Live at the Ferry Slip kicks off July 8th with rockin bands

Season Two of Live at the Ferry Slip, a free music series that runs from June to October at the Perth Amboy Ferry Slip, kicks off Saturday July 8th from 7-9pm.  The music series features local and regional independent artists. The July 8th kickoff concert on the waterfront features two great bands, Destitute NJ and I4.

Destitute NJ play rock n roll band with Latin roots. Founded by Perth Amboy native Junior Montalvo, Destitute NJ  have played rock venues all over NJ and NY. The band rhas a new release called “Lewzing it.”  Their first album from December 2008 is called Psychedelic Garage Boogie-Woogie Mambosambablues.

I4 is a Latin-reggae rock band from Perth Amboy. I4 was listed as one of the top bands to check out in 2017 by the Asbury Park Press. Their music is a fusion, mixing genres from rock to bachata, and represents the cultural backgrounds of the group members from the Dominican Republic to Uruguay.

The show is free and all ages. There is room for dancing and some limited seating available. Enjoy great live music, beautiful views of Raritan Bay and the full moon. Also check out the Ferry Slip Museum and the food trucks, ice cream parlor & bars and restaurants along the Marina and waterfront.

Upcoming dates include August 5th featuring San Simón and GMJ Groove, September 9th featuring Proper and Joseph Frame and October 7th featuring Segunda Quimbamba and United States of Boogaloo.

Live at the Ferry Slip Original Music Series is hosted by Perth Amboy Artworks in partnership with the Historic City of Perth Amboy Ferry Slip Museum and The City of Perth Amboy Honorable Mayor Wilda Diaz. The program is made possible with funding support from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Office of Culture and Heritage and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Perth Amboy Artworks hosts pop-up events. To get involved visit or go to their facebook page.