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Free Public Music Festival Celebrating Newark’s Birthday

Art & Culture
"Free Public Music Festival Celebrating Newark’s Birthday"

NEWARK’S NATIVES &  BRIGHTEST STARS SET TO PERFORM FOR NEWARK’S BIG BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

FRIDAY, MAY 13TH – SUNDAY MAY 15TH 

 

 

FAITH EVANS, NAUGHTY BY NATURE, INDIA, REV. STEF,

JUBILATION CHOIR WITH CISSY HOUSTON AND MORE

 

WHO: Newark Celebration 350 (NC 350) is proud to present Newark’s local hometown heroes and International recording artists Faith Evans,Naughty by Nature, Cissy Houston and India who are set to headline the Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Years of Newark’s arts, culture and community as one of America’s great historical cities.  The Founders Weekend Festival Celebrating 350 Yearsis free to the public and will take place at Military Park, 51 Park Place, Newark, New Jersey from Friday, May 13th to Sunday May, 15th. Kicking off the festival on Friday, May 13th it’s multi-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist, songwriter, arranger and record producer Faith Evans known for hit songs “I’ll Be Missing You,” “You Used to Love Me,” “He Is” and so much more, Faith Evans is set to perform 7pm. On Saturday, May 14th at 5pm it’s Newark’s first rap group to garner international success- Naughty by Nature set to perform their timeless classic hits “Hip Hop Hooray,”  “O.P.P.” and more and on Sunday, May 15th at 4pm kicking off the finale of the festival and taking everyone to church, it’s Cissy Houston and Gospel choir Jubilation and then the one and only–India– “The Princess of Salsa” who will get everyone dancing in the streets of Newark celebrating the 350th anniversary founding of one of America’s greatest cities. In addition to performances there will be art exhibitions, Food Trucks, Community organizations expo, Kidz Korner for Family Fun & much more.

 

 

 

WHEN:

 

Friday, May 13  ** location change due to expected rain

7pm: Faith Evans

8:30-10:30pm: DJ Felix Hernandez

Symphony Hall

1020 Broad Street

Newark, NJ 

 

 

Saturday, May 14

5pm: Stefon Harris with the United States Air Force premier jazz ensemble, the Airmen of Note

7:15pm: Naughty by Nature

9-10:30pm: DJ Bobby Trends

 

Sunday, May 15

4pm: Rev Stef,Gospel Group Jubilation choir with Cissy Houston

5:30pm: India

 

 

About Newark Celebration 350

Newark Celebration 350 (NC 350) is a year-long jubilee of unique events and festivities commemorating the 350th anniversary of the city of Newark’s founding. Over 150 marquee programs will highlight the city’s rich history, remarkable achievements, diverse communities and extraordinary culture presented by a unique coalition of citizens, educational institutions, cultural organizations and community groups.  This spectacular “festival of festivals” aims to inspire and excite locals and visitors from around the world by showcasing the best of this great American city. For more information visit www.nc350.org


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