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Fourth Annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival

MyBergen.com - May 8, 2017

On Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2017, New Jersey/New York fixture Joe D'Urso will present the Fourth Annual Rockland-Bergen Music Festival (RBMF) on the borders of Rockland and Bergen counties at German Masonic Park in Tappan, New York. This year's festival will feature over 33 artists on two stages as well as 15 non-profit organizations.

RBMF Now in its Fourth Year

"Festival fans have said that this is their favorite small music festival because it feels like a family BBQ with famous and talented people walking around and performing. That is exactly what I was going for when I started the festival. Past festivals have featured performances by various Grammy winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members. Not bad for a family BBQ!" said D'Urso about the fourth installment of this annual event.

Nationally Known Artists

On Satuday, June 24, the stages will be focused on nationally known touring acts like the Jake Clemons Band, John Cafferty & Beaver Brown, Steve Forbert, Joe Grushecky, Jeffrey Gaines, Hollis Brown, Christine Oilman & Rebel Montez, Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan, and more.

Local Artists

On Sunday, June 25, the festival will focus on local artists including Neil Berg's Pianomen (Billy Joel/Elton John), Rita Harvey's Heart Like A Wheel Tribute to Linda Ronstadt, Walkin' After Midnight: Patsy Cline Tribute with Carter Calvert, Rex & The Rockabilly Kings (Early Elvis), Jeb Jonesplays The Dead (Johnny Markowski), Dead Mile Dance and more.

Kickoff Concert

A kickoff concert will be held at the Turning Point in Piermont, New York on Friday, June 23 with Anthony D'Amato and Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan. A second concert at the Turning Point featuring Joe Grushecky, Ben Arnold and Joe D'Urso & Stone Caravan will be held on Saturday, June 24. Tickets for the Turning Point shows are sold separately and can be purchased at www.rocklandmusicfestival.com.

Great Music and Important Causes

Rockland-Bergen Music Festival's mission is to bring great music to the beautiful areas of Rockland and Bergen counties while raising awareness and consciousness of many organizations that are doing great work in various fields of health and humanity.

"As we have had in the past, there will be 15 or so not-for-profit 501C3 charities on site each day from the local community and region. My goal is to have every person who attends the festival to discover an organization and maybe get involved with those folks. It's not your normal 'festival fare' when walking around but it has been a wonderful 'adventure' and I have to thank my friend Joe Allen and Active International for helping me create "Active’s Circle of Hope" which donates funds to each organization on site. The organizations also receive donations from festivalgoers, but more so, relationships start," said D'Urso about the charitable organizations on site.

For a full schedule of performers, additional festival information and to purchase tickets, visit www.rocklandmusicfestival.com.

German Masonic Park is located at 89 Western Highway, Tappan, New York.