Rahway's 2022 Mayor's Summer Concert Series will wrap up on Thursday 8/25 at 7:30pm with a free outdoor concert outside of Union County Performing Arts Center.
Unfortunately, Brian McKnight has canceled his scheduled performance due to unforeseen circumstances.
However, because the show must go on, the City is pleased to announce that Grammy-nominated R&B, pop, and gospel singer Ruben Studdard will take the stage. Studdard, who rose to fame as the winner of the second season of American Idol, will pay tribute to the legendary Luther Vandross with his show "Ruben Sings Luther".
In the event of rain, the show will take place inside the theater.


Beginning April 23rd and lasting until October, enjoy live music events throughout Rahway's downtown.

Presenting all genres of music, there is something for everyone!

Hit the streets and get live with house music parties, or relax with friends for local musicians ranging from funk, rock, latin, or jazz sounds. Don't miss the major concerts that will be happening throughout the summer that attract big name acts and large crowds - all in the Arts District of Rahway's downtown.

Complete schedule and acts below:

DateTimeLocationEvent Name/Act
July 7, 20227:30pm-10pmIrving St. at UCPACTito Puente Jr. 
July 8, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoAlvin Madison
July 9, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkVintage Property
July 15, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoErika Sherger
July 16, 20225-9 pmTrain Station PlazaLocals
July 16, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkOne Tribe Love
July 22, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoBrenden Higgins
July 23, 20228:30-10 pmHamilton StageBohemian Festival Summer Short Films
July 23, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkAnimaloo
July 29, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoDanny Vargas
July 30, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkGypsy Funk Squad
August 4, 20227:30 pm - 10pmIrving St. at UCPACSheila E. and the E Train
August 5, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoKayka
August 6, 20224-7 pmTrain Station PlazaJazz Trax
August 6, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkJivestock
August 11, 20227:30-10 pmIrving St. at UCPACAB Salute House Music
August 12, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoLauren Cook
August 13, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkCharles Loren
August 18, 20227:30-10 pmIrving St. at UCPACThe Soul of Broadway with Terron Brooks and The Company Men
August 19, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoTom Lucas
August 20, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkNoname James
August 25, 20227:30-10 pmIrving St. at UCPACRuben Studdard
August 26, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoGlenn Schneider
August 27, 20226-8 pmArts District ParlPenniless Loafers
September 2, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoSarah Teti
September 3, 20224-7 pmTrain Station PlazaBohemian Pop Up Fesitval - Poetry and Jazz
September 3, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkHollow Molly
September 9, 20226:30-9:30 pmLive at the PaseoMike Brogato
September 10, 20225-9 pmRahway Rec CenterAB Salute House Music
September 10, 20226-8 pmArts District ParkSad about Girls
September 16, 20226:30 pm to 9:30 pmLive at the PaseoKevin Hill
October 1, 20222-8 pmTrain Station PlazaMusicFest for Rahway Restaurants
October 15, 20225-9 pmRahway Rec CenterAB Salute House Music
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