Brick’s popular Summerfest moving to August dates

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A large crowd looks on at a live performance by The Amish Outlaws at a Summerfest in 2018 (STEVE WEXLER/THE OCEAN STAR).

BRICK TOWNSHIP — Brick Township Mayor John Ducey has announced that the township’s very popular Summerfest will be moved from the four Thursdays in July to the four Thursdays of August.

During the township council’s virtual meeting on Tuesday, the mayor explained that by Gov. Phil Murphy’s current pandemic guidelines, the number of people that would be permitted to attend the festival at Windward Beach Park is limited to just 500.

Summerfest regularly attracts thousands for its music, food vendors, beer tent, and fireworks.

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Mayor Ducey said that he hopes that by delaying Summerfest until August, more residents will be permitted to attend.

“We often have to move Summerfests into August anyway that are rescheduled due to rain,” the mayor said. “Let’s treat it like it was one big horrendous rainstorm.”

The planned lineup is as follows:

  • Thursday, August 6 – Super Trans Am
  • Thursday, August 13 – Tribute to the 80’s & 90’s
  • Thursday, August 20 – The Amish Outlaws
  • Thursday, August 27 – The Nerds

Brick will again be running free shuttle buses to Windward Beach Park and back from several locations in town as a way to dilute traffic.

Shuttle Buses will have two separate routes: the first will pick up and drop off at Veterans Memorial Middle School [105 Hendrickson Ave.] and Midstreams Elementary School [500 Midstreams Road].

The other route will pick up and drop off at Drum Point Elementary School [41 Drum Point Road] and Brick Township High School [346 Chambers Bridge Road]. Trips to Windward Beach Park [265 Princeton Ave.] will begin at 5 p.m. and return trips will begin at 9 p.m. and continue until all guests are returned to their pick up locations.

All persons under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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