Live Music Events in Hoboken + Jersey City in March 2020

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Music is a universal language that everyone can understand and enjoy.  Now that March is just about here, many of us can break free of our winter hibernation and finally get back out and enjoy some live music {versus staying at home and watching music videos online — we’ve been there}.  Check out the list below of upcoming music events around town this March.

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March 5th — The Akin Backbeat at 8:00PM @ Fox & Crow

With 25 years of experience under his belt, Craig Akin is leading a powerful new Trio, The Akin Backbeat, and they will be in Jersey City this month. Expect to hear originals from Craig mixed in with classic favorites from James Brown, Bill Withers, Ray Charles, and more. The show will begin at 8:00PM at Fox & Crow. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @bassistakin

Instagram: @craigakinthebassist

March 6th — Playful Banter at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

This NJ-native, singer-songwriter duo consists of Kimberly Sanchez and Alexis von Aulock. The pair have been playing together since meeting at an open-mic in 2015. They fell in love with each other’s style and knew that it would be a perfect fit. They are able to take everyone’s favorite hits, add their flare and make audiences fall in love all over again. The show will begin at 10:00PM and will be held at Fox & Crow. 

Facebook: @playfulbantermusic

March 6th — Green Knuckle Material & B. Chaps at 10:30PM @ Willie McBride’s

Start off the first weekend of the month at Willie McBride’s with Green Knuckle Material & B. Chaps. The show will begin at 10:30PM. No cover at the door, so grab friends and have a great time. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @GKMBand, @bchiaps

March 6th — Castles in the Sky at 9:30PM @ Elysian Café

This NJ/PA duo offers hope through their music and aims to inspire audiences with every performance. They will be taking the stage at Elysian Café on March 6th. The show will begin at 9:30PM and pairs perfectly with a delicious dinner. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @CastlesintheSky

March 6th — Groove at 9:30PM @ Dino & Harry’s

Groove entertains the after-dinner crowd with acoustic versions of your favorite rock, pop, and top 40 songs. Head to one of Hoboken’s favorite steakhouses for dinner and entertainment. For more information and to make a reservation, click here. 

March 6th — Lloyd United at 10:00PM @ Finnegan’s Pub

Self-described as “One part pop ukulele outfit, one part hooligan prog-rock experience, and one part beer-soaked Irish drinking song mob, Lloyd United blends unique singing and songwriting talent with a party-til-you-drop attitude,” Lloyd United promises a great time with even better music. Check out the band at Finnegan’s Pub on March 6th at 10:00PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @lloydunited

March 7th — LifeSpeed at 11:00PM @Willie McBride’s

Celebrate Hoboken LepreCon 2020 at Willie McBride’s with live music from LifeSpeed. With nearly two decades of experience, Lifespeed truly understands the cover scene in New Jersey and is ready to keep the party going in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. The show will begin at 11:00PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @LifeSpeedOfficialPage

March 7th — The Toll Collectors at 10:00PM @ Finnegan’s Pub

Join local band, The Toll Collectors, this month at Finnegan’s Pub. Based in Hoboken, the band—made up of Christina Alessi, Jonathan Andrew, Josh Bicknell, Sean-David Cunningham, Mari Byrd Hubley, and Ty Tuschen — has a smooth and sultry sound inspired by various artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Sia, and Dean Martin. The show will begin at 10:00PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @christinaalessimusic

March 7th — LaFolie Austral at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

LaFolie Austral is a band that unites the vast sonic landscape of South America, then processes it through a contemporary alternative lens. Their current surroundings in the U.S. influence their current music-making for an international sound. The show will start at 10:00PM at Fox & Crow.

Facebook: @lafolieaustral

March 12th — James Calleo at 8:00PM @ Fox & Crow

Combine a background in yoga with a killer musical instinct and you’ll get James Calleo. He was inspired at a young age by folk, rock music and has not looked back since. Calleo has been on the Hoboken music scene for a while now. Check him out at 8:00PM at Fox & Crow this month. For more information on the show, click here. 

