The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip is a historic site on the Perth Amboy waterfront with beautiful views of Raritan Bay. Local arts nonprofit Perth Amboy Artworks has been transforming the Ferry Slip into a live music venue, hosting free concerts that feature local NJ bands and singer/songwriters performing original music. The Home News Tribune has recommended the music series as a top thing to do. The concert series has featured top NJ acts with great performances featuring punk, rock, blues, jazz, soul, Latin and folk music. The free concerts occur monthly from May-September, and many are scheduled around the full moonrise over Raritan Bay, which is very beautiful. Seating is available under the Ferry Slip roof, and there is also room for dancing. You can listen to music and gaze out at the sail boats docked nearby.
Live at the Ferry Slip Music Series 4thseason kicks off on Saturday May 18th featuring the bands Proper and Tequila Bamboo, both performing original music.
Tequila Bamboo is a Perth Amboy based jazz band playing Afro Cuban and Brazilian styles and combine reggae rhythms to produce unique music. Proper is also Perth Amboy based and plays original songs showcasing distinct elements of Afro beat, rock, salsa and orchestral arrangement. There will be a big full “flower” moon that night. Upcoming dates include a jazz night on June 22 featuring Forbidden Tropics and Frameworks String Quartet, a psychedelic rock night on July 20 featuring Animal Masks and RGB, a jazz and Latin soul night on August 17 featuring Julien Meyers Koncept and San Simon, and the Puerto Rican dance and drum ensemble Segunda Quimbamba on Sept 14th. All concerts are from 7-9pm.
While at the concert, you can also visit the Ferry Slip Museum, which showcases a collection of nautical treasures.
Food and drinks are also available along the Perth Amboy Marina including Bayside Creamery Ice Cream Parlor, The Armory Restaurant & Tiki Bar and the Barge Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge. There is free parking and public restrooms at the municipal marina next to the Ferry Slip.
The Perth Amboy Ferry Slip is located at 300 Front St in Perth Amboy, NJ. Live at the Ferry Slip Original Music Series is hosted by Perth Amboy Artworks in partnership with the Historic Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum and The City of Perth Amboy Honorable Mayor Wilda Diaz. Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund. For more information visit www.perthamboyartworks.org.