Southside Johnny to perform at Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival on Sunday, May 4
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The Hoboken Arts and Music Festival will feature Southside Johnny this May.
The Hoboken Arts and Music Festival will feature Southside Johnny this May.
HOBOKEN – Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and local crafters, as well as rides, games, face painting, local businesses, restaurants, food vendors, and much more, the 20th Anniversary Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival is set to kick off on Sunday, May 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free.

The Hoboken Reporter ( is a co-sponsor.

Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes are scheduled to perform their blend of rock, rythm and blues on the Observer Stage from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.

Taking place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and Seventh Street, the fair features three stages for live music and a special section for children with rides, games, creative activities, face painting, sand art, and more.

Other musical acts scheduled to appear include Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra, The Black Hollies, Karyn Kuhl Band, The Coffin Daggers, Overlake, Of the Sea, Liam Brown & the Pounds, "D" Plumbers, Preschool of Rock, and Mad Science.

Long time Hoboken favorite Gene Turonis of "D" Plumbers delights audiences with his eclectic collection of folk, country and Tin Pan Alley tunes, his tasty finger pickin’ guitar style, homespun vocals and whistling expertise. Gene coined the phrase “Tex-Mex-abilly” to describe his unique sound.

The Preschool of Rock was founded by Michael Napolitano, a long time member of the Blue Man Group organization and former Music Specialist at the Blue Man Creativity Center in NYC. Their use of original music, drum circles, guitars, dramatic play, puppets, movement and storytelling captivates audiences.

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with vendor setup the morning of the event from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00am. Anyone interested in helping should contact Geri Fallo in the Cultural Affairs Office at (201) 420-2207 or

The fair will be located three blocks from all public transportation: PATH, NJ Transit Trains & buses, NY Waterway Ferries and the Hudson Bergen Light Rail. For details, visit:

Other sponsors for the day include United Water, Carepoint, WFUV, Walgreens and Capital One Bank.

For more info call (201) 420-2207 or email

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