Monmouth University Music & Arts Festival 2022
Monmouth University’s Summer Music and Arts festival is now in its third season—and its first as an in-person event – is taking place on Saturday, July 9th in the theatres and galleries across campus. With family-friendly programming, student performances, a visual arts exhibit and an eclectic evening concert – there truly is something for everyone to enjoy.
Blue Hawk House Band
Woods Theatre | 4:00 PM
Tickets: $20, Children are FREE (must be accompanied by paying adult)
Following the Garden State Philharmonic, Monmouth University’s very own Blue Hawk House Band, who has been entertaining folks virtually throughout the pandemic monthly during Tuesday Night Record Club, will make their live debut. These talented students put their very own spin on rock and pop classics.
Poetry, Jazz and “Harp”Beats
Pollak Theatre | 7:00 PM
Finally, the festival will conclude with a capstone evening of Poetry, Jazz and “Harp”Beats featuring – Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise’s hip-hop poetry with bluesy beats supported by the harp, New Jersey native and former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky’s “PoemJazz” with a reading and performance of poems in concert with a variety of jazz improvisations. Also featured on the evening’s bill are the Digba Ogunbiyi Quartet playing original compositions that are deeply rooted in Ogunbiyi’s Nigeria roots, yet highly informed by his years of studying Jazz; and an opening set by Gregory Schwartz, former recipient of the Poet Laureate of Asbury Park award.
Front Row Center: Icons of Rock, Blues, and Soul
Pollak and DiMattio Galleries
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free and open to the public