HOBOKEN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Remember Jones, Swingadelic, The Schramms & More — SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

HOBOKEN ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL: Remember Jones, Swingadelic, The Schramms & More — SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

(ABOVE: Remember Jones — Emily Butler Photography, via facebook)

For the 26th consecutive Fall, the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival will return to Washington Street this Sunday, September 29th from 11 am – 6 pm.

Headliner Remember Jones is a one-of-a-kind soul/pop singer, storyteller and bandleader with a throwback vibe and authentic energy. Collaboratively supported by a large ensemble of musicians (often featuring female backing vocalists, a horn section, and a six-piece rhythm section), the band has played to countless packed and sold-out ballrooms, clubs and theaters throughout the country.

The Schramms have just released their 7th album, Omnidirectional, on Hoboken’s venerable Bar/None independent record label. Frontman, guitarist and songwriter Dave Schramm is best known as an original member and lead guitarist for Yo La Tengo, but over the years has worked with artists such as The Replacements, Freedy Johnston, Teddy Thompson, Soul Asylum and Kate Jacobs. Joined by drummer Tom Metz (The Human Switchboard, Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help, Tammy Faye Starlite) and Al Greller (Peter Stampel & the Bottle Caps, Yo La Tengo, Beat Rodeo), the three have played together as The Schramms since their first album Walk to Delphi in 1990.

Swingadelic began in 1998, under the leadership of Hobokenite Dave Post, and has performed at the city’s Frank Sinatra events—as well as Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing, NJPAC, festivals including Bele Chere (Ashville, NC), MusikFest (Allentown, PA) the CD 109 Jazz & Blues Festival (Red Bank, NJ) and the sanofi-aventis JazzFest (Madison NJ).

The band plays about 100 dates per year from Maine to Atlanta, while maintaining a residency at Swing 46 in NYC where it performs every other Monday as a ten-piece “little big band.”

Other performances throughout the day include Cliff Westfall, Maxima Alerta, Manouche Bag, The James Calleo Band, Gregory McLoughlin, Elevator Pitch, Jerry Pearce (Sinatra Singer), Songs for Seeds, Rockness Music, Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band, the Garden Street School of the Performing Arts—taking place over three stages between Observer and 7th Streets.


Meanwhile 300 artists, vendors and more will be featured along with activities for children on 3rd Street including rides, games, craft activities, face painting, and sand art.

Attractions include:

Work by Fine artists: oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture, mixed media, drawings and photography

Children’s Activities: face painting, sand art, rides, games & live performance

Crafters displays selling handmade: pottery, metalwork, jewelry, wood items, blown & fused glass, quilts, home decor, candles, soap, body products, dried florals, hot sauce, teas, and other unique handcrafted gift items

Food: Lots of great international foods throughout the fair including: Thai, Indian, Greek, Mexican, Italian, Cajun, and French


Observer Highway Stage

  • 11:50am – Elevator Pitch
  • 12:45pm – Cliff Westfall
  • 1:45pm – The Schramms
  • 2:50pm – The Swingadelic Big Band
  • 4:30pm – Remember Jones

7th Street Stage

  • 12:20pm – School of Rock – students will perform
  • 1:00pm – Gregory McLoughlin
  • 1:45pm – Jerry Pearce
  • 2:45pm – The James Calleo Band
  • 3:45pm – Manouche Bag
  • 5pm – Maxima Alerta

3rd Street Stage

  • 12pm – Rockness Music
  • 1pm – Songs for Seeds
  • 2pm – Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band
  • 3pm – Laura Doherty
  • 4pm – Garden St. School of the Performing Arts


Authored by: hMAG