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

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    The weather is getting warmer {minus a few mini March snow storms}, spring is right around the corner, and it’s finally time to break out that hideously green outfit you bought for St. Patrick’s Day last year. But first, make sure you see a live performance in Hudson County this month because you won’t want to miss these artists’ setlists. Read on to find out what live music acts are happening in Hoboken + Jersey City in March 2019:

    live music march 2019

    March 1st — Band of Make Believe at 11:00PM

    This cover band truly does it all. From The Killers to Fall Out Boy to Ariana Grande and beyond — they perform it. Band of Make Believe has six members and dubs themselves “New Jersey’s premier cover band,” mixing the classics with today’s pop music. You can also check them out regularly at Zeppelin Hall Beer Garden in JC. See more information here.

    Instagram: @bandofmakebelieve
    Facebook: @bandofmakebelieve

    March 1st — Scott E. Moore at 10:00PM

    An Americana and R+B vibe, Scott E. Moore will perform at the Fox + Crow tonight to debut his newest songs accompanied by Peter Vitalone on the keyboard. The singer-songwriter has previously composed meditation music for Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. Moore calls his sound “American soul,”  a blend of blues, folk, and R+B. For more information about the event, head here.

    Instagram: @scottemoore

    March 1st — Feli Fame, Kosha Dillz, Cook Thugless, Green Knuckle Material at 6:30PM

    Looking for some live hip-hop music tonight? Head over to FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge for four unforgettable performances from popular artists Feli Fame, Kosha Dillz, Cook Thugless, and Green Knuckle Material. Doors open at 6:30PM and tickets are $12. See more information here.

    Instagram: @felifame, @KoshaDillz, @cookthugless, @GKMband
    Facebook: @FeliFameMusic, @koshadillz, @cookthugless, @GKMband

    March 2nd — LepreCON 2019 All Day

    If you’re one of the brave people participating in Hoboken’s St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl, be sure to stop by Willie McBride’s. During the day, artists GoldnBrown and Derek Dempsey are performing during the day. Throw it back to the decade of pop-punk and low-rise jeans at night with ’90s tribute band, Nine Deeez Nite. Just like the bar crawl, live music will be playing all day. Check it out here.

    See More: Is Hoboken LepreCon 2019 Happening This Year?

    March 2nd — Joy on Fire at 10:00PM

    Punk jazz trio Joy on Fire will perform tomorrow at the Fox and Crow, bringing their Led Zeppelin-meets-Coltrane sound to Jersey City. With roots in Baltimore, the three members mix jazz and rock ‘n’ roll playing instruments including the saxophone, bass guitar, and drums. For more information about the event and upcoming shows, head here.

    Instagram: @joyonfire
    Facebook: @joyonfire

    March 2nd — Fish House Road + Cousin Earth at 8:00PM

    FM will host rock band Fish House Road and the eclectic musicians in Cousin Earth tomorrow because “those who jam big with tiny instruments.” Doors open at 8:00PM and there is a $10 cover. See more information and tour dates here.

    Instagram: @fishhouseroad, @cousinearthmusic
    Facebook: @fish.houseroad, @cousinearth

    March 5th — Backroom Broadsides at 7:30PM

    Pull together your best slam poetry pieces for the Backroom Broadsides event in the Heights on Tuesday, March 5th at Fox + Crow. It’s a new spoken word series presented by James Ruggia + the Riverview Neighborhood Association, a non-profit organization to improve the JC community. The open mic starts at 8:00PM, but the parlor room opens at 7:30PM. You can check out more information here.

    March 8th — Brian Kirk and the Jirks at 11:00PM

    They’re back — Brian Kirk and the Jirks have been covering songs on the East Coast since the early 1990s with Brian and eight band members. The relationship Brian has with his audience is irreplaceable and Hoboken is lucky to host these talented artists every month. See more information here.

