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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 19, 2002

(Mahwah) — The New Jersey Pops, Lenahan, The Infernos and Zydeco A-Go-Go will headline the Commerce Bank Summer Concert Series on the Ramapo College of New Jersey campus. The four concerts, all on Thursdays, will take place at the Band Shell, beginning at 8 p.m. The first concert, on Thursday, July 11, will end with a fireworks display. In case of rain, the fireworks will take place on July 18. Admission is free; parking is $5 per car. Food and refreshments are available for purchase.

In addition to Commerce Bank, the series is sponsored by Friends of Ramapo, the Ramapo College Alumni Association and McBride Agency, Realtors. Bring your lawn chair, a carload of family and friends, and picnic under the stars. For more information or to join the Friends of Ramapo, call 201-684-7115.

The concert schedule is as follows:

Thursday, July 11, 2002
Fireworks and The New Jersey Pops

The New Jersey Pops have thrilled audiences for over 20 years with exciting music-this special program, first produced as a tribute to the heroes of September 11, includes a rousing patriotic salute to the USA, perfect for a July night with fireworks. America the Beautiful, God Bless America, and the country favorite God Bless the USA will fill the Ramapo Mountains along with popular tunes as this swing band-critically acclaimed as New Jersey’s favorite popular band-takes the stage at Ramapo’s Bandshell.

Thursday, July 18, 2002
Lenahan

Mixing Celtic folk roots and the spice of rock and roll, Tom Lenahan’s spirited, rousing piping, Highland reels, tin whistle, fiddles, and jigs-with a ballad or two tossed in the wink of an eye-will bring a performance to the hills of Ramapo that is infused with fire, energy and passion. Bring your own blanket and dancing shoes for a “bit ‘o the Irish” at the Ramapo College campus.

Thursday, July 25, 2002
The Infernos

From Big Band to Motown; from steamy hot Jazz to J-Lo and the sounds of today, this band with its rich harmonies does it all and does it great! When it comes to music, performance and entertainment, nobody does it better than the Infernos-the Number One Show Band in America. The group’s new dance single, “Gotta Get This Groove On” was written by Kenny Simmons, the newest member of the Infernos and a former member of The Commodores. The rich array of music wouldn’t be complete without the Sounds of Sinatra provided by solo vocalist Vince Torell. What else could you ask for, except a starry night?

Thursday, August 1, 2002
Zydeco A-Go-Go

Blend the Cajun two-step, New Orleans rhythm and blues, and swinging Louisiana rock and roll, then season this musical gumbo with a few exotic tropical rhythms – like punta, cumbia, calypso and forro – and voila, you’ve got Zydeco A-Go-Go! Always fresh and exciting, the night sky at Ramapo will be filled with irresistible get-up-on-your-feet-and-dance music. This five-piece all-star group boasts colorful members with decades of experience, having shared the stage with artists such as Bo Diddley, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Freda Payne, and Cab Calloway.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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