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Camden dubs live music to attract visitors

Downtown Camden is relaunching its free summer ‘Lunchtime Concert’ series for local residents and office workers at scenic Roosevelt Plaza Park. – CAMDEN CITY

Through a partnership between the Camden Special Services District (CSSD) and Connect the Lots, Camden Town Center is relaunching its free summer series of “Lunchtime Concerts” for local residents and office workers at scenic Roosevelt Plaza Park.

Officials believe the intimate Tuesday afternoon concerts complement the high-profile shows that draw tens of thousands of fans to the new Freedom Mortgage Pavilion.

Camden Town Center Lunchtime Concert Series

Camden Town Center’s free summer ‘Lunchtime Concert’ series kicked off May 31 and will run every Tuesday through August from noon to 2 p.m. outside Camden Town Hall at Roosevelt Plaza Park. – CAMDEN CITY

“Everyone in the area knows Camden is a great place to see live music. This lunchtime concert series provides another venue to do just that, this time in a more intimate setting as a way to get out for some fresh air during the week,” said Nathaniel Echeverria, Executive Director of the CSSD. “As Camden and the rest of the world begin to return to work and back to downtown offices, events like this will be critical in helping our small businesses bounce back and thrive. Our hope is that people grab lunch at one of our many amazing local restaurants and then stay to eat and enjoy the show. Whether it’s Nuanced Café, Latin America Restaurant, The Lunchbox, Slice of New York, or any of our many other great places to eat mid-day, we’ve got options here that we hope that people will explore.

The concert series kicked off May 31 and will run every Tuesday through August from noon to 2 p.m. outside Camden Town Hall at Roosevelt Plaza Park. Beginning with CPR Music Invincible lead singer Craig Storrod and Valerie McNear, the concert will feature a number of local artists from the Camden area.

Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, whose name change was reported by NJBIZ last month, has a huge slate of shows set up for the summer, including Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Arcade Fire, Wiz Khalifa and more.