Summer Concert Series

August 2015-3

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


​Manasquan Bank 

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


Recreating the timeless sound of the Grateful Dead and capturing 
the beauty and spirituality of their live performances.

7/20- Flim Flam Band

Outlaw/hippie/California/vintage country. Some NRPS, some CSY, some C'Cody, some Willy, some Cash and Hank, etc!!!!

7/27 - Yawn Mower   

Yawn Mower is a doomy, fuzzed out two piece surf rock outfit from New Jersey, USA.

8/3 - Rock Lobsters 


The perfect blend between hit music and entertainment with a rock twist!

8/10 - 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


8/17 - Sahara Moon


Sahara Moon is a singer-songwriter who appears at theaters in the New York and Philadelphia area along with many other music venues throughout the tri-state region. Moon’s songwriting has been recognized for its sense of vulnerability within her lyrics as well as her vocal and guitar techniques inspired by two female artists, Norah Jones and Brandi Carlile. 

8/24 - Brian Massa


Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, Reggea, Blues, Soul, RnB, Jazz

Brian is an aspiring singer-songwriter who intends to bring joy, happiness and enlightenment to many people around the world through his passions. With a versatile style from the soul and bring a whole new feel and originality to the acoustic singer/songwriter. From mellow finger style playing, to choppin up some spicy reggae, to slapping up beat blues, he brings all the facets of music to the table with fresh taste.

8/31 - 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