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Your Guide to Live Music in Hoboken + Jersey City {September 2017}

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Just because Labor Day — and the outdoor concerts that line the Hudson — are mostly behind us, doesn’t mean we need to leave live music behind altogether. From big name acts like Bruno Mars’ much-anticipated 24K Magic tour in Newark, to the locally beloved Arts + Music Festival heading back to Washington Street, there is plenty to do {and hear} in Hudson County this month. Check out our top picks below!


Friday, September 8th at Monty Hall {JC}

For $10, enjoy the sounds of New Jersey family band The Rock ‘n’ Roll Hi-Fives and rock band Pat Byrne’s They Live! at Monty Hall. Doors open at 8PM, tickets here.

Saturday, September 9th at Maxwell’s Tavern {Hoboken}

Philadelphia-based rock and roll sextet Cold Roses, bluesy rock band The Skullers and NJ indie-pop group Above The Moon perform at Maxwells on September 9th. Doors open at 7:30PM and tickets are $10 here.

Saturday, September 9th at White Eagle Hall {JC}

American Pop Punk band State Champs teams up with rock band Home Safe, acoustic guitar soloist Speak Low if You Speak Love, Bright Green, and Bearings to bring the audience an array of amazing music. The show starts at 5:45PM {doors open at 5PM}. Tickets range from $20 to $25 and can be purchased here.

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Saturday, September 9th at Cathedral Hall {JC}

For $25 {$30 at at the door}, enjoy a day-long event including performances ranging from well-known national artists to the best acts of the region at the Hudson West Folk Festival. The festival willl feature 13 musical artists, musical workshops, cultural vendors, food, and drinks. Jersey City will become a major player in the folk world when it hosts the first annual Hudson West Folk Festival on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the magnificent Cathedral Hall, located at 380 Montgomery Street. For a full list of artists performing, a schedule of the day’s events, and to buy tickets in advance, click here.

Monday, September 11th + Tuesday, September 12th at the Prudential Center {Newark}

Paul McCartney’s One on One tour makes not one but two stops in Hudson County this Month with back to back shows in Newark’s Prudential Center. The Beatles icon has been touring for over a year, so we know what to expect here — and it’s worth the ticket to see the living legend. You can find tickets starting at $70 on Stubhub.

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Thursday, September 14th at Birch {Hoboken}

Milkshakes, gelato, dance floors, and now live music — Birch’s new Live Music Series will feature NJ’s best live bands. They’re kicking off this Thursday, September 14th with $5 beers, mixed drinks, and fireballs shots — and of course, never a cover. The September schedule includes The Benjamins on September 14th, The Screaming Broccoli on September 21st, and Weird Science on September 28th. Visit birchhoboken.com for more info.

Sunday September 24th, Washington St. Between 8th and 14th {Hoboken}

Hoboken’s much-anticipated semi-annual Arts + Music Festival heads back to Washington Street this month, featuring a variety of bands in genres ranging from country blues to rock and roll to mambo. Whether you’re making a day of it or stopping by before the Giants game, there’s always plenty to keep your eyes and ears {and stomachs, for that matter} entertained at this festival. Full event details here.

Tuesday, September 26th at White Eagle Hall

The sounds of high school angst come to White Eagle Hall with pop-punk legends The Queers, The Ataris, The Fiendz, and newcomer hardcore rock band the Red Hymns. Tickets range from $15 to $17 and can be found here.

Tuesday, September 26th at the Prudential Center

Talk about a golden opportunity: Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour is making a stop at the Prudential Center in Newark on September 26th. English singer-songwriter Dua Lipa will open the show. Tickets start at $199 on Ticketmaster.

Weekly Live Music in Hoboken


The Cuban {333 Washington St.} Thursday nights – Havana Nights Live Music, and live music during Sunday brunch.
Finnegan’s {734 Willow Ave.} Go here Fridays + Saturdays for a solid music selection, Sunday open mic.
Grand Vin {500 Grand St.} A chill ambiance and live background music to boot.
Green Rock {70 Hudson St.} Live jams on Wednesday nights.
House of ‘Que {340 Sinatra Ave.} A variety of live music throughout the month and Dueling Pianos every Saturday at 9PM.
The Madison {1316 Washington St.} Swing by for live jazz + Sunday brunch from 10:30AM – 2:30PM.
Maxwell’s Tavern {1039 Washington St.} Don’t miss the live music lineup at this iconic venue; Tuesday is open mic night.
McSwiggins {110 First St.} Every Monday + Wednesday bands go on at 9PM.
Northern Soul {700 First St.} Self-proclaimed adorers of music. Check site always and often for acts.
Onieals {343 Park Ave.} Wednesday night live music of’ free
Porter Collins {1426 Willow Ave.} Upscale + entertaining — music on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
Willie McBride’s {616 Willow Ave.} The best bands in the area play here on Friday + Saturday nights.

Weekly Live Music in JC


The Archer {176 Newark St.} Wednesday nights are bluegrass night with the Go Bailors at 7:30pm.
Brightside Tavern {141 Bright St.} Live jazz on Monday night and an open mic on Thursday – Sunday.
Fox + Crow {594 Palisade Ave.} Live music on Thursday, Friday + Saturday.
Madam Claude {390 Fourth St.} Live Gypsy Jazz every Tuesday + Thursday, featuring Manouche Bag.
Moore’s Lounge – aka Bill + Ruth’s {189 Monticello Ave} Blues + Jazz Friday nights and a meet the artist series on Sunday nights.
PJ Ryan’s Squared {4 Path Plaza} Great music every Thurs, Fri + Sat.
WFMU’s Monty Hall {43 Montgomery St.} Check out their serious lineup here.
Zeppelin Hall {88 Liberty View Dr.} Campy party bands play every Friday at 9PM.

Coming soon: Live music at Hudson Hall {364 Marin Blvd.}


Let us know where you’ll be getting your live music fix this September, and share your pics with us on IG @HobokenGirlBlog or #HobokenGirl!

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