First, we at 4th Street Arts would like to thank you all for the last 10 incredible years. It's slightly surreal that next weekend will mark 10 years of participation in the Jersey City Artists Studio Tour, but like a lot of good things lately, this too must come to an end. It's been an absolute joy and pleasure. Many thanks to all of the artists and performers, and an extra special thanks to all of the volunteers that have helped us in any capacity. Without you all, none of this would have been possible. Thank you.
So after 10 years, this is the end of the 4th Street Art & Music Festival - "It's really no big deal, we just have to go away for a little while and dream it all up again."
That said... coming next weekend... THE TENTH ANNUAL 4th STREET ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Join us at 10:15 AM for .. BREAKFAST WITH THE BEATLES
Aminal will perform a one hour live set of Beatles Music, accompanied by FREE BREAKFAST for all in attendance...
11:30 AM :: PRE-SCHOOL OF ROCK
Be sure to bring the kids out for a ‘roof raising’, music based, experience that the kids participate in.
12:00PM :: THREE LITTLE BIRDS will do some childrens activities at the stage, then hang all day at the 4th Street Children's area - We'll have plenty of fun activities - Artistic and Physical
Joe D'allegro's Comedy Tent will be running from 1:00PM until 3:00PM - we'll post the exact schedule of 1-2:30PM performers soon, but expect a hilarious half hour of sketch comedy from the PIT's Theater's National Scandal from 2:30 to 3PM.
12:15: REST ASHORE
1:00: KATJA LARSSEN
1:15: BENSON RIDGE PROJECT
Al Festa began the Benson Ridge Project in January 2010 to provide opportunities for musicians to “get out there and do what they love – perform in front of an appreciative and well fed, well behaved crowd”. The Project's mission is to share good feelings with friends, give musicians a showcase to perform and to eat good Italian meatballs (from his Grandma’s secrete recipe).
According to Al, key words that define the Benson Ridge Project are inclusion, tolerance, instincts (listen) and innovation.
2:00: DARREN DEICIDE
Darren delivers a contemporary style of roots-influenced rock that has been described as "John Lee Hooker meets Johnny Rotten", "raw, bluesy punk by a one-man dervish"
2:15: YELLOW FROG SOUL SESSIONS
3:15: THE BUZZSAW BOYS
An acoustic rock trio that play classic country, rock and original tunes.
4:00: JIM TESTA
JIM TESTA is best known as the guy on the other side of the stage; as a critic, blogger, fanzine editor, photographer, and fan, he's been at the forefront of New Jersey's indie music scene since the Eighties. But every
once in a while, he'll take his acoustic guitar, step on stage, and face the audience, regaling them with his own wry, often satiric folk tales of life in Hudson County, with a style reminiscent of John Prine, Loudon Wainwright III, and Tom Leher.
Formed in early 2012 within the walls of JC Studios, Overlake have spent the past year and a half polishing a sound uniquely their own, while paying debts to musical touchstones such as My Bloody Valentine and Sonic Youth. Sensuous vocals are matched with glimmering guitar work, all the while backed by driving bass lines and solid drumming. Their first album will be released in early 2014
5:00: OLANTANGY JOHN
5:15: THE DUB CATS
6:15: CRAZY AND THE BRAINS
7:15: BORN AT SEA
An ever evolving band that delivers the songs of Edward Gorch, a Brooklyn born, Catskill Mountain raised writer and vocalist who offers literate songs. The current incarnation of Born at Sea utilizes 22 strings, 4 voices and one drum kit
Buds that make killer videos
9:15: THE FINAL 4TH STREET FESTIVAL JAM
Gocha Tsinadze will be creating something special, you'll have to come by to find out what
Lot's of art on display and open studios
Our friends from Lucky 7's will be tapping the kegs around 2:00PM
The The third annual Jersey City HomeBrew Competition will begin around 4:00PM
*** advance tix available here
The Honey Bakery & Raphellos Italian Restaurant will be on hand with delicious eats, as well as Gia's Gelato, and the #5 school PTA Bake Sale
IF YOU WANT TO JUST SHOW UP AND DO SOMETHING CREATIVE WE'D LOVE TO SEE IT
Much love, and again, thank you.