Spring 2013 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
Spring 2013 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival: Sunday, May 5th
The first of two Hoboken Arts & Music Festivals in 2013 takes place on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 7th Streets on Sunday, May 6th.
Just like always (rinse, repeat), you can mill around the streets from 11am to 6pm to see hundreds of (mostly) out-of-town vendors selling food, artwork, and myriad of other trinkets and tchotchkes.
Big attractions are typically the zeppoles and fried crab cakes – and of course Cake Boss oglers will be around too. Three music stages also set up. The main stage is south of the CVS downtown, a kiddie stage at 3rd Street, and a secondary stage at the north end of the festival between 6th and 7th Streets.
Some of this year’s featured musical acts include:
- Headlining: Mike Doughty
- John Eddie
- Karyn Kuhl
- Bern & the Brights
- Lloyd United
- Swingadelic, and more.
Unique performance from Taiko Zuko
One particular act that stands out from the rest this year is Taiko Zuko.
Taiko Zuko is a Japanese style drum troupe from Glenn Weber’s New Jersey School of Percussion in West Orange. They perform using traditional Japanese “Taiko” drums and play traditional, contemporary and original pieces, combining choreographed movements and unique rhythms to create exciting percussive performances. This art form, which was developed after World War ll, combines large Temple drums with smaller drums that were used in Kabuki Theatre performances, creating the current Taiko Ensemble.
Here’s a video of what you might expect to see this weekend. Pretty cool, right?