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Red Bank RiverFest Food & Music Festival
Red Bank Weekend Of Food, Music and Family FunRiverFest 2012 offers a sweet blend of culinary pleasures and great music
June 1 – 3, 2012
Red Bank, New Jersey –
The Garden State’s largest free outdoor Food and Music Festival opens thesummer season on June 1, 2 and 3, as The Wells Fargo RiverFest 2012 returns to the picturesqueMarine Park in Red Bank. Wells Fargo has signed on as title sponsor and Ford will be returning aspresenting sponsor. With their support, organizers are expecting thousands to attend the festival,which offers something for every member of the community.RiverFest is a feast for the ears, the eyes – and the stomach. Event‐goers will be spoiled for choicewith twenty local area restaurants and caterers serving more than 100 dishes, from old favorites tonew gourmet creations. Visitors can cruise the restaurant booths, then meander through thefestival’s many interactive exhibits and amusements, or settle on the hillside for a musical alfrescofeast.Over the three days, RiverFest will be graced with local and regional favorite musicians, taking centerstage at the heart of the festival. Last year’s line‐up featured talents such as Sensational SoulCruisers, JoBonanno & The Godsons of Soul, Tim McLoone & The Shirleys and Motor City Revue, whodelivered explosive performances and had the crowds on their feet long into the evenings. For 2012,local musician and restaurateur Tim McLoone is in charge of assembling a fantastic line‐up of bands,for what promises to be three days of musical magic!This year, Waste Management of New Jersey, an official sponsor of RiverFest, will assist theorganizing committee in creating a ‘zero‐waste’ event. All vendors and participants will beencouraged to recycle. Recycling containers (for food, oil, plastic, cardboard and more) will beprovided by Waste Management of New Jersey, a company striving to ‘triple the amount ofrecyclable materials nationwide by the year 2020.’Rated by Life Magazine as a top 100 event in the United States, RiverFest began in 1980 as a festivalcelebrating local restaurants in Red Bank, by restaurant owners Danny Murphy and Rick Bott. As an‐Page 2‐instant hit, due to the combination of great food, music and location, the event has grown strongerand better every year. Danny Murphy, owner of Danny’s Grill and Wine Bar and 2012 RiverFestorganizer, summarizes the RiverFest story best: “After a 10 year hiatus, in 2011, RiverFest waswelcomed back to Marine Park in Red Bank and, with the enthusiasm and support of localrestaurants, musicians and event attendees, proved to be a popular and successful event as ever.”Wells Fargo’s Southern NJ Regional President, Brenda Ross‐Dulan, says: “Wells Fargo’s RiverFestprovides family and friends with an amazing opportunity to listen to great music and eat deliciousfoods. It also brings thousands of people to the Red Bank area which is great for the local economy.We are proud to be a sponsor of this Monmouth County tradition.”The Wells Fargo RiverFest 2012 is organized by the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commercein conjunction with This Is It! Productions. Other supporting sponsors of RiverFest 2012 are the NewJersey Lottery, iPlay America, Cellular Sales, Z100, Q.104.3, Canada Dry and Sunkist.For more visitor information, please contact the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce,732.741.0055. Interested vendors and sponsors, please contact This Is It! Productions, 201.653.2699x201. Be sure to visit the RiverFest 2012 website: www.redbankriverfest.org
More About Marine Park
Marine Park is located directly on the Navesink Riverfront and next to Riverview Medical Center in downtown Red Bank. The centrally located park boasts a fishing pier and boat ramp - both of which are accessible to the public - as well as a marine-themed playground.
Shuffleboard and tennis courts are also available to the public.
The park has beautiful views of the river and is often the site of special events like the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks spectacular.