May 2019

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival





Washington Street bet. Observer HIghway and 7th Street

May 19, 201911am May 19, 20196pm Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival America/New_York Washington Street bet. Observer HIghway and 7th Street
Event Description:

Celebrating our 25th Year

The Hoboken Arts & Music Festival has been rescheduled for
Sunday May 19th • 11:00am-6:00pm

Over 300 artists and crafters will exhibit their work
Great food. Kids activities on 3rd Street including rides, games, craft activities, face painting & sand art.
For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. 

Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism. www.visitnj.org.

Sponsors: Suez, Getaround, Capital One Bank, Bowery Farming, NJ Lottery, NY Waterway
Food donations provided by: Anthony Davids, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, JP's Bagel Express, Losurdo's Italian Deli and Bakery

3 Stages of Music, featuring performances by:

Observer Highway Stage

11:40am - Rest Ashore with Erica Butts

12:30pm - The James Calleo Band

1:30pm - The Joe Taino Group

2:30pm - Sonic Blume

3:15pm - Karyn Kuhl Band

4:30pm - Buster Poindexter

7th Street Stage

12:15pm - All Saints Episcopal Day School & Bold Arts

12:30pm - Granton Ave.

1:10pm -  Gene D. Plumber

2:00pm - Debra Devi

3:00pm - Maxima Alerta

4:00pm - Mariachi Artistico

3rd Street Stage

12pm - Rockness Music

1pm - Songs to Seeds

2pm - Ron Albanese (Polka Dot)

3pm - Ron Albanese (Polka Dot)

4pm - Garden St. School of the Performing Arts

For more information: gfallo@hobokennj.gov. 

Buster Poindexter performs
4:30pm on the Observer Highway Stage

Today, the words "blues" and"shouting" are, alas, inextricablylinked, but what about the tradition of mellow blues crooners that extendedthrough Charles Brown, Nat King Cole and, in their more romantic moments, JoeWilliams and Ray Charles? "Buster Poindexter" (nee David Johansen)first attracted attention asa glam rock pioneer (in the New York Dolls, withwhom he still tours) and then as an early MTV idol (with "Hot HotHot"). Yet with his big, deep, resonant voice, Buster Poindexter is mostimpressive as a crooner and occasional belter of ballads in the classic R&Btradition. His ongoing run affirms the point that however you know him, theartist known as Buster Poindexter, complete with his one-liners and longercomic monologues (not to mention his signature pompadour), is one of the mostendearing and enduring entertainers currently trodding the boards in New York.

-- WillFriedwald: Wall Street Journal

Karyn Kuhl Band
Karyn Kuhl been has a key player in the Hoboken music scene ever since her acclaimed early bands Gut Bank and Sexpod were favorites at Maxwell's. With her current group — featuring James Mastro (the Bongos, and April's Mott the Hoople reunion tour) on guitar, Larry Heinemann (Blue Man Group) on bass, and the mighty Jonpaul Pantozzi on drums — Karyn rocks more commandingly than ever before. It's no wonder the Karyn Kuhl Band's song "Be Your Friend" was recently featured on the breakout TV hit Good Trouble.

The Joe Taino Group
a blend of roots American and Caribbean influenced music

Debra Devi
Rock/Americana artist Debra Devi's growing acclaim as "one of the most remarkable guitarists on the East Coast." (Good Times magazine) has led to opening slots for Marshall Crenshaw and Ana Popovic, and a recording collaboration with Gov't Mule bassist Jorgen Carlsson. "Devi stands out as a true triple threat," writes Jim Testa in the Jersey Journal, "a gifted songwriter, a powerful singer and an outstanding guitarist."

Jeb Jones
JEB Jones is a 9 piece acoustic America jamgrass collaboration born out of their love of simplistic melody layered
with sweet harmonies that envelop you and make you feel like you’re a part of something really special.

James Calleo is a singer/songwriter, has been calling Hoboken home since 2013. Calleo’s music, inspired by his travels around the country and the world, is deceptively mellow; the songs seem to start off with easygoing guitar strumming and then slowly, the band leads them into something multi-layered and surprising. Whether the tunes are built from big heart or big energy, they tell us stories. Well crafted stories.

Sonic Blume

Sonic Blume is an indie, dream pop band from Asbury Park, NJ recently named one of the “Top NJ Bands You Need to Hear in 2019” by the NJ Star Ledger/NJ.com.  Their sound is reminiscent of 80s alternative/synth pop, a unique blend of The Smiths, New Order and The Cure.  Their debut EP “Sonic Blume” released in 2017 to rave reviews, earned them the 2018 Asbury Park Music Award for “Top Young Band Under 21,” and their second EP “Beach Karma,” released last summer, was named one of “NJ’s Top EPs of 2018” by YouDontKnowJersey.com. Their music can be streamed on all major music platforms and has been aired on several college radio stations and NJ’s WRAT 95.9FM. Check them out at www.sonicblume.com.

Maxima Alerta

Multi-award winning group MaximaAlerta“Latin Group of the Year” byCommunitarian Media Network; Premio ARTE 2017 for “Best Latin Band”, “NewJersey’s Best Latin Group” by Cine & Novelas; Union City ArtistAward; and final entry on the Latin Grammy’s.  

 Maxima Alerta was one of Cuba’s best known and loved fusion bands.  The group is now based in the NYC area and is known for its fusion of Cuban Music and other genres forming a fresh hip sound.  From son cubano to conga, from cumbia to merengue, from rap to ballads… all with a fresh modern sound taunting audiences on their feet.

In 2005 Máxima Alerta was nominated to Cuba disco as “Best Album Rap, Dance and Hip Hop” which garnered the group great popularity both nationally and internationally, as well as topping the charts. Later in 2009 the group returned to the top of the charts with the song "La Figura" (“Ay Lola”) recorded with the multi-award winning and internationally renowned group Gente de Zona. In 2016, Maxima Alerta released its new song"Vive la Vida" with an accompanying music video: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9YEtBVjltIc

Granton Ave.
"They may be young but their sound is not! Welcome to this Cooperative music project born out of the need to play"....

Mariachi Artistico
Mariachi Artistico is an authentic family managed mariachi band. Its founders come from three generations of mariachi musicians who have helped preserve and promote mariachi music in the tri-state area. Their purpose is to deliver happiness with their music and provide an experience you will never forget.

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