Music from local bands plus a clown and face painting for kids round out what Is expected be a stellar showcase of music and a great shopping extravaganza.

 March 23, 2014, West New York, NJ: Thank You Scientist, Blue Food, Kill Her Smile, A Touch of Sinatra, The Jon Abel Project; sounds like the musical line up at a Madison Square Garden concert, but it isn’t. It’s the line up at the second season opening of the Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival this April 5th.

 Located between PF Chang’s Restaurant and the A&P on Port Imperial Blvd in West New York, the Riverwalk Outdoor Market at Port Imperial will be opening up for its second season with a rip roaring line up of rock & roll and cover bands, a NYC based Alternative Rock band, a local Sinatra Tribute Band, “A Touch of Sinatra” and a relative newcomer to the scene, Latin Jazz Pianist The Jon Abel Project who will be playing Salsa, Top 40’s, R&B and Latin Jazz.  In between the acts DJ Ray will be playing your favorite radio and club songs.

 All the above, plus vendors offering great deals on jewelry, clothing, antiques, art, collectibles, cosmetics, free ten minute therapeutic massages by a NJ Licensed Therapist and a clown and fun and games for kids should make this a great outing for the whole family. Everyone is welcome but the lucky folks are going to be the residents along the Hudson Waterfront near PF Chang’s and the A&P on Port Imperial Blvd in West New York where the market is held every year. They are in walking distance.

  “This year the Riverwalk Market is not only going to bring in vendors offering all kinds of upscale items at bargain prices, but live entertainment, informational spaces about local services and activities for children every weekend,”  said Raul Vicente Jr., operator of the market.

 Vicente said that the market and festival has no cover charge and there is plenty of reasonably priced parking available at the Port Imperial Ferry Parking lots just one block away. Vendors have free parking on site. Vicente added that there is still time to be a vendor and to apply, you only have to send an email to riverwalkoutdoormarket@mail.com and an info package will be sent back right away.

 The Market is open from April through October from10am to 6pm every Saturday and some Sundays depending on vendor participation.

The Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival Line-Up For April 5, 2014 Season Two opening Day….

Thank You Scientists
Thank You Scientists

 Thank You Scientist: is a seven-piece progressive rock band from Bergen County, New Jersey. Featuring a violinist and horn section, the rock group was formed in 2010 by guitarist Tom Monda. Blending genres such as progressive rock, funk, metal and pop, in January 2011, the group released their first effort, an EP titled The Perils of Time Travel, which was received positively by progressive rock outlets. Media Review: Strange sounds brew in strange places, and Thank You Scientist is no exception. With “more hooks than an old tackle box, and more time changes than a broken pocket watch,” the band belies their humble suburban New Jersey roots with a sound that is undeniably unique. Thank You Scientist has been mesmerizing live audiences since their inception in 2010. Dubbed “The Top Unsigned Act in the Tri-State Area” shortly after the release of their debut EP, “The Perils of Time Travel,” the band hasn’t slowed down a bit. On June 8th 2012, the band released their first full length record, “Maps of Non-Existent Places.” The album is a stunning collage of influences. Progressive rock, jazz, fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic, 60s pop and world music all seem to collide together at full speed and the impact demands your attention.

Blue Food
Blue Food

Blue Food: Funk for the 21st century, Blue Food is a combination of high energy progressive rock and intricate grooves. The band was formed in 2008 in Fort Lee, NJ and has been flattering audiences since ever since with their dynamic stage presence and unique sound. Their debut album entitled “Engines,” is an ambitious collection of songs that blends the members’ various influences, from the classic rock and funk of the 1970s to modern pop, dance, and heavy metal.

Officially released in August of 2012, “Engines” weaves seamlessly between the hard-hitting guitar riffage on songs like “Boogiemen,” the funky grooves on tracks like “Joker Face,” and the anthemic, catchy chorus of the album’s centerpiece, “Engine of the World.” Armed with a new CD and determined to make their mark on the modern music scene, Blue Food is prepared to bring their powerful sound to the masses. The 7-piece ensemble encompasses talented musicians Odin Alvarez, Michael Carolan, Angel Eduardo, Michael Gennari, Will Sapanaro, Miles Ungar, and Christopher Winn. Combining their contemporary edge with old school sensibilities and a raucous, in-your-face live presence; this band is bound to blow minds, shake butts, and enlighten eardrums worldwide.

Kill Her Smile
Kill Her Smile

Kill Her Smile: Kill Her Smile is a New York City based, Post-Hardcore Rock band that has plenty to offer! With founder/front woman JennyMonster Torres’ brutal, gut wrenching screams evened out by her sweet soft singing voice & teaming up with awesome acts Susan Therancy the bass master, stinging guitarist, Jonahan Gonzalez and Pat Cancian Mr. Killer drum machine – Kill Her Smile is growing bigger and stronger by the minute!  “With life experiences and the imagination of the out the box thinkers, we write the music we feel and hear internally”, Kill Her Smile. Coming together as a trio to collaborate and express themselves through their music, words, & motions, this is a Band you have to see and hear.  Catch Kill Her Smile live at Riverwalk Outdoor Market & Festival for the spine tingling experience in person!

A Touch of Sinatra
A Touch of Sinatra
A Touch of Sinatra is a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra, narrated by Joe Gilligan and performed by Donnie Farraro. You will be entertained with the story of the life of Frank Sinatra, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20thc century along with funny stories and jokes that together will provide the most entertaining experience about the life and times of Sinatra that you have ever experienced. In 2004 Donnie was diagnosed with stage 4 throat Cancer. Donnie was not expected to live, let along sing. Donnie has been an inspiration to many, singing at about 100 performances a year. Donnie is the most authentic sounding Frank Sinatra singer in the tri-state area that you will hear. Joe Gilligan is a former singer and founder of the oldies group Reminisce. Reminisce warmed the hearts of many, singing nostalgic songs of the past. Joe is the creative writer for the “A Touch of Sinatra” show. Joe has done research of some of the unknown facts of Frank Sinatra and incorporated them into an entertaining show that lasts for approximately one hour.


The Jon Abel

The Jon Abel Project
The Jon Abel Project

Project: Jon Abel is an up and coming Piano soloist specializing in Latin Jazz, Top 40’s, R&B and Salsa. His blend of chords and riffs will keep you mesmerized and pleased throughout his performance. Up until now, The Jon Abel Project has primarily performed for private events and local clubs, but little by little you will see more of him in larger venues and New York City; his planned next stop. He’s also working on his first compilation CD which will be released next year on iTunes and most of your favorite music sites.

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