HUDSON WEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hudson West presented ten acts in its annual music festival at Grace Church in downtown Jersey City on September 8, 2018. Melding art and acoustic music this day-long event provided the best in regional and national acts. It is a music festival with a different approach - the selected musicians were intentionally eclectic and covered a broad array of acoustic music ranging from blues, honky-tonk, Django Rheinhardt hot jazz, contemporary singer-songwriters, and some artists with a bit more out-of-the-box sound (baroque-folk, anyone?). Check out the video sample of the 2018 festival or see all the acts on our Performers page.
2018 - 2019 MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS
We encourage you to check out this web site each month as our music curators provide recommendations for top acoustic music in those intimate, often hard to find venues within the NYC metro. Or, sign up on our email list below.
2018 - MUSIC, ART, WORKSHOPS, VENDORS
The 2018 festival was a creative success in both art and music. Free musical workshops were also provided, all by musicians performing at the festival, and provided an extraordinary opportunity to learn flatpicking guitar techniques, the very popular yodeling, and others. Check them out at Music Workshops.
It was a fun festival experience that also included a full bar, an entire hall dedicated to an array of food and retail vendors, and roving sketch artists that captured the moment.
"...the organizers managed to scale the pinnacle of art-meets-organization... it was stunning."
BOOKING POLICY: Due to a high volume of interest and a small volunteer staff, bookings are currently by invitation only. If we move to allowing public submissions, we will include a link here for artists. Thank you for understanding.
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