Ms. Gloria Carter’s Diamondz N Da Ruff was pumping on March 8 as Lincoln Park Music Festival’s (LPMF) officially kicked off their Festival season with MUSIC SPEAKS: HOUSE YOUR BODY! Beats were provided courtesy of DJ Ironbound with NC350 Chair Junius Williams, Cissy Houston and Festival ambassadors Fayemi Shakur, Rodney Gilbert and many more Newark artists, movers and shakers in the house.

Lincoln Park Music Speaks - Guest Speaker

LPCCD’s MUSIC SPEAKS, the free lecture, music and multimedia arts series program in honor of Newark’s 350th anniversary celebration, is an exciting initiative leading up to the 11th annual Lincoln Park Music Festival July 29-31 with programs and events designed to increase Newark citizens’ appreciation for the African American musical genres of gospel, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and house. There will also be programs on visual arts, performance, literature, photography, mixed media arts as well as outdoor installations and one-on-one “A Conversation With” style talk backs.

Future Music Speaks event dates include:

April 9, 12 - 3pm
Music Speaks: Rock Your Soul
Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 460 South 17th Street

April 9, 6 - 9pm
Music Speaks: Rock Your Soul

The Taste Venue, 47 Edison Place

May 21, 9am - 5pm
Music Speaks: Rock The Block
Lincoln Park: Washington Street between West Kinney and Crawford

July 9, 16 & 23 10am - 12pm
Music Speaks: Rock The Shot

October 2016 TBD
Music Speaks: Rock the Shot Photography exhibition
North Ward:  Grafton Avenue Community & Recreation Center, 2 Grafton Avenue
South Ward:  St. Peter’s Recreation Center, 378 Lyons Avenue
Free. Must sign up in advance for photography workshops as space is limited.

July 27, 6pm - 9pm
Music Speaks: Hip Hop Rocks
Central Ward, TBD
Free, RSVP Required

July 31, 12pm - 4pm
Music Speaks: Rock The Spirit
Hotel Indigo Newark, 810 Broad Street
(Brunch reservation with venue required)

August 19, 7pm - 11pm
Music Speaks: Rock The Riverfront
Newark Riverfront Park, Orange Sticks
Screening of “Hands To The Sky” by Domingo Canate then set by DJ Omar Abdullah.

For more info and updated schedules: #FestivalSeason