Newark’s Revered Music Festival Returns for an 8th Year! 50,000 Expected to Return to the Lincoln Park Music Festival

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Newark’s Revered Music Festival Returns for an 8th Year!

50,000 Expected to Return to the Lincoln Park Music Festival

for Four Days of Music, Dance, and Safe Family Fun in the

Lincoln Park Neighborhood of Newark, NJ:

July 25 – 28, 2013

Newark, New Jersey – Two days before the beginning of summer, the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) announces the return of the highly revered Lincoln Park Music Festival. The event consistently attracts a growing number of attendees every year, and last year the numbers exceeded 40,000 people over what was then a three-day event. 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 performers’ roster reveals an eclectic mix of 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 Black Thought of The Roots 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 – yoga, too – in the health and wellness pavilion.

For eight years, the multi-day event has been without safety incidents of any kind and has been a model of safe, family-friendly fun for the residents of Newark and a growing number of regional and national guests. The event will take place in Lincoln Park, located at 1035-1071 Broad Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

LPCCD founder and executive director BayeAdofo-Wilson reflects: “A project that initially started as a marketing strategy for creating awareness about the holistic community development work of the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District has now become a project that not only celebrates this historic neighborhood of Newark, but also the musical richness of the City of Newark.” LPMF Executive Producer, Anthony Smith, adds: “As an idea to celebrate cultural diversity using the medium of music, the Festival has transformed this downtown neighborhood park into an annual three-day event that has rooted this historical arts district into being a major destination for tens of thousands.”

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc.(LPCCD) Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc. (LPCCD) is a non-profit 501C (3) organization with a mission to plan, design, and build a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park Coast area of the City of Newark, New Jersey. It is fulfilling its mission by creating a sustainable community with sustainable housing, cultural programming, urban agriculture, and green job creation. Specifically, the community is an 11-acre, four-block site that is being transformed into a “green” arts and cultural district that features mixed-income housing units, annual music festivals, and historic restoration projects.

LPCCD emerged out of meetings with local residents, civic leaders, business people and the city administration that were coordinated in the late 1990s by the Regional Plan Association. This process identified a desire to develop and pursue a vision for the neighborhood that would build upon its rich cultural heritage and open space. An intense period of urban planning and design was held in 1999 and gave more shape to this vision and ultimately lead to the independent establishment of LPCCD in 2002. LPCCD submitted a neighborhood plan to the City of Newark for creating a cultural district. This plan was converted into a redevelopment plan and approved by the Newark City Council and has guided the pursuit of a set of programming and redevelopment projects that are underway in the neighborhood today.

The full schedule is below:

July 25 – 28, 2013 | The Program


Thursday, July 25, 2013



New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)’s Sounds of the City featuring

Bernie Worrell Orchestra will be presented in conjunction

with the Lincoln Park Music Festival. NJPAC is located downtown Newark at

One Center Street, Newark, NJ 07102


Friday, July 26, 2013

Afternoon of Jazz


Hosted by Amiri Baraka

Featuring an All-Star presentation featuring Musical Tribute to Wayne Shorter

“The NewArkestra” featuring Adegoke Steve Colson, Alfred

Patterson, Rudy Walker, Rene McLean, Gene Ghee, James Stewart, Carlos

Francis, and Calvin Hill


Friday, July 26, 2013

9th Anniversary Newark Idol


Hosted by

ButtaFly Soul

Tribute to Motown | YOPAT’s “Newark Idol” featuring City Wide Youth showcase of dancers, rappers, singers, and spoken word and celebrity judges.


Friday July 26, 2013

Evening of Gospel


Hosted by Rev. David Jefferson

An evening featuring local, regional and national recording gospel artists

featuring Revival Temple Center of Deliverance, Paradise Baptist

Church, Galilee Baptist Church, Elder Linell Andrews & One Voice, Will

Brown & Another Level, KGT (Keeping God’s Trust-Quartet), Chrystal

Atmosphere Turner, Dawn Tallman, Pastor Deneen Jones with special

guest Jules Bartholomew featuring JudaCamp


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Celebration of House Music


Hosted by The Legendary “Ms. Theresa Randolph” and Slaag

Records recording artist “Mr. Eddie Nicholas” with special

guests appearances. Program will feature DJ’s Jihad Muhammad

and Punch “Zanzibar,” with special guest Boyd

Jarvis on keyboards, Mark Francis, Beloved, Carl Dupree,

Glenn Thornton and Terell Simmons. Artists include

Teresa Griffin, Tiger Wilson, Tia Holt and Dawn

Souluvn Williams.

A Celebration of House Music will feature live percussionists

throughout the day and will feature indigenous instruments from Brazil,

West Africa, Peru, and India.


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Celebration of Hip Hop


Hosted by

Do It All and Red Man

Featuring Black Thought of The Roots, Redman, Lords of theUnderground, Hit Squad (Das EFX, K-solo, EPMD, Redman), Rah Digga,

Artifacts, Sugar Hill Gang, Kwame, Mr. Cheeks of the Lost

Boys, and, and many surprise guests.

For general information visit

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•             Twitter: @LPCCD #LincolnParkMusicFestival


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