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The Courier Post Reports: Camden music fest promotes funk and wellness

Camden music fest promotes funk and wellness

Camden serves up healthy helping of “Big Easy” vibes on Sunday as the 4th Annual Camden Backyard Barbecue returns to Wiggins Waterfront Park.

The free event, which combines a music and food festival scene with information about health and wellness, features New Orleans funk outfit Galactic with lead singer Corey Glover of Living Colour; Texas soul act Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears; southern rockers the Royal Southern Brotherhood; New Orleans singer-songwriter Mia Boarders; and South Jersey’s own 61 North.

“With the economy still struggling, we’ve been able to establish a great opportunity for families to have a fun time for free that includes amazing music and most importantly, access to some great health and wellness resources,” said Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard, who has spearheaded the festival since its beginning.

During the eight hours of funk, soul and spiritual jams for the whole family, a variety of vendors — including representatives from area hospitals and county programs — will be on hand to provide health screenings and information.

The Camden Backyard Barbecue: A Day Promoting Health and Wellness will be held from 2 to 10 p.m. at The Riverstage, Wiggins Waterfront Park, Mickle Boulevard at the Waterfront. For more information, visit www.CamdenCounty.com or call (856) 216-2170.

— Mike Fiore


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