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SummerFest: The Moonlighters Orchestra

July 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


The City of Jersey City, Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council and the Office of Cultural Affairs are excited to welcome back the SummerFest concert series.

SummerFest is a concert series that takes place every Tuesday and Sunday in Liberty State Park during the months of July and August. Part of the larger Summer in the City series, the Office of Cultural Affairs hand selects musical groups ranging in flavor, from Motown, Jazz, Blues, Vintage and Classic Rock, Country, Cuban Dance, Funk and R&B.

Today’s performance: The Moonlighters Orchestra (Big Band)

About the Band:

The Moonlighters Orchestra is composed of talented musicians with an instinctive feeling for delightfully swinging big band style. The band has been in existence for over 30 years, playing concerts, dances, weddings and private parties in hotels, country clubs, and restaurants in the greater New York – New Jersey metropolitan area.

The Moonlighters repertoire includes arrangements from the “Great American Songbook” featuring songs from Cole Porter,The Gershwins,and many other noted composers.  Also Big Band numbers from Count Basie ,Duke Ellington  Glenn Miller and other noted Big Bands as well as more current selections. The band has also expanded their musical outlook so old favorites have become new again. A great deal of their varied repertoire also features our Vocalist, Tanya Garza whose wonderful singing style adds to the bands flair. What always makes the Moonlighters unique is that the musicians truly enjoy what they are doing and generate an exciting rapport with the audience.


This event is free and open to the public. For weather updates and cancellations, be sure to follow along with us at jerseycityculture.org, check the Office of Cultural Affairs Facebook page, or call the Office of Cultural Affairs at (201) 547-6921.

Driving Directions:

  1. Liberty State Park (200 Morris Pesin Drive)
    • NJ Turnpike Exit 14B Jersey City.  Follow the signs to the park.
    • Hudson-Bergen Light Rail to Liberty State Park Station
    • Liberty Landing Ferry to Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park
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July 30, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm