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The Audible Showcase Stage – Harriet Tubman Square

June 29 @ 12:00 am - 6:00 pm

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The Audible Showcase Stage – Harriet Tubman Square

06/28/24-06/30/24 SUNDAY CANCELED

Harriet Tubman Square @ Newark

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You’ve heard about how great the Newark music and arts scene is, now’s your chance to discover for yourself what all the hype is about at the Audible Showcase Stage where we curated a fire weekend offering the best of Newark-centric sounds, food, drink, and vendors that make the Brick City home to so many creatives, all in one convenient location at Harriet Tubman Square!

Come check out 14 amazing artists perform a wide range of genres including hip hop, R&B, house, Jersey club, jazz, comedy, spoken word, and dance providing a continuous series of FREE performances by some of the city’s most-loved artists.

From June 28 – 30, we shine a light on our Newark hometown heroes. Half of the featured artists on the Audible Showcase Stage were selected through a competitive application process by Newark arts and culture leaders to represent the city in this special event created for the North to Shore Festival. These Official Selection artists include gifted musicians Choy, Aja Moyé, J Read, Rasha Jay, Charisa the ViolinDiva; comedy from nicole soul; and dance from Camille Moten Rennie and Company of Collaborative Artists (CoCA), and Evelyn Tejeda.

Noted Greater Newark area performers including world-renown DJ Spinna, Eli Fola, and P.Genz will round out the bill while local turntablists including Newark’s DJ Wallah, DJ Shell Spin, DJ Sienna Chanel and hosts Alexandra Hill, Madison Star and Kitab Rollins will keep the party lively between sets all weekend long.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be held in the Newark Public Library’s Centennial Hall across the street from the park.

*NTS Official Selections:
This category denotes local independent artists who were selected through a competitive application process by a committee of Newark’s arts and culture leaders to represent the city on the Audible Showcase Stage.

SHOWCASE STAGE SCHEDULE:

Friday, June 28, 6pm-9pm

Host: Alexandra Hill

DJ: DJ Spinna

Saturday, June 29, 11am – 6pm

DJ: Shell Spin

  11am – 12pm – DJ Shell Spin

12pm – Choy*

12:30p – DJ / Host Announcements

1:00pm – Aja Moye*

1:30pm – DJ Shell Spin

2:00pm – Evelyn Tejeda*

2:30pm – DJ Shell Spin

3:00pm – J. Read*

3:30pm – DJ Shell Spin

4:10pm – Madison Star

4:30pm – 6:00pm – Eli Fola

Sunday, June 30th, 12pm – 6pm

Host: Kitab Rollins

DJ: DJ Sienna Chanel + DJ Wallah

11am – 12pm – DJ

12pm – P.Genz

12:30p – DJ Sienna Chanel/ Host Kitab Rollins

1:00pm – nicole soul*

1:20pm – DJ Sienna Chanel/ Host Kitab Rollins

1:45pm – Company of Collaborative Artists*

2:00pm – DJ Sienna Chanel / Host Kitab Rollins

3:00pm – Rasha Jay*

3:30pm – DJ Wallah

4:00pm – Charisa the ViolinDiva and StringsNation*

5:00pm – 6:00pm – DJ Wallah

Looking for even more to do in and around Harriet Tubman Square? The weekend is packed with a range of additional events held near to the Audible Showcase Stage so festival-goers can spend an entire day (or weekend) at events within easy walking distance to Harriet Tubman Square including:

ON SATURDAY, JUNE 29

  • Newark Museum – free admission and drop-in art-making activities for families from 1 – 5PM
  • The Newark Public Library – free Family Fun Day and Interactive STEAM Fair from 12 – 4PM
  • Newark Arts – Martinis & Murals bus tour of Newark’s public art works at 1PM
  • Night Market on Halsey Street, between New and Bleeker Streets, from 3 to 9 PM.
  • Luv + Grind – International Music Series with DJs spinning the romantic sounds of Africa and the diaspora at Tinjune Downtown at 9PM


ON SUNDAY, JUNE 30

  • Newark Museum – free admission and drop-in art-making activities on its plaza for families from 1 – 5PM
  • Rest Fest – restorative wellness activities at the Newark Museum from 11AM – 4PM
  • Down In The Ro’ Open Mic Experience – poetry and performance art at Tinjune Downtown at 1PM

DJ Spinna

World-renowned DJ, producer, remixer, label head, curator and influencer DJ Spinna crafts the best blend of funk, soul, R&B, jazz, hip-hop and EDM to keep the party popping for audiences of all ages.

Alexandra Hill

From WBGO 88.3FM to News 12 New Jersey and beyond, award-winning journalist, reporter, news anchor and producer Alexandra Hill has over a decade of exemplary journalism under her belt. From politics to entertainment to human-interest pieces, she has her finger on the pulse of what matters.

