4 Artists Confirmed for Newark’s Lincoln Park Festival
The Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District (LPCCD) has began to announce artists for its annual music festival. The Lincoln Park Music Festival, now in its 12th year, is the one of the largest free outdoor music festivals in the region with an average annual audience of 60,000 attendees.
The House Music Day Announcements are listed below:
The legendary Joaquin “Joe” Claussell returns the to Lincoln Park Music Festival House Music Day stage for the first time in over 5 years!
Twenty years ago, Claussell – intrigued by eclectic range of dance music being championed by the legends of New York club programming – immersed himself in the niche of record amassing and DJ culture, and it was in this circle that he quickly made his home. Partial owner of the historic Dance Tracks in NYC, Claussell experimented with infusing House Music with African folk music, the intricate orchestration of Salsa & Latin Jazz, other-worldly dabblings of avant-garde & ambient electronics including the hardened, minimal funk of Detroit & German techno breathing new life the soulful house circuit and early NYC dance music. Claussell has worked with legendary disco-era DJs Francois Kevorkian & Danny Krivit in founding the iconic Sunday weekly Body & Soul, then he established the former label Spiritual Life Music and now the more recent Sacred Rhythm Music. He continues to DJ globally and in the Greater NYC area and New Jersey.
Chart topping dance music diva CeCe Peniston is celebrating her 25th year in the music business. The international club music icon, artist, performer and songwriter is considered to be one of the most successful dance/club artists in the history of the US Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Charts. Peniston’s hit single “Finally” hit the charts and CeCe accomplished what all talented artists can only dream of, inking a deal for her own debut album. Peniston received several awards for her achievements in the music industry including: Best New Artist (Dance), three ASCAP Awards and POP Songwriter of The Year, Best Dance Solo Artist, Best 12’ Dance Record at the Annual Winter Music Conference, and the BMI Urban Award of Achievement. The album itself was a 1993 Soul Train Music Award nominee for Best R&B/Soul Album (Female Category). By year’s end, Peniston was named the No.1 Billboard “Hot Dance Music/Club Play” Artist. Her hit remains at the top of all club/party playlists to this day. Her most recent single is entitled “Nothing Can Stop Me Now”, a title truly fitting for the next phase of CeCe’s life.
Dawn Tallman, The Queen of Gospel Energy has been compared to those of many great vocalists like Chaka Khan, Karen Wheeler and Oleta Adams; yet, her style is completely & audibly her own. Her ear for harmonies and her perfect sense for the placement of backgrounds & adlibs make her a producers’ dream and an audiences delight. This amazing lady has also appeared on the VH1 hit reality show “Born to Diva,” where she was one of the 5 finalists. Some of Dawn’s tours include: Patti La Belle, KC & JoJo, Keith Sweat, Dave Hollister, Michelle Williams, Stephanie Mills, Calvin Richardson, & Kim Burrell. Outside of Dance Music, Dawn is working with Grammy Nominated Producer Chris “Big Dog” Davis. She has added to the success of albums for Chante Moore, 3 albums for Maysa, 2 albums for Phil Perry and the Grammy Nominated Gerald Albright. She has scored Billboard chart success with Bob Sinclar on the #1 international hit, FEEL THE VIBE and a top 10 with her own rendition of the 80’s Womack & Womack track TEARDROPS. Dawn has just finished her long awaited full-length album entitled FOR ME. Album produced by Honeycomb Music boss Josh Milan.
Adam Cruz is a DJ, artist, writer, record label executive, graphic designer and music business enthusiast. He has worked with disco music legend Mel Cheren, Grammy award winner “Little Louie” Vega, Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, dance music giants Josh Milan and Kevin Hedge, Tony award winner Lillias White and many notable others. His junior “Freedom” LP is available now at your favorite digital music retailer and at: mixtapesessions.com