Steve Forbert & Jesse Bardwell at Wild West City!

Steve Forbert, whose many hits including Romeo's Tune are renowned in the music world, will be performing at The Golden Nugget Saloon with local musician Jesse Bardwell on Saturday, November 10th!

June 15th marked the 40th Anniversary of Forbert's outstanding debut record, “Alive On Arrival”, and the release of his 19th studio album is on the way as well. He also has a book being released soon, "Big City Cat: My Life in Folk-Rock." Both will arrive this fall in time for the show.

This is going to be an outstanding night of live music at a unique venue that you will not want to miss! Doors open at 7, show starts at 8. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door.

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Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Alexis P Suter headline Festival in the Borough; Vendors, Kids Fun Area, Food and More!

Tons of music, including two national acts, dozens of vendors, food, a beer garden, and a Kids Fun Area are all part of the 14th Annual Festival in the Borough. The region’s largest music and street festival, scheduled this year for Saturday Sept. 22, takes place in Downtown Washington from 11 a.m. til 10 p.m.

This year's event features not just one, but two national acts: the Slambovian Circus of Dreams and the Alexis P. Suter Band. The "Circus" has been a Northwest Jersey favorite for years, playing at Knowlton Riverfest and WNTI Stage and appearing at numerous events in the area. The Alexis P. Suter Band is renowned as one of the top blues/soul bands around.

In all, there are three stages of music (in the main parking lot downtown, by Scotty's Stadium Club, and the acoustic tent by Gaia's Gifts), with over 15 acts this year. Also included in this year's line-up are Super Local Favorites Southbound and JerZgirl, Carol Fredericks and the Dirty Jersey Band, Bulldog Attack, The Outcrops, The Emulators, and Radio Zoo. The Chatham Big Band (jazz) and This Old House (50's/60's tribute) are also on tap, along with several acoustic performers:  Mark Ryan, Helen O'Shea & Marvin Perkins, Kate & Paul, Gordon Thomas Ward, AJ Croix and Katherine Rondeau.

Presented by Visions Federal Credit Union and Baker Federal Credit Union, along with the Washington Business Improvement District, Festival in the Borough is a free admission event and is considered one of the top annual festivals in the area.

Additional sponsors and support for this year’s event include Welcoming Sponsor PNC Bank, Hackettstown Medical Center, Rossi Chevy Buick GMC, Scotty’s Stadium Club, Castle Family Dentistry, Warren County Dental Center, Williams Irish Tavern, WRNJ Radio, WXPN Radio, Good Impressions Printing & Mailing, RP Machine, Jewell Computing Solutions, and Washington Borough Clean Communities. The Skylands Songwriters Guild will host the Hackettstown Medical Center Acoustic Tent at Gaia’s Gifts and the Washington Fire Department mans the Beer Garden. The festival is also made possible through a grant from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

The Festival in the Borough always has an array of vendors selling crafts and other items and for the second year in a row the Washington Farmers Market will be set up for business as well. The Kids Fun Area, sponsored in part by Taylor Rental of Washington, this year features plenty of free activities and back for his second time around, the hugely popular Eazy Bubble Man! In addition there will be a free craft project for the children with Dove Environmental.

A kickoff party is scheduled at Williams’ Irish Tavern on Friday night, Sept. 21, from 8 p.m. to midnight, with live music by Kelly Caruso. William's Irish Tavern will also have a post-festival party show on Saturday night featuring Supernova. That starts at 10:15. Additionally on Friday night Scotty's Stadium Club and Kathy's Kove will be having live entertainment. Scotty's will feature DJ Mitch Hess on Saturday night after the festival, as well.

For more about the Festival in the Borough, including the scheduled line-up, visit www.washingtonbid.org. You can also LIKE the Festival in the Borough Facebook page for ongoing details. Vendor openings are still available. Visit www.washingtonbid.org or call 908-689-4800 for further information.