Twenty acts are scheduled to perform on two stages at Gibbypalooza, taking place Oct. 6-8 at Finnegan’s Pub in Hoboken. Started as an annual charity event in 2001 (though on hiatus since 2012), Gibbypalooza is organized by Chris Gibson, a member of the Hoboken music scene since the ’80s as a musician, booking agent, and studio and record company owner.
“When you see all the talent that exists in just Hoboken alone, one of the toughest tasks I always have with organizing these shows is how many of these amazing artists can I fit onto the bill, let alone the stage,” Gibson said in a press release. “In the end, I always end up kicking myself for missing someone or not having the room for them. I can only hope they’re not too mad at me, and that they’ll immediately be in mind for next big event as a make-up for my miss.”
The Oct. 6 show will feature Kevin December, Eoin the Mighty, Exit 99, Lloyd United and Barbiana Complex, with Gibson MC’ing.
The lineup on Oct. 7 will be Crewman Number Six, NJArts.net contributor Jim Testa, The Handsome Devils, Paul Crane, Sodium Sky, Kristen Elizabeth and Ribs, and Ed Smith & the Ego, with Testa MC’ing.
Oct. 8 performers will include Our Marvelous Lives, Dave Calamoneri, reunions of New Day Dawn and Eugene, Dave Entwistle and Marty Lowe,The Blue Necks, High Speed Chase, and Leo Main & The Merry Band (doing rock ‘n’ roll karaoke). Stephen Bailey MCs.
Each show is at 8 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations will be collected for Doctors Without Borders, The Global Fund for Women, and Homes for Our Troops.
Past Gibbypaloozas have been held at venues such as Maxwell’s in Hoboken and CBGB in New York.
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