Instagram: @jamescalleo 

March 12th  — OnStage at Stevens: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at DeBaun Performing Arts Center

Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall — experience them all with the NJSO Chamber Players. Accompanied by the NJSO String Ensemble, four virtuosic violinists each take a solo, bringing Vivaldi’s iconic The Four Seasons to life. Hear instantly recognizable melodies, learn about the music through onstage discussion, and feel the character of each season in this classic work. For more information on the entire series, click here.  

March 13th — Greg Humphreys at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

Singer-songwriter, Greg Humphreys, has been making music with his Electric Trio in the area since 2013 and has taken local gigs by storm. Their soulful sound and raspy tone make their sound different from other local artists. The show will begin at 10:00PM at Fox & Crow. For more information, click here.

Facebook: @greghumphreysmusic

Instagram: @greghumphreysmusic 

March 13th — Everglow: Everlasting Tour in USA at 7:30PM @ White Eagle Hall

Alt-Pop duo, Everglow, are bringing their performance to Jersey City. After releasing its debut single in March 2014, Everglow has been touring the country, creating a loyal fan-base and collecting countless awards along the way. Their new, more polished sound is satisfying audiences nationwide. They will be hitting the stage at White Eagle Hall on March 13th at 7:30PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @everglowmusic 

March 13th — Al + Friends at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

Start the weekend right with Al + Friends @ Willie McBride’s. Join the band for a night of live music and fun. No cover for the evening. The show will begin at 11:00PM.

March 14th — Almost Easy at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

Almost Easy is dedicated to bringing audiences the freshest hit songs and beloved classics with intense performances and epic sound. The band consists of seasoned musicians who have been getting crowds to their feet for years. Join Almost Easy at Willie McBride’s this month. The show will start at 11:00PM and there will be no cover for the night. To learn more, click here. 

Facebook: @almosteasybandnj

Instagram: @almosteasyentertainment

March 14th — James Gibbs III at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

James Gibbs III is a trumpeter, educator, composer, producer, bandleader, and multi-instrumentalist who is currently touring with nine-time Grammy nominee Joe Thomas. His music has been influenced by other notable musicians like Miles Davis, Clark Terry and many more. James performs various styles of music from originals, to covers ranging in forms from Rock, R&B, Jazz, to country, and classical. He will take the stage at Fox & Crow at 10:00PM on March 14th. For more information on the show, click here.

Facebook: @JamesGibbsMusic

 March 15th — The Grand Adventures: Creative Mixer at 1:00PM @ Belo Bar

Belo Bar is hosting a night for all types of artists. Listen to live music while sipping on drinks and munching on food. Hear the hottest beats from Leeroy Green, DjDugspin and DJ McRican who will all be on the 1s and 2s this month. The event will run from 1:00PM-8:00PM with special happy hour pricing from 4:00PM-8:00PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @DJDugspin, @imleeroygreen

Twitter: @DJMcRican

March 17th —Agus at 11:00AM @ Willie McBride’s

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us. Celebrate with traditional, Irish folk music by Agus. Agus is known for its Irish folk music and rock music, making them the perfect choice for the day. The show will run from 11:00AM-12:00PM. Click here for more information. 

Facebook: @agustheband

March 17th — Kelli Bruno at 7:00PM at Crossroads

Celebrate one of Hoboken’s favorite holidays with Kelli Bruno at her favorite location in town — Crossroads. Kelli is a Hoboken resident who loves “a good beer and a good time.” Her music is grounded in folk with flares of indie and pop, while her cover repertoire spans the decades from jazz standards and classic rock, to R&B and today’s pop. The show will begin at 7:00PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @KelliBrunoMusic

Instagram: @kellster91

March 20th — Ted Chubb Band at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

Drawing his main inspiration from a quote by a music teacher, “gratified, never satisfied,” Ted Chubb is constantly evolving and learning as an artist and his music reflects it. Chubb performs originals as well as covers that reflect his state of mind. His show will begin at 10:00PM on March 20th at Fox & Crow. For more information, click here.

