Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
Boyd Park, New Brunswick, NJ
Friday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Sