Departments

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival 2016

Mayor Dawn Zimmer
& The City of Hoboken
present the

Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter

Celebrating our 22nd Year

 

Featuring performance by:

Ian Hunter

& The Rant Band

 

Washington St.

bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.

Admission is Free

 

Thanks to our sponsors for

their continued support:

Suez, The Hudson Reporter and This Is It Stage Productions.

Additional support provided by: Walgreens, Capital One Bank, Anthony Davids, Inserra Shop Rite of Hoboken, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
and Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery.


For info, contact Geri Fallo
at 201-420-2207

or gfallo@hobokennj.org

 

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Food Vendors, local restaurants and businesses, non-profits, car dealers, children’s activities & more.

Special kid’s section on 3rd St. 3 stages of music

 

3 Stages of music featuring performances by:

Ian Hunter and The Rant Band

Smokey’s Round-Up

Skanatra – Celebrating their 20th Anniversary

Tony Corrao – Sings Sinatra”

Emily & the Ideals

Sylvana Joyce + The Moment

Skyfactor

Frankie Morales &

The Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Amanda Holley

Carol Lester presents 

The Bubble Queen & The Royal Bubble Pops

Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

Preschool of Rock

Stevens Jazz Quartet 

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam

& 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 –     Skyfactor
12:50pm – Sylvana Joyce + the Moment
2:00pm – Skanatra
3:15pm – Smokey’s Round-Up
4:30pm – Ian Hunter & the Rant Band

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
1:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
2:00pm –  Carol Lester presents The Bubble Queen & The Royal Bubble Pops
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm – Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

7th Street Stage
12:30pm – The Larkin Dancers of Studio L Hoboken
12:45pm – Colleen Castle will perform a Latin Dance Samba
with Serbian National Dance Champion, Uros Dekic
1:00pm –  Stevens Jazz Quartet
1:45pm –  Tony Corrao sings Sinatra
2:45pm –  Amanda Holley
3:45pm – Emily & the Ideals
5:00pm -Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

 

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter
As leader of ‘70’s British rock legends Mott The Hoople & an influential solo artist, Ian Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling performers, as well as one of it’s most articulate songwriters. As author of such immortal anthems as, “All The Way From Memphis”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” and “Cleveland Rocks” and the voice of such landmark albums as, “All The Young Dudes”, “Mott”, “Ian Hunter” and “You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, he remains a hero to fellow musicians and fans around the world.

He was already a veteran of the London music scene by the time he joined Mott The Hoople in 1969. With Mott, he recorded four iconoclastic albums – “Mott The Hoople”, “Mad Shadows”, “Wildlife” and “Brain Capers” by the time they hit international stardom with the glam-rock anthem for a generation, the David Bowie penned, “All The Young Dudes”. The band’s artistic and commercial success continued with “Mott” and “The Hoople”, between them, containing the hits, “All The Way From Memphis”, “Honaloochie Boogie”, “Roll Away The Stone” and “The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

Mott has also been credited by John Lydon (Sex Pistols) and Mick Jones (The Clash) as being one of the pioneers and inspirations behind the burgeoning punk / new wave movement. Later on, Ian would go on to produce Generation X’s “Valley Of The Dolls” album and The Clash would play on Ian’s “Short Back ‘n’ Sides” release. Not many, if any, other artists could claim to have influenced bands as diverse as Queen and the Sex Pistols.

Mott disbanded in 1974 and Ian moved to New York, segueing into a celebrated solo career and quickly building a formidable body of solo work. The albums, “Ian Hunter”, “All American Alien Boy”, Overnight Angels”, “You’re Never Alone With A Schizophrenic”, “Short Back ‘n’ Sides” and “All Of The Good Ones Are Taken” between them featuring such diverse talents as members of Queen, The Clash, Mick Ronson, the then unknown jazz sensation, Jaco Pastorious.

Barry Manilow took one of Ian’s most personal songs, “Ships” into the charts and Great White had a international hit with their cover of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”.

There are now a new generation of artists name-checking Ian as an influence; Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream) and Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters).

