Summer Concert Series
We are excited to announce that the Manahawkin Lake Summer Concert Series on Monday evenings at 7 pm in July and August will begin on Monday July 6 through August 31!
Covid-19 Guidelines & Policies
The following policies must be adhered to in order to attend. Please be respectful of these guidelines set forth as well as respectful of your neighbors and fellow residents so that these can continue as scheduled this summer.
Please note, that any of these programs are subject to change should any new guidelines or restrictions be brought forth by the State of NJ or the CDC. Programs may also be changed, cancelled or modified at the discretion of Stafford Township, Stafford Recreation and the Stafford Historical Society at any time.
These rules and guidelines from the State of New Jersey, the CDC and Stafford Township are in effect to make this a safe and enjoyable experience for all this summer. Crowd size will be limited to current outdoor gathering sizes issued by the state.
Currently that number is at 500 as of July 2.
Social distancing rules apply at all times to families/groups not with each other.
Please be respectful of your neighbors by remaining at least 6-10 feet apart from other groups when choosing your viewing spot.
There is to be no gathering or mixing of groups in common areas of the park for dancing. This is only to be done at your family’s designated area. Please be respectful of others viewing the concert.
Masks will be required to enter the restroom facilities at Manahawkin Lake Park. Masks are recommended when social distancing is not possible. Masks will not be required among family members of the same group in their designated viewing area.
If you are experiencing any of the following Covid-19 related symptoms, we are asking that you do not attend the concerts:
Symptoms related to COVID-19 include: • Fever or chills • Cough • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing • Fatigue • Muscle or body aches • Headache • New loss of taste or smell • Sore throat • Congestion or runny nose • Nausea or vomiting • Diarrhea
Stafford Recreation is very excited to partner with the Stafford Township Historical Society once again for the Summer 2020 Concert Series at Lake Manahawkin.
These concerts are made possible in part by a grant received from the Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission &
the NJ State Council on the Arts.
Other sponsors include:
Stafford Recreation - Platinum Sponsor
Join us every Monday evening for music by the lake. Bring your blankets or beach chairs, coolers, and family to enjoy an evening of music with the best sunsets in town!
While there is no charge, we kindly request a donation at each concert to the Stafford Township Historical Society to help them continue their mission of the restoration and preservation of the Old Stone Store, Railroad Station and Cultural Center (a Revolutionary War era church). These donations will help to cover the cost of the concerts as well as preserve our rich local history for generations to come.
2020 Line Up
7 PM Mondays July 6 - August 31
7/6 - Funk Shway
A musical revolution, mixing everything from funk,
to surf rock, to reggae, to spacey instrumental jams.
7/13 - Lovelight
the beauty and spirituality of their live performances.
7/20- Flim Flam Band
7/27 - Yawn Mower
Yawn Mower is a doomy, fuzzed out two piece surf rock outfit from New Jersey, USA.
8/3 - Rock Lobsters
This two-man electric/acoustic guitar band covers a diverse
8/10 - Jimmy and Gene Duo
collection of music that spans many genres from the 80’s to today’s pop
8/17 - Sahara Moon
8/24 - Brian Massa
Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Reggea, Blues, Soul, RnB, Jazz
8/31 - The Impulsives
Chuck Miller- Guitar/ Vocals
Chris Fritz- Bass/ Vocals
Frank Soltys- Drums/ Percussion
Doug Edwards - Lead Guitar