HUDSON WEST FOLK FESTIVAL
September 14, 2019
This year's music festival will be held on September 14, 2019 at the same wonderful location of Grace Church, 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, NJ. Once again using our two stage approach with continuous music, we will present Grammy award winners and other top performers from throughout New York and North America.
Beautifully original stage backdrops as well as artwork will be throughout the venue. Enjoy local, original vendors and foods for all diets. A special treat are the free music workshops for aspiring musicians and songwriters held by Mary Gauthier, Sam Baker and others.
A music festival with a unique approach.
Our 2019 lineup includes Mary Gauthier, David Olney, Vance Gilbert, Susan McKeown, Jean Rohe, Sam Baker, Taarka, Sophie Buskin, Rosier (formerly Les Poules à Colin). See PERFORMERS page for more information.
“Hudson West Folk Festival, in just its third year, has managed to assemble a mind-boggling array of singer/songwriter talent. Just saying the names Mary Gauthier, David Olney and Sam Baker in the same sentence is akin to quoting from the Book of Tao. Then you throw in Vance Gilbert and Jonathan Byrd? Just say the word sublime. Susan McKeown has a Grammy? Say what? Jean Rohe … is the folk version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. My heart explodes. Taarka blew minds at NERFA last year and Sophie Buskin — the daughter of David Buskin — is folk royalty and my favorite new brilliant singer/songwriter. If eating french fries is your idea of “Francophile,” then it’s time you got a taste of the brilliant French Canadian band, Les Poules a’ Colin”
- Richard Cucarro, Acoustic Live
MELDING OF MUSIC AND ART
We pride ourselves for the beautifully original stage backdrops, local artist's works throughout the venue, and our wonderful, roving sketch artists capturing the moment.
"...the organizers managed to scale the pinnacle of art-meets-organization... it was stunning."
FREE MUSIC WORKSHOPS
Free workshops, all by musicians performing at the festival, will provide an extraordinary opportunity to learn from some of the finest and most unique musicians of North America... Develop your songwriting with a Grammy award winning songwriter. Or, storytelling from one of the finest, most succinct songwriters in the biz. Develop your improvisational singing. Learn about the music of Quebec, and more. See our Music Workshops page for details.
Rounding out the festival experience includes a full bar and an entire hall dedicated to an array of food and craft vendors.
Grace Church, at 39 Erie Street, Jersey City, is located in historic downtown Jersey City, three blocks from the Grove Street PATH station and just 20 minutes from 14th street in Manhattan.
If driving, it's just a mile from the Holland Tunnel or the NJ Turnpike.
Grace church, an 1853 English Gothic style church, is long known for its support of music, art and community.
Click for PATH schedule from Christopher, 9th, 14th, 23rd or 34th street in Manhattan. PATH connects with the B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, and 3 subway lines