 

Skanatra

Skanatra, Photo by Annaleee Van Kleeck

Skanatra, Photo by Annaleee Van Kleeck

 

 

 

SMOKEY’S ROUND-UP

Smokey Hormel performs with Smokey's Round-Up

Smokey Hormel performs with Smokey’s Round-Up

Over the course of his 30+ year career as a versatile session guitarist, hoboken resident Smokey Hormel has appeared on many Grammy Award winning records, including Adele’s “21”, Beck’s “Morning Phase”, and Johnny Cash’s “Hurt”, as well as others by Justin TimberlakeThe Dixie ChicksNeil DiamondNorah Jones and Tom Waits to name a few. Originally from Los Angeles, Smokey studied with the great Benny Goodman / Texas Playboy’s guitarist Jimmy Wyble and began his professional music career in the mid 80s with Americana / Rock-a-Billy band, The Blasters. On May 1st, he brings his popular western swing group, “Smokey’s Round-up” (in it’s 10th year of a weekly residency at Sunny’s Bar in Red Hook, Brooklyn) to the Hoboken Arts Festival for some lively western swing and boogie boogie

 

 

 

Tony Corrao sings Sinatra.

Tony Corrao sings Sinatra.

Tony Corrao – Sings Sinatra
A vocalist born and raised in Brooklyn, NY was the winner of the 2015 Hoboken Sinatra Idol contest.
His elegant sense of swing and style will transport you back to the era of high society and sophistication

Tony has performed at many jazz venues in NYC, NJ and Philadelphia with bands ranging in size from an intimate trio to a full orchestra. Most recently Tony has performed as a vocalist at the “Sinatra Birthday Party” at Stevens Institute backed by Hoboken-based Big Band Swingadelic,  the Count Basie Theater as a cast member of the “Sinatra Centennial Birthday Bash” with the 28 piece Red Bank Jazz orchestra and at New York City’s Jazz Standard in the series, “Sinatra at 100 , From Vegas to New York” backed by the All Star O’Rourkestra, directed by David O’Rourke. The Times Square Chronicles said, “Tony Corrao has a gorgeous voice” and called him “a perfect choice for cabaret entertainment.

 

Sylvana Joyce + The Moment

Sylvana Joyce + The Moment

Sylvana Joyce + The Moment
Sylvana Joyce is an accomplished actress, pianist and award-winning vocalist and songwriter, with credits on and off-Broadway, and Carnegie Hall. In Spring of 2010 she founded her band, Sylvana Joyce +The Moment; her early demos garnered immediate attention from the music industry including MTV. Combining elements of Balkan Folk (from her Romanian heritage), musical theatre and classical chamber music, Sylvana and her band have a refreshing sound in the world of rock, captivating audiences to a standing ovation. Sylvana Joyce +The Moment have been accepted to over 15 festivals including SXSW, CMJ, and Musikfest; their hit single, “The Break,” was promptly featured on the NBC TV Show “Jimmy Lloyd Songwriter Showcase”, and the band has been featured in an impressive assortment of national and international press, including Songwriting Magazine, Village Voice, CBS, Deli Magazine, Huffington Post, Sonicbids, SonicScoop, PureVolume, TimeOutNY and Pandora Radio. SJ&TM are gearing up for their sophomore record, to be released sometime in Fall 2016. For more information, visit www.sjandthemoment.com.

 

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales & the Mambo
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.

 

 

Skyfactor

Skyfactor

Skyfactor
Formed on a rooftop in the East Village of NYC in 2006, SKYFACTOR crafts memorable and powerful songs that grab the listener from the get-go — and won’t let go. SKYFACTOR’s effective melodies combined with edgy dynamics have helped land their songs on MTV’s “Teen Mom” and NBC’s “The Voice”, as well as earning them an opening slot for Soul Asylum at Stuyvesant Town’s Oval Concert Series in 2014. Their newest album Signal Strength, which can be found on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby, captures the band’s signature sound: personal, insightful lyrics backed by a big acoustic guitar and one very powerful rhythm section. SKYFACTOR’s members are all native New Yorkers and lead singer Bob Ziegler is currently a proud Hoboken resident. Song previews, tour dates, and the music video for the single “Wake Up” can be found on the band’s website www.skyfactormusic.com.

