JULY 23-25, 2021

Solberg Airport - Readington, NJ 973 882 5464

Countdown to Festival Fun

 

Until the 2020
 Quick Chek New Jersey
Festival of Ballooning!

 

 

Breaking News

MENUDO TO PERFORM AND MEET FANS AT BALLOON FESTIVAL JULY 27

READINGTON, NJ --- Coming out of Puerto Rico in the 1970s, Menudo was the first wave of talented singing and dancing groups that revolutionized the music world. A new version of the group is ready to prove they can do it again when they perform at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington on Sunday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. The group will also meet fans following their performance.
 Menudo 160.jpg
The legendary group sold over 40 million records worldwide and launched the career of international superstar Ricky Martin. So, what better setting than the balloon festival for the new Menudo to take off?
 
“To keep the Festival fresh and exciting for our ever-growing legion of young balloonatics, we’ve once again added live concerts geared especially for our teenage audience,” said Festival Executive Producer Howard Freeman. “Last year thousands come out to see and meet the Jonas Brothers – yes, the Jonas Brothers – who, as every girl in America knows, are now the hottest musical act on the planet. This is a great opportunity to see this exciting new version of Menudo that America recently discovered on MTV.”
 
Viewers watched the dramatic competition week after week on the station’s reality show, “Making Menudo.” Fifteen young Latinos were chosen from a nationwide search to go through a demanding “boy-band boot camp” designed by legendary pop music impresario Johnny Wright, who has handled Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, and the Jonas Brothers.
 
Carlos Olivero (age 18), Chris Moy (15), Emmanuel Velez Pagan (16), Jose Bordonada Collazo (15), and Monti Montanez (18) were selected to be the new Menudo. Montanez, Pagan and Collazo all hail from Puerto Rico. Olivero is from Chicago, IL; his mother is Mexican and his father is Puerto Rican. Moy is from The Bronx, NY and now lives in Dutchess County.
 
With a new contemporary look and sound, their music is a fusion of urban, pop and rock, in both English and Spanish, this is a young, highly polished, professional singing-and-dancing boy group. This isn’t your abuela’s (grandmother’s) Menudo.
 
Their first songs that are already receiving airplay include “More Than Words” (A-E-I-O-U) and “Lost” with their debut album on Epic Records scheduled for release in August following the 26th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Association with PNC Bank, the largest summertime hot air balloon and music festival in North America.
 
The three-day Festival, July 25-26-27 at Solberg Airport, offers morning-through-night family entertainment and features a fireworks extravaganza, a nighttime balloon glow, children’s interactive exhibits and amusement rides, live musical performances, the Comcast Triple Play world’s highest death-defying thrill show, the NASA Exploration Experience, the Strange Fruit performing arts company from Australia, hundreds of arts & crafts vendors, and up to 125 hot air balloons.
 
Menudo is part of the biggest concert lineup in Festival history. New Jersey Skylands Insurance Companies present the Gin Blossoms on Friday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m. in association with 95.5 WPLJ. Disney’s Demi Lovato kicks off a twin bill on Saturday, July 26, taking the stage at 1:00 p.m. presented by Fing’rs Edge in association with AM 1560 Radio Disney, with Bad Company’s Paul Rodgers performing Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. in association with Q104.3 and in conjunction with the nighttime balloon glow. The new Menudo opens the first-ever Sunday doubleheader at 1:00 p.m. on July 27 followed by PNC Bank presenting Grammy-award winner Kenny Loggins at 3:00 p.m. in association with NJ101.5.
 
Tickets for Menudo, which include Festival admission, are on sale now for $25 for children and $35 for adults and can be purchased by calling 1-800-HOT-AIR-9 or online at www.balloonfestival.com.
 
General admission to the Festival, which includes lawn seating for the concerts, is $17 for adults and $7 for children ages 4-12 in advance; $25 for adults and $10 for children at the gate. Children age 3 and under are free. General admission tickets can also be purchased at all Quick Chek store locations.
 
The 26th annual Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning is held July 25-26-27 at Solberg Airport in Readington in Hunterdon County, conveniently located near Interstates 287 and 78 and Routes 22, 202 and 206. Parking is available on-site or festival-goers can park at nearby Raritan Valley Community College and take the free express shuttle bus on Saturday and Sunday.
 
For further information please call 1-800-HOT-AIR-9 or visit online at www.balloonfestival.com.
 
###
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Russ Mensch
Mensch & Company, Inc.
201-797-2448


Search Archive »





Browse by Month »

January 2021
December 2020
August 2020
June 2020
May 2020
March 2020
February 2020
October 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
October 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
February 2016
January 2016
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
July 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
July 2013
April 2013
February 2013
January 2013
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
March 2012
February 2012
October 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
December 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
March 2005
February 2005
December 2004