Live Music Events in Hoboken + Jersey City {August 2019}

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It’s the last full month of summer, but have no fear. Hudson County has saved the best live performances for August and you don’t want to miss them. Enjoy the empty bars and restaurants on the weekend for a few weeks longer, and support these talented local artists too.  Read on to discover all the live music events in Hoboken + Jersey City in August 2019. 

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August 1st — Sean Kiely Acoustic Trio at 8:00PM @ Fox and Crow

This Thursday, join the Sean Kiely Acoustic Trio at the Fox and Crow in Jersey City for a night of inviting folk music and historical nuances on his 2018 EP “It Sure Was Good.” He will be accompanied by Maddie Witler on mandolin and Bobby McCullough on upright bass. For more information, check out the Facebook event here

Facebook: @Sean0Sean 

August 1st — Jersey City Heights: Free Concert at 7:00PM

For an outdoor venue, attend a free concert in the JC Heights on Thursday at 7:00PM in Leonard Gordon Park Conservancy on JFK Boulevard. Performers will include rock bands Abstract Artimus, The Penniless Loafers, and Swilson. Additional details can be found at the Facebook event here.

Instagram: @AbstractArtimus, @ThePennilessLoafers, and @SwilsonBand 

Facebook: @AbstractArtimus, @ThePennilessLoafers, and @Swilson666

August 2nd — Three Days of Peace and Music at 8:00PM @ White Eagle Hall

From July 31st to August 2nd, Jersey City will host various bands and artists at different locations across the area hosted by ALEOproductions. The finale will be at White Eagle Hall celebrating the anniversary of the original Woodstock Celebration of Peace and Love in summer 1969. Artists attending include Sylvana Joycet, the Love Network, and the ALEOcollective who will be performing the set list from Woodstock. Doors open at 7:30PM and tickets are $25. For more information, head here.

August 3rd — Roxanne, All-Female Police Tribute Band at 8:00PM @ FM

Roxanne is an all-female Police tribute band based in North Jersey and New York. Named after the rock band’s infamous track “Roxanne,” these three ladies will shut the house down at FM Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge on Saturday in downtown Jersey City at 8:00PM. Check out the Facebook event here for more details.

Instagram: @RoxannePoliceTribute 

Facebook: @RoxannePoliceTribute 

August 11th — Purple Mountains at 8:00PM @ White Eagle Hall

The former frontman of Silver Jews David Berman returns with his new crew Purple Mountains, an indie rock band with a hauntingly beautiful sound. They are introducing themselves with a single “All My Happiness is Gone,” off of their soon-to-come album. Doors open at 7:00PM and tickets are $30. Check out more information about the performance at White Eagle Hall here.

Instagram: @purpmountains 

Facebook @purplemountains 

August 13th — Rainbow Revue with Lillian Bustle at 8:30PM @ FM

A Jersey City Pride Festival event, FM will host a drag and burlesque show with body-positive performer Lillian Bustle on Tuesday, August 13th. Enjoy prizes from local vendors and other surprise guests on stage. Tickets are $12 cash or Venmo and part of the proceeds will benefit the Hudson Pride Center. The event is first-come, first-serve and doors open at 7:00PM. Get more info about this event here

Instagram:@jerseycitypride and @lillian_bustle 

August 16th — Anthony Fuscaldo Group at 10:00PM @ Fox and Crow

Guitarist Anthony Fuscaldo will perform at the Fox and Crow at 10:00PM on the third Friday of this month. With a unique style and appreciation for music, he has shared the stage with great jazz musicians like saxophonist Dan Faulk and songwriter + producer PJ Bianco. Anthony is joined by vocalist Audra Mariel, upright bassist Adrian Moring, drummer Eric Hallenbeck, and keyboardist Nick Masters. For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Instagram: @anthony.fuscaldo

Facebook: @anthonyfuscaldomusic 

August 17th — IMFACT at 7:00PM @ White Eagle Hall

KPOP boy band IMFACT will hold their first U.S. meet + greet at White Eagle Hall later this month. The five-member group’s first song “Lollipop” debuted in 2016 and now they’re showing off their talent for international fans. Doors open at 6:30PM and tickets range from $69 to $149 for VIP perks. Head here for more details about this event.

Instagram: @official_imfact 

Facebook: @imfactofficial 

August 22nd and 23rd — Fringe Fest at 8:00PM @ FM

Another awesome kickoff for the Jersey City Pride Festival, FM will host Fringe Fest during the fourth weekend of the month. Local personal trainer Evan Laurence will MC a night of over 10 talented performers including celebrity DJ Chauncey D. Tickets are $10 and for more information, see details here.

