Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

Fall 2016

Proudly presented by

Mayor Dawn Zimmer,

the City of Hoboken &

Apple Montessori Schools


Sun. Sept. 25th, 2016

Celebrating our 23rd Year

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Admission is Free


Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Leon Russell

Thanks to our sponsors
for their continued support:
Suez, NJ Lottery, WFUV,
The Hudson Reporter and
This Is It Stage Productions. 

Additional support provided by:
Walgreens, Capital One Bank,
Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken,
Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
King Food Markets (325 River St.)
and Anthony Davids and
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery.

For more info call:
Geri Fallo 201-420-2207


3 Stages of Music featuring
performances by:

Leon Russell

The Amazing Incredibles

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns

Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Preschool of Rock

& much more


Special features include:

  • Fine artists are located between 2nd & 3rd Sts. (both sides), 5th & 6th Sts. (North, East side), and artists from the Monroe Center for the Arts bet. First & Newark Sts. (North, East side), so if you are an art collector, these are the locations you will want to explore first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, photography, etc.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and much, much more:
  • Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and other unique handcrafted items.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout the fair. Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian

Performance Schedule

Observer Highway Stage
noon –  Zydeco Revelators
1:00pm –
2:00pm –
2:45pm – The Amazing Incredibles
4:30pm – Leon Russell

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon –
1:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
2:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm – Chrissy Roberts

7th Street Stage
12:30pm – Mya Hansen
1:00pm –
2:20pm –
3:30pm – Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns
5:00pm -Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.



Leon Russell is a legendary musician and songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma who has been performing his gospel-infused southern boogie piano rock, blues, and country music for over 50 years.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1959, where as a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew he became one of the music industry’s most sought-after session players. During the 1960s, Russell would perform with a dizzying array of some of the era’s greatest artists, including Phil Spector, The Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones, among many, many others.  Russell’s career took off in the 1970s, when he released a slew of solo albums and several cover versions of his songs reached the top of the charts.

Leon was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2011. Songwriting creeds include: A Song for You, Delta Lady, This Masquerade, Back to the Island, Tight Rope, Lady Blue and more.

Leon led the famous Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs & Englishmen’ tour and performed with George Harrison and Friends at the Concert For Bangladesh.  Leon has also toured with Delaney & Bonnie and Friends, Edgar Winter, The New Grass Revival, Willie Nelson, and Sir Elton John.


The Amazing Incredibles 

The Amazing Incredibles

The Amazing Incredibles

The Amazing Incredibles are a fun-loving, energetic acoustic quartet featuring John Kurgan (guitar), Dave Post (stand-up bass), Adam Krass (violin) and Eddie Fogarty (vocals, guitar and spoons), presenting a zesty mixture of swing jazz, light country and power folk these folks know how to stir up some dust.A band with a rather pretentious name, The Amazing Incredibles are based in Hoboken, NJ but have brought their music to multitudes of fans far and wide. Their music runs the gamut from country swing to blues to New Orleans jazz to acoustic R&B, and they’re quite effective at blending those styles seamlessly.
What some have written: “After seeing them perform last night, I left with the feeling that they are perhaps the most appropriately-named band since The Fugs.”


Frankie Morales & the MamboFrankie Morales
of the Time Orchestra:
This talented vocalist sharpened and shaped his sound for most of his life, starting on the streets of “El Barrio” New York City’s Spanish Quarter. Some of Frankie’s “finest hours” was the recording of “Tito Puente Mambo Birdland” and “Masterpiece”, Puente’s final album and collaboration with “The Great” Eddie Palmieri, which both won Grammy Awards. Frankie still holds the position of Lead Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra. When you wonder why you feel like dancing, you’ll know exactly what Frankie brings “to the people”: rhythm for the dancers, and through his voice, passion of a true Cantante.


Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns

Jeremy Beck.14

What happens when Jeremy Beck teams up with The Heavy Duty Horns lead by Tenor Saxophonist, Justin Flynn? A funk/rock B3 Explosion! Come listen to original versions of music from the 60s & 70s!


Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators

Zydeco Revelators are Hoboken’s own spicy Louisiana-style Zydeco dance band – sure to make any crowd groove and smile! Cajun accordion, slammin’ R & B rhythms and pure adrenaline fun.




Preschool of Rock

Preschool of Rock

Preschool of Rock
Preschool of Rock has redefined children’s music by combining entertainment and education through exhilarating performance, offering classes, shows, preschool enrichments and birthday parties throughout New Jersey and New York. They provide the hippest music education for young children, inspiring creativity, confidence, and freedom of expression.


Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam is an award-winning “kindie” band that brings a true rock-n-roll spirit to songs that emphasize kindness, active play, imagination & love of learning. The band’s debut album “Everyone’s Invited!” was honored with the Parents’ Choice® Approved seal & named CD Baby Editor’s Pick as it entered the online music retailer’s top 10 kids/family album charts. Based out of Montclair, NJ, they have been compared to “Elvis Costello in a particularly good mood.” The band performs a lively & interactive concert with lots of call-and-response, & opportunities for young audience members to portray the characters in the songs using the puppets the group provides. Prior to forming the Jungle Gym Jam, Jason scored a YouTube and radio hit with “You Can’t Get There from Here in Jersey,” a comedy song that was featured on NPR’s Car Talk.



Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation:
PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Lightrail

Washington Street will be closed from 6am to 9pm
between Observer Highway and 7th Street
During this time, NJ TRANSIT Bus No. 22 (North Bergen-Union City-Hoboken),
No. 89 (North Bergen-Hoboken) and No. 126 (Hoboken-New York)
will operate on a detour.

Customers traveling toward North Bergen and New York
will board and alight along Bloomfield Street at customer’s request.
Customers traveling toward Hoboken Terminal
will board and alight along Willow Avenue at marked bus stop locations.

Special thanks to our Sponsors:

Apple Montessori Schools

Suez Water

The Hoboken Reporter

This Is It Stage Productions

Capital One BankWalgreens,

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks,
Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts,
Kings Food Markets (325 River St.)
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery

For more information, contact Geri Fallo
201-420-2207 or

Volunteers are needed for morning setup on day of the event
from 7am to 11am. Please contact Geri at 201-420-2207 in advance
if you are interested.