Amanda Holley

Amanda Holley

Amanda Holley
Born in a family of music and musicians, Amanda sang before she spoke. With her amazing vocals, she also taught herself piano and played violin at age 2. This New Jersey native has a new release this Spring on Tommy Boy Ent/Warner Bros and is excited to play in this year’s Hoboken Art and Music Festival!

 

 

 

 

 

Carol Lester

Carol Lester

Carol Lester presents The Bubble Queen & The Royal Bubble Pops
Carol Lester’s newest CD “Bubble Queen- Bubble Birthday Party Pop”  launches at Hoboken’s Art & Music Festival, Sunday May 1st, 2pm at the 3rd Street Family Stage.  Ms Lester, an award winning folk songwriter, was signed to the OneWorldArtists.com label for CD “ABC Sing With Me!” and her latest children’s collection of classical, original, traditional & personalized Bubble-Fest delights found at www.BubbleQueenMusic.com

 

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.

 

Transportation

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:

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 gfallo@hobokennj.org

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jumpin’ Jamie

Jumpin' Jamie

Jumpin’ Jamie

Jumpin’ Jamie plays “kindie rock” for all ages! Best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at Field Station: Dinosaurs (formally Secaucus now Leonia, NJ), he has played everything from birthday parties for a crowd of 12, to a stadium for a crowd of 12,000 and everything in between including Citi Field (NYC), HCIA Earth Day Celebration (Jersey City, NJ) Bethlehem Veg Fest (PA), Vegtober Fest (Baltimore, MD), and Kids Read Comics Convention (Ann Arbor, MI). He has been spotted on television on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS (where Dave talks about “The Mighty T-Rex”) and the Season 3 finale of Celebrity Wife Swap on ABC. On April 1, 2016 he released a new single produced by and featuring Grammy Award winning producer/artist Danny Weinkauf from They Might Be Giants!

 

 

Michael & the Rockness Monsters

Michael & the Rockness Monsters

Michael & The Rockness Monsters:
From Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano comes Michael & The Rockness Monsters. This energized, rocking, family band fully engages audiences of children and parents. Well crafted showmanship follows the songs with interactive props and crowd participation. The stage disappears and everyone embarks on a creative voyage together. With songs about pirates, octopuses, rocking out and living life to its fullest, their concerts entertain and engage providing a light, high energy fun experience for all to enjoy . All ages are welcome to these energetic parties! See why New York Family Magazine said Michael & The Rockness Monsters is “inspiring the next generation of music lovers”. michaelandtherocknessmonsters.com

LEON RUSSELL

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.

 

Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Observer Highway Stage
noon – Twiddlin’ Thumbs
12:45pm – SYKA
1:40pm – The Porchistas
2:50pm – Nicole Atkins
4:30pm – Willie Nile

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon – Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
1:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
2:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm – Carol Lester of ABC Sing With Me!

7th Street Stage
12:30pm – BOLD Arts
12:45pm – Hoboken High School Rockin’ Red Wings
1:05pm – Annie Minogue Band
2:00pm – Emily & the Ideals
3:00pm – Deaf Rhino
4:00pm – Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help
5:00pm -Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

A little bit about the performers:

Nicole Atkins: is an iternationally acclaimed American musician, a rare artist whose timeless songwriting and raw, emotional voice spans the ages. The miasma of faded glamour and nostalgic pop noir of her critically lauded début album, Neptune City (2007), secured her place in Rolling Stone’s “Top 10 Artists To Watch,” where they praised her “voice full of longing and Loretta Lynn elegance.” Her second album, the blues-oriented Mondo Amore (2011), was an unflinchingly honest album reflecting on a time of great personal turmoil for Nicole.

Slow Phaser, Nicole’s much anticipated third album, sees her reunited with Neptune City producer Tore Johansson (The Cardigans, Franz Ferdinand, Saint Etienne, New Order) and features a number of songs co-written with the legendary musician/producer Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/Grinderman/The Cramps/Sonic Youth).

She has toured internationally throughout the US and Europe, both headlining and also touring with Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Primal Scream and the Avett Brothers. She is also a radio host on Sirius XM’s Spectrum channel.

