Hoboken’s premier cultural event, the Arts and Music Festival, happens twice per year. Last September’s event, which drew thousands, was one of the most successful and widely attended in the event’s history.
Today, Sunday, May 4, the city will try to capitalize on that success with the spring version of the festival.
“One festival celebrates the beginning of warmer weather and relaxing summer days, while the other, celebrates the beginning of the fall season, shorter days, and cooler nights,” said Geri Fallo, the city’s director of cultural affairs.
The festival, as usual, will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Washington Street between Observer Highway and Seventh Street.
In addition to three stages of live music, the festival boasts the participation of over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters. There will also be numerous attractions for children. The performance schedule is as follows:
Observer Highway Stage
12 p.m. – Overlake
1 p.m. – Coffin Daggers
2 p.m. – Karyn Kuhl Band
3 p.m. – The Black Hollies
4:30 p.m. – 5:45pm – Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes
3rd Street Stage – Children’s Area
11 a.m. – Tempest Productions Inc. presents The Bremen Town Musicians
12 p.m. – Garden St. School of the Performing Arts
12:45 p.m. – Mad Science
1:15 p.m. – Preschool of Rock
2 p.m. – Hudson Dance & Movement
2:30 p.m. – Tempest Productions Inc. presents The Bremen Town Musicians
3:15 p.m. – Mad Science
4 p.m. – Preschool of Rock
4:45 p.m. – Hoboken School of Music Youth Choir
7th Street Stage
12:30 p.m. – Movement Space Children’s Dance Company
12:45 p.m. – Zach Matari
1 p.m. – The District of Hoboken’s Mash Up of Songs from the Production The Little Mermaid Jr.
1:30 p.m. – Hoboken Songwriter’s Worksshop
2:15 p.m. – Liam Brown & The Pounds
3:15 p.m. – Emily Turonis
4 p.m. – Of the Sea
5 p.m. – Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra