Alex Chilton @ Hoboken Arts & Music Fest 2009
The Box Tops

This year's Hoboken Arts & Music Festival will happen on Sunday, May 2nd, 11am to 6pm, on Washington Street (b/w Observer Highway and 7th St). The musical offerings include pop-rock hit-makers Fountains of Wayne (who play a sold-out show at Maxwell's the night before), songwriter Freedy Johnston, NJ roadhouse blues The Doughboys and others plus "over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople."

Last year's fest featured members of The Feelies (who are playing July 4th weekend shows in Hoboken) and '60s group The Box Tops (Alex Chilton RIP).

More info with the current music lineup, and videos from last year, below...

The Box Tops: Cry Like a Baby @ the Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival

The Box Tops: Neon Rainbow @ the Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival

The Box Tops: The Letter @ the Hoboken Spring Arts & Music Festival

Fountains of Wayne

Mayor Dawn Zimmer & the the City of Hoboken proudly present
the Hoboken Arts & Music Festival
Sunday May 2, 2010 • 11am to 6pm
Washington Street - between Observer Highway to 7th Street
Featuring over 300 artists, sculptors, photographers and craftspeople

Kids Zone on 3rd Street in the capital One Bank parking lot.
Featuring performances by The Little Maestros, Polka Dot & magician Kevin Ryan
as well as rides, games, face painting and much more

3 stages of live performance featuring:
Fountains of Wayne
Freedy Johnston
The Doughboys
Jack Skuller
Rosewood Ghosts
Mad Dog Mary
Hannah Valente
Amanda Barise
Los Seis del Sabor
and much more (schedule to be announced soon)

and much more (schedule to be announced soon)

and for the children:
• Ron Albanese / Polka Dot -
• Oakie Dokie Clown & Magician
• The Little Maestros

• Special section with Fine Artists located between 2nd & 3rd Street, so if you are an Art collector, this is the place to be. Oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, sculpture & much more
• Lots of great Food throughout the Fair.
• Children's area on 3rd street with rides, games, creative activities, magic show, face painting, clowns, live performances (schedule tba) and much much more:
• Crafters display / sell handmade: pottery, metalwork, wood items, furniture, blown & fused glass, quilts, household items made from recycled materials, cementware, batik clothing, hand painted furniture, candles, jewelry, dried florals, soaps & lotions and much more.
• Hoboken restaurants will set up street cafes offering an eclectic variety of international foods such as: Thai, Indian, Greek, French, Mexican, Cajun and Italian.