John Hammond: Acoustic Blues

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General Admission: $25 @ door / $20 advanced purchase (automatically applied at checkout) VIP Tickets: $45 (only 12 VIP seats available for this show)

Grammy winner and Jersey City resident John Hammond was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2011. “John’s sound is so compelling, complete, symmetrical and soulful with just his voice, guitar and harmonica, it is at first impossible to imagine improving it,” says his longtime friend and collaborator Tom Waits. “He’s a great force of nature. John sounds like a big train coming. He chops them all down.”

FRIDAY, November 16th at 7 PM 

CAF LIVE, 39 Erie Street in downtown JC

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The Jersey City Record Riot!

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WOW! RECORDS RECORDS & MORE RECORDS! Come shop at the final Jersey City Record RIot of 2018! Over 30 tables of LPs, 45s, CDs and other music stuff await you. Dealers from all over the NY/NJ area, including quite a few local JC dealers, including Dave P, Deepcreep, Iris Records & others. Free admission all day!!! All genres of music are included, all price ranges, something for everyone. Don’t miss this fun vinyl event!

NimbusPRESENTS: You Make Me Feel Like Dancin’

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NimbusPRESENTS an afternoon of fun, colorful, energetic, narrated dances for the whole family to enjoy. Featured on the program are: Madeline Cantor’s “Honor Among Thieves” – a raucous coming-of-age story based on a Swedish fairytale, Elena Valls’ “From Brazil with Luv” – which uses Capoeira, Samba and Hip Hop dance to tell of a group of factory workers in Brazil, and Pedro Ruiz’s “Danzon” – using Cuban music and dance to tell a story of romance.

 

Bettman & Halpin: Joyful Acoustic Americana

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Multi-award winners Bettman & Halpin have a well-earned reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter.

PierFest: Free Friday Night Concert Series

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RiverviewJazz.Org and Exchange Place Alliance Special Improvement District are partnering on a new Friday night series: PierFest.

A free concert series 6-9pm on the J. Owen Grundy Pier spanning from September 21 through October 12. These concerts will feature killer bands with a bit of latin flavor, accompanied by food trucks and beer!

In the case of inclement weather we will make an announcement and the location will be moved to Harborside Atrium at 200 Hudson Street.

Open Mic TONIGHT!

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It’s the Friggin Fabulous Open Mic TONIGHT at Corkscrew Bar, 61 Congress Street, Jersey City. Sign Up at 8:30PM. No Cover

Musicians, Poets, Comics, Contortionists and all creative types welcome!

*Corkscrew bar has slamming food and quite possibly the best wings and burgers in Jersey City and an awesome craft beer and cocktail selection!

8th Annual All About Downtown Street Fair

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Saturday, September 15th from 12 pm – 8 PM at the Grove St. PATH Plaza

The Annual All About Downtown Street Fair is back!

Celebrate Downtown Jersey City on Saturday, September 15th with the Historic Downtown Special Improvement District’s 8th Annual All About Downtown Street Festival from Noon-8pm!

We are hosting over 300+ unique vendors from The Grove Path Plaza all the way to Coles Street!

DayTrippers NJ will provide a shuttle bus service to and from the fair. (Location will be announce soon)

Our kid’s area will be packed with rides, face painting, games and shops for the little ones. (First Street) Sponsored by Smile Preschool and Nursery.

The (The) Rock-it Docket Stage (Bay & Newark):
Live musical performances throughout the day

Music On The Plaza (Grove Path Plaza):
Rotating DJs in the Chillax Zone

Looking for a spot to kick back and enjoy a cocktail or brew?
The SOUTH HOUSE Bar & Restaurant where you can kick it Southern Style (Bay Street)
Lucky 7 between Newark and Coles will host live music and cool cocktails.
Or grab a good ol’ burger and a beer at The Left Bank Burger Bar Backyard (Jersey Ave.)

As always, our Fair ends with the amazing Grassroots Drum Parade.

Looking to be a sponsor? Contact Rachel @Rachel.hdsid@gmail.com
201-547-3554
www.jcdowntown.org

MORE INFO

 

HUDSON WEST FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Saturday, September 8th, noon – 10 pm

Hudson West will present ten acts in its second annual day-long event this September 8th in downtown Jersey City. By popular demand, we’re bringing back our two-stage approach which will ensure a continuous stream of live music from coveted national and regional performers. In addition, this year’s event will continue our popular, interactive music workshops–all free with the price of admission. Finally, to round out your festival experience, we’re cultivating a wide-ranging collection of art, craft and food vendors to satisfy all artistic and epicurean palates.

Location: Grace Church, 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ

Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018, noon to 10:00 pm

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

2018 PERFORMERS

With some of the best regional and national acts, it is a music festival with a different approach – the selected musicians are intentionally eclectic and cover a broad array of acoustic music ranging from blues, honky-tonk, Django Rheinhardt hot jazz, contemporary singer-songwriters, and some artists with a bit more out-of-the-box sound (baroque-folk, anyone?).

Harpeth Rising

Sunny War

Blue Yonder

Blackie Farrell

Stephane Wrembel trio

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry

Kirsten Maxwell

Vicki Kristina Barcelona

Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes

Freedy Johnston

50th JC Fridays!

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On September 7th, 2018, Art House Productions’ JC Fridays will be holding its 50th festival! Jersey City’s premiere quarterly arts festival features arts events that take place in restaurants, galleries, stores, and event spaces in almost every neighborhood of our great city. Our 50th JC FRIDAYS will showcase a variety of happenings including visual art exhibitions, live music, performance acts, educational demonstrations, and more. All events are free and open to the public. As one of the preeminent art scenes in the tri-state area, Jersey City is abound with visual and performing artists of all types, musicians, and individuals with unique talent; JC Fridays is one of the best times for them to share their newest projects and works. Continue reading for full schedule Continue reading