BYO Blanket and Enjoy the Show

“BYO blanket” should be the mantra for outdoor summer events this month. From concerts on the lawn to Fourth of July parades and fireworks, grab a blanket and a beach chair and make this the summer you spend enjoying friends, family and good music under the stars. 

SUMMER CONCERTS

Waldwick Summer Concerts

Location: The Oval

Date: July 17

Free summer concerts have returned to the Oval in Waldwick. Deni Bonet, a singer/songwriter, electric violinist and multi-instrumentalist, will perform a wide variety of music. The Oval, located at the intersection of Hopper Avenue and West Prospect Street next to the municipal pool, has hillside seating that forms an amphitheater. WaldwickNJ.org

Kasschau Memorial Shell Summer Concerts

Location: Veteran’s Field, Ridgewood

Dates: July 2, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30

This familiar blue bandshell near the library hosts free musical performances on Tuesday and Thursday nights throughout the summer. Performers in July include the Guthrie Brothers with a Simon & Garfunkel tribute, the country and Western band Thunderhill, Group Therapy performing “the best of rock and soul” and the Andy Cooney Band’s Irish Night. Great music for folks of all ages; all shows start at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Facebook.com/Kasschaumemorialshell

2019 TD Bank Summer Concert Series

Location: Bandshell Lawn, Ramapo College

Dates: July 11, 18 and 25

The Ramapo Bandshell will be filled with the music of The Beatles, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen this month as tribute bands entertain music lovers on the lawn. On July 11, the Mahoney Brothers recreate the sights and sounds of The Beatles followed by a fireworks display by Garden State Fireworks. The next week Damn the Torpedoes performs Tom Petty’s greatest hits, and finally, Jobonanno & the Godsons’ Spirit of Asbury Revue perform their four-part harmonies and saxophone to the music of Springsteen and Southside Johnny. Ramapo.edu/summer-concert

Ridgewood Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Kasschau Memorial Shell, Ridgewood

Date: July 4

After a day of celebrating the Fourth of July with a parade, stroll over to the Kasschau Memorial Shell for a full night of entertainment starting at 6 p.m. Stretch out on the lawn, and hear the music of Blue Plate Special, Joe Oriente’s Band and Dad’s Night Band. Fireworks start immediately after the entertainment, and the National Anthem will be played at about 9:15 p.m. RidgewoodJuly4.net