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6th Annual Groove in the Grove Songwriter Festival at Budd Lake’s Vasa Park

Jun 01, 2016 09:21AM

In its sixth year, the Groove in the Grove Songwriter Festival returns to Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road in Budd Lake, on June 11, from 1 to 9pm. Presented by the Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG), Groove in the Grove features local and regional independent songwriters from the tri-state area, with a focus on original music. A showcase of acoustic performances is followed by an evening concert by the Grip Weeds, whose eclectic style, according to the group’s website, ranges from “psychedelic and garage rock to folk-based ballads and thought-provoking social commentary.”  The Skylands Songwriters Guild is a recognized 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the community of singer-songwriters of Northwest New Jersey and the surrounding region. The festival admission is $15/adults, $10/students, with children 12 and under free.

This community-oriented, family-friendly event offers attendees a chance to experience firsthand the art of song craft from talented performers in a comfortable, relaxed setting on the picturesque grounds of Vasa Park. (In case of inclement weather, all musical performances will be held in the park’s large banquet hall.) The venue boasts two outdoor performance stages, a large on-site playground, plenty of parking and convenient bathroom facilities.

The day also features a variety of arts-and-crafts and service vendors, food for purchase from Vasa Park's Arlington Lodge 62, and a selection of American and European beers from Vasa's fully stocked outdoor cash bar! Lawn chairs and blankets welcome, no pets or coolers please.

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