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Fall Music Festival Returns to Hoboken

The free event will be held on Sept. 30 on Washington Street.

It's time for the twice annual arts and music festival in Hoboken. 

On Sunday Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on between Observer Highway and Seventh Streets on Washington Street, local artists and musicians will entertain thousands of visitors. 

The event is free of charge. 

The city is also still looking for volunteers on the day. 

Below is the line up for the festival, as announced by the city: 

The Sensational Soul CruisersThe 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 RileyMegan 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 Fridayan 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.

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