Rahway, NJ — Mayor Giacobbe and the Rahway City Council officially announced the return of the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series, on Thursday nights in August, and one event on July 7. Each concert begins at 7:30pm in front of the Union County Performing Arts Center (1601 Irving Street). Admission is free and a beer garden will be on-site and will serve as a fundraiser for Rahway’s first responders.
Opening the Summer Concert Series on Thursday, July 7 is Billboard Music Award Winner Tito Puente, Jr. a Latin musician with mambo and Tropical touches. His father, Tito Puente, made a profound impact on Latin music and Puente Jr. embraces that legacy and continues to fuel it.
Continuing the Concert Series on August 4 is Sheila E and the E Train. Sheila E’s producing and performing talents have been showcased throughout the music and film industry with appearances on The Academy Awards, The Latin Grammy Awards, BET Awards, The American Music Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, The Summer Olympics, WOW Awards, ALMA’s, The Image Awards and more.
On August 11, AB Salute House returns to Rahway with DJs Naeem Johnson and Mark Francis. Rahway’s House Music Festivals have gained enormous popularity throughout Rahway and attract residents and visitors alike bringing hundreds to dance the night away.
On August 18 is The Soul of Broadway with Terron Brooks and The Company Men, return to Rahway to perform classic and contemporary Broadway songs. Brooks is a two-time NAACP Award and Ovation Award nominee and is best known for his portrayal of Eddie Kendrinks in NBC’s mini-series The Temptations and starring in Broadway’s Lion King and Hairspray.
Closing out the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series on August 25 is Brian McKnight. A winner of the 1999 Soul train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Single, Male and 2000 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Male Artist McKnight is a singer most recognized for his hits “Back At One”, “6, 8, 12”, and “Anytime”. He was nominated 18 other times for Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and BET Awards.