NEWARK — The Lincoln Park Music Festival will return for the eighth year, the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) announced. Approximately 50,000 are expected to attend the four-day festival featuring music, dance and family fun in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Newark from July 25-28.
On the main stage, the Lincoln Park Music Festival (LPMF) features some of the best performers in the city and throughout the country, reflecting a variety of musical genres: Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, and Gospel. A peek at this year’s confirmed performer’s roster reveals an eclectic mix of African American music tastes. Funk lovers will see Bernie Worrell Orchestra on the first day of the festival which will be held at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), downtown Newark. NJPAC’s Sounds of the City and the Lincoln Park Music Festival are co-presenting this FunkFest event.
Jazz lovers will be treated with a musical tribute to the legendary Wayne Shorter by Amiri Baraka’s NewArkestra, featuring an all-star line-up. For House music lovers, LPMF will welcome Terisa Griffin and Jihad Muhammad. For lovers of Gospel music, Will Brown & Another Level, and Jules Bartholomew featuring JudaCamp, will perform and for lovers of the golden era of Hip-Hop, Redman (Newark native), Lords of the Underground, and and for lovers of the golden era of Hip-Hop, Redman (Newark native), Lords of the Underground, and others will be on deck. .
In the park, and for all days of the festival, attendees can mix and mingle in the arts and crafts marketplace, enjoy food from scores of food vendors, and learn more about getting in shape – and learn about yoga, too – in the health and wellness pavilion.
The event will take place in Lincoln Park, located at 1035-1071 Broad Street, Newark. For more information, visit www.lpccd.org/arts-culture/music-fest or www.facebook.com/lincolnparkmusicfestival. On Twitter, follow @LPCCD and monitor hashtag #LincolnParkMusicFestival
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