Prince, who died nearly a year ago (April 21, 2016), will be honored with a tribute set by Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Chamber at the free, outdoor Hoboken Arts & Music Festival, taking place June 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Other performers will include Overlake, the Demolition String Band, the Karyn Kuhl Band, Glenn Morrow’s Cry for Help and The Toll Collectors, with more to be announced later.
Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Chamber is a New York-based collective co-led by bassist Jared Michael Nickerson of Hoboken. They paid tribute to Prince at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center last summer (see video below), and served as the house band at the David Bowie tribute concert at the Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair in December.
Because of construction in Hoboken, the festival will move from its usual location, on Washington Street (between the Observer Highway and Seventh Street) to Washington Street (between 8th and 14th Streets). For information and updates, visit hobokennj.gov.
Hoboken presents two Arts & Music Festivals annually, one in the spring and one in the fall.