May 2022

Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2022





Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St.

May 01, 202211am May 01, 20226pm Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival 2022 America/New_York Washington St. bet. Observer Highway & 7th St. Cultural Affairs
Event Description:

Hoboken Spring Arts and Music Festival 2022

Washington St. bet. Observer Highway to 7th St.

Over 300 artists, crafters, food vendors, local businesses and more participating.
2 stages of live performances. Activities for children.

Thank you to our sponsors:
Burgiss, Suez Water, The Rockefeller Group, Ironstate, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, JP Bagel Express, This is It Stageworks, Hudson County Division of Parks & Roads
Supported in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel & Tourism. www.visitnj.org

Music Schedule

Observer Highway Stage: Washington St. bet. Newark St. & Observer Highway

11:50am - The B Breakers

12:40pm - The Counterfeiter$

1:40pm - Widely Grown with James Calleo

2:40pm - Krystal

3:40pm - Pierce Turner

4:45pm - Ivan Julian Band

7th St. Stage: Washington St. bet. 6th & 7th St.

12:00pm - School of Rock Hoboken House Band

12:30pm - Ruby Bones

1:30pm - The Gentlemen of Soul

2:50pm - The Brooklyners

3:50pm - Max Feinstein

5pm - Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Performances by:
Ivan Julian:

A founding member of Richard Hell & The Voidoids, guest Guitarist for The Clash, or Lead Guitarist for Shreikback and Matthew Sweet. He comes to the Hoboken Festival on the wings of a release of his latest solo LP "Swing Your Lanterns' on LADTK Records. A good portion of his band both on the record and this live show live in Hoboken.

Ivan’s Band:

Guitar: James Mastro
(Ian Hunter, Robert Plant, John Cale, Richard Lloyd, The Bongos)

Bass: Jared Michael Nickerson
(Katel Keineg, Charlie Musselwhite, Burnt Sugar Arkestra)

Backing Vocals: Debby Schwartz
(The Aquanettas, Psycho Positive) & Judy Ann Nock (Psycho Positive)

Guitar, Piano, Organ: Al Maddy
(NItecaps, Joey Ramone, The Master Musicians of Jajouka, The Dots)

Drums: Mike Ratti (The Nails);

The Ivan Julian Band

Pierce Turner

The award winning Irish musician Pierce Turner brings his all star band to Hoboken, featuring Patti Smith's rhythm section: Tony Shanahan on Bass and vocals and Jay Dee Daugherty on drums, as well as James Mastro (Bongos, Ian Hunter0 on guitar & vocals. On the back of a brand new album, "Terrible Good", that is receiving rave reviews all over, including a 4 star review in the Irish Times.

"Pierce Turner is an Irish block who put down some deep Big Apple roots over the years. This singer-songwriter has a sound & style that is vintage & homegrown in the most superb way, but still holds your attention today, in the modern age, offering a creative endeavor that is shiny & new. Wholly unrefined with an understated amount of rock & roll grit, [Pierce Turner] comes across as refreshing - the complete opposite of manufactured. HIs tone as an artist builds out that idea in a Johnny Cash meets The Cure sort of way. Reflective fifties & sixties artistry with the production quality & electricity of the eighties illuminate where Pierce Turner is going & what he wants to say in his jam-worthy music." - The Aquarian, NJ 1/11/22

"Easily one of the most important Irish artists of the last twenty years." - The Irish Times

"Pierce Turner . . . a cross between David Bowie & Joni Mitchell" - Rolling Stone Magazine

Pierce Turner
Pierce Turner at Joe's Pub

Gentlemen of Soul

Gentlemen of Soul features NYC veterans Scout Ford, (formerly of the Trans Siberian Orchestra and doo wop legends Frankie Lymon's Teenager Revue), Martinez Little, (former lead singer of Blue Magic & The Delphonics), & Lorenzo Bell, (current lead singer of R&B singing group Double Exposure). Their “Men of Motown'' revue favorite hits from Iconic artists like Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Commodores & more. The group also features Saundra “Priceless” Price who performs songs from The Supremes, Martha & the Vandellas & Gladys Knight and the Pips. The iconic, melodic music of the Motown era hasn’t sounded this good since Motown was started by Berry Gordy in Detroit, MI. The Gentlemen of Soul will have audiences singing and “Dancing in the streets."

Gentlemen of Soul


High energy classic rock.  Taking you back in time, doing the best of the greatest bands in Rock history !!!

B Breakers

When they formed in 2010, the B Breakers' mission was to carry on the sound of 1960's Surf & Twang. In the years since, their sound and catalog of original tunes has grown and brought them to a place that honors the original idea while expanding into new sounds.. bakersfieldbreakers.com.

