Click on the above 2018 festival sampler, or see all the acts on our Performers page.
HUDSON WEST MUSIC FESTIVAL
Hudson West presented ten acts in its annual music festival at Grace Church in downtown Jersey City on September 8, 2018. Melding art and acoustic music this day-long event provided the best in regional and national acts.
It is a music festival with a different approach - the selected musicians were intentionally eclectic and covered a broad array of acoustic music ranging from blues, honky-tonk, Django Rheinhardt hot jazz, contemporary singer-songwriters, and some artists with a bit more out-of-the-box sound (baroque-folk, anyone?).
THE MELDING OF MUSIC AND ART
Spectacular stage back drops, regional artists works and roving sketch artists capturing the event live...
Free musical workshops were also provided, all by musicians performing at the festival, and provided an extraordinary opportunity to learn flatpicking guitar techniques, the very popular yodeling, and others. Check them out at Music Workshops.
Rounding out the festival experience included a full bar, an entire hall dedicated to an array of food and retail vendors, and roving sketch artists that captured the moment.
"...the organizers managed to scale the pinnacle of art-meets-organization... it was stunning."
We encourage you to check out this web site each month as our music curators provide recommendations for top acoustic music in those intimate, hard to find venues within the NYC metro area. Or, sign up on our email list below.
The next festival will be held on September 14, 2019 and we will once again provide top performers, original artwork on our stages and throughout the venue, and those wonderful music workshops.
Click on the links below to listen to the performers in previous years: