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7th Annual Vets Summer Fest

originally published: 07/21/2018

7th Annual Vets Summer Fest(BUDD LAKE, NJ) -- Operation Chillout will present its 7th annual Vets Summer Fest 2018, a benefit for Homeless Veterans on Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11:00am till 8:00pm at Vasa Park in Budd Lake, NJ to help fund Operation Chillout’s Homeless Veteran’s Outreach Program.  A full day of music is led by festival headliner is CC ColettiThe day also focuses on raising awareness of the plight of the tens of thousands of homeless veterans living in the United States.  

In New Jersey alone 1 in 4 homeless is a veteran.  Many endure acute PTSD and chronic illnesses of body, mind and spirit.  Veteran homelessness is now the fastest growing sector of the homeless population and is escalating as our young troops return home from their Iraq and Afghanistan military service tours.  

“This is a special year for Operation Chillout.  We are celebrating our 19th year of operation in support of homeless veterans.  Proceeds from the Vets Summer Fest 2018 will enable OCO to provide emergency rescues, temporary shelter, new season-appropriate clothing, summer & winter supplies and survival gear,” said Ray Chimileski, Operation Chillout Executive Director.

Vets Summer Fest 2018 is open to the public and will feature a moving tribute to all veterans, many great regional bands, delicious food, cold beverages, merchandise vendors, a car show, motorcycle run, military displays, a KIDZONE and great family fun.  The gates open for public admission at 11:00am and there is no pre-determined fee.  Rather, a free will donation will be accepted.  

Vets Summer Fest 2018 will feature musical performances by acclaimed New Jersey singer and recording artist CC Coletti.  She will perform an electric set with her band from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.  Also perfoming at Vets Fest will be the Rick Barth Band at 11:00am; Atlanta Cafe at 1:00pm; Todd Young and the Gringos at 2:00pm; Big Bone Daddy at 3:00pm; Triple Addiction at 4:00pm and the B-Sides will play from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.  



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Vasa Park is located off RTE 46 and Wolfe Road in Budd Lake, NJ. GPS Address is 1 Vasa Dr., Hackettstown, NJ 07840. For directions and park policies, click here.

Operation Chillout (OCO) is an all-volunteer mobile outreach for homeless veterans, men and women, serving all of NJ, northeast PA and Coastal Rhode Island. It is a registered 501(C)3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization and donations are tax deductible. OCO was founded in December 2000 when it was discovered that a community of Vietnam era U.S. Army Vets were living under a bridge in Dover, NJ. OCO has been responding to the needs of homeless Veterans ever since. Celebrating its 19 years of operation, OCO has provided free relief supplies valued at more than one million dollars.  





Victor Wainwright & The Train To Perform At Lizzie Rose Music Room
(TUCKERTON, NJ) -- The Lizzie Rose Music Room presents Victor Wainwright and the Train on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30pm. A 3 time BMA Piano Award winner,  BB KING Entertainer of the Year Award Winner, and Band of the Year Award winner, Victor Wainwright is at the top of his game right now.  The band is touring in support of their latest record, The Train, on Ruf Records. Tickets are 30 in advance and $35 at the door.
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(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Lost 80’s Live on Saturday, September 20, 2018 at 8:00pm. The Lost 80’s line-up features some of the most iconic bands from the 1980s including A Flock of Seagulls; Wang Chung; Bow Wow Wow; Farrington and Mann, Original Vocalists of When in Rome UK; Naked Eyes; and Animotion. Tickets range from $48-$98.
White Eagle Hall Presents Sloan
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Vanessa Williams To Open MPAC's 24th Season
(MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Vanessa Williams, one of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, September 14 at 8:00pm.  Tickets for MPAC's Opening Night celebration are $49-$99. 
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(NEWARK, NJ) -- The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra celebrates the joys of giving, diversity and the state’s remarkable communities at its Opening Night Celebration on October 5 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. The gala, which kicks off Music Director Xian Zhang’s third season at the helm of the NJSO, honors two outstanding community members—Stevens Institute of Technology President Nariman Farvardin and NJSO Community Relations Liaison Florence Johnson. The NJSO repeats the concert performance on October 6 at 8:00pm at State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick and October 7 at 3:00 pm at NJPAC. Concert tickets start at $20.


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80's Tribute Band Almost Journey Rocks iPlay America
I never in a million years would have thought about iPlay America in Freehold as being an event venue. To me, it's a place to ride bumper cars, have kids' birthday parties and play video games. Never been there.
The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine LIVE! at Toms River’s Grunin Center
As we make our way inside the Grunin Center of the Arts located on the campus of Ocean County College in Toms River, NJ, this Saturday, July 28, 2018, we see music lovers of all ages. Some of them are wearing street clothes but some are decked out in outfits from the 1970s and ’80s for tonight’s concert by the ’70s and ’80s tribute band, The Great Rock N Roll Time Machine.
Classical Guitarists Alex and Wesley Park LIVE! at The Great Auditorium
The bucolic seashore town of Ocean Grove, NJ is a place designed for quiet reflection and spiritual renewal. An artist sketches in the lush green park off Pilgrim Pathway. Still others read or meditate in the heart of this picturesque village which features gingerbread houses and colorful gardens, all just steps away from the fresh salt air wafting off the blue Atlantic Ocean.
“Rock and Roll Icons!” Hippiefest LIVE! at BergenPAC
A light summer rain is falling outside Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC this Wednesday July 25, 2018, as music lovers decked out in peace signs, tie-dyed shirts, and bell-bottomed jeans arrive for tonight’s Hippiefest concert event starring Vanilla Fudge, Rick Derringer, Mitch Ryder, and Badfingers’ Joey Molland.










Event calendar
Saturday, Aug 18, 2018


MUSIC

90s By Nature Dance Party @ House of Independents, Asbury Park - 10:00pm

BALLYHOO! @ The Saint, Asbury Park - 7:30pm

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists @ Asbury Lanes, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 5:00pm

ZEBRA @ The Wonder Bar, Asbury Park - 9:00pm

Blake Shelton @ Hard Rock Live Etess Arena at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Atlantic City, Atlantic City - 8:00pm

Legendary Beatles Recording Engineer Geoff Emerick @ The Vault at Victor Records , Berlin - 8:00pm


HAIR in Concert @ Axelrod Performing Arts Center, Deal Park - 10:00pm

AMERICAN IDOL: LIVE! 2018 @ Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), Englewood - 7:30pm

Billy Walton Band with Joe D'Angelo @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 8:00pm

REMEMBERING THE KING @ The Strand Theater, Lakewood - 7:00pm

Funky Feat @ The Levoy Theatre, Millville - 8:00pm

Fuel (20th Anniversary Tour) w/ Ropetree, New Theory @ Starland Ballroom, Sayreville - 6:00pm

Ronnie Penque’s Panama Dead @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm







THEATRE

Saturday Night Fever @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 8:00pm

The Lion In Winter @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 8:00pm

Fern Hill @ New Jersey Repertory Company, Long Branch - 3:00pm and 8:00pm

Bob Goss and his Silver Sizzles @ Broadway Theatre of Pitman, Pitman - 8:00pm

Shakespeare in the Park' Twelfth Night & Macbeth @ Various Bergen County Parks, Teaneck - 7:00pm



COMEDY

HASAN MINHAJ: BEFORE THE STORM @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 7:00pm and 9:30pm

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