The Lincoln Park Music Festival will return to Newark in 2022

NEWARK, New Jersey— The following press release is courtesy of the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District. Learn more about posting announcements or events to your local Patch site.

The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) announces that the official 15th anniversary of its long-running and well-attended music festival, Lincoln Park Music Festival, will return to its open-air home in Lincoln Park on multiple dates in July and August 2022. The Lincoln Park Music Festival is more than a week long, and over the past 15 years the festival has evolved into a full season of music, arts, culture and wellness from April through October each year.

World-renowned saxophonist Mike Phillips kicks off the festival’s crystal anniversary year at the acclaimed Jazzy Soul Series, taking place this Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at the revitalized Medallion Restaurant at the Robert Treat Hotel , 50 Park Place, downtown Newark. Celebrating the release of his upcoming album, Newark will be the exclusive New Jersey tour stop on Mike Phillips’ summer 2022 tour. Mike is the first musician signed by Michael Jordan to the Nike Jordan brand, home of the Air Jordan, and is the only musician in the world to have recorded and toured with the legendary “Big Three” of American soul and pop music: Michael Jackson. , Prince and Stevie Wonder, not only as a member of the band, but as a featured soloist. This Thursday, Mike Phillips will perform his new song “City Lights” and some tracks from the hit albums Uncommon Denominator (2005); MP3. (2010); Removing the Covers (2020); and his first hit You Have Reached Mike Phillips (2002), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Opening the show will be incredible Newark musician/singer/composer JANÉ and spoken word poet/artist The Euphony.

“Our flagship arts and culture initiative – the Lincoln Park Music Festival – has weathered many storms, from the economic recession of 2008-2009 to the national tragedy of 9/11 and now a global pandemic,” says Anthony Smith, Executive Director . “Through it all, our annual Lincoln Park Music Festival has been a constant healing space for attendees and performers through dance, expression, food and cultural exchange. For Small Business , our festival is an economic engine for their local brick-and-mortar establishments; a launching pad for new businesses; and a place to sell handcrafted items. After two abbreviated years, the return of a full season and “An outdoor festival in the park demonstrates Newark’s resilience and a semblance of normalcy. It will be a spirit-filled experience for all who attend.”

Here is a list of festival season activities that should be on every summer calendar:

SPRING 2022 Jazzy Soul Series
Medallion Restaurant at the Robert Treat Hotel, 50 Park Pl
With Mike Phillips – Thursday 12/05
RSVP required bit.ly/LPCCDJazzySoulSeriesMikePhillips
For table reservations, call (973) 732-6250

With James Gibbs III and The Brick City Soul Collective – Thursday 6/2

Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community WALKERS CLUB 2022
Walk and hike with us!
Saturdays 21/05, 04/06, 02/07, 06/08, 09/09, 01/10

YOGI FEST with Tyrone Daye
Yogi Fest “Namaste The Park” with a day of yoga
Saturday 25/06

Lincoln Park Poetry Cafe SERIES 2022
Outdoors in Lincoln Park (rain location TBD)
Wednesdays 6/22, 6/29, 7/6, 7/13, 7/20

Lincoln Park House Music BAR CRAWL 2022
The Newark Original is back for Year 3!
Saturday 7/16

Lincoln Park HUMANS BE KIND Day
with Newark Emergency Services for Families, Inc.
Outdoors in Lincoln Park (rain location TBD)
Thursday 7/21

Official Lincoln Park Music Festival Events
Youth Day – Sunday 7/10
Gospel Night In The Park – Wednesday 7/27
Yendor presents Rodney’s House: A Celebration of the late Rodney M. Gilbert – Friday 7/29
House Music Day – Saturday 7/30
Hip Hop Culture Day – Sunday 07/31
The Soul of Lincoln Park – Saturday 8/6
Lincoln Park Caribana – Sunday 8/7

Don’t miss these seasonal closures!
Peace In Lincoln Park hosted by Brick Citi Buddha – Saturday 9/17
Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community BIKE RIDE – Sunday 9/18

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