From the Township of Maplewood Office of Cultural Affairs:
Maplewood’s Springfield Avenue Gazebo Concert Series returns this summer on five Friday nights from July 20 through August 17. Working in conjunction with HONK NYC, which “brings the tradition of global street band music and spectacle to audiences everywhere,” Maplewood’s Office of Cultural Affairs has created a series that represents a diverse mix of international genres including some of the best Brazilian, funk, Latin, Haitian, and Blues bands from across the Tri-State area. The series concludes with a shift from the Caribbean to Eastern Europe with a performance by an internationally renowned twelve-piece Ukrainian brass band.
“This community is so supportive of live music” said Office of Cultural Affairs Manager Andrew Fishman, “that it is challenging find musical traditions that aren’t already represented, so this year at the Gazebo we’ve chosen to try something a bit different.”
The 2018 Concert Series at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo
All concerts are on Friday beginning at 7:00 pm. They are free and open to the public
JULY 20 – PLEZI RARA
Traditional Haitian festival roots music from Brooklyn.
JULY 27 – XOL AZUL BAND
Rock music rooted in Latin tradition from an Asbury Park staple.
AUGUST 3 – FORRÓ FOR ALL
Accordion-driven party music from Brazil featuring Maplewood’s own Scott Kettner on
AUGUST 10 – THE CHUCK LAMBERT BAND
Modern electric blues infused with traditional Caribbean sound.
AUGUST 17 – ZLATNE USTE
Twelve-piece brass band celebrating traditional Balkan dance music
The Summer Concert Series at the Springfield Avenue Gazebo is presented by the Township of Maplewood in cooperation with the Springfield Avenue Partnership. For more information on HONK NYC, visit https://honknyc.com/about