The Grip Weeds to Headline 6th Annual Groove in the Grove Songwriter Festival Skylands Songwriters Guild hosts a full afternoon of music at Vasa Park, Budd Lake, NJ In its sixth year, “Groove in the Grove” Songwriter Festival returns to Vasa Park in Budd Lake, NJ on June 11, 2016, from 1 to 9pm. Presented by the Skylands Songwriters Guild (SSG), Groove in the Grove features local and regional independent songwriters from the tri-state area, with a focus on original music. Showcasing acoustic performances followed with an evening concert by The Grip Weeds. This community oriented, family-friendly event offers attendees a chance to experience firsthand the art of song craft from talented performers in a comfortable, relaxed setting on the picturesque grounds of Vasa Park. The Festival will be Rain or Shine - in case of inclement weather, all musical performances will be held in Vasa's large banquet hall. The venue boasts two outdoor performance stages, a large on-site play¬ground, plenty of parking and convenient bathroom facilities. Professionals at Mountain Ledge Music provide Stage Management and Sound Engineering. There will be a variety of arts/craft and service vendors. Delicious festival food for purchase from Vasa Park's Arlington Lodge 62 along with a fine selection of American and European Beers from Vasa's fully stocked outdoor cash bar! Lawn chairs and blankets welcome, no pets or coolers please. Visit the Groove website for up-to-date lineup and event details. The headlining act, The Grip Weeds, have "sported many different styles of original material, from Psychedelic and Garage Rock to Folk-based ballads and thought-provoking social commentary," indicates the band's website. Groove also includes performances by (listed in alphabetical order): Jesse Bardwell Emily Barnes AJ Croix Don Elliker Pat Foran Loretta Hagen e'lissa jones George Marinich Kirsten Maxwell Kathy Moser Alex Radus Skylands Songwriters Guild is a recognized 501 (c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing the community of Singer/Songwriters of Northwest New Jersey and the surrounding region. We seek to provide enlightenment to the public, revealing talents of songwriters, and offering educational and performance resources to artists to advance their craft. All donations are tax deductible.