Duprees put on a summer show.
It is summer on a Friday night and you might not have anything to do. The solution is to head out to Brookdale Park in Bloomfield for a concert. What better way to spend a nice summer night than outside listening to tunes for free? This Friday night, July 18, the 1960s doo-wop group the Duprees will take the stage at 7:30 p.m.
The Duprees are Jersey boys who formed in Jersey City in the early 1960s. Although they only have three studio albums to their name (their last album The Italian Asphalt and Pavement Company was released in 1970), they have produced a handful of hits, such as “Why Don’t You Believe Me,” “Have You Heard?” and “You Belong to Me.”
Even if you can’t make it to the Duprees show, there are many other opportunities to catch a free show in the park this summer! There are four more free shows in the park after the Duprees show:
- July 25: Shadows of the 60’s, a Motown tribute, at 7:30 p.m.
- August 1: Jersey Sound at 7:30 p.m. and Almost Queen, a Queen tribute, at 8:30 p.m.
- August 8: The Cast of Beatlemania, a Beatles tribute, at 7:30 p.m.
- August 15: Garden State Concert Band at 7:30 p.m.
Brookdale Park is located on 473 Watchung Avenue in Bloomfield, N.J., and the park spans over the towns of both Bloomfield and Montclair. Brookdale Park is part of the Essex County park system.
For those who want to grab a bite to eat before the show, there is a nearby IHOP. However, if your taste buds prefer something more ethnic, try Stamna Greek Taverna or Aki Japanese Cuisine. Both restaurants are located nearby on Broad Street. Or, for those who are really adventurous, make a picnic basket and lay a blanket out on the grass and enjoy the al fresco aesthetic!