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Summer Concert Series


Gene "Geno" Galanti
(2002)


Stafford Township Historical Society started the concert series back in the '90s as an outreach to the community to show what we are doing for the area through demonstrations and presentations before each concert.

The original concerts were outdoors in front of the Train Station in Heritage Park. After three years of hot, muggy days... sudden thunder storms and the vicious mosquitoes, we moved the concerts indoors to the Historic Baptist Church (Cultural Center) where it stayed until 2006.


Conaghan Family
(2007)
Due to overcrowding and unstable timbers, we could no longer have the concerts in the church so we searched for a new venue which took the form of the Stafford Township Arts Center. This was a fabulous find for us because it afforded us ample seating (over 800 seats) and a stage which helped us look like a professional team. The high-tech sound and lights there also helped us with our pre-show presentations.

Unfortunately, in 2011, STAC was being completely overhauled through the summer so we could not hold any of our concerts there. Also, the comfortable space that STAC provided allowed us to grow so big that none of the smaller venues could hold us anymore. (unless we moved outside again)

Thank God (literally and figuratively) that St Mary's of Manahawkin stepped in and allowed us use of their Parish Center for 6 shows which we are extremely grateful.

But in 2012, we found ourselves back in the fresh air of the Manahawkin Lake Park in the brand new pavilion which was built as a replica of the one torn down in the 1950's.

The 2013 concerts will again be held at the Manahawkin Lake Park in front of the lakeside pavilion on Manahawkin Lake. (bring bug spray)


Landsend
(2012)


July 11, 2016 ... Monday

Funk Shway - a musical revolution, mixing everything from funk, to surf rock, to reggae, to spacey instrumental jams.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


July 18, 2016 ... Monday

Stafford's Got Talent - People of Stafford Twp who want to show their musical talent. Contact Kate Krier at 609-276-0054 or email katekrier@staffordhistory.org to show your talent.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


July 25, 2016 ... Monday

Boardwalk Chorus - A chorus group, featuring the Baytones and Sound Magic quartets, singing barbershop harmony.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


August 1, 2016 ... Monday

Geno presents Sinatra; with Katie Fallon - Gene Galanti and Katie Fallon sing the songs of the rat pack era plus some great Broadway tunes.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


August 8, 2016 ... Monday

Rob Connolly - Rob Connolly is an exceptional young singer and solo artist with deep local musical roots and will play a mix of songs from 70's through today.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


August 15, 2016 ... Monday

Jimmy & Gene Duo - Jimmy & Gene's Acoustic/Electric Thing, the Jersey Shores #1 Acoustic/Electric Duo. "You name it, we play it." Featuring Barnegatís very own, Jimmy Arcoleo vocals, guitars, harmonicas and Gene Walk vocals, stand-up drums and acoustic guitar. This two-man band covers a diverse collection of music that spans many genres from the 50ís, 60ís, 70ís, 80ís, 90ís and todayís pop hits.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


August 22, 2016 ... Monday

Fred Gaurino and friends - 4 piece Band that plays popular hits from the 40ís, 50ís and 60ís.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.


August 29, 2016 ... Monday

Joe Faronea - A local acoustic guitar player popular on the Jersey Shore who plays music from the 90's through today.
Summer Concert Series: Monday night, 7-8:30 PM.
at the Pavilion in Manahawkin Lake Park.

Map to Manahawkin Lake area


click for larger map
The pavilion is where the "P" is on the map.

The Stafford Township Historical Society received an operating support grant this year (July 2016 to June 2017) from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State, administered by the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

This Site is maintained for the Stafford Historical Society by: TeleCottage, Inc.
55 North Lakeshore Dr, Manahawkin, NJ 08050
phone: 609-978-0617

This Site Last Updated: June 1, 2016