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Township to Hold Teen Music Fest, Announce Summer Concerts

CinnaFest will showcase local bands at Wood Park this summer.

The summer music park concerts have been announced and this year, Cinnaminson is holding a band festival comprised of township musical acts.

Four returning acts this year will take the stage at and a new addition this year, by popular demand, is a country artist.

Shery Lynn, who plays original music as well as country covers, will join Carl Letterie Quartet, High Noone Express, R&B Express and To the Max.

On June 30, Cinnaminson will play host to CinnaFest, a teen music festival featuring local bands.

Last year, Mayor Don Brauckmann said local bands requested to use Wood Park for shows for their fans.

“They had a really good following,” Brauckmann said of the two bands, and . “A lot of kids and families were there.”

Brauckmann started talking to some of the parents and they worked together to bring CinnaFest to life.

“It’s an all-day event, a big festival for the local bands in the community,” Brauckmann said.

Already, five bands are scheduled to perform. Bands from neighboring towns like Delran and Riverton may also be on the schedule that day.

“I’m hoping we could have this festival be an annual event,” Brauckmann said.

The mayor brought on professional sound engineers for each of the bands.

The summer concert series kicks of June 21 with the , a local band featuring light jazz and blues. CinnaFest will be held June 30.

On July 19, , a local variety band who play music from the 70s until now, will perform. R&B Express performs on Aug. 2. They play doo-wop and oldies music and frequently perform down the shore.

Sherry Lynn, a country singer, will come to Wood Park on Aug. 16.

“I encourage everyone to see her especially,” Brauckmann said. “It’s something different, it’s something we haven’t done.”

Line dancing is encouraged and will be held by township seniors, the mayor added.

Finishing up the summer concert series is fan favorite To the Max, who play r&b, Motown, funk and pop.

Brauckmann called them “one of the best bands in the area.”

All summer concerts will run from 7 to 9 p.m. at Wood Park. CinnaFest will be on one of the softball fields and run from noon to 5 p.m.

Cinnaminson will hold its annual movie night 7 p.m., Aug. 25, at Wood Park. The Lorax will be shown.

chrissy May 16, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Who do you get intouch with about a band joining the Cinnafest or playing any night that's available? The band has a good following and the drummer grew up and went to school in Cinnaminson. Please let me know any info for joining. Thank you.
Christina Paciolla (Editor) May 16, 2012 at 05:22 PM
This is from CinnaFest's Facebook page: Bands: If you are in a local youth band and want to participate, please send an e-mail request along with a sound or youtube clip to Cinnafest@gmail.com and/or dbrauckmann@cinnaminsonnj.org. Thank you.

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