    Facebook: @BrianKirkandtheJirks

    March 8th — Ted Chubb Group at 10:00PM

    Jazz artist Ted Chubb and his band will perform at the Fox and Crow next weekend. Chubb has previously played with other jazz artists including Wallace Roney, Christian McBride, and Winard Harper. He currently works with the nationally recognized music education program, Jazz House Kids. For more information about the event and more tour dates, head here.

    Instagram: @tchubb
    Facebook: @TedChubbGroup

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    March 8th — J Boog at 8:00PM

    Jam to some reggae music next Friday with J Boog at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. Having toured all over the world, the singer helped pave the way for many Polynesian singers with the help of George “Fiji” Veikoso, his fellow island artist. Doors for the event open at 7:30PM and tickets range from $20 to $75, depending on seating. Check it out here.

    Instagram: @jboogmusic
    Facebook: @jboogmusic

    March 9th — The Benjamins at 11:00PM

    It wouldn’t be a complete month of live music without The Benjamins — a band that tours country-wide and has been featured on countless radio stations and TV channels. Join them for an intimate concert and an unforgettable performance at Willie McBride’s at 11:00PM. For more information, head here.

    Instagram: @thebenjaminsnj
    Facebook: @thebenjaminsnj

    March 9th — The Skullers at 10:00PM (see info in email)

    Witness an album in the making and head over to the Fox + Crow in Jersey City to watch rock band The Skullers perform next Saturday. They’re asking fans to help them record a live EP and they’ll debut some of their newest songs and covers. Lead singer Jack Skull has been recognized by Songmasters and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. Admission for the concert is free and doors open at 9:00PM. Get tickets and find out more tour dates here.

    Instagram: @the_skullers
    Facebook: @TheSkullersBand

    March 9th — Afrofest 2019: New Jersey at 9:00PM

    The world’s largest Afro-Caribbean festival tour Afrofest will hit the stage at White Eagle Hall next Saturday for amazing live performances, DJ’s, and some celebrity guest appearances. This event is a celebration of African culture with music that will make you want to get up and move. The show begins at 9:00PM and tickets range from $10 to $40. For more information, head here.

    Instagram: @afrofesttour
    Facebook: @afrofestlife

    March 14th — James Calleo: Second Thursday Residency at 8:00PM

    Previous Hoboken Guy of the Week and singer + songwriter James Calleo will be performing at Fox + Crow again this month as part of his 2019 residency with the bar. In addition to this show, Calleo is also performing at the Elysian Café on the 9th and 22nd, Finnegan’s on the 29th, and plenty more local venues in New Jersey and New York. Check out the details and more tour dates here.

    Instagram: @jamescalleo
    Facebook: @hisnamewasjames

    March 15th — The Nerds at 9:00PM

    Another crowd favorite and no stranger to this venue is back in town at Willie McBride’s. The Nerds are another great on the list of New Jersey cover bands. Bringing back old school hits as well as some new jams. Don’t miss them. For more information, head here.

    Instagram: @thenerdsband
    Facebook: @thenerds

    March 15th — Dead Swords at 8:30PM

    New metal band Dead Swords will perform at White Eagle Hall on March 15th to showcase their debut album, “Enders.” Alex Rosamila and Corey Perez, both originally in other bands, describe their sound as a soothing kind of black metal. Doors open at 7:30PM and tickets range from $12 to $14. Check out the event and more information here.

    Instagram: @dead_swords
    Facebook: @deadswordsnj

    March 16th — LifeSpeed at 11:00PM

    NJ cover band LifeSpeed is a five-man band that’s been playing together since 2001, giving the crowd their all during each performance. If you’ve been to Tuesdays at Bar Anticipation in Lake Como, you’ve seen their talent. Check them out at Willie McBride’s tomorrow at 11:00PM and don’t worry, they’ll be back next month too. See more information here.

    Instagram: @lifespeednj
    Facebook: @LifespeedOfficialPage

    March 16th — The Bouncing Souls at 7:00PM

    Four-man punk rock band The Bouncing Souls are performing on Saturday, March 16th at White Eagle Hall. The doors open at 6:00PM and tickets are sold out. Although the show is sold out, you can head here for more of their tour dates.

