NEWARK NEW JERSEY’S ‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ NO MORE! HERE’S A RECAP OF ‘SOUL LINE DANCING’ AT THE 15th ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

NEWARK NEW JERSEY’S ‘BEST KEPT SECRET’ NO MORE!

HERE’S A RECAP OF ‘SOUL LINE DANCING’ AT THE 15th ANNIVERSARY LINCOLN PARK MUSIC FESTIVAL

NEWARK SYMPHONY HALL’S STEP 4 STEP LINE DANCING DEBUTS OUTSIDE IN THE PARK - FIRST TIME EVER

NEWARK, NJ (August 3) — The 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival, Newark NJ’s “best kept secret”, hosted a week long series of free outdoor events that included - for the first time ever - a “Soul Line Dancing” experience presented by Newark Symphony Hall.  Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing is a social dancing phenomenon that is an easy and energizing way to get some exercise while enjoying some great music and good company. Each dance is a choreographed routine set to music from the latest R&B artists to classic hits of the Motown and funk eras, gospel, zydeco, hip-hop, and everything in between. And in Jersey, you might even hear some old school house music.

The popularity of modern soul line dancing can be traced to a Broadway dancer named Ric Silver who devised a dance set to Jamaican reggae artist Bunny Wailer’s “Electric Boogie”.  The essential list of all time “Soul Line Dancing” hits now includes “The Wobble”, “The Cha Cha Slide”, “The Cupid Shuffle” and the iconic “Electric Slide” (performed at the end of the 1999 film The Best Man to Cameo’s “Candy”).  In Newark, NJ, Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing takes place the 2nd Friday of every month in Newark Symphony Hall’s Terrace Ballroom and is hosted by Andrea “Lil Bit” Mason, Jillian “Lady J” Barrick and Douglas “X-Man” Hawkins with tunes by DJ Chris Blues (We Dancing Over Here). In honor of Lincoln Park’s 15th Anniversary, the collective opted to bring the sensation to the festival house music day dance floor, where attendees received short lessons interspersed with  line dances that the entire community could enjoy.

Step 4 Step Soul Line Dancing at the 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival Celebrating the Spirit of Dance, July 28, 2022 Photos courtesy of Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District[/caption]

About Lincoln Park Coast Music Festival

The annual 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 economic development through Creative Placemaking. Its mission to plan, design and develop a comprehensive arts and cultural district in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of downtown Newark.  LPCCD’s main arts & culture programs are the annual Lincoln Park Music Festival, Lincoln Park Music Speaks citywide humanities initiative, the Lincoln Park Jazzy Soul music series, the Lincoln Park Sustainable Living Community Podcast and the public art initiative Lincoln Park Gallery Without Walls.

For more information about Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and its 15th Anniversary Lincoln Park Music Festival, connect with @LincolnParkCoastCulturalDistrict and @LincolnParkMusicFestival on Facebook; follow @LincolnParkMusicFestival and @LPCCD on IG; and @LPCCD on Twitter.

For media / press inquiries contact info@plugstar.net

 

Views: 37

Comment

You need to be a member of True Skool Network to add comments!

Join True Skool Network

Best guide to hip hop, soul, reggae concerts & events in San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles & New York City + music, videos, radio and more

Connect

Bookmark and Share

Subscribe to E-Blast

WIN TICKETS

Amanda Seales
Saturday, Nov 19 @ Fox Theater, Oakland

Members

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Groups

Latest Activity

Editor's Pick posted discussions
7 hours ago
Tampa Mystic posted a blog post

Monay Sha'Reece & Shady Nate release new music 'Bonnie & Clyde'

A soulful melody about an unbreakable couple on a mission to beat the odds and overcome the struggle right by each others side. Amazing vocals executed by Monay Sha'Reece with the rhythmic melody executed by the Bay Area Legend himself - Shady Nate.…See More
9 hours ago
realmuzik posted discussions
18 hours ago
Artistpr posted a blog post

Esounds is an exec record producer from the Atlanta, GA area. Esounds and his team has released music with some of the hottest inspiring artist.

Snellville, GA — Esounds has been producing for almost 10 year, working with artist in the Atlanta, Ga area. Esounds has built a team of producers, songwriters, and engineers to produce the best record.Esounds is rising in the music industry by collabing with multiple artist and releasing his own music. With Esounds talent of producing and finding talented artist he is able to help jump start artist career. Anyone can find Esounds’s music on all streaming planforms, and released music every…See More
21 hours ago
Editor's Pick posted discussions
yesterday
Artistpr posted blog posts
yesterday
realmuzik posted a discussion

Avalanche The Architect - "Auditory Blitzkrieg"

Avalanche The Architect has cultivated a unique sound based on the Hip Hop music he grew up with. His passion and drive are extremely apparent, as he pours his love for music into his songs.He aims to bring Hip Hop music back to its roots and infuses his tracks with personal experiences, intense lyricism, and bold imagery. He is dedicated to honing his craft and…See More
yesterday
Editor's Pick posted discussions
Wednesday
Editor's Pick posted videos
Wednesday
Editor's Pick updated an event
Thumbnail

MARA HRUBY at Yoshi's, Oakland

December 7, 2022 from 8pm to 11:30pm
ENTER TO WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS. WINNER WILL BE DRAWN RANDOMLY AND ANNOUNCED 2 DAYS PRIOR TO EVENT. MARA HRUBYWED DECEMBER 7, 2022 DOORS: 7:30 PM SHOW: 8:00 PMYoshi's 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607See More
Wednesday
realmuzik posted discussions
Wednesday
Editor's Pick posted discussions
Tuesday

© 2022   Created by Ren the Vinyl Archaeologist.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service