Food truck fest, with live rock music, in Fanwood on Sunday

 On Sunday July 9th, a food truck festival and live rock music will transform Fanwood’s LaGrande Park into the 1st Annual Fanwood Summer Fan Jam. 

The free festival is run by the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce (GWACC) with contributions from local Fanwood sponsors.  The Empanada Guy along with Jersey Johnny’s, Little Sicilian Rice Balls, Tony’s Sausage, Cheech A Cini’s, Dinny’s Dinners, Northeast Kettle Corn, Chillin Out Ice Cream, Hawaiian Husky, Big John’s Gourmet Burgers, Toxi Roane, Soda City and Carnival Concessions selling Zeppoles, Funnel Cakes and Cheesesteaks will be there all day long to satisfy your food truck cuisine desires.

Fan Jam goers will rock out to a diverse lineup of live bands in the park, kick back in the Sheelen’s Crossing beer and wine garden and peruse a fleet of vintage and classic cars.  Mayor Colleen Mahr stated “Fanwood is delighted to have this first annual GWACC sponsored festival. The Fanwood Summer FanJam is a perfect addition to our summer event offerings. We hope many will come from far and near to enjoy our great town and this fantastic event!” There will also be a KidsZone with obstacle course and other attractions, so bring the whole family for fun and enjoyment. 

The music fest, which runs from 11am – 6pm, is supported by several local sponsors including School of Rock Clark, Fanwood Animal Hospital, Landmark Properties, Goddard School, Two River Bank, Lightbridge Academy and Sheelen’s Crossing. 

“This is exactly the event Fanwood has needed,” said local Fanwood resident and event organizer Aimee Nuzzo. “This is going to generate a lot of new interest in our town.”  Starting at 11 am, the Clark School of Rock House Band will perform on a large stage equipped with a pro sound system and engineer.  They will be followed at 12 noon by the Bored of Ed, a hard rock group. At 1 pm, The Broadcasters will play an assortment of Classic Rock.  2:45 pm will bring the Alternative Rock band, Uber Jesus. 

Headlining the day will be Black Dog, the popular Led Zeppelin Tribute band.  A vintage and classic car show hosted by Hot Rod Mike will begin at 10am along Marian Ave, which will be closed to other traffic from 2nd Street to Helen Street.  There is plenty of free parking in the South Side lot of the Fanwood train station. Bring your folding chairs and blankets and spend the day!

Please note that pets, skateboarding and roller blading are prohibited in the festival area. For further information, please contact the GWACC, 908-233-3021, or visit the website and look for Street Fairs.

This item was submitted by Gene Jannotti.


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