    Instagram: @bouncingsoulsnj
    Facebook: @bouncingsouls

    March 17th — St. Patrick’s Day All Day

    Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with live, authentic Irish music all day long at Wilie McBride’s. The Irish-inspired pub will also serve corned beef and cabbage to guests the entire day. For more information, head here.

    March 17th — Mike Gordon at 8:00PM

    Bassist and co-founder of Phish Mike Gordon will perform at White Eagle Hall on St. Patrick’s Day in support of his new album OGOGO. You can even join the pre-party at FM Restaurant Bar and Lounge at 5:00PM. Doors for the show open at 7:00PM and tickets range from $30 to $35. Check out the concert here.

    Instagram: @mike_gordon
    Facebook: @mikehyphengordon

    March 21st — Spaghetti Sessions Songwriter Showcase at 8:00PM

    The Fox + Crow has hosted a monthly workshop for songwriters in downtown Jersey City since 2011 and this event will showcase those artists. Discover new music, eat a great meal, and even immerse yourself in this impressive community. See more information here.

    March 22nd — B Street at 9:00PM

    You don’t want to miss the original Bruce Springsteen cover band next weekend at Willie McBride’s. The group was formed in Asbury Park in 1980 and they regularly perform Springsteen’s hits as well as his early music. Doors open at 7:30PM and tickets are $15. See more information here.

    Facebook: @bstreetband

    March 22nd — Mario Padron + Friends at 10:00PM

    For an intimate venue and dinner with a show, check out guitarist and singer Mario Padron at Bin14 later this month. As a part of a residency with Bin14, Padron will cover his favorite R+B and pop tracks alongside a different friend and artist each month. In April, his guest at Bin14 will be former The Voice contestant — Troy Ramey. For more details about the event, head here.

    March 23rd — The Event Horizon at 11:00PM

    Try not to lose your voice because The Event Horizon knows not only the hits from each decade but from each genre. The band plays songs from 2000’s hip-hop, EDM, ’80s, and country. These five members and their high energy are sure to make your night memorable. See more information here.

    Instagram: @theeventhorizonn
    Facebook: @theeventhorizonnj

    March 23rd — Demolition String Band at 10:00PM

    Artists Elena Skye and Boo Reiners combine their love of country, rock ‘n’ roll, bluegrass, and mountain music to form the Demolition String Band. They’re performing at the Fox + Crow at the end of the month with only a single microphone, banjo, mandolin, and guitars. For more information about the band and the event, head here.

    Facebook: @DemolitionStringBand

    March 29th — Take Your Shoes Off at 11:00PM

    Nope, Willie McBride’s isn’t actually asking you to take your shoes off for this night of live music. It’s all about this throwback band that covers hits from the ‘90’s and 2000s. They often perform at popular Jersey shore bars including the Parker House in Sea Girt. Enjoy a night with this NYC band and no cover! See more information here.

    Instagram: @takeyourshoesoff_nyc
    Facebook: @TakeYourShoesOffNYC

    March 30th — The Amish Outlaws at 11:00PM

    Straight out of Lancaster, Pennsylvania {at least four of them}, the Amish Outlaws cover songs by Jay Z, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley, and almost everything on pop culture radio. Their story is exactly what you would think; they left the Amish lifestyle for the real world. Make sure you check them out at Willie McBride’s the last Saturday of the month—they’ll be in full Amish garb! For more information and tour dates, head here.

    Instagram: @amishoutlaws
    Facebook: @TheAmishOutlaws

    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.

    Wednesdays:

    FM Bar + Grill {340 3rd Street, Jersey City}: Big Ed’s Open Roadhouse Jam until March 20th.

    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.

    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.

    Weekends:

    Biggies Clam Bar {36-42 Newark Street, Hoboken}: Biggie’s Beats featuring a Live DJ from 10:00PM-2:00PM.

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

    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 {Hoboken}: Live music during Sunday brunch.

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

    Do you know of any other live music events going on around Hudson County? Let us know in the comments below!


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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 at a publishing company in downtown Hoboken. 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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