Summer Concert Series

August 2015-3

Stafford Recreation is very excited to partner with the Stafford Township Historical Society once again for the Summer 2019 Concert Series at Lake Manahawkin.

Other sponsors include:


Lucille's Country Cooking


Ocean County Cultural & Heritage Commission

NJ State Council on the Arts


These concerts are presented free every Monday evening at 7 pm in July and August, beginning on July 8 at the pavilion at Manahawkin Lake Park.

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.

We invite you to pack your picnic basket, ice down your cooler, grab a chair, a blanket or even a pizza and an ice cream across from the lake and come enjoy music and the best sunsets in town all summer long!


2019 Line Up    

7/8 - Funk Shway

a musical revolution, mixing everything from funk,
to surf rock, to reggae, to spacey instrumental jams

7/15 - Chris Fritz and the Impulsives
Classic, Modern and anything Rock cover band featuring band members:
Chuck Miller- Guitar/ Vocals
Chris Fritz- Bass/ Vocals
Frank Soltys- Drums/ Percussion
Doug Edwards - Lead Guitar

7/22- Lovelight

Recreating the timeless sound of the Grateful Dead and capturing
the beauty and spirituality of their live performances.
7/29 - Rob Connolly       
An exceptional young solo artist will play a mix
of songs from 70's through today.

8/5 - Joe Faronea      
A local acoustic guitar player popular on the
Jersey Shore who plays music from the 90's through today

8/12 - Jimmy and Gene Duo       

This two-man electric/acoustic guitar band covers a diverse
collection of music that spans many genres from the 80’s to today’s pop

8/19 - Nancy Chamberlain       

A talented singer/songwriter who combines
an alternative pop edge with smooth jazz.
8/26 - Bad Dogz Bluegrass Band       
The Bad Dogz like to do high lonesome bluegrass, a little traditional folk, throw in a bit of cornpone humor and a drop of Celtic for good measure.