GREAT SWAMP MUSIC FEST TO ROCK CHATHAM TWP
Live music, food trucks, kids’ corner, and caring for the environment
MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY (June 5, 2023) — The Great Swamp Watershed Association (GSWA) announced today that their 6th annual Great Swamp Great Music festival returns to historic Brook Valley Farm this summer, Sunday, June 25, 12:00-6:30 pm (gates open at 11:00 am) at 336 Loantaka Way, Chatham Twp., New Jersey – minutes off Route 287. Tickets are on sale now at GreatSwamp.org.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their friends and family along with their chairs and blankets for an afternoon of live, outdoor music. The 2023 lineup features seven new and returning bands with genres spanning classic rock, alt rock, Americana, and bluegrass. Returning artists Nick Amling & The Lifeline will play to the crowd when the gates open at 11:00 am. Veteran bands include Not Enough Jeffs, The Refugee Dogs, and Lenox Underground. Newcomers this year are HighRidge Runners, The Tones, and The Cold Hill Band. Additional details and band links can be found on GSWA’s website.
Since 2017, the Great Swamp Great Music festival fundraiser, GSWA’s second largest annual fundraiser, has provided a lively, family-friendly atmosphere while supporting the organization’s important work.
“This event is where music and community come together in a way that benefits our souls and the environment,” stated Val Thorpe, GSWA Director of Communications & Membership and festival producer. “It’s a relaxing afternoon with family and friends in the fresh air at a scenic venue… this is what summer is all about.
New this year is the Kids’ Corner with arts and crafts, games, and professional face painting. The festival also offers food trucks with a variety of food including wings, hotdogs and burgers, vegan options, ice cream, funnel cake, and more. Beer, wine, and hard cider will be available for purchase with proper ID. Local merchandise vendors will be on-site for browsing and shopping, and two big tents offer shade on a sunny day. Parking is free and plentiful.
“We are excited to hold our popular music festival at this beautiful new venue, Brook Valley Farm, which was graciously offered by the Platt family,” stated Sally Rubin, Executive Director. “Flanked by a lush, wooded mountainside and the historic Gibbons Horse Barn stables built in 1834, it has a rich history in Morris County and is listed in the National and State Register of Historic Places.”
Tickets are on sale now. Adults: $30, Students: $20, children 13 and under: free (At the gate – Adults: $35 , Students: $25, children 13 and under: still free.) Learn more and purchase your tickets today at GreatSwamp.org.
GSWA thanks their current sponsors: Kathleen & Charlie Apt, Atlantic Health System, Eagle Cliff Real Estate Partners, Peapack Private Wealth Management, Adrienne & Reed Auerbach, Community Foundation of New Jersey, Delta Dental of New Jersey, Lynn & Ralph Jones, Agi & Matt Krauser, New Jersey American Water, Pipe Works Home Services, Valley Bank, Lisa and David Welsh, Citizen’s Bank, A.M. Higley, Debra & John Apruzzese, New York Life of New Jersey, and PSEG, and an anonymous donor.
Great Swamp Watershed Association is a Morristown-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and improving the land and water from the Great Swamp headwaters in Mendham to Newark Bay. The Great Swamp Great Music festival is the organization’s second largest annual fundraiser.