ANDOVER TOWNSHIP – On Sunday, July 13th, The Greek’s in Andover, NJ, will host a very special indoor/ outdoor benefit concert for the Andover Township Fire Department. The ‘Benefest’ will feature some of the area’s most popular musical talents. The show will include food, prizes, local vendors, and the premier of a ‘Greek Auction’.
The live music will be an eclectic mix of styles and sounds. The Tumblin’ Rocks, a Rolling Stones tribute band, replicates the fidelity and energy of the world famous rock group. ‘Mark’ Jagger, lead singer of the band, has all the moves, and an uncanny resemblance to a young Mick Jagger. The Hawk Owls will toss up a good ole heap of hometown bluegrass, complete with finesse and multiple sweet harmonies. Spanakopita’s front man plays the bouzouki, a Greek bowl-shaped twangy-like guitar. The band’s soul infused rock rhythm often gets the crowd on its feet. Qween Pashmeen is a swanky, husband and wife duo. They belt out sultry pop tunes and funky R&B. Ant & Co. features super groovy front man Anthony, and whatever hip musicians he can find to keep up with his razzmatazz, free-style shaky shakin’. Big Boss Sausage will once again bring along their strain of high-energy audile gusto. Super special guests will also be performing throughout the event.
The Greek’s has become a musical haven for local, regional, and national talent. The comfortable atmosphere and intimate setting make for an enjoyable and up-close experience. The ‘Benefest’ aims to support the local fire department, and give back to the community. According to the Andover Twp. website, “The Andover Township Fire Department is an all volunteer organization made up of many men and women who generously give of their time and energy to protect the Township and surrounding areas from fire and other disasters. Their dedication and unselfish service is greatly appreciated and admired by all town residents.”
The event begins at 2 pm and continues until 10 pm, and is rain or shine. Weather permitting, it will be held outside. Admission is $20 per person, and this includes food, fun, and the right to rock your socks off. Vendors for the event include Coffee Coops, Whimsical Wonders, Pine and Lace, Athena’s Heaven to Earth Productions, and many more to be announced. Tickets may be purchased in advance at The Greek’s. The Greek’s is located at 470 US 206 Newton, NJ. They can be reached at 973-383-9626. For updates and more information, visit the Facebook event page “Benefest for Andover Township Fire Dept.”