September 21, 2023

City of Hoboken invites residents to the Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival on Oct. 1

The City of Hoboken invites residents to the Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival, set to take place in downtown Hoboken on Oct. 1. This event features a day filled with art, music, delicious food, and hundreds of talented vendors showcasing their unique crafts and artwork along Washington Street from Observer Highway to Seventh Street from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“The Fall Arts & Music Festival is a perfect opportunity for residents and visitors alike to come together, celebrate our community, and enjoy a day filled with art and music,” said Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla. “Bring your family and friends and explore the fantastic vendors offering a variety of delicious food, one-of-a-kind jewelry, artwork, and handmade crafts.”  

The City today announced the headlining musical act for this year's festival: The Feelies. Hailing from Haledon, New Jersey, The Feelies are an iconic American indie rock band known for their timeless hits like "Crazy Rhythms," "Let's Go," "Fa Ce-La," and "Sooner or Later." The band's current lineup includes Glenn Mercer, Bill Million, Stan Demeski, Brenda Sauter, and Dave Weckerman.  

The Feelies are releasing their seventh album and first ever live album, Some Kinda Love on Oct. 13 through Hoboken’s own Bar/None Records. Some Kinda Love features their performance of an extensive retrospective set of songs written for the Velvet Underground, recorded at a sold-out White Eagle Hall show in Jersey City on Oct.13. 2018. The album will be released on 2 x 12” LP vinyl, CD, digital download, and via streaming platforms.

In addition to The Feelies, the festival will feature a lineup of musical acts on two stages. The schedule is as follows:  

Observer Highway Stage  

  • 12:15 p.m. - Karyn Kuhl Gang
  • 1:30 p.m. - Lenny Kaye's Nuggets Golden Jubilee Band
  • 3 p.m. - The Bongos
  • 4:45 p.m. - The Feelies

Seventh Street Stage  

  • 12:15 p.m. - Jax Zilla
  • 12:40 p.m. - Melanie Murray
  • 1:10 p.m. - Allison Strong
  • 1:50 p.m. - Zydeco Revelators
  • 2:50 p.m. - Gene D. Plumber with Ed Fogarty and Friends
  • 3:50 p.m. - Widley Grown
  • 5 p.m. - Frankie Morales and the Mambo of the Times Orchestra

Washington Street will be closed to parking and vehicular traffic between Observer Highway and Eighth Street on Oct. 1 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Please abide by all parking signs and traffic barriers. The New Jersey Transit #126 bus will be diverted to alternate routes during the festival.

The Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival is funded in part by a grant from the NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism and sponsored by Bijou Properties, FOG (Friends of Geri), Hufnagel Landscape Design and Construction Group, Ironstate, Veolia, This Is It Productions, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, and WFUV.

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The Feelies will take the Observer Highway Stage at 4:45 p.m. during the Hoboken Fall Arts & Music Festival on Oct.1. From left to right: Stan Demeski, Dave Weckerman, Brenda Sauter, Glenn Mercer, and Bill Million. Photo Credit: Fumie Ishii.