Summer concerts on the Hudson, 2017
Free outdoor series on Weehawken waterfront now underway
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A diverse and eclectic program of Wednesday evening summer concerts returns to the Lincoln Harbor area as the Hudson Riverfront Performing Arts Center, Inc. (HRPAC) presents Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2017. This series of free waterfront concerts started on Wednesday, June 28 and will feature top artists from many different musical genres, including Motown, Latin, Jazz, Bluegrass, and Flamenco. It’s co sponsored by the Hudson Reporter.

This is not to be confused with another free concert series the township is running this summer, that one at Hamilton Park and Pershing Park.

“For 14 years, Summer Concerts on the Hudson has presented world class artists in concerts that are free of charge to the public,” said Bruce Sherman, HRPAC’s executive director. “What could be better than listening to great music on a beautiful summer evening in a spectacular riverfront setting!”

The concerts are family friendly. Concertgoers are requested to bring a lawn chair or blanket and encouraged to pack a picnic and enjoy the pastoral setting of Lincoln Harbor Park.

All performances take place at Lincoln Harbor Park and begin at 7 p.m. Rain dates, if necessary, will occur the following night after each scheduled performance. For information, directions, and late breaking concert news and updates, please check the HRPAC website ( or call the concert info line at (201)716-4540.

Summer Concerts on the Hudson 2017 lineup

July 12 – The Cumbia River Band

Take a ride down the “Cumbia River” and be captivated by a joyous repertoire of Colombian Cumbia music from the golden years of this extremely popular Latin American music. For the first time, the Cumbia River Band will be joined by the adventurous quintet, Chia’s Dance Party, playing original music rooted in the marching band traditions of Colombia.

July 26 – Alicia Olatuja

Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone and an amiably regal presence on stage,” Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her exquisite vocals, artistic versatility, and captivating demeanor. This rising jazz star is surely someone to watch and hear.

August 9 – The Hillbenders presenting The Who’s ‘Tommy:’ A Bluegrass Opry

This dynamic bluegrass band, originally from Springfield, Mo., presents high-octane shows, tight harmonies, and stunning instrumental prowess. The band has been winning fans and making waves at concert halls and festivals here and abroad for the last ten years. But it is their unique and creative take on the rock opera “Tommy” which sets them apart.

August 23 – Pedro Cortes Flamenco Soul

Experience an evening of great music and dance celebrating the art of Flamenco. Under the direction of noted Flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortes, this concert will feature both original and traditional music. Cortes will be joined by some of the country’s finest Flamenco musicians and dancers.

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