• Live Music Events in Hoboken + Jersey City {July 2019}

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    It’s a midsummer extravaganza. Hudson County is poppin’ with festivals and weekends featuring great live music acts in July. There are so many reasons to celebrate this month — the 4th of July, Flag Day, and National Ice Cream Day. Get into the summer groove and check out these awesome artists at local spots. Read on to find out live music events happening in Hoboken + Jersey City in July 2019: 

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    July 2nd — We The Artists: Independence Day at 8:00PM @ FM

    Join over 20 bands and musicians at FM Restaurant, Bar + Lounge on Tuesday for an “artist independence day” in preparation for July 4th. There will also be an open mic starting at 8:00PM, so if you’re interested in showcasing your talent sign up via DM @breakalegent on Instagram or email breakalegshowcase@gmail.com. For more information about this event, head here.

    July 6th — Andrew Scotchie and the River Rats at 10:00PM @ Fox and Crow

    This funk, rock and blues duo will perform on stage at the Fox and Crow in Jersey City on Saturday at 10:00PM. Originally from Asheville, NC, Andrew Scotchie and Keith Harry are currently on a special stripped down acoustic tour across the East Coast. Join them for a high-energy concert and check out more information about the event here.

    Instagram: @andrewscotchieandtherr

    Facebook: @TheRiverRatsAVL

    July 7th — SummerFest Concert Series at 6:00PM @ Liberty State Park

    The SummerFest Concert Series hosted by the City of Jersey City, the Jersey City Art + Culture, the Hungry March Band, and HONK NYC begins this Sunday, July 7th at 6:00PM in Liberty State Park. It takes place every Tuesday and Sunday with hand-selected musical groups from Motown to jazz to classic rock to R+B. The location will be in the North Cove Field with free parking after 5:00PM behind Ferry Lot on Audrey Zapp Drive. Each concert is free and open to the public. For more information or cancellations, please visit jerseycityculture.org or here.

    July 11th — Music in Sinatra Park at 6:00PM

    Every Thursday until August 15th check out these free outdoor performances in the amphitheater at Sinatra Park. Next week is the Arena Rock Tribute and Showtime Dance Band sponsored by local resident Frank Raia. Other events include all-stars from The Guitar Bar performing the songs of Tom Petty on July 26th and a 50th Anniversary Celebration of The Beatles’ White Album and Abbey Road on August 8th. Shows start at 7:00PM unless otherwise listed. Check out more information here.

    July 12th — Frenetic at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s 

    Jam band Frenetic will make their Hoboken debut next Friday on Willie McBride’s stage at 11:00PM. This four-man group is based in the Mile Square and consists of guitar, bass, drums, and harmonica. For more information about Frenetic and the show, head here.

    Instagram: @thebandfrenetic

    Facebook: @frenetic

    July 13th — Debra Devi and Chogyi Lama at 10:00PM @ Fox and Crow

    Debra Devi, a rock singer and guitarist from Jersey City, and Chogyi Lama, a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Woodstock, will perform back-to-back at the Fox and Crow at 10:00PM later this month. Devi shut the house down at White Eagle Hall last January, drawing over 500 people to the venue. Lama, a multi-instrumentalist and producer, performed at the Woodstock Anniversary Festival last month at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY. For more information about the upcoming show, check it out here.

    Instagram: @debradevi, @chogyilama

    Facebook: @debradevi, @chogyimusic

    July 14th — Rap ‘n’ Rock Tour at 5:00PM @ FM

    In celebration of France’s Bastille Day, FM will host seven hip-hop and rock artists starting at 5:00PM. The Rap ‘n’ Rock tour is presented by Garden State Hip Hop + Makin Waves in association with FM’s Rock-It Docket. Performers include DJ Ronny Rayz, Black Suburbia Music Group, The Band Called FUSE, Mista Encore, Green Knuckle Material, Dane The Beautiful Monster, and Switch Mob. Tickets are $10 at the door to benefit the Asbury Park Music Foundation’s Hip Hop Institute and Beat Bus. See more information here.

