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5th Annual Music Festival


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The Lincoln Park Music Festival is part of the economic development led by Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District in Newark,
New Jersey’s historic Lincoln Park section. Dedicated to revitalizing the area, LPCCD provides this free event in
celebration of the spirit of community. Learn more about LPCCD here.


State Farm Insurance and Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District present:
Reflections: Music Speaks

This photography exhibition provides a four year retrospective of the Lincoln Park Music Festival.
A collection of priceless photos taken from 1978-1982 by Vincent Bryant at Newark’s legendary Zanzibar
nightclub will also be on display.

Curated by Tony Graves & Akintola Hanif

Featuring works by:
Tony Graves, Tamara Fleming, Akintola Hanif, Jaecyn Howell, & Stafford Woods

Opening Reception: July 29th
On View: July 30 – October 2nd

Russell Aldo Murray Gallery | 460 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102| 6pm to 9pm

RAM Gallery Hours during the Festival:
Friday 7/30 Noon to 6 pm
Saturday 7/31 Noon to 6 pm
Sunday 8/1 Noon to 6 pm


Jazz in Lincoln Park 12noon -3:00pm
“A Tribute to Newark Jazz Composers – “Names of Musicians in photo: Left to Right,
Back Row: Adegoke Steve Colson, Ray Johnston, James Gibbs, Anthony Nelson, Robert Banks,Ê Steve Phillips,
Darnell Starkes, Amiri Baraka, Billy Phipps, Alfred Patterson
Front row: Yvette Glover, Iqua Colson, Ronell Bey, Carrie Jackson, Pat Tandy

Featuring — Band Leaders and Musical Directors Billy Phipps, Adegoke Colson and Musicians Leo Johnson,
Grachan Moncur, James Gibbs, Jay Starks, Steve Phillips, Robert Banks, Anthony S. Nelson, Jr., Alfred Patterson and
Vocalist Pat Tandy, Yvette Glover, Amina Baraka, Carrie Jackson, Ronnel Bey and Iqua Colson. Hosted by Amiri Baraka

Youth Explosion in Lincoln Park 3:00pm – 5:00pm
YOPAT’s presents “Newark Idol”

Featuring — a showcase of vocalists, spoken word, rappers and instrumentalists.

Gospel in Lincoln Park 5:00pm – 9:00pm
“How Sweet the Sound – A Verizon Experience”

Featuring — Vincent Walker and Testimony of Joy, Will Brown and Another Level, Susu Bobien, David Jackson,
Lance Williams and True Worship, Tiara Holt, Hav’ Mercy, Integrity House Choir, Christ Church Newark Praise Team,

La Vidadera Praise Team and many more. A special 5th Anniversary performance by Surprise Guest Hosted by Dr. Albert Lewis
with Special Guest


House Music in the Park 12noon-9pm

This year’s House Music Festival is dedicated to the memory of Shelton Hayes and Kim Brandon!

Featuring – Featuring Encore Performance by Loleatta Holloway, Newark’s own Kenny Bobien along with KOFFEE, The First
Flowetress of House and Special Surprise 5th Anniversary performances , Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Danny Krivit – 718 Sessions,
Omar Abdallah, DJ Basil and many more surprise guest performances and appearances.

A special dance and drumming performance presented by The City of Newark’s African Commission. Live percussionists
throughout the day featuring indigenous instruments from
Brazil, West Africa, Peru and India featuring Foluso Mimy and James Gibbs.

Hosted by Ms. Theresa and Eddie Nicholas with Special Guests


12noon – 8pm The 33rd Rock Steady Crew Anniversary
“Rock Steady for Life”


  • The Rock Steady Crew with Crazy Legs
  • 9th Wonder
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Dynasty
  • Immortal Technique
  • EPMD
  • Artifacts
  • Chill Rob G
  • Lakim Shabazz
  • Black Sheep
  • Bishop Lamont
  • Mickey Factz and many more featuring the REDBUTTAFLY 2011 new collection runway show.

Hosted by End of the Weak with Special Guests


  • Three day (3) Food Drive for NJ for Haiti in conjunction with PSEG and Newark Now
  • Organic Farmers Market and Lunch Jazz Concert for the seniors on Friday, July 30 with
    free lunch and free organic produce given away to the senior attendees sponsored by
    Essex County Division of Aging
  • Health Pavilion coordinated by Health Consultant and Activists Caryl Lucas
  • Newark Community Health Centers, Inc. and Health First will co-sponsor the Health Pavilion and
    host Reach Out and Read fostering Literacy and health and wellness.
  • Free health screenings, blood pressure screenings, diabetes screenings, health information, giveaways.
  • Free Yoga Classes
  • Food and Merchandise Vendors
  • Green Vendor Market Place
  • Free Skate Board and Golf clinic presented by State Farm



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