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Newark’s Lincoln Park Music Festival Delivers The Best of Music, History and Green Living

July 17, 2008

The Lincoln Park Music Festival will rock the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) for the third year in a row. On Friday, July 25 an estimated 50,000 revelers are expected to attend the “Lincoln Park Music Festival: A Celebration of Spirit and Dance”. Opening with a press conference held in Lincoln Park at 11am on Friday, July 25, the festival will feature concert performances by music legends such as James Moody, The Clark Sisters, and KRS One. Presented by LPCCD, the Lincoln Park Music Festival celebrates four genres of African American music: jazz, gospel, house and hip-hop. For general inquiries call 973-242-4144 or visit www.lpccd.org.

“The festival is an annual destination for thousands of music, dance, and art lovers from across the country,” explained Anthony Smith, Director of Community Affairs & Operations, LPCCD, and Executive Producer of Lincoln Park Music Festival. “People visit Lincoln Park to experience our eco urban arts district.”

The free, four day festival is a Newark signature event, designed to revitalize the Lincoln Park community. This year’s highlights include a two-day Jazz Series beginning Thursday, July 24, 5:30pm with the opening of “Music Speaks”, a jazz photography exhibit. The historic weekend will close with the Old School Hip Hop Concert on Sunday, July 27 from noon – 8pm.

For a complete performance lineup visit:

http://www.lpccd.org/events/events-070726.htm

View electronic press kit:

http://onekit.enr-corp.com/1004199/index.html

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http://www.myspace.com/moaamevents

The Lincoln Park Music Festival has free events for all ages including athletic clinics for youth, an organic farmers market, international food, arts and crafts vendors, live artist painting exhibit, and the Green Sustainable Market Place sponsored by The Home Depot.

About Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District

LPCCD is a community development corporation with a mission to plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district in Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey. The LPCCD project is one of the nation’s best practices in urban sustainable community development and is developing one of the nation’s first urban eco-villages. The project includes the building of 300 new “green” units of housing and the creation of the Museum of African American Music, a Smithsonian affiliate.




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