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Free summer concerts are very popular here.  In fact, they’ve become a Bergen County summer tradition.

Many Bergen County towns host these outdoor events over the course of several weeks and people love them.  It’s a nice way to spend a summer evening.  It’s also a help to local businesses because they bring people out at night.

Concerts often begin after the 4th of July weekend.  They usually run weekly for 4-6 weeks depending on the town.  You can find the schedule on your local town or Chamber of Commerce website.  Even the County itself has a series of outdoor concerts.

Because concerts are usually held in a local park, it’s a good idea to bring a folding chair with you or a blanket to sit on.  If you don’t want bugs to bug you, then use some repellent too.  After all, it is summer.

Here are a few options for you but be sure to check out what your town has to offer –

Bergen County has 4 weekly concerts they call Terrific Thursdays in the band shell at Overpeck Park.  free summer concerts

Outdoor concerts have become so popular in Tenafly that they host them twice weekly on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Edgewater has Music at the Marina  along the Hudson River although this is really for locals since there’s no parking.  Rutherford starts earlier than most in June holding it’s concerts at Lincoln Park.  Ridgewood too starts in June at the Kasschau Memorial Shell in Veterans Park.  Old Tappan has concerts in July and August at Oakes Park.  Paramus has Terrific Tuesdays in July and August.

These are just some examples.  Be sure to check out your town to see if there’s a concert schedule where you live.  Free summer concerts are an annual summer tradition and a great way to spend a summer night.  So go downtown, have a relaxing dinner and then finish it off with music under the stars!

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