Facebook: @TedChubbMusic

Instagram: @tchubb

March 20th — Pentley Holmes Trio at 10:00PM @ Finnegan’s Pub

After surviving a typically fatal brain aneurysm, Pentley Holmes wrote music that beautifully depicts this experience in his debut album “Rip My Heart Out,” which has captured the hearts of audiences. He will be performing at Finnegan’s Pub on March 20th at 10:00PM. The performance will include Pentley on vox/guitar, Warren Snead on bass and Daniel Gonzalez {Drumiel} on drums. For more information, click here.

Facebook: @PentlyHolmesMusic

March 20th — Radio Stranger at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Radio Stranger writes and performs their unique mix of eclectic, acoustic, pop music. Their music is folk-rock, with a little country mixed into jazzier arrangements with pop sensibility, creating songs that people want to listen to + sing along with. They will be taking the stage at Willie McBride’s at 11:00PM on March 20th. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @radiostranger 

March 21st — The Benjamins at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

A unique combination of classic, modern, elegance, and edge — the band has appeared on national music TV channels and radio stations, as well as high-profile sports and corporate events. Experience their energetic performance at 11:00PM on March 21st.

Instagram: @thebenjaminsnj

Facebook: @thebenjaminsnj

March 21st — Bob Denson’s Greens at 10:00PM @ Finnegan’s Pub

Come take in the classic Irish drinking songs in an upbeat punk and rock vibe all night. The show will begin at 10:00PM at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @bobdensonartist

March 21st — Alex Tea & Friends at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

Alex Tea is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and artist living in Jersey City. His live ensembles play selections from his various original projects, spanning roots reggae, MPB, funk, soul and folk music. The performance will start at 10:00PM at Fox & Crow. For more information, click here. 

March 27th — Leni Stern at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

Incorporating West African sounds with her decades of jazz experience creates a one-of-a-kind sound by Leni Stern. Leni has recorded and released 21 albums in her career and is continuing to captivate audiences globally. Her performance will begin at 10:00PM at Fox & Crow on March 27th. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @LeniSternBand

Instagram: @LeniSternMusic

March 27th — The Slackers at 8:30PM @ White Eagle Hall

The Slackers is an American band who has been taught by Jamaican ska/reggae experts and draws inspiration from genres including blues, rock, reggae, soul, and RnB. The band has been making music since 1996 and continues to release singles that incorporate all influences. They are bringing their show to White Eagle Hall on March 27th at 8:30PM. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @theslackers

March 27th — The Schwam at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

The Schwam is an independent rock/ska/punk band based in Paramus, New Jersey.  The Schwam credits their sound to their inspirations that include Led Zeppelin, Sublime, and Foo Fighters as well as the uniqueness of each band member. The show will begin at 11:00PM at Willie McBride’s. For more information, click here. 

March 28th — The Amish Outlaws at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

With four out of the six members creating the band after a strict, Amish upbringing The Amish Outlaws have truly earned their names. The band has a unique style and promises that no two shows are the same. The show begins at 11:00PM at Willie McBride’s. For more information, click here. 

Facebook: @TheAmishOutlaws

Instagram: @amishoutlaws

 March 28th — Jack Skuller & Special Guest at 10:00PM @ Fox & Crow

Jack Skuller is celebrating a decade of music. His songwriting is ever-changing and evolving with the times and his personal style. His new project, Trolley Valhalla, is making its debut this year. Check our Jack and his special guest at Fox & Crow on March 28th at 10:00PM. For more information, click here.

Facebook: @jackskuller

Instagram: @jackskuller 

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 + Wednesdays.

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

Wednesdays:

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

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

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 Music 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.

Headroom {150 Bay Street, Jersey City} Sunday Jazz Jam Session. Sundays at 3:00PM.

Which of these live music events are you most excited about this month? Let us know in the comments!

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