Widely Grown

Widely Grown is a new band from “one of Hudson County’s most engaging singer-songwriters'' (NJ.com), James Calleo.

Widely Grown is the inevitable sound that culminates from living a year without a permanent home. Traveling cross country with his wife and a dog in a tiny Subaru, Calleo spent 2020 camping in the Appalachian Mountains, spending starry nights out in Big Horn National Forest, and swimming in the cold waters of the Northern Pacific Coast. The pull towards Roots, Rock and Americana became as natural as the moon tugging at the tide. From those roots emerged thoughtful storytelling accompanied by a widely grown band of musicians across New Jersey.

Band: James Calleo; Bassist Dave Lockhart (co-founder Dead Winter Carpenters); Drummer Dave DeRiso (Defending Champions, Bobby Syvarth, Matt Hartke); Fiddle Sean-David Cunningham (Sylvana Joyce, Christina Alessi and the TC’s, Tiphanie); Guitarist Sean Ronan

Widely Grown
James Calleo

Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Starting on the streets of "El Barrio", New York City's Spanish Quarter & learning from Salsa legends such as Joe Bataan & Hector Lavoe, Frankie sang backup with greats like Celia Cruz, Ismael Rivera, Ismael Miranda, Pellin Rodriguez and Cheo Feliciano. His first recording "Sabor Del Barrio" led the way to a ten year association with Bad Street Boys. Caiman Records produced two albums featuring Frankie Morales as a solo artist, entitled "Frankie Morales: En Su Punto" and "Standing Out". He was invited as an independent vocalist to join the great legends of "The Fania All-Stars." After singing back-up for Tito Nieves, the late visionary, Ralph Mercado recommended Frankie to Ernest "Tito" Puente, who was in search of a lead vocalist. Traveling the world with Master Puente, "El Rey Del Timbal," was definitely one of the highlights of Frankie's career and famed him as a Grammy Award winner with the recordings of "Tito Puente Mambo Birdland" and "Masterpiece", Puente's final album and collaboration with "The Great" Eddie Palmieri. Still today, even after "El Rey's" passing, Frankie holds the position of Lead Vocalist with the Tito Puente Orchestra. Frankie Morales' accomplishments have acclaimed him as one of the best Salseros, and have earned him a world renowned reputation.

Frankie Morales

Ruby Bones

Paying tribute to all their favorite indie rock bands and instilled with youthful nostalgia, Ruby Bones merge overdriven guitars with classic rock riffs and an underlying sense of adventure. Their latest record, Laser Tooth Tiger, was hailed by Under the Radar as "a brilliant indie rock rager" and was the #21 most-added record on the NACC Radio Chart reaching #195 on the Top 200. Visit RubyBones.com for more.

Ruby Bones: Photo by Matt Cerisano

Max Feinstein

Whether on stage or on record Max Feinstein is bent on spilling his guts while encouraging others to do the same.  The Jersey City songwriter’s “progressive grunge” sensibilities and chameleonic voice combine to create a thoughtful and immediate brand of noise that celebrates vulnerability and catharsis.
Band: Max Feinstein (Guitar/Vox), John Roccesano (Drums), Wilhelmus .! Sapanaro (bass), Nick Potters (Keyboard)

Max Feinstein

The Counterfeiters

Wowing audiences throughout the tristate area, Hoboken NJ natives, The Counterfeiters are the best party band you will see. The band’s stellar vocals, unmatched stage presence and stellar musicianship will make you think you’re listening to the actual record!If you’re a fan of the eighties, nineties, Y2K, and everything fun, get ready for the best party, ever!

The Counterfeiters

The Brooklyners

The Brooklyners is a trendy NYC reggae band that blends Jamaican standards and French romantic songs in a tropical cocktail. We created the band 7 years ago in Brooklyn and have since played over 300 shows from festivals to bars from rooftops to pool parties.

The Brooklyners

More information, photos and stage schedule to come.

We are looking for volunteers to help with morning setup on day of the event

Contact gfallo@hobokennj.gov if you able to volunteer

Work by some of the Artists and Crafters that will be exhibiting

Art by Dillon Dunning
Mike Pagano Metal Sculpture
Mike Pagano Metal Sculpture
Pottery by Corrine Carr
Pottery by Corrine Carr
Tie Dye by Cecily Salinas
Made by Miryam Cera
Bag made by Miryam Cera
Bespoke Bacon Jam
Bespoke Bacon Jam
Hudson Houndstooth
Hudson Houndstooth
Kalsang Pottery
Kalsang Pottery
The Resin Project
The Resin Project
The Resin Project

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