From 1989 to 2012, the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival in Elmer (Salem County) was a major event, usually taking place on the first weekend of June and attracting headliners such as Jackson Browne, The Indigo Girls, Robert Cray, Randy Newman and Joan Armatrading. That festival no longer exists. But the venue will launch, June 2-3, a new annual outdoor festival, the South Jersey Arts Fest.
The eclectic lineup will include the high-energy soul-rock-gospel group Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution, the country duo Williams Honor (which opened for Bon Jovi at Madison Square Garden, May 9), Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, the cooking and spoken-word poetry duo Adobe Fish Sauce, singer-songwriter Joe Crookston and the Balkan brass band West Philadelphia Orchestra. There will also be student-based theater, workshops for all age, arts and crafts displays, food trucks, craft beers and more.
Here is the schedule:
1 p.m.: Adam Travis and the Soul
2:15 p.m.: Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre
3:10 p.m.: Adobe Fish Sauce
3:30 p.m.: Joe Crookston
5 p.m.: West Philadelphia Orchestra
9 p.m.: Joe Crookston (campfire)
1 p.m.: The Yokels
2:15 p.m.: Community Bollywood Dance Project
3:05 p.m.: Funkylicious
4:05 p.m.: Williams Honor
5 p.m.: Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution
For information, visit appelfarm.org.