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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Mercer County to Hold Sweet Sounds of Summer Music Festival - and the Price is Right!

Mercer County to hold Sweet Sounds of Summer Music festival

West Windsor, N.J. — Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes and the Mercer County Park Commission are proud to announce that Mercer County Park will be hosting the first annual Sweet Sounds of Summer Music festival, a two-day outdoor celebration that has attracted popular and internationally famous jazz musicians.

The mature, upscale event will span the 16th and 17th of July. Musicians will be performing from noon to 8pm. Tickets can be purchased by logging onto Lawn seats cost $25.00 each day.

Attendees should be advised that no coolers or foods are allowed into the concert area, and to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy a relaxed, outdoor summer atmosphere. Despite this, guests will certainly not go hungry. Food vendors include G&L Gyros, Augustin Waffles, Nutty Bavarian, The Great American Cheesecake, A&H African & Jamaican Restaurant, Big Dogg’s Festival Foods, Oriental Marinated Barbecue, Sunny’s Deli, Bad Dog’s Boneyard Barbecue, Ribhouse Barbecue, and Black Jack Grill from Florida, which boasts some of the best seafood around. There will also be an entire host of vendors present, displaying wares in the form of everything from jewelry, clothing, and paintings to basement finishing systems and vacation resort opportunities.

This daring new event is sponsored by the Mercer County Park Commission, Corona Beer, Metro PCS, Children’s Futures, and David Lerner & Associates. Media sponsors include 94.5 PST FM, WDAS 105.3 FM, WIMG 1300 AM, and Festival organizers announced, “Together with our sponsors, we will…provide visitors with an event they will want to revisit year after year.”

On July 16th, from 12 to 8 p.m. audiences will hear concerts by Oli Silk, the British smooth jazz keyboardist, Choco Orta, perhaps the most acclaimed salsa performer of the 21st century, Phil Perry, a well known R&B singer/songwriter/musician, Dave Valentin, a Grammy-award-winning jazz flutist, and Ronny Jordan, a Grammy-nominated guitarist who headed the acid jazz movement in the late 90’s.

On July 17th, from 12 to 8 p.m. attendees will be treated to performances by Marion Meadows, the internationally famous contemporary saxophonist, Chembo Corniel, a Grammy-nominated Latin percussionist, Maysa, the chart-topping smooth jazz singer, Miri Ben-Ari, the Grammy-award-winning Israeli hip-hop violinist, and Pete Belasco, a famous and multitalented jazz vocalist/saxophonist/keyboardist.

For more information about the jazz festival, visit

Press contact:

Festival Headquarters: (609) 386-0044

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