(OXFORD, NJ) -- Grab your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a picnic, call your friends - this summer's free Shippen Manor Lawn Concert series is about to begin!
The 12-week Sunday concert series kicks off June 17, 2018 with The SaddleTones, who bring their "American Music" to the Shippen outdoor stage at 6 p.m.
Combining elements of '50s rhythm & blues, rockabilly, traditional country and swing, The SaddleTones will "git your toes a-tappin’."
Leader of The SaddleTones Miss Laurie Ann’s original songs continue to be played on roots radio stations throughout the world. In support of her records she has been performing with her band, The SaddleTones, for many years now. The SaddleTones include Joe Brensinger on guitar, Ira Spinrad on guitar, Jimmy Beckerman on keys, Howard Girao on upright bass and Davie Lee Ross on drums. They continue to perform at honky-tonks, theaters, festivals and many other events primarily along the East Coast.
After this Sunday's kickoff concert, the rest of this summer's schedule is:
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
June 24 - StoneHearth Bluegrass Band (Classic Bluegrass)
July 1 - The Lost Ramblers (Bluegrass/Country)
July 8 - Pyrenesia (Gypsy Alt Rock)
July 15 - Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society (1920s-1930s Jazz)
July 22 - House of Hamill (Irish/Folk)
July 29 - Kinderhook (Country & Folk)
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
August 5 - Poor Man’s Gambit (Irish)
August 12 - This Way to the Egress (Dark Cabaret)
August 19 - Jersey Sound (Doo Wop)
August 26 - Rave On (Holly/Orbison Tribute)
Sept. 2 - Paddy and the Pale Boys (Irish Pub Music)
These free concerts are sponsored by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission, supported by the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. New Jersey State arts funding is derived from a dedicated state hotel/motel occupancy fee, and does not impact property or income taxes.
The lawn at Shippen Manor is reasonably accessible and accessible lavatories are available. Individuals preferring speech or hearing assistance may call the relay service at 711.
To enjoy the lawn concerts, the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission suggests you bring blankets and/or lawn chairs, a non-alcoholic picnic, some friends, and your best easy-goin', relaxin', toe-tapping' mood!
Shippen Manor is located just west of the Route 31 traffic light in Oxford.