Jersey City Presents a Jam Packed Summer: The Annual Summerfest Concert Series and Dance Fest

JERSEY CITY SEAL LOGOJERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Municipal Council, and the Division of Cultural Affairs present the annual Summerfest Concert Series, the annual Jazz for Lunch Music Series, Free Concerts at the MLK Hub, and the Summer Dance Fest Series during the months of June, July and August.
Kicking off the summer entertainment lineup are the Free Concerts at the MLK Hub, which are held every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, July 10th through August 28th.
Date Artist
Wednesday, July 10 The Bridge/M.N.M. Music Production
Wednesday, July 17 Soul Finderz and friends Gospel Quartet Wednesday, July 24 Rhyze
Wednesday, July 31 Spirit of Life Ensemble
Wednesday, August 7 M.O.B.C Mass Choir
Wednesday, August 14 P.R.I.M.E.
Wednesday, August 21 Harvest Dance Band
Wednesday, August 28 TruSol
The Summerfest Concerts on the Hudson, a two month-long program that runs from July 7th through August 18th on Sundays and Tuesdays brings more than a dozen recording artists to Jersey City and is the longest concert series in Jersey City’s history. The historic concert series dates back to when Liberty State Park was founded and has since grown.
Date Time Artist Type Music
Sunday, July 7 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Harlem Orchestra Big Band
Tuesday, July 9 7 p.m. -9 p.m. John Christian Pop
Sunday , July 14 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. Kym Lawrence Jazz & R&B
Tuesday, July 16 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Fillet of Soul 60’s & 70’s
Sunday, July 21 3 p.m. -5 p.m. Moonlighters Big Band
Sundays July 7, 14, 21 Omar Sound& DJ DJ& Sound
Tuesday, July 23 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Soul Finger Pop & R&B
Sunday, July 28 4 p.m. -6 p.m. David Cedeno Latin
Tuesday, July 30 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Winard Harper Jazz
Date Time Artist Type Music
Sunday, August 4 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Jersey Sound Big Band
National Night Out Tuesday, August 6
Sunday, August 11 5 p.m. -7 p.m. Gordon James Jazz
Tuesday, August 13 7 p.m. -9 p.m. Ashley Pettet Pop
Sunday, August 18 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Don Carter Jazz
The J. Owen Grundy Pier at Exchange Place not only boasts breathtaking views, but this summer will feature free concerts during the Jazz for Lunch Music Series which will run throughout July and August every Thursday from 12 noon until 2 p.m.
July 11 Ginetta’s Vendetta
July 18 Linda Ipanema
July 25 Rich Reiter Jazz Quartet
August 1 Don Carter
August 8 Leisa Brown
August 15 Gordon James Band
August 22 Havana Rumba Capitan
August 29 Bryan Beninghove Organ Trio
In its fourth year, the Summer Dance Fest Series which will be held every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. from July 11th – August 8th. The dance series, facilitated by the Kennedy Dancers, Inc., is open to the public and features live performances. The classes are interactive with the audience and everyone is encouraged to participate. For more information, please call: 201-659-2190. This year, there will be a mini salsa class after the performance and a mini hip-hop class after the last three performances.
All events are FREE and open to the public. For more information on summer events, contact the Division of Cultural Affairs at 201-547-6921.