The Millstone Times August 2021

FOOD & DINING Cream Ridge Golf Course to Host Special September 11 th Concert By Pam Teel

The owners of the Cream Ridge golf course, an 18 hole, championship regulation length course, will be using a large open area by their driving range to host a live concert on September 11th 2021. The concert will be a tribute to those people, police, firemen, and first responders, whose lives were taken on that fateful day. It also marks the 20th anniversary of this horrific attack that was felt around the world. Organizer, Mary Jones, is very passionate about bringing this concert to her community. “So many people suffered mentally from the covid pandemic,” Mary stated. “I want to bring back the feeling of what it was like before we were all cooped up and shut in. Hopefully this will be a feel good experience for people; a sense of getting back to normalcy and a reminder of the togetherness we used to feel as a community and nation. Even our police forces have been beaten down by political banter and the media. I want to bring back the support for our brave men in blue, and all of the responders and volunteers who gave their lives on the front line that day.” With a capacity to fit 500 cars, and 1500-1800 people on the property, this event will prove to be truly the event of the year, with three local bands performing. The Best of the Eagles Tribute Band- This band, with players fromNew York and New Jersey, captures the instru- mental and vocal prowess of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with decades of experience. Its founder, producer, and singer/songwriter Joe Vadala (guitar, vocals) has performed nationally with such artists as Buzzy Linhart, La Bamba and the Hubcaps, Joey and the Works, Poetic Justice, and more. His music is published through Polygram Universal International, and he has opened for many national acts and performed as part of the premier house bands at the world-renowned Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Marc Hoffman (drums, vocals) was a founding member of the popular New Jersey-based band Prophet and has performed with Rock City featuring Tom Fuller. He was also a member of the band Race who performed two original songs for the cult classic movie “The Toxic Avenger.” Hoffman is an accomplished singer, songwriter, drummer, and producer and has written for many artists, including Japan’s bestselling artist Miho Nakayama. In addition to his extensive live musical career, he has also written and performed music for NBC and CBS soap operas.

John Bushnell (rhythm, lead and slide guitars, vocals) has been a cutting-edge and well-respected player for years. Countless recording sessions of every genre, an endorsement with Ibanez guitars, and record deals with Sutra Records and Epic Records are all part of his musical history. He has played with Billy Cobham (Ma- havishnu Orchestra), James Cotton, Michael Tschudin (David Bowie), and Charles Collins (The Jackson 5, Elton John) and released a critically acclaimed album, “7th Sense,” in the U.S. and Europe. Jerry Steele (guitar, pedal steel, vocals) has worked as a performer and session player with a wide array of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Mike Auldridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Nile Rodgers. A multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and session player, Dan “Dano” Miller (bass, vocals) has per- formed and recorded with numerous Philadelphia and New Jersey-based groups, including In the Fur, Linus the Moon, Almost Green, Shaun Ruymen, Jay Liberatore, the Pete Beck Band, and the Rich Scannella Group. Dave “Squiggy” Biglin (keyboards, vocals) has worked as a performer, session player, arranger, producer, and songwriter with such acts as Art Garfunkel, Steve Howe (Yes), Laura Branigan, Quarterflash, Leslie West (Mountain), and more and has toured worldwide. In addition, Emily Vidala, Joe Vidala’s daughter, a nineteen year old singer and songwriter, will be performing a collection of her own music and songs. Also performing will be the 80’s Undercover Band, featuring Millstone Township resident, Sean Cox,- lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Cream Ridge resident, Rob Silvers, - lead vocal and acoustic guitar, Hamilton resident, Reed Thomas, on Bass guitar and vocals , and Chesterfield resident, James Hoschek, on drums/percussion and backing vocals. Also a DJ @DJJ@- contact info- 80s Undercover Websites/ (info about our duo & trio) Parking for the event will open at 3:00 pm, with a dedication of flags ceremony at 4:00. Emily Vidala will be opening up the night of music, starting with the National Anthem at 5:00 pm. She will be followed by the 80’s Undercover Band, and then the Best of the Eagles Tribute Band will be performing at 7pm. A percentage of the proceeds from the ticket sales will be donated to the 9/11 charity, Voices of 9/11 Center for Resilience, a non-profit organization located in New Canaan, Connecticut, that assists communities in preparing for and recovering from traumatic events and provides long-term support and resources that promote mental health care and wellness for victims’ families, responders and survivors. To donate directly to the organization or for more information about the organization, go to: Tickets can be purchased online at: The Roost, or walk into the on-site restaurant, open to the public, and ask to purchase tickets. Visit the Roost Restaurant’s facebook page for latest updates, information, and fine dining. Place: Cream Ridge Golf Course/ Roost Restaurant/ 181 route 539, Cream Ridge, NJ. Lawn seating $40.00 per person- bring blankets, lawn chairs | Prefer seating- $60.00 closer seating, chairs will be available VIP tables- $480.00 a table for up to 4 people. Front row placement available, serving staff for cocktails and lite food menu will be available from the Roost Restaurant. There will be food vendor trucks at the event that include, Twisted Steaks, the Beach Shack, and a Stone Cold Creamery Ice Cream truck. They will also be donating a portion of their sales to Voices of 9/11 Center for Resilience.

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