It is about that time to get your sneakers and towels. Are you ready to sweat? Because at Lincoln Park, the 8th annual showcase of music is here in three days. Because this highly anticipated event consistently attracts a growing number of attendees and last year the numbers exceeded 40,000 people over what was then a three-day event. On the main stage, the Lincoln Park Music Festival (LPMF) features some of the best performers in the city and throughout the country, reflecting a variety of musical genres: Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, and Gospel. A peek at this year’s confirmed performer’s roster reveals an eclectic mix of African American music tastes. Funk lovers will see Bernie Worrell Orchestra on the first day of the festival which will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), downtown Newark. NJPAC’s Sounds of the City and the Lincoln Park Music Festival are co-presenting this FunkFest event. Jazz lovers will be treated with a musical tribute to the legendary Wayne Shorter byAmiri Baraka’s NewArkestra, featuring an all-star line-up. For House music lovers, LPMF will welcome Terisa Griffin and Jihad Muhammad. For lovers of Gospel music, Will Brown & Another Level, and Jules Bartholomew, featuring JudaCamp, will perform and for lovers of the golden era of Hip-Hop, Redman (Newark native), Lords of the Underground, and Black Thought of The Roots will be on deck. The full schedule is below. In the park, and for all days of the festival, attendees can mix and mingle in the arts and crafts marketplace, enjoy food from scores of food vendors, and learn more about getting in shape – and learn about yoga, too! – in the health and wellness pavilion section in the park.
The 8th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival will include a range of multi-cultural entertainers performing a wide range of musical forms including those of Jazz, 9th Annual “Newark Idol” Youth Showcase, Gospel, House, Hip-Hop and sounds from the African Diaspora; health and sustainable market place, arts and craft vendors; local restaurants and food vendors, and organic farmer’s market products. For children the festival will offer games, storytelling, golf, basketball and skateboard clinics and a host of family oriented activities.
For eight years, the multi-day event has been without safety incidents of any kind and has been a model of safe, family-friendly fun for the residents of Newark and a growing number of regional and national guests. The event will take place in Lincoln Park, located at 1035-1071 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102.
A Celebration of Spirit and Dance
July 25 – 28, 2013 | The Program
Thursday, July 25, 2013
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)’s Sounds of the City featuring
Bernie Worrell Orchestra will be presented in conjunction
with the Lincoln Park Music Festival. NJPAC is located downtown Newark at
One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, July 26, 2013
Afternoon of Jazz
Hosted by Amiri Baraka
Featuring an All-Star presentation featuring Musical Tribute to Wayne Shorter
“The NewArkestra” featuring Adegoke Steve Colson, Alfred
Patterson, Rudy Walker, Rene McLean, Gene Ghee, James Stewart, Carlos
Francis, and Calvin Hill
Friday, July 26, 2013
9th Anniversary Newark Idol
Tribute to Motown | YOPAT’s “Newark Idol” featuring City Wide Youth showcase of dancers, rappers, singers, and spoken word and celebrity judges.
Friday July 26, 2013
Evening of Gospel
Hosted by Rev. David Jefferson
An evening featuring local, regional and national recording gospel artists
featuring Revival Temple Center of Deliverance, Paradise Baptist
Church, Galilee Baptist Church, Elder Linell Andrews & One Voice, Will
Brown & Another Level, KGT (Keeping God’s Trust-Quartet), Chrystal
Atmosphere Turner, Dawn Tallman, Pastor Deneen Jones with special
guest Jules Bartholomew featuring JudaCamp
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Celebration of House Music
Hosted by The Legendary “Ms. Theresa Randolph” and Slaag
Records recording artist “Mr. Eddie Nicholas” with special
guests appearances. Program will feature DJ’s Jihad Muhammad
and Punch “Zanzibar,” with special guest Boyd
Jarvis on keyboards, Mark Francis, Beloved, Carl Dupree,
Glenn Thornton and Terell Simmons. Artists include
Teresa Griffin, Tiger Wilson, Tia Holt and Dawn
A Celebration of House Music will feature live percussionists
throughout the day and will feature indigenous instruments from Brazil,
West Africa, Peru, and India.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Celebration of Hip Hop
Do It All and Red Man
Featuring Black Thought of The Roots, Redman, Lords of theUnderground, Hit Squad (Das EFX, K-solo, EPMD, Redman), Rah Digga,
Artifacts, Sugar Hill Gang, Kwame, Mr. Cheeks of the Lost
Boys, and, and many surprise guests.