 

Willie Nile

Willie Nile

Willie Nile is an American singer-songwriter. In 1980 Nile released his self-titled debut album which according to one critic remains “one of the most thrilling post-Byrds folk-rock albums of all time.

“Nile’s defining quality among his fans is his charismatic spirit.  From Shea to the clubs and concert halls of Europe, “his live performances are legendary.” to his fans.  In the fall of 2003, Nile was invited to share the stage at three concerts with the E Street Band, including the two final Giants Stadium shows.

The New York Times has called Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” His album “Streets Of New York” was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by UNCUT magazine. Rolling Stone listed “The Innocent Ones” as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today. “The Innocent Ones” was chosen Rock Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards. At a surprise appearance at the 2015 Light of Day Benefit in Asbury Park, NJ, Bruce Springsteen joined Nile on stage to perform Nile’s One Guitar. On May 28th, 2015, at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square, New York City, Willie joined Bruce SpringsteenJoan JettRoger Daltrey and Billy Idol at the 11th annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert to honor Pete Townshend for his commitment to helping other musicians with addictions.

New York Music Daily­ “American Ride” Album Review: “Yet Another Great Album From the Unstoppable Willie Nile… He’s been the gold standard for hard­hitting, anthemic, edgy, lyrical four­on­the­floor rock for literally decades.”
Yet Another Great Album and a Highline Show From the Unstoppable Willie Nile

 

Twiddlin Thumbs

Twiddlin Thumbs

Twiddlin’ Thumbs personify the new wave of the Americana revival. Their original songs combine classic rural themes with modern urban sensibility.  Their debut album, “Blowin’ Smoke”, is a simple yet honest reflection of their marriage of lyrics and melody.  It is a modest account of their playful style that includes elements of Americana, Folk, Blues and a drop of Bluegrass.

 

 

SYKA

SYKA

Syka, known for their dazzling live performances, conceptually driven music, & dark glam style, is showing the world what it means to Stay Wild.

 

 

 

 

 

annie_minogue_wotwAnnie Minogue Band.
Their driving and energizing sound, combines a gutsy rock attitude with great pop sensibility and a hint of the blues. Annie Minogue has been a singer, songwriter & musician her entire life. Her musical influences have ranged from Patti Smith to Led Zeppelin and everywhere in-between. Her breakthrough solo debut album “Home” was released in 2000, pulling in nonstop great reviews & leading to a 2nd release on Annie’s own imprint Liberty Place Records called “Love Parade.”  AMB just released their latest CD “Tripping The Velvet,” a true tour de force of production & musicality. Minogue’s craft for songwriting along with her powerfully expressive voice have garnered acclaim & praise.
Minogue’s music has been featured on film, TV and radio:
* MTV’s Real World
* Dawson’s Creek
* Lifetime Television
* MSNBC “Mitch Albom Show”
* Cannes Film Festival Selection “Not About AJ”
* National Artist Of The Year (LA Music Awards)
* Female Vocalist Of The Year (South Bay Music Awards)
* ASCAP Popular Music Award

 

The Porchistas

The Porchistas

The Porchistas
With the recent release of their 5th CD, “Shoot it at the Sun” The Porchistas build upon their ever-growing reputation throughout the metropolitan area as a band known for deft songwriting and musicianship and community building. The Porchistas have performed at the WNTI Stage Festival, The Jersey Shore Music Festival, and Tierneys Tavern Music Festival, an event that drew thousands of people and which they had a major role in organizing. They also headlined the famed Wellmont Theater in their hometown of Montclair, NJ. Although all previous Porchistas releases have received notable reviews, Shoot it at the Sun continues to receive shining feedback from njarts.net, The Aquarian Weekly, The Asbury Park Press, NJ Stage Magazine, The Montclair Times, Northjersey.com, JerseyBeat Magazine and many more – 

Combining an honest simplicity with a wicked talent for arrangement and construction, The Porchistas’ great new CD, Shoot It At The Sun, is the surefire money shot straight into that elusive, face turning solar plexus of musical success. – John Pfeifer The Aquarian Weekly

 

Glenn Morrow's Cry for HelpGlenn Morrow’s Cry For Help is a rock’n’roll band made up of old friends, many who have been part of the the Hoboken music scene since the late 70s.After two years of woodshedding they make their official debut offering up a new batch of songs for the modern mile square city. The last time Glenn played a festival in Hoboken, it was with his former band the Individuals & the event was held on one of the old piers on River Road.

