Wednesday, July 24, 2019


14th Annual Lincoln Park Music Festival

WHEN: July 26-28
Lincoln Park Cultural District, Newark
Visit for more information about the annual event. 

Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District sparks House Music fireworks with the announcement that legendary NYC Club Shelter resident DJ Timmy Regisford will headline House Music Day at the Lincoln Park Music Festival, marking the first time ever Timmy Regisford has played a New Jersey Outdoor House Music stage!

Trinidad-born, Timmy Regisford is known for his brand of soulful dance music.  Regisford is a music industry veteran with a platinum resume that includes the position of Music Director of NY’s WBLS in 1985; A&R Director of Atlantic Records in 1988 where he signed Miki Howard and Levert; then onto A&R at MCA Records where he developed Loose Ends and Colonel Abrams and signed multi-platinum R&B group Guy featuring mega producer Teddy Riley and he also signed the icons Eric B and Rakim. As Vice President of A&R at Motown Records, signed acts Today, and Johnny Gill. In 1996, Regisford became Vice President of A&R at Dreamworks Records. Regisford was also one of the founding people behind the legendary Club Shelter parties in New York City. The inception of his internationally acclaimed club parties over 20 years ago helped pioneer the soulful house music sound that has shaped the face of house music all around the world.

On performing in Newark, NJ at the Lincoln Park Music Festival, Timmy Regisford states “I’m excited to play in New Jersey for the first time—and especially happy that it’s going to happen at the Lincoln Park Music Festival.  Looking forward to seeing everyone come out and dance and have a great time.”

Festival Line Up

The three-day festival opening weekend

  • starts July 26th with Youth, Gospel, Soul, Jazz.
  • Friday kicks off  at 12PM with the Lunchtime In The Park and Soulful Seniors segment featuring LaQuin Lay and the Family Tree Jazz Band, Gospel DJ Willie Gee and Gospel singer Darren Deac
  • Starting at 2PM, the long-running YOPAT LIVE!—acronym for Youth Outreach for Performing Arts and Technology—features Newark’s next generation such as singer Whitney Jackson, Billie, Delaney, and Deneen, rapper Yung T, a YOPAT Fashion Show and former YOPAT protégé, vocal powerhouse Tia Holt
  • Stomps and shouts will kick up at 6PM with Gospel In The Park starring Season 3 winner of the BET gospel singing competition show Sunday Best Le’Andria Johnson.  Johnson's Sunday Best coronation song, "I Shall Leap into My Destiny", co-written by Johnson, entered the Billboard Gospel chart at number 1.  Also performing Gospel is Joshua Nelson, Revival Temple Center of Deliverance Choir, Crystal Levell, and Michael Gray.
  • Starting at 8:30PM, Jersey’s own Lenny Harold, a former member of Teddy Riley’s multiplatinum, stadium rockin’ group Blackstreet will headline Soul In The Park, our R&B segment.  Soul In The Park also include soul stirring songstress Gail Campbell and close out with our first-ever Friday night dance party with DJ Cole Crush (of Soul In The Horn) and Trew & Culture.

LPMF will reach fever pitch on House Music Day Saturday, July 27th with Timmy Regisford, one of the great legends of dance music. The complete House Music Day Line Up includes “The Voice of First Choice” Rochelle Fleming; Keith Thompson singing the mega-hit “Break 4 Love”; DJ Duce Martinez of DWILD Music Radio; House Music prodigy DJ Ameer; vocalist Cynthia Tucker; Cassio Ware of Whatszzz Up Superstar; The Beat Brothas of Humble Beginnings and DJ Sassy of Newark’s Femme Tribe. 

The festival will continue on Sunday, July 28th with Hip Hop Culture Day featuring curated sets by Newark’s FORSA Radio hosted by Marcy Depina aka “DJ MD”; the three-year running popular showcase series Vibes In The City hosted by Broadway Blake; and the Caribbean-infused collective Art 4 Change hosted by founder Stan aka “SL”. Straight “outta Brooklyn” is next to blow lyricist Marcus Charles, Jersey Club Hip Hop star Kherk Cobain, Samad Savage, J.1.DA, Khalil Jibran, other surprise “special guests” and a special head-to-head DJ Exhibition between Jersey’s DJ Cheese, 1986 DMC DJ Competition World Champion and Philly’s DJ Cash Money, 1988 DMC DJ Competition World Champion and first-ever DJ inducted into the Technics DJ Hall of Fame.

Festival Hosts

Our festival hosts include actor Tobias Truvillion (BET’s In Contempt, Fox’s Empire), Hip Hip icons Rah Digga, House Music host legends Ms. Theresa the “Queen of New Jersey”, Eddie Nicholas, Marcy Depina/DJ MD (Forsa), Broadway Blake (Vibes In The City), SL (Art4Change) and Kids Zone hosts Bella Star, sister rap duo MORA MINA and youth scholar Lloyd Brown.

Festival Villages

Taste of the Festival & Artisan Way is a wide array of vendors including international foods, clothing, cultural artifacts, specialty products and giveaways.

Sustainable Health and Wellness Village (SHWV) is presented by Whole Foods showcases sustainable products and services of local and regional businesses, produce from our local farms, health screenings and more.  SHWV also includes the Senior Village, catering to the senior population with activities, information and connection to services and Veterans Village, catering to the senior population with activities, information and connection to services.  SHWV is bringing Boxing to Lincoln Park on Saturday, July 27th from 1PM-5PM with the 2019 New Jersey Diamond Glove & NJ State Tournament Live! SHWV Boxing in Lincoln Park is brought to you by Mayor Ras J Baraka, the Newark Municipal City Council and the Pan American Caribbean Boxing Organization.  Sustainable Health and Wellness Village (SHWV) is also sponsored by RWJBarnabas Health (Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Clara Maass Medical Center), Panasonic, Columbia Bank University Hospital, City of Newark, County of Essex, East Orange General Hospital, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Horizon NJ Health, and United Healthcare among others. 

Kids Zone Village is presented by the City of Newark, Believe In Newark Foundation and Hello Fresh includes activities for children and families including NJ Devils Hockey, Girls on Bikes, Newark Thrives, I’m So Yoga Newark, Newark Chess Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Union and Hudson, Fast Signs Newark, My Brothers Keeper Newark and skate partners SQAD, Certified Skateboards, ScoreBrx, Underground Skate Shop.

About Lincoln Park Music Festival

The Lincoln Park Music Festival (LPMF) is the largest music experience rooted in traditions of the African American and Afro Caribbean diaspora in the tri-state region. LPMF has expanded into an audience of 50,000-60,000 international attendees that comes together, over two weekends, to experience multiple genres of music including Gospel, Jazz, House, Hip-Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Kompa and of the Latinx/Hispanic diaspora, as well as film, tech and music business education.

About Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (Non-Profit, 501c3)

The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, Inc. (LPCCD) is a non-profit organization actively engaged in the practice of creative place-making. Its mission to plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of downtown Newark. Once dominated by dilapidated buildings and vacant lots, the neighborhood is being transformed through LPCCD’s efforts into a “sustainable” arts and cultural district. This redevelopment includes “green” mixed-income housing, an annual music festival and historic preservation projects. LPCCD has completed more than 100 units of housing, and has provided new housing and employment opportunities for a diverse population. LPCCD is well on its way to creating a fully productive, mixed-use neighborhood. LPCCD’s two main arts & culture programs are the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival and Lincoln Park Music Speaks.

Connect with @LincolnParkMusicFestival on Facebook and IG and follow @LPCCD on Twitter.