Roots & Folk

Nimbus Arts Festival presents an exceptional lineup of musicians in partnership w/ the Hudson West Folk Festival. Headlined by Damn Tall Buildings, a Brooklyn-based trio known for stretching the genre of traditional bluegrass with rock, blues, and swing influences, is backed by virtuosic musicianship, vocal harmonizing, and downright beautiful songwriting. Local favorite Abbie Gardner, award-winning songwriter, captivating vocalist, & world-class dobro player, brings her unmistakable magnetism to the Festival; with his rich baritone, classic songcraft, and wry lines, RC Andrés, frontman for The Regrettables, will share the Americana- and Country-inspired songs of his debut release, Distilled.

Nimbus leads Jersey City and statewide audiences back to live performance with the first annual, star-studded, outdoor Nimbus Arts Festival, presented on the Harborside Campus with lead sponsorship by Mack-Cali. With a lineup of nationally-renowned and locally-loved performing artists including Nimbus Dance, Jersey City’s hometown dance company, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, co-presentations with Segunda Quimbamba Puerto Rican Folkloric Center, Riverview Jazz Festival, and Hudson West Folk Festival, the Festival offers world-class arts in a laid-back and socially-distanced atmosphere, complete with food trucks, drink refreshments by CoolVines, and artisan vendors.

Mack-Cali is the lead sponsor of the Nimbus Arts Festival. The Festival is supported by Mayor Steven M. Fulop, the Jersey City Municipal Council, and the Office of Cultural Affairs, the Exchange Place Alliance, LMC – A Lennar Company, and the HK Organization. CoolVines is the Beverage Sponsor of the Nimbus Arts Festival.