    July 19th — Mario Padron + Friends at 10:00PM @ Bin14

    Mario Padron will perform at Bin14 in Hoboken later this month with five great artists {and friends} including his former bandmate and talented drummer Raj Madella. With them will be vocalist Erica Ramos, Pat Hall on trombone, Jeff Jeswald on keys, and Evan Uriera on guitar. The performance begins at 10:00PM and ends at 12:00AM. Check out the Facebook event here.

    July 19th — Suspended Justice at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

    This ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s classic rock cover band from Central Jersey is a hit with any fan of throwback music. Suspended Justice will play at Willie McBride’s later this month with a $5 cover fee. The show starts at 11:00PM and make sure to book your free limo ride so you don’t have to pay cover. For more information, head here.

    Facebook: @suspendedjustice

    Instagram: @the_real_suspended_justice

    July 20th — Josh, from the Island at 1:00PM @ Black Rail Coffee

    Come catch Josh, from the Island play an ambient electronic set in honor of his brand new cassette release from Hoboken-based record label and collective Neon Peach Records. Cassettes will be available for purchase as well as pastries, sandwiches, and refreshments from Black Rail Coffee. Josh is a Hoboken-based artist, and the collective Neon Peach is dedicated to supplying Hoboken with live music and physical releases. For more information, go here.

    July 25th — Storytown at 10:00PM @ Fox and Crow

    Storytown is a four-piece rock ‘n’ roll band led by guitarist Guy Story yes, that’s his real name. He is originally from Mississippi but now lives in NYC playing venues all over the area. Join this high-energy group at the Fox and Crow for a great performance at 10:00PM on the last Thursday of the month. For more information, check out the Facebook event here.

    Facebook: @storytownband

    Instagram: @storytownband

    July 25th — Afterglow Concert Series at 7:30PM @ 77 Park Avenue

    During the months of May through September, local management and production companies will host an Afterglow Concert Series at the 77 Park Avenue apartment complex. These will be intimate rooftop and lounge performances from 7:30PM to 9:30PM on Thursdays, featuring Audrey, Althea Grace, Milla Santana, and Jackie Paladino. See more information here for the July 25th event and future events.

    July 26th — BWQ Crack Up Release Party at 7:00PM @ FM

    Indie rock group BWQ recorded its latest music last year in Nashville and frontman Darryl Joo is ready to showcase it at FM later this month. This Hoboken-based band’s newest EP is titled “Crack Up.” Other artists including Hunt For Hunter, Tired Smile, and Wild Americans will also perform. For more details about the release party, check out the event here.

    Facebook: @bwqmusic

    Instagram: @bwqmusic

    July 26th — Leni Stern at 10:00PM @ Fox and Crow

    Leni Stern, an NYC-based singer, guitarist, and composer, will grace the stage at the Fox and Crow on the last Friday of July. Her trio includes Senegalese musicians Mamadou Ba and Alioune Faye and she recently was named one of the 50 most sensational female jazz guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine. Join this group at 10:00PM and see more information here.

    Facebook: @LeniSternMusic

    Instagram: @lenisternmusic

    July 31st — Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at 8:30PM @ White Eagle Hall

    Karl Denson, a singer and saxophonist, will perform at White Eagle Hall on Wednesday the 31st. His Tiny Universe concert {originally scheduled for June 12th} is a seven-piece unit, which includes The Rolling Stones’ keyboardist and Allman Brothers Band alum Chuck Leavell. His newest album, “Gnomes & Badgers,” speaks to various generations, genders, religions, and cultures. Tickets range from $25 to $30 and the show doors open at 7:30PM. Check out more information here.

    Facebook: @karldensonstinyuniverse

    Instagram: @karldensonstinyuniverse

    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 Ave, 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 Ave, Hoboken}: Live music.

    77 Park Ave 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 Ave, Hoboken}: Live Music Friday and Saturday. Open Mic on Sunday.

    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.