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.

Hoboken Arts & Music Festival Sunday May 5 2013

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:

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?

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Monday, April 29, 2013 11:00 am

Cant wait…I always hit up Dubliner rooftop and have a couple Magners…Hope the weather is nice out

Monday, April 29, 2013 10:54 am

The drum group looks interesting, but the music lineup is otherwise bland. We can’t even get any washed up classic rock bands?

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