Hoboken’s Arts & Music Festival, which last happened in May of this year, was due to kick off on Sunday, October 2nd on Washington Street from Observer Highway to 7th Street. Unfortunately, this free event — which usually includes 300 artists, crafters, makers, local businesses, and food vendors — was canceled by the City due to inclement weather from Hurricane Ian, per a Nixle update. Now, the City announced on Tuesday that the 2022 festival will not be rescheduled — although two of the musical performances still went on at Hoboken High School on Sunday afternoon. Read on for more about what we know.
In place of the usual outdoor event, the City relocated two of the free musical performance to the auditorium at Hoboken High School at 800 Clinton Street. Freedy Johnston performed from 3PM to 4PM and Alejandro Escovedo and the Rant Band performed from 4:30PM to 5:45PM on Sunday, October 2nd. Per Patch, City Spokesperson Marilyn Baer said on Tuesday that the rest of the festival will not be rescheduled.
The City had previously announced that Alejandro Escovedo is “a Mexican-American kid with Texas roots and California raising, taking on immigration issues in two continents with an Italian band.” What’s more, he’s even collaborated with the one and only Bruce Springsteen.
Per TapInto, this was supposed to be the festival’s 27th year.
To see the Nixle alert, click here.