DJ Shell Spin

NJ’s Shell Spin is a multi-talented poet, teacher, healer and DJ who blends art with soulful messages of hope, giving memorable and inspiring performances at venues such as Newark Symphony Hall to BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn.

Choy*

From the heart of NY, influenced by the soulful rhythms of Trinidad, comes Choy. His music goes beyond melodies into a profound exploration of self-love and acceptance. Let his beats guide you through the dance of light and shadow within us all.

Madison Star

Madison Star is the owner of Madison Star Couture, an Artist and a Certified Full Spectrum Doula. Madison is a proud Howard University Alumna, who uses creativity to empower communities. Madison believes that creativity can be used as a tool to dismantle inequitable systems. In her artistic, yet politically informed approach to fashion, music and wellness she seeks inspire people of color to use their artistry to uplift communities.

Aja Moyé*

Aja Moye’s sung for President Obama, opened for Grammy winner Melanie Fiona and headlined international festivals. Don’t miss this powerhouse and her captivating combination of classically trained voice colored by soulful R&B and traditional jazz.

Evelyn Tejeda*

Captivating audiences across the globe, Evelyn Tejeda was a semi-finalist of Dominicana’s Got Talent and a pioneering member of the Contemporary Dance National Company. Her spellbinding performances garnered awards like the Grand Prize of Dance Quisqueya and the Audience Award at Solo Coreografico USA.

J Read*

From plucking violin strings in Pennsylvania to hitting the stage as a music sensation in North Carolina, emcee/violinist/singer/songwriter J Read is the epitome of following your dream. Born in Newark, he is on his way to becoming a household name.

Eli Fola

Experience the soul-stirring rhythms of Eli Fola, the Nigerian-American multi-disciplinary sound artist, saxophonist, DJ, and producer mastermind behind ‘Yoruba Tech Soul.’ Blending Afrohouse, Techno, Jazz, and Classical vibes with his unique saxophone skills, Eli transcends boundaries and fosters connections with his art.

DJ Sienna Chanel

DJ, model and actress Sienna Chanel shines as empowering voice for women. One of the most in-demand DJs/MCs in North Jersey, she’s also a philanthropist, children’s book author and a fierce fashion icon, inspiring young girls everywhere.

DJ Wallah

A member of the world-renowned Heavy Hitters DJ crew, DJ Wallah is the official DJ for the New York Giants. He’s also a committed community advocate who partners with public figures and organizations to provide opportunities for underserved children and youth.

Kitab Rollins

Kitab Rollins has spent nearly 20 years in the arts and currently serves as NJPAC’s Senior Director, where he’s shaping performances and molding experiences for Newark’s young adult community through eclectic and socially oriented programming. He sits on the board of Newark Arts, works with the American Black Film Festival and is a fellow of Leadership Newark.

P.Genz

P.Genz is a trailblazing NJ hip-hop artist known for his top-tier lyricism, seamless flow and unique style who’s been solidifying his place as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

Nicole Soul*

Breaking barriers and spreading laughter, Nevisian-American comedian, writer and award-winning TV host nicole soul journeyed from winning Miss Black New Jersey to performing sold-out one-woman shows at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. This CEO of Antidepressants Media creates unforgettable entertainment celebrating Black joy.

CoCA*

Dive into the world of the Company of Collaborative Artists and its founder, Camille Moten Rennie, a trailblazer in concert dance, musical theater and Latin ballroom. From the stages of PHILADANCO to the halls of Rutgers University, Camille is shaping the next wave of dancers as an educator at the Company of Collaborative Artists.

Rasha Jay*

Meet Rasha Jay, the artist Vents Magazine says is “bringing soul to modern rock.” The NJ powerhouse singer writes songs showcasing her raw, soaring voice and fusing alternative, rock and soul, earning her spots at festivals all over the Tri-State.

Charisa the ViolinDiva & StringsNation:*

Soul jazz violinist/vocalist and McDonald’s Gospelfest Competition winner Charisa the Violin Diva challenges every preconception about violin in contemporary music. Catch her with her Bridgerton-style string quartet, Strings Nation, and their innovative fusion of hip-hop and jazz.

This special event is sponsored by the City of Newark, Audible, the Newark City Parks Foundation and the Arts + Education District.

The Newark City Parks Foundation, Inc. (NCPF) is a public-private partnership dedicated to managing, maintaining and enhancing Newark’s Downtown Parks and elevating them into world-class public spaces. With a commitment to inclusivity, NCPF organizes hundreds of outdoor public programs annually, spanning arts and culture, health and wellness, on-water activities and environmental education, aiming to create vibrant spaces accessible to everyone.

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Harriett Tubman Park
501-551 Broad St
Newark, NJ 07102 United States
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