Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival September 30, 2012 on Washington Street

Back again, this twice a year Festival has a lot of variety to offer Hoboken residents and visitors....

Mayor Dawn Zimmer and The City of Hoboken
proudly present the

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival
Sunday Sept. 30, 2012 - 11am to 6pm
Admission is Free - Rain or shine
Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Street

Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more.

Plus 3 stages of live music and a special section for children with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art and more.

Featuring performances by:

The Sensational Soul Cruisers: The SSC embody the sounds of Classic Philly Soul, Motown, Disco and Stax. Horn player J.T. Bowen was a member of Clarence Clemon’s solo project (Clemon’s was Bruce Springsteen’s longtime tenor sax player in The E Street Band) and was joined onstage by Springsteen himself when he performed at Clarence's memorial concert at The Stone Pony. The rhythm section was the band behind the extremely popular Eddie and The Cruisers. The group performs over 200 shows a year and has performed at such prestigious venues as Radio City Music Hall, The Copacabana, The Whitney Museum, The South Street Seaport & more.

The Push Stars: After relentless touring, radio play and numerous awards, the happy-to-believe pop rocker band The Push Stars gained a passionately loyal national fan base. They've toured with Matchbox Twenty and their latest album "Paint The Town" was produced by Greg Collins (No Doubt, Jewel, Matchbox Twenty). Their music has been featured in the films "Something About Mary" and "Me Myself and Irene," and on TV in the shows "ER" and "Malcolm In The Middle."

Megan Riley: Megan Riley, working closely with virtuoso guitarist James Mastro (Patti Smith, Ian Hunter) has released her third album “The Well” to critical acclaim after taking six years off from the music business to marry and raise a child. A dark and moving mixture of Irish fatalism and Southern Gothic Macabre, the album also features Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame member Lenny Kaye of The Patti Smith Group. A native of Memphis, she now lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband and young daughter.

Hello Radio: Local favorites Hello Radio formed in 2002 by members Mike Shanley, Ray Melisko and “Radar.” They refer to their sound as “Life Music,” combining elements of rock, electronica and hip hop. They released their first full length album in 2005 on Hometown Records and have toured extensively through Eastern and Central US and Canada. Their new EP “Letters To Texas” was released in Aug 2012.

The New Loretta Revue: Nashville comes to Hoboken! Alt-honky-tonkers, The Lonesome Prairie Dogs, team up with country chanteuse Tammy Faye Starlite to pay musical tribute to the brilliant, ever- feisty, rocking-and-rolling reigning Queen of Country Music, the incomparable Miss Loretta Lynn. Sing along and square-dance (or mile-square dance!) if you're so inclined!

Goodbye Friday: an energetic four-piece, Pop/Rock boy band from Hopatcong, N.J. They have performed all over the tri-state area at Bamboozle, Webster Hall, Stony Pony and many other clubs & festivals in the NJ area; 2nd place Winners of the Bamboozle Break Contest, finalists in Z100 Hometown Heroes Contest, video won at the 2012 Garden State Film Festival, and more.

Gene D. Plumber: a long-time favorite Hoboken musician. He plays guitar and sings with an eclectic brand of music he calls “tex-mex-abilly.”

Silver Plane Crucifix: Jersey City electronic indie rock band born of long hot neighborhood summer nights. Featuring Rory Bauers, Johnny Bauers, Evan Dibbs, Timothy Erbach.

and much more…

Volunteers Needed
Once again we are reaching out for support. Volunteers are greatly needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:30am to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at 201-420-2207 or

Special features include:
  • Fine artists are primarily located between 2nd & 3rd Streets, 5th to 6th Streets on the west side, and artists from the Monroe Center will be located between Newark and 1st Streets, so if you are an art collector, these are the places to check out first. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, etc.
  • Crafters will be displaying and selling throughout: handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown and fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps and bath salts and much more.
  • Children’s activities on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, balloons, live performances and more.
  • Food: Lots of great food throughout offering an eclectic variety of international foods including Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.
  • Car dealers will be displaying new models on 1st Street between Washington Street & Bloomfield Street.
How to Get to the Festival:

Located just 3 blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries & the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit:


Supported in part by a grant from New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
Optimum, United Water, Walgreens, WKTU, Dyson,, The Hoboken Reporter, Capital One Bank, KTU, PATH and Port Authority of NY and NJ

For more info call 201-420-2207 or email
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