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Best of Chester, NJ: Black River Music & Art Festival Saturday, August 16, 2008

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The Black River Music and Art Fest, coming to Chester, New Jersey on Saturday, August 16th, is a FREE all day event featuring some of the best local original musical acts as well as numerous visual artists displaying their work. Last year’s event drew an estimated 9,000 people, and they’re expecting an even bigger turnout at this year’s Black River Festival.

The Black River Music and Art Fest features music in many different genres, including rock, folk, hip-hop, and rockabilly. With the two electric stages, the two courtyards featuring acoustic music and small combos, plus the Original Music School Family Area featuring musical performances, clowns, artwork and other family-oriented activities, there is truly something for everyone.

The 2008 musical lineup includes:

Rockaway Glass Stage - Perry Street
11:00am The Lame Excuses
12:00 noon Tom Vella and the Wayside
1:00pm Bob Wolfman
2:00pm The Alisa Jesslyn Band
3:00pm double-breasted
4:00pm The Wag
5:00pm Wiser Time

WRSU Stage - Location TBA

11:30am The Nairobi Trio

12:30pm Justpassingthru

1:30pm Brian Fitzpatrick and the Band of Brothers

2:30pm Echofission

3:30pm Billy

4:30pm The Kimballs

5:30 Universal Rebel

The Streets of Chester Acoustic Courtyard - 57 Main Street: acoustic performers and small combos

11:00am Thomas Martin

12:00 noon Paul Gargiulo

1:00pm Melinda Davis and the Eleventh Hour

2:00pm Masqued Thrill

3:00pm Lloyd United

4:00pm Randy Morning

5:00pm Brian McLoughlin

The Daily Record Acoustic Courtyard - 76 Main Street: acoustic performers and small combos

11:30am Ed Saultz

12:30pm Joe McKay

1:30pm Caren Kennedy

2:30pm Jeff Randall

3:30pm Gary Paul Hermus

4:30pm Rik Mercaldi

5:30pm Faber,Sidotti

The Original Music School Family Area Behind 44 Main Street



Parking: Plenty of street parking is available in downtown Chester.

Food: Chester has many different food establishments to serve attendees. A handful of food merchants will have booths throughout town, in addition to serving food in their usual locations.

Seating: Bales of hay will be provided by Plant Detectives, and attendees are encouraged to bring beach chairs as well.

Bathrooms: Additional portable bathrooms will be provided on Perry Street on the day of the event.

Date(s): This year’s event will take place on Saturday, August 16, 2008, with a rain date of Sunday, August 17th.

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