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TD Bank Summer Concert Series Brings Renowned Rock and Pop Acts to Ramapo College of New Jersey

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)June 23, 2014

(MAHWAH, NJ) – The many sounds of rock n’ roll will fill the air this summer with the 2014 TD Bank Summer Concert Series at Ramapo College featuring an internationally renowned Queen tribute band and the sounds of The Beatles, U2 and classic oldies. The concerts, which begin on Thursday, July 10 and run for four consecutive Thursdays, take place under the stars at the Ramapo College Bandshell.

“The TD Bank Summer Concert Series is a great opportunity for people to enjoy first-rate music acts in an outdoor environment,” said Paul Scarduffa, retail market manager for TD Bank. “We are proud to sponsor the series again this year as part of TD’s ongoing commitment to the communities where we do business.”

This year’s TD Bank Summer Concert Series features:

July 10                                     Jersey Sound

Jersey Sound is one of the tri-State area’s best oldies groups, offering an eclectic blend of classic pop, Motown and R&B. The Jersey Sound’s vocals and dynamic rhythms will have audiences moving their feet to the beat. Fireworks follow the show at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.

July 17                                     Long Live the Beatles

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in the United States with The Mahoney Brothers, the longest-running fab four tribute band. The New Jersey-based group has wowed hundreds of thousands of fans over the course of a 30-year career with no signs of stopping anytime soon. Fireworks rain date.

July 24                                     Almost Queen               

Almost Queen has headlined major rock festivals and sold out theaters across the U.S. and around the world. The premiere Queen tribute act seamlessly blends the vocal layering, studio precision and unique showmanship that define the iconic British rockers.

July 31                                     U2 Nation

U2 Nation’s salute to one of the biggest rock bands in the world is driven by the quartet’s passion for U2’s legendary music and live shows. The group studies every note, tone, and effect to create the closest experience to being at a U2 concert.

All concerts begin at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Parking is $5 per car. Concertgoers may pack a picnic dinner, chairs and blankets. The Mason Jar will offer freshly grilled and prepared items for sale, including hamburgers, hot dogs and its famous pulled pork and burnt end sandwiches. Ice cream and other frozen treats will also be available for purchase.

In case of inclement weather, the shows will be held indoors in the air-conditioned Bradley Center Arena. To request disability-related accommodations, please call 201-684-7611.

“We are grateful to TD Bank and all of our sponsors for their generosity in making these special summer, music-filled evenings special,” said Cathleen Davey, executive director of the Ramapo College Foundation.

The Ramapo College Foundation acknowledges the support of additional concert sponsors including Liberty Mutual Insurance, Rockland Electric Company and the Friends of Ramapo.

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About Ramapo College

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 comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

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, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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