 

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales & the Mambo 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.

 

 

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam: 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.

 

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.

 

 

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

Transportation

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:

United Water

The Hoboken Reporter

This Is It Stage Productions

Capital One BankWalgreens,

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks,
Shop Rite, Dunkin Donuts,
Green Rock Tap & Grill
Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery

For more information, contact Geri Fallo
201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & The City of Hoboken present the

Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival 2015

Celebrating our 22nd Year

May 3, 2015

11am to 6pm

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Rain or shine – Admission is Free

Vendor applications are currently available.
For info, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207

or gfallo@hobokennj.org

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Food Vendors, local restaurants and businesses, non-profits, car dealers, children’s activities & more. Special kid’s section on 3rd St. 3 stages of music

3 Stages of music featuring performances by:

Peter Wolf

 

(of the J. Geils Band)

Peter Wolf is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983. With hit songs like Love Stinks, Freeze Frame and Centerfold, the band achieved international acclaim & became one of America’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands.

In 1984, Peter turned the materials he had written for the J. Geils Band into his first solo effort Lights Out, with an eclectic ensemble of artists from the leader of the Jonzun Crew to Elliot Easton of the Cars. In 1985, Peter recorded a duet with Aretha Franklin that featured Carlos Santana on guitar. His 2002 album, Sleepless, featuring duets with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Steve Earle, is considered to be one of his most distinguished recordings nominated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Peter has authored a chapter on his friendship with Muddy Waters for Martin Scorsese’s book, The Blues and contributed two pieces to Rolling Stone magazine—one on his friendship with Van Morrison and the other on Jackie Wilson, who he proudly inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In November, 2005, Peter participated in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame’s tribute to Sam Cooke in Cleveland, Ohio.

Wolf gets together with The Geils band, every now and then, but continues to work on his solo projects having worked with Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard, Aerosmith, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Sun Ra, Kid Rock, Neko Case and the list goes on. Peter is currently touring throughout the country with his band The Midnight Travelers, recently performing several sold out shows at City Winery in NYC.

Performance Schedule (subject to change)

Observer Highway Stage
noon – Hoboken High School Rockin’ Redwings
12:30pm – Zydeco Revelators
1:15pm – Wyland
2:00pm – The Fave
3:00pm – Anthony D’Amato
4:30pm – Peter Wolf (of the J.Geils Band)

3rd Street Stage – Children’s area
noon – Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime band
1:00pm – Garden Street School of the Performing Arts
2:00pm – Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
3:00pm – Preschool of Rock
4:00pm – Carol Lester
5:00pm – Little Club Heads

7th Street Stage
12:20pm – All Saints Hip Hop with Jenn Eisenberg
12:45pm – Hoboken’s District Musical Shrek
1:10pm –   Maddy Bowes
1:30pm –  Fiscal Cliff
2:00pm – Ed Smith & the Ego
2:50pm –  Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns
4:00pm – Abbe Rivers & the Glitch
5:00pm – Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Schedules are tentative and subject to change.

 

Anthony D’AmatoAnthony-DAmato-Photo-3
D’Amato first came to national attention with 2010’s Down Wires, which he recorded with a single microphone in his college bedroom and NPR dubbed “a modern folk gem”. He followed it p with another home recording, Paper Back Bones, which BBC Scotland named one of the Best American Albums of 2012.

Anthony D’Amato’s New West Records bebut, The Shipwreck From The Shore, already earned praise  for its heavy-hearted folk and electric streaks of rock and roll.
“D’Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter” NPR
“Turns heartbreak into cheery folk.”
– SPIN
“D’Amato has a way with words.”
BILLBOARD

 

also featuring:

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns

 

Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns: A 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!

