(Camden, NJ) – Camden County is excited to announce that Burton Cummings, original lead singer and songwriter of The Guess Who, will be headlining this year’s Fourth of July Freedom Festival on the Camden Waterfront. Cummings and his band bring a catalog of worldwide hits and decades of rock ‘n roll iconography to the stage.
“We’re extremely excited that Burton Cummings will be performing this year, and are incredibly thankful to his team for coordinating with us on such short notice,” said Freeholder Ed McDonnell, liaison to the Camden County Department of Events and Community Outreach. “This is going to be another incredible Freedom Festival and we’re looking forward to seeing everyone out along the Waterfront.”
Cummings, a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, is one of the most successful Canadian performers in history. His decades-spanning career has included hits such as “These Eyes,” “Laughing,” “No Time,” “American Woman,” “Share the Land,” “Hang on to Your Life,” and dozens more. His voice has been rated among the finest in all of rock music.
With more than 40 years of musical success, Cummings has continued to delight audiences to this day. His most recent album, 2008’s Above the Ground, was hailed as his best work in decades.
“Our commitment is to give our guests an unforgettable show where they can celebrate together and come together as a community,” McDonnell said. “With the addition of Burton Cummings to this year’s lineup, we are expecting another fantastic year of family entertainment on the Fourth of July.”
The Independence Day festivities kick-off at 5:00 p.m. with a salute to America and our Veterans presented by the Tri-County Symphonic Band. At 6:30 p.m., the fabulous UCC Royal Brass Band will take the stage.
At 8:00 p.m., Cummings’ style and prowess will be on full display as he takes the stage. At 9:30 p.m., the show heads to the sky with a Fireworks Spectacular over the Delaware River.
Wiggins Waterfront Park is located at Riverside Drive and Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard in Camden. The event is made possible through a joint partnership between the Camden County Freeholder Board, City of Camden, Coopers Ferry Partnership, City of Camden Parking Authority, WMGK 102.9FM and Serpico Pyrotechnics, LLC.