Jersey City Jazz Festival returns this June

The festival will feature numerous bands during a two-day event

Walter Parks and the Unlawful Assembly are one of the number of bands performing at this year's festival.

The Jersey City Jazz Festival is coming back for its 2022 edition, featuring numerous bands over a two-day event from June 4 to 5 in the Powerhouse Arts District.

The event will showcase fourteen different music acts across two stages, and offer food trucks, a full bar, and a VIP experience at the 107 Morgan Street lot in Jersey City. There will also be an after-party jam session at Moore’s Place on Monticello Avenue.

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“We couldn’t be more excited about this year’s festival,” says Riverview Jazz director Bryan Beninghove in a statement. “This is going to be a real JC-vibe party.”

All performances will be alternating on the hour between the Bank of America and Exchange Place Alliance stages. The following talent line-up is:

  • June 4
    • Nation Beat at 12 p.m.
    • Lezlie Harrison at 1 p.m.
    • David Kikoski at 2 p.m.
    • Winard Harper and Jeli Posse at 3 p.m.
    • Andreas Arnold at 4 p.m.
    • Santi Debriano’s Arkestra Bembe at 5 p.m.
    • Svetlana, presented by NJCU at 6 p.m.
    • Little Johnny Rivero at 7 p.m.
  • June 5:
    • Sounds of A & R at 12 p.m.
    • Walter Parks and the Unlawful Assembly at 1 p.m.
    • Gonzalo Bergara at 2 p.m.
    • Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses at 3 p.m.
    • Julian Lage at 4 p.m.
    • Johnny Rodriguez and the Dream Team at 5 p.m.

The event will coincide with Bike JC’s Ward Tour on June 5, which will end at the festival itself.

Attendance to the event is free, with a suggested $10 donation per attendee. For information on purchasing VIP tickets, directions, parking, volunteering, or links to the artists, visit www.JerseyCityJazzFestival.com.

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