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Live Music Events in Hoboken + Jersey City in October 2019

by Megan Joseph
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Autumn festivals, pumpkin picking, and falling leaves aren’t the only events Hudson County has to look forward to this October. Escape the chilly air to check out intimate venues, Halloween parties with cover bands, and full-on rock concerts to get the most out of this month’s live music lineup. Read on to find out what live music acts are happening in Hoboken + Jersey City in October 2019.

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October 1st — Team Dresch at 8:00PM @ Monty Hall

Punk riot girl band Team Dresch will perform at Monty Hall on Tuesday at 8:00PM. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, the group began making music in the ’90s during the unforgettable punk era. Join them for a night of true hardcore sound. Tickets are $15 and to check out more information, head here.

Facebook: @teamdresch

Instagram: @teamdresch

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October 3rd — The Akin Backbeat at 8:00PM @ Fox and Crow

Don’t miss performances at the Fox and Crow this month, especially the Akin Backbeat on Thursday at 10:00PM. Jersey City-based musician Craig Akin and his group have a jazz, blues, and funk sound. Check out their Fox and Crow debut and more details here.

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Facebook: @bassistakin

Instagram: @craigakinthebassist

October 5th — Crash the Party at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

Live cover band Crash the Party always brings the house down and they won’t disappoint at Willie McBride’s this Saturday. Join them on October 5th and all over the Tri-State area this fall for throwbacks, top 40 hits, and classic tunes. For more information, visit their website or Willie’s event.

Facebook: @CrashThePartyBand

Instagram: @crashthepartyband

October 11th — Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at 7:00PM @ White Eagle Hall

Normally solo, legendary artist Frank Turner will perform next Friday with his band the Sleeping Souls at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City. His newest album No Man’s Land is full of imagery, Easter eggs, and interesting characters. Tickets range from $35 to $40 and you can check out more information here.

Facebook: @frankturnermusic

Instagram: @frankturner

October 12th — Titus Andronicus at 8:30PM @ Monty Hall

Next Saturday, rock band Titus Andronicus will take the stage at 8:30PM at Monty Hall in Jersey City. Formed in 2008, they’ll play hits from their latest studio album, A Productive Cough. Check out more details and purchase tickets for $20 here.

Facebook: @TitusAndronicusOfficial

Instagram: @titusandronicusofficial

October 12th — Dead Party at 10:00PM @ Finnegan’s Pub

Attention all Dead Heads in Hudson County — Finnegan’s Pub {734 Willow Avenue, Hoboken} and band JpJammin’ are hosting a party for locals who love the Grateful Dead. The Dead Party is notoriously packed so get there early. For more details, view the event on Facebook.

         Facebook: @JpJammin

October 18th — Brian Kirk and the Jirks at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

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 after their summer at the Jersey Shore. See more information here.

Facebook: @BrianKirkandtheJirks

October 18th — The Burning Bees at 8:00PM @ FM

Four-piece rock band The Burning Bees will take the stage at FM Restaurant, Bar, and Lounge in Jersey City on the 18th. With a mix of original songs and covers, they are ready to thrill the Hudson County bar scene. The Bees will play two sets starting at 8:00PM. The cover is $7 at the door and more details can be found here.

Facebook: @theburningbees

Instagram: @theburningbees

October 22nd — Peter Case: Live in the Parlour at 7:30PM @ Fox and Crow

“Live in the Parlour” in Jersey City later this month will be three-time Grammy nominee Peter Case. His music spans from folk to blues to rock. Case will show off his talent at the Fox and Crow at 7:30PM on October 22nd. Check out additional information about the artist and event here.

Facebook: @peter.d.case

October 25th — Castles In The Sky at 9:30PM @ Elysian Cafe

Uptown French bistro Elysian Cafe often hosts live music events, and this month Castles in the Sky will perform at 9:30PM. An indie rock duo, Christian and Sarah are multi-instrumentalists, MCs, DJs, and more. For more event details, see the Facebook event here.

Facebook: @thecastlesinthesky

October 26th — Willie’s Halloween Costume Party at 11:00PM @ Willie McBride’s

Celebrate Halloween the right way — a costume party with live music at Willie McBride’s on Saturday, October 26th. Rock out to the latest music with electric cover band Evolution X and their own light show. Prizes will be available for the best-dressed party-goers. Check out more details here.

Facebook: @evolutionxband

Instagram: @evolutionxband

October 29th — Mt. Joy at 8:00PM @ White Eagle Hall

In their Jersey City debut, folk-rock band Mt. Joy will perform at White Eagle Hall on the last Tuesday of October. The five-piece group is most well-known for their song “Astrovan” which has gained over five million streams on Spotify to date. Tickets range from $25 general admission to $75 for VIP tickets. For more information, read about the band and event here.

Facebook: @mtjoyband

Instagram: @mtjoyband

Weekly Live Music Events Happening in Hoboken + Jersey City:


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.


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


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.


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.


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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