High-flying Quimby Mountain Band returns to Festival in the Borough this year; Davey & Waverunners on tap, too

Largest street festival in region Oct. 6 & 7 features over 25 musical acts

The Quimby Mountain Band, one of the region's most popular bands, will once again grace the PNC Stage at the region's largest street and music festival, Festival in the Borough, on Oct. 6.

On Sunday Oct. 7, there will much to celebrate as well as two Washington area based bands Davey & The Waverunners and 13th Floor with Lauren Bunting will take the stage along with Electric Gumbo featuring Caren Kennedy.

Among the other bands scheduled to perform at the 8th annual Festival in the Borough over two days, hosted by the Washington Business Improvement District, are the Louisiana HooDoo Krewe featuring Bobby Barth and Greg T. Walker, formerly of Blackfoot, Citizens Band Radio, Stone Cold Fever, Davido, Country Comfort, BDFM, and Southbound, performing a tribute to the Allman Brothers. More acts will be announced in the coming weeks.


The Saturday portion of the event will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. while Sunday's hours will go from 12 noon to 5 p.m. A kickoff show takes place at the Mediterranean Bistro on Friday night Oct. 5.

Quimby Mountain Band, coming off of major shows in which they opened for Marshall Tucker Band and 7 Walkers (with Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzman), with two mega dates in August, as well, at MusikFest on Aug. 9 and at the Rock Hops Festival in West Windsor on Aug. 11 opening for Dark Star Orchestra (as will Citizens Band Radio). In September, they've also got a major date at Havana's in New Hope, Pa, playing with rising jam band Cabinet.

Besides the PNC Stage in the center of the Downtown, the Mr. Music Stage on the west side of town, will showcase an assortment of acts as well as the Acoustic Tent near the Broad Street/Route 57 corner.

In addition the streets will be lined with dozens of vendors selling an array of items. Food of all varieties will also be on hand. There are still some vendor spots available; if interested contact the WBID office at 908-689-4800, or visit the website, www.washingtonbid.org.

Major sponsors thus far for the festival are PNC Bank, Mr. Music, BASF, Hackettstown Regional Medical Center, WRNJ, New Jersey American Water, Investors Bank, Good Impressions Printing & Mailing, and the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission.

It's not all about music on three different states as the days include a host of inflatable rides, a climbing wall, and other kids activities, terrific vendors, delicious food, a "Hooping Zone," and more. Warren County's largest music and street fair will have nearly 100 craft and specialty vendors, as well as numerous participating downtown businesses.

Admission is free and there's plenty of free parking, too.

Any WBID business is invited to register to set up a free booth downtown during the festival. Outside vendors are also welcome. If you are interested in being a business participant, would like to be considered as a festival volunteer, or want further information about sponsorship packages, please contact the WBID office, 908-689-4800. To learn more about the festival, visit www.festivalintheborough.com.

Funding for this event, in part, has also been made possible by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commision.