On the weekend of September 11th 2010, Union County put on it's 2nd annual MusicFest concert at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ - Union Count MusicFest Home Page. It featured headlining bands such as "Train", "The Bravery", "Soul Asylum" and "Ok Go" just to name a few. Sponsorships coming from Overlook Hospital, TD Bank and The Crossroads helped setup 4 separate stages full of entertainment and musical arts for the entire week. The show was an improved success compared to the previous year boasting well over 30,000 in attendance. However one aspect of the festival went a lot better than expected.
Lee Frankel is the owner of "The Crossroads", a staple in the performing arts community of Union County NJ. Lee was kind enough to donate some extra time in arranging a brand new component of MusicFest this past year. Along with booking the talent for his own "Crossroads Stage", a new DJ/Dance area was installed as an added dimension to the festival. Equipped with a light-up dance floor, supplemental effects lighting and a sound system banned from being used after 10pm, the new area caught many eyes (and ears).
Mo Rada along with long time industry partner Massimo got the call of duty. Being that both of them grew up in the community it was an opportunity to not only showcase their talents but give back as well. Friday September 11th & Saturday 12th featured Mo Rada, Massimo and other talent from Upper Level Entertainment Group. In no particular order, DJ Dynamite, Steve Cova, DJ Reese, Frankie D, Alan V, and Kevin Rogers got to rock the crowd. During the daytime the DJ's put on an exhibition showcasing their turntable skills giving onlookers something to grab their attention. As the night approached and the lights came on, the crowd responded and filled the dance floor. The atmosphere was nothing short of electric.
The DJ turnout was so great that the MusicFest coordinators have announced tentative plans to shift the performance schedule of the headlining bands as to not conflict with the dance floor area in 2011. Mo Rada, Massimo and the Upper Level Ent. Crew look forward to returning and making it an even better experience for next year.