Darlene Love is enjoying a long-overdue and much-deserved career renaissance. Love — whose ’60s hits include “He’s a Rebel” and “He’s Sure the Boy I Love” (both with the Crystals), “A Fine, Fine Boy,” “Not Too Young to Get Married” (with Bob B. Sox & the Blue Jeans), “Today I Met the Boy I’m Gonna Marry” and “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” — was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. And the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary “20 Feet From Stardom” shed light on the difficulty she had getting proper credit for her work.
She is currently working on an album with Steven Van Zandt, and Toni Braxton will play her in an upcoming Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) biopic.
She will headline this year’s free Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival, taking place on Washington Street in downtown Hoboken from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sept. 28. Artists and craftspeople will line the work with displays of their works, and local restaurants will sell food. There will be three stages, one devoted to children’s entertainment.
Here is the schedule:
OBSERVER HIGHWAY STAGE
11:50 a.m.: Allison Strong
12:40 p.m.: JessyCarolina & the Hot Mess
1:40 p.m.: The Harmonica Lewinskies
2:45 p.m.: The Sensational Soul Cruisers
4:30 p.m.: Darlene Love
THIRD STREET STAGE (CHIILDREN’S AREA)
Noon: Garden Street School Band
12:50 p.m.: Mad Science
1:30 p.m.: Hoboken School of Music
1:55 p.m.: Studio L Dance Co.
2:20 p.m.: Preschool of Rock
3:10 p.m.: Erin Lee & the Up Past Bedtime Band
4:10 p.m.: Jason Didner & the Jungle Gym Jam
SEVENTH STREET STAGE
12:30 p.m.: Maddy Bowes
1 p.m.: Gene D. Plumber
1:35 p.m.: Emily & the Ideals
2:35 p.m.: Tom Vincent & the Romance Commandos
3:45 p.m.: Jeremy Beck & the Heavy Duty Horns
5 p.m.: Frankie Morales & the Mambo of the Times Orchestra