NEW BRUNSWICK CULTURAL CENTER ANNOUNCES SECOND ANNUAL HUB CITY SOUNDS

FREE MUSIC, DANCE and ARTS FESTIVAL in
DOWNTOWN NEW BRUNSWICK
AUGUST 10 – SEPTEMBER 28

Series will kick off August 10 and 11 at Boyd Park with

JAZZ in the PARK and GUELAGUETZA

 

(New Brunswick, NJ) — The New Brunswick Cultural Center is pleased to announce plans for the second annual HUB CITY SOUNDS, a free music, dance and arts festival to be held at the city’s riverfront amphitheater at Boyd Park and locations in the city’s downtown on weekends in August and September.  All events are free and open to the public.

For events at Boyd Park, free parking is available one block away at the Rutgers University Safety Building Deck.  Concertgoers are welcome to bring blankets or chairs for lawn seating.  Refreshments and cold beverages will be available for sale at the event.

Information can be found on www.newbrunswickarts.org and http://www.facebook.com/NewBrunswickCulturalCenter

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

Saturday, August 10, 2013 3pm to 7pm, Doors open at 2:00

FESTIVAL KICK-OFF WEEKEND

at Boyd Park

Hub City Sounds’ kick-off event will feature the New Brunswick District Jazz Band (Middle school and high school students) and a multi-genre musical festival consisting of R&B, traditional and contemporary jazz and folk, including JT Project, Reggae band Judah Tribe and Hip-Hop Artist from Highland Park, David Rush.

Sunday, August 11, 2013 – 12pm to 4pm

GUELAGUETZA

at Boyd Park

This Annual National Celebration, hosted in different cities throughout the United States, celebrating the rich and diverse culture of natives and descendants from Oaxaca (wha-ha-ka), Mexico, finds this year’s hosting city in New Brunswick.  New Brunswick is proud to have been chosen as the hosting city in the New Jersey region.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 5pm to 7pm

STARFISH ROCKS!

at State Theatre (15 Livingston Avenue)

Kids and parents alike – get ready to ROCK! StarFish is changing the face of family-friendly entertainment and making the young – and young at heart – sing, dance, and play air guitar. This 5-piece band electrifies kids’ music and gives parents the opportunity to share a real rock concert experience with their children. With such lively songs as “Stop, Drop and Rock and Roll,” “Air Guitar,” and “The StarFish Stomp,” StarFish gives kids’ music a classic rock makeover.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 – 5pm to 7pm

LET’S DANCE

at Crossroads Theatre (7 Livingston Avenue)

Dance performance from 10 Hairy Legs and other New Brunswick up-and-coming choreographers.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 2pm to 6pm, Doors open at 1pm

CoLAB Arts partners to present LOVE NEW BRUNSWICK WEEKEND:  A Celebration of the eclectic New Brunswick music scene

at Boyd Park

Don Giovanni Records celebrates artists that got their start as part of the New Brunswick music scene and have gone on to national and international success, featuring rock band Screaming Females.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 1pm to 5pm, Doors open at 12pm

CoLAB Arts partners to present LOVE NEW BRUNSWICK WEEKEND:  A Celebration of the eclectic New Brunswick music scene

at Boyd Park

90.3 The Core:  A celebration of artists that have graduated from Rutgers or are current students and musicians that call New Brunswick home, featuring Zero For Conduct, Dollys, Treatment and Sink Tapes.

Saturday, September 14, 2013 12pm to 6pm

CENTRAL JERSEY JAZZ FESTIVAL

Livingston Avenue, near Monument Square

New Brunswick Jazz Project in partnership with the Somerville Jazz Festival takes it to the street for this day-long event filled with traditional and contemporary jazz music.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 5pm to 7pm

Crossroads Theatre Company

at Crossroads Theatre (7 Livingston Avenue)

The award-winning Crossroads Theatre Company will perform a series of music from their upcoming season.

Saturday, September 28, 2013 3pm to 5:30

American Repertory Ballet and George Street Playhouse

TBD

American Repertory Ballet will perform a piece from their upcoming season and George Street Playhouse presents a performance by their Touring Education Department.

New Brunswick Cultural Center, Inc. (NBCC), is the nonprofit organization that oversees the evolution, improvement, and expansion of the downtown cultural and entertainment district. The organization supports efforts among its member companies to achieve greater cooperation and coordination of activities and sponsors www.NewBrunswickArts.org, providing a comprehensive view of cultural activities.

New Brunswick Cultural Center gratefully acknowledges the support of Johnson & Johnson, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and New Brunswick Development Corporation for their sponsorship of Hub City Sounds.

Partner organizations for Hub City Sounds include The City of New Brunswick, Civic League of Greater New Brunswick, New Brunswick Board of Education, New Brunswick District Jazz Band, New Brunswick Recreation Department, New Brunswick Jazz Festival, New Brunswick Jazz Project, George Street Playhouse, American Repertory Ballet, State Theatre Regional Arts Center, Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick City Market, JT Jazz Project, Judah Tribe, Devon’s Renaissance, 10 Hairy Legs, CoLAB Arts, 90.3 The Core, Don Giovanni Records, and Elijah’s Promise.

Destination Dogs is the official restaurant of Hub City Sounds.

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