Lincoln Park festival starts NOW!!! July 22nd

BY lyanne


Starting Thursday, will commence the 10th annual Lincoln Park Cultural Coast District (LPCCP), annual music celebration.  This years Lincoln Park outdoor event officially starts July 24 – July 26 .

However, the  Kick-off party will commence  tomorrow (July 22nd) at Taste Venue/Suite 53,  featuring performance by Vivian Green.  Tis is a fundraiser, hosted by WBLS’ Shaila, and Beats by DJ Jon Quick.  Cocktails sponsored by Remy Martin, 6pm-10pm, Suite 53 at The Taste, 53 Edison Place, Newark, NJ, 21 and Over, tickets: $25.00 LIMITED Walk up tickets available at check in, Questions, please call 973-242-4144, and is Non-refundable

This year, LPCCD fundraising goes digital as it launches it’s first-­‐ever Indiegogo campaign in order to keep the annual celebration of Spirit and Dance free to the public. “As the festival grows in scope and stature, it is our goal to keep the festival a wonderful community-­‐building experience. We are a non-­‐profit, and so in order to ensure that the bulk of the events are free to concertgoers, we launched our first-­‐ever crowd-­‐sourcing campaign on Indiegogo, says Anthony Smith, festival executive producer. “We don’t have a traditional gala event, so the music festival serves as not only a ‘give-­‐back’ to the attendees, it’s our annual fundraising platform also.”

As fundraiser goes, this  is the second in the series with the first cocktail fundraiser being held on July 15th at Robert Treat Rooftop with performance by Russell Taylor.

As always, the Festival will include a range of entertainers performing a wide range of musical forms including Jazz, Gospel, House and Hip Hop and sounds from the African Diaspora; Youth performance showcase, green vendors, arts and craft vendors; local restaurants, organic farmers markets produce, and a health and wellness pavilion. For youth the Festival will offer games, storytelling, golf clinics, skateboard clinics and a host of family oriented activities. The Festival is sponsored by our corporate and community partners. The weekend will close with the musical celebrations of Jazz, Youth performances, Gospel, House and Hip Hop.

Festival attendees will experience a full day of family friendly fun on Friday, July 24th with Annual Lunch Time Jazz Concert with NewArkestra Jazz Band.  The day continues with the Annual Newark Idol competition. Not your average talent show, these kids shine at this American Idol inspired showcase with celebrity judges and prizes. Newark Idol creator/festival producer Susu Stewart states, “Captivating the 11th Year Anniversary of Newark Idol I knew this year had to be SPECTACULAR! An evening you don’t want to miss as the City of Newark’s most talented high school kids present a showcase of talent that will leave you in complete admiration and even signing a song or two.” Hosting this year’s Newark Idol is American Idol season 6 finalist Sanjaya Malakar. The day ends on a Gospel high with performances by Newark’s own Rev. Stefanie Minatee and Jubilation Choir, among others.

On Saturday, July 25th, the festival continues with its highly attended House Music Day where house music DJs keep the crowd dancing at nothing less than 180 bpm!

The Lincoln Park Music Festival (LPMF) aims to bring together entertainers performing Jazz, Gospel, House, and Hip Hop. For children, the festival offers games, story telling, skateboarding, basketball and a host of other family friendly activities. (LPMF) also features the Health and Wellness/ Sustainability Village with free health screenings, massages, yoga, and, fresh organic produce from the Lincoln Park Community Farm and more. “The Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival has become a huge success. With over 50,000 people attending the event over the four days, it is now the largest event in the City of Newark and the largest event highlighting African American artists in the State of New Jersey. The artists who perform each year are incredible and the diversity of ages and complexions that attend the event -­‐ dancing, singing and laughing with friends and family members -­‐ make it a joy-­‐filled weekend,” said LPCCD Founder Baye Adofo-­Wilson.
The festival is free and fun and offers something for everyone both young and old, so come out and support. More sponsors and artists to be announced! Creator of Newark Idol, Producer of Lincoln Park Music Festival Susu Stewart adds, “Newark Idol is turning 10! Captivating on the 10 Year Anniversary I knew this year had to be SPECTACULAR! An evening you don’t want to miss as the City of Newark’s most talented high school kids present a showcase of talent that will leave you in complete admiration and even signing a song or two. Come out in support Newark’s number one singing competition where special guest judges and performers salute this year’s competitors. I look forward to seeing you there!”


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