Free Concerts: Down Jersey Folks Music Series at Historic Cold Spring Village, Wednesdays in July & August

Historic Cold Spring Village presents free homegrown music every Wednesday at 5pm at the Village Pavilion during July and August. The Down Jersey Folk Music Series offers a wide range of music representing New Jersey’s rich heritage. This program is made possible in part by a grant administered by the Cape May Cultural & Heritage Commission from funds granted by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

The series kicks off and closes with the vocal/instrumental duo The Calamity Janes of Cape May (July 6 and August 31), Tuckerton singer/songwriter Valerie Vaughn (aka New Jersey’s Troubadour) (July 13 and August 10), the vocal, guitar and mandolin sounds of the Blue Jersey Band (July 20), the originals and classic covers of Cape May trio The Squares (July 27 and August 24), Fortescue ragtime blues guitarist and singer Steve Byrne (August 3), and Cape May singer/songwriter Mary Roth (August 17). Check the Village website ( for the offerings at the Cold Spring Grange Restaurant and Cold Spring Brewery, bring a beach chair or blanket and make it a perfect happy hour outing.

Historic Cold Spring Village is a non-profit, open-air living history museum that portrays the daily life of a rural South Jersey community of the Early American period. It features 26 restored historic structures on a 30-acre site. Tuesday through Sunday, from late June to early September, interpreters and artisans in period clothing preserve the trades, crafts and heritage of “the age of homespun.” Fun and educational activities for children are featured, with special events every weekend through September. The Village is located on Route 9, three miles north of Victorian Cape May and a mile and a half west of the southern terminus of the Garden State Parkway. For more information on events, membership, volunteering, or booking private affairs, please call (609) 898-2300, ext. 10, or visit the Village website at