First NJBG summer concert is tonight

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  • source: James L. Dean and his orchestra kick off the NJBG concert series on Friday.

Come enjoy great music in a beautiful setting at New Jersey Botanical Garden’s annual Summer Concert Series in Ringwood. Grab a lawn chair or blanket and come enjoy a wide range of musical talent in these magnificent surroundings.

All concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. on the Concert Lawn. If the weather is bad, the concerts are moved indoors into the Carriage House Visitor Center.

NJBG requests a $5 per person donation. Light refreshments are available for purchase or you can bring your own, but no alcohol, pets, balls or Frisbees are allowed.

The first concert, featuring the James L. Dean Band, is scheduled for Friday, June 13. Relax with the sounds of jazz, swing and familiar Big Band favorites from a talented group the NJBG is welcoming back to its stage.

The James L. Dean Band plays a wide variety of styles ranging from 40s swing to rock standards to show band performances with stars. The band has performed in clubs throughout New Jersey, as well as on many special show performances. They are a lively change of pace.

For more on the band, go to

This concert is sponsored by The Rita Auriemma Foundation. This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Passaic County Cultural and Heritage Council from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The New Jersey Botanical Garden is located at 2 Morris Road in Ringwood.

Upcoming NJBG concerts are:

June 27 The Sixteen String Band

July 11 Loretta Hagen

July 25 The Willy Dalton Gang

Aug. 8 Rave On!

Aug. 22 No Fuss and Feathers

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