August 24th — Ted Leo and the Pharmacists at 8:30PM @ White Eagle Hall

Songwriter Ted Leo began making music in the ‘90s era of power-punk and he hasn’t stopped since. His newest solo album “The Hanged Man” will be showcased at White Eagle Hall on the fourth Saturday of August. Doors open at 7:30PM and tickets range from $20 to $22. Check out more information here.

August 28th — Unlawful Assembly at 8:00PM @ Fox and Crow

Alternative artists Walter Parks, Vivian Sessoms, and Chris Parks will perform at the Fox and Crow as Unlawful Assembly on the last Wednesday of the month. Enjoy soulful jazz mixed with upbeat rock at this intimate venue. The event runs until 10:00PM and for more information, check out the Facebook event here.

Instagram: @WalterParksMusic and @VivianSessomsMusic 

Facebook: @WalterParksMusic and @VivianSessomsMusic 

August 29th — Surfer Blood at 9:00PM @ Monty Hall

Showcasing their fourth album Snowdonia, this group will hit the stage at Monty Hall on the last Thursday of the month. Surfer Blood consists of singer and guitarist John Paul Pitts, drummer Tyler Schwarz, guitarist Michael McCleary, and bassist Lindsey Mill. They all graduated from the same high school in West Palm Beach, Florida. Get $15 tickets to their Jersey City performance here.

Instagram: @surferblood

Weekly Live Music Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City:

Mondays:

FM Bar + Grill {340 3rd Street, Jersey City}: Friggin Fabulous Open Mic Mondays.

the Underground {116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}: Piano Bar Night.

McSwiggan’s Pub {110 1st Street, Hoboken}: Live Music Mondays and Wednesdays.

Finnegan’s Pub {734 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}: Bluegrass Jam.

Tuesdays:

Liberty State Park {North Cove Field}: SummerFest Concert Series at 6:00PM.

Wednesdays:

The Underground {116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}: From 7:00PM-12:30AM, be surprised with the musical genre of the night. A variety ranges from jazz to rat pack and burlesque to pop.

McSwiggan’s Pub {110 1st Street, Hoboken}: Live Music Mondays and Wednesdays.

Grand Vin {500 Grand Street, Hoboken}: Live music on Wednesdays at 9:00PM.

Thursdays:

New Jersey Performing Arts Center {1 Center Street, Newark}: Weekly free concerts.

The Cuban {333 Washington Street}: Havana Nights live music.

Northern Soul Kitchen {700 1st Street, Hoboken}: Live music.

Finnegan’s Pub {734 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}: Live music.

77 Park Avenue Apartments: Afterglow Concert Series at 7:30PM.

Sinatra Park Amphitheater: Music in Sinatra Park at 7:00PM.

Weekends:

Wine and Whiskey Bar {117 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}: Live music Friday through Sunday.

House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken}: Friday Night Live 8:00PM-11:00PM, Dueling Pianos with the Flying Ivories every Saturday at 9:00PM.

The Shepherd + the Knucklehead {1313 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}: Live music at 9:00PM on Fridays.

The Underground {116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}: Saturdays at 7:00PM, Big Bruce and the Messengers. Directly after at 10:30PM, various top 40 DJs.

Iron Monkey {99 Greene Street, Jersey City}: Karaoke from 10:00PM-2:00AM on Saturdays.

Farside Tavern {531 Washington Street, Hoboken}: Live music 4:00PM-8:00PM on Saturdays.

The Cuban {333 Washington Street, Hoboken}: Live music during Sunday brunch.

The Underground {116 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}: Meet and greet other artists from 9:30PM-1:30AM every Sunday.

Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Drive, Jersey City}: Live bands on Friday and DJs on Saturday, both at 9:00PM.

Finnegan’s Pub {734 Willow Avenue, Hoboken}: Live Music Friday and Saturday. Open Mic on Sunday.

The Hutton {225 Hutton Street, Jersey City}: Irish Music Sundays at 3:00PM.

Liberty State Park {North Cove Field}: SummerFest Concert Series at 6:00PM on Sunday.

Which live music event are you most excited for this month? Let us know in the comments! 

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Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Megan is a Jersey Girl at heart with a passion for writing and content creation. She is an alumna of Rutgers University-New Brunswick and currently works in media relations for a Fortune 500 company. In her free time, you can find her at Crunch Fitness or exploring new brunch spots, dive bars, and local boutiques with her friends. Megan covers human-interest stories and lifestyle news geared toward young professionals and the every day Hoboken Girl.


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