Bayonne Music Festival Moved to Sunday, May 21, Due to Rain Expected for Saturday


Organizers of the Bayonne Music Festival announced that the event that was scheduled originally for Saturday, May 20, has been moved to the previously announced rain date of Sunday, May 21, due to the rain expected on Saturday.

The Bayonne Music Festival will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday, May 21, and will finish in the early evening. The event will take place on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay in Bayonne.

The festival will feature sixteen musical acts, food trucks, and vendors. The singers and musicians will perform on the stage of the park’s amphitheater. The food trucks and vendors will be set up nearby. The event will offer members of the public the chance to participate in painting a temporary community mural.

Event flyer. Image Credit - Music Festival organizers

Event flyer. Image Credit – Music Festival organizers

Bayonne Music Festival on May 20 to Feature Sixteen Acts, Food Trucks, Vendors, and a Mural
The Artists Avenue and the City of Bayonne announced that the first Bayonne Music Festival will take place on Saturday, May 20, from 12:00 noon to 7:30 p.m.  The location of the event will be the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is situated between Avenue A and Newark Bay in Bayonne.  Performances will take place on the stage of the amphitheater in the park, which is located near the foot of West 16th Street.  The rain date for the event is Sunday, May 21, from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m.
The music festival was organized by The Artists Avenue, a local, non-profit performing arts group.  The event will be hosted by the City of Bayonne.  The performances are free of charge and open to the public.  Melissa Rada of The Artists Avenue will serve as the main emcee for the program.  Rev. Dorothy Patterson of the Wallace Temple AME Zion Church will also introduce musical acts at the festival.   Mayor Jimmy Davis said, “I would like to thank Melissa Rada and The Artists Avenue for planning this event to showcase several of Bayonne’s outstanding musical artists.  We are proud to have such great musical talent in our community.”
The festival will feature sixteen different musical acts, ranging from bands to soloists:
12:00 noon-12:30 p.m. – K.w.Y.n&Z:  Zumba instructors will present upbeat dance.
12:30 p.m.-12:45 p.m. – Aurelia Luciano will recite Golden Light Poetry.
12:45 p.m.-1:00 p.m. – Raffy Sencillio, a soloist, will perform Bachata and Merengue.
1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. – Dave Doc Watson, The Yes Yes Man, a soloist, will offer Blues, Jazz, and R&B.
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. – Larissa’s Music Studio/Artists Avenue will present musical theatre numbers.
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Magdalena and the Saints, a band, will offer rock/alternative, and indie music.
3:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.  – The choir of the Global Harvest Fellowship will sing gospel music.
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. – Melody’s Music Studio will present music from pop and musical theatre.
4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Marty, I’m Afraid, a band, will play pop, folk, and indie rock.
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Noelis Cruz, a soloist, will provide R&B music.
5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. – Thermadora, a band, will play rock/alternative music.
5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. – Kahuna and Kompany, an acoustic band, will offer acoustic/rock.
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. – Lost Romance, a band, will play rock tunes.
6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. – Bennett Rhoad, a duo, will play acoustic music.
7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. – OC Jukebox, a band, will play music from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s.
There will be a temporary community mural designed by artist Justine Enriquez.  The community is welcome to participate between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m., so be ready and wear your painting gear!
The mural is designed for the Bayonne community to engage and create together.  The mural is temporary and will wash out once it rains.  The mural will be located in the same area as the vendors.  The mural will be open to painters of all ages.


Banner Image: Bayonne Music Festival participants. Image Credit – Music Festival organizers

All Images: Bayonne Music Festival.  Images Credit – Event Organizers



City of Bayonne

Bayonne is a community that retains many of the elements of a small town. One and two family homes, small apartment buildings, and small business predominate. There is a population of 62,000 people who take pride in their hometown and its history. Bayonne residents and their ancestors moved to the city from many parts of the world. During colonial times and the first century of the American Republic, the Dutch, British, and Africans were the first groups to arrive after the Native Americans. Subsequent waves of immigrants came from all over Europe, especially between the 1880s and the 1920s. In recent decades, sources of immigration have largely been represented from countries in Latin America, the Middle East, and Southeastern Asia. Each group has left its mark on the cultural, religious and political life of the community.

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