.; all other concerts will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.

Concert attendees will be able to purchase food, dessert, ice cream and smoothies, and have access to a beer and wine garden for this special occasion.

The park has entrances on Old Trenton Road and Hughes Drive in West Windsor.

For more information, visit www.mercercountyparks.org. For up-to-the-minute information on the scheduled performance, call (609) 448-1947.

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Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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