 

 

 

The Fave

The Fave

The Fave
What the Fuzz…The Fave is a high energy and melodic rock and roll band from Hoboken, NJ. Lead by brother and sister combo Jamie Rose & Dominic Della Fave, the band offers a fresh sound that pays homage to the great rockers of the past, while maintaining unique and formidable original flavor.

Maddy Bowes

Maddy Bowes

 

Maddy Bowes:  Maddy earned her way as a singer and songwriter with solid maturity gained from a professional entertainment background.  Club dates at The Bitter End and a role in Broadway’s Billy Elliot – for 700 performances! – are a few of her creds.  A fresh faced 16 year old out of Hoboken NJ, ready to strike.   The soulful prowess is vocally and lyrically unique, real and honest, and wise beyond her years.  Maddy Bowes has a voice that’s fierce, yet full of grace when she peels off the wool and takes off the gloves. She debuts with self-composed, musically addictive breakout songs that smash the heart.

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales

Frankie Morales & the Mambo 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.

Wyland

Wyland

 

Wyland: Singer/songwriter Ryan Sloan, pianist Pablo Techera, Muaricio Salazar, bassist Kara Delonas & drummer Matt Pana play a subtle blend of warm, atmospheric depth arranged within a pop format. With musical influences that range from U2, Peter Gabriel, The Police, M83 and Jon Hopkins Wyland offers an optimistic, reflective sound with soaring vocals.

“Wyland has an instantly digestible sound. The band blends suburban angst with city kid confidence.” CMJ.com

“Their sound – an intense and tasteful melodic rock with roots elements – will resonate with the most endearing Lumineer fan.”NYC The Deli Magazine

“Should you need a warm, Coldplay-esque anthem to thaw the growing cold of winter, New Jersey band Wyland ought to do just the trick.” – Popmatters.com

“The New York outfit channels the likes of Coldplay and Explosions In The Sky.”All Things Go

“This is exciting and vital music; imbued with unashamed passion and crafted by talented musicians that are creating something truly meaningful.”Rob Quicke, founder of College Radio Day

 

Michael Napolitano from Preschool of Rock.

Michael Napolitano from 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.

Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erin Lee & the Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band: Get ready to hop, holler and sing along with funky songs about baseball and boating, it’s perfect for anybody not-quite-ready-for-bed on a summer evening. Erin Lee Kelly is an award-winning songwriter whose children’s music has received rave reviews (“Irresistible!” -Disney’s Family Fun Magazine) and radio play from Massachusetts to New Mexico. The Up Past Bedtime Band are New York City musicians who can usually be found up well past bedtime playing everything from country music to punk in many of NYC’s top venues. Together, they create fabulously interactive music for families featuring intricate harmonies, groovy drumming and silly songs about the everyday challenges of childhood.

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam

 

Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam: 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.

Ed Smith & the Ego

Ed Smith & the Ego

Ed Smith & the Ego: is a 4 piece ensemble. They strive to stimulate people through music filled with hope, inspiration and good ole Rock & Roll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abbe Rivers & the Glitch, Fiscal Cliff,
Zydeco Revelators
Garden Street School Band
Hoboken High School Rockin’ Redwings
All Saints Hip Hop with Jenn Eisenberg,
Little Club Heads, 6th Borough Music Academy,
Hoboken’s District Musical Shrek and 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

Transportation

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:

United Water

The Hoboken Reporter

This Is It Stage Productions

Capital One Bank, Walgreens,

Food & Beverage Donated by:
Anthony David’s, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts,
Vito’s Italian Deli, Losurdo Brothers Deli / Tony’s Italian Bakery

 

For more information, contact Geri Fallo
201-420-2207 or gfallo@hobokennj.org

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.

 

 

 

 


Presented by Mayor Dawn Zimmer & The City of Hoboken

Celebrating our 21st Year

Sept. 28, 2014

11am to 6pm

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.
Rain or shine – Admission is Free

For info, contact Geri Fallo at 201-420-2207
or gfallo@hobokennj.org

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 in helping us out.

Over 300 Artists, Crafters, Photographers, Sculptors, Food Vendors, local restaurants and businesses, non-profits, car dealers, children’s activities & more.
Special kid’s section on 3rd St. 3 stages of music