Rahway, NJ – Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe, the Rahway City Council, Rahway Special Improvement District, and the Union County Performing Arts Center, in partnership with Atelier Rosal, have announced the 2023 Mayor’s Music Series. The annual event will feature a diverse range of local artists and big-name musicians of all genres in Rahway’s Downtown Arts District to showcase our City’s growing arts community and bring residents and guests together for an array of musical entertainment throughout the summer.
The Mayor’s Music Series runs from May to October, with weekly performances taking place from June to September. Additional special performances will take place on select dates at Train Station Plaza, the Rahway Recreation Center, and E. Cherry Street.
The first show of the 2023 Music Series is MusicFest for Downtown Restaurants on Sunday, May 21 from 1:00-7:00 PM at Train Station Plaza. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs, order from their favorite City restaurants, and enjoy a day of live music in the heart of Downtown Rahway. Weekly performances kick off with the Live at the Paseo series on Fridays from 6:30-9:30 PM starting on June 2, and at Arts District Park on Saturdays from 6:00-8:00 PM starting on June 3.
AB Salute House will bring house music to E. Cherry Street on June 3 from 5:00-8:00 PM for the City’s Pride event, Train Station Plaza on June 16 from 6:00-9:00 PM for Juneteenth, and the Rahway Rec Center on July 15, September 9, and October 14 from 4:00-9:00 PM. Additional performances at Train Station Plaza include Junction Funktion and MusicFest for Downtown Restaurants (Fall). Junction Funktion takes place on Saturday, July 29 featuring a unique blend of Hip Hop and a live DJ for a fun and energetic performance. As the weather cools down, MusicFest for Downtown Restaurants will be back for a Fall event on Saturday, October 7 from 1:00-7:00 PM before the end of the Music Series.
As a part of the Mayor’s Music Series, the highly anticipated Mayor’s Concert Series returns in the last week of July and features big name acts performing on Thursdays throughout August in front of the Union County Performing Arts Center. Artists include Coro and Lisette Melendez on July 27, La Pachamambo on August 3, Brian McKnight on August 10, Rusty Monks and AB Salute House on August 17, and Day One, The Midnight Rock Show, & The Kings of Queen on August 24.
Mayor Giacobbe expressed his enthusiasm for this year’s Music Series, stating, “The Mayor’s Music Series provides a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to experience the diverse and talented local music scene while enjoying the many dining options and cultural attractions in Downtown Rahway. It is one of the most popular events in our City and we are looking forward to seeing everyone come out and support our incredible arts community.”
For more information on the Mayor’s Music Series, including a full list of dates and musical acts, please visit www.CityofRahway.com/music.