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Border Bands: Rockland-Bergen Music Festival Will Feature 30-Plus Artists

Joe D'Urso at the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival in 2015.
Joe D'Urso at the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival in 2015. Photo Credit: Mark Wyville
John Grushecky performs at the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival in 2015.
John Grushecky performs at the Rockland-Bergen Music Festival in 2015. Photo Credit: Mark Wyville
Habitat For Humanity representatives promote their cause at the socially conscious Rockland-Bergen Music Festival.
Habitat For Humanity representatives promote their cause at the socially conscious Rockland-Bergen Music Festival. Photo Credit: Christian Halstead

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. --  The rain needs to take a break this weekend to give music lovers a chance to kick back and enjoy three days of music and fun during the 4th annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival at Tappan’s German Masonic Park and two other venues Friday to Sunday.

This year, like others, the musical acts won't disappoint with a line-up of national and local acts that will offer something for everyone, including headliner Jake Clemons, the nephew of the late Clarence Clemons who currently tours and plays sax with Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band.

The brainchild of the popular music event is producer Joe D’Urso, who has worked in the music business since the early 90s promoting, performing and managing talent. His connections lends a hand when it comes to booking top talent including this year's impressive lineup.

Besides Clemons, other top-notch favorites performing include John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band; Adam Falcon; singer-songwriter Christine Ohlman; Steve Forbert, and D’Urso’s band, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan.

But the music doesn't stop there with other heavy hitters poised to take the stage as well including local acts Rex Fowler and the Rockability Kings, Tim O’Donohue and TMU Band, Neil Berg, Rita Harvey, Patrick Stanfield Jones, Isabella Rose, the Tommy Dunn Band and Scott Wolfson & Other Heroes.

One of D'Uro's main reasons behind the festival is to raise funds for some 16 local charities including Habitat for Humanity, Why Hunger and Meals on Wheels, among others.

Tickets are now on sale at http://www.rocklandmusicfestival.com/ .

The German Masonic Park is at 89 Western Highway, Tappan.

Gates open at 10:30 a.m.; music 11 a.m.-7:45 p.m.  Parking lot opens at 9:30 a.m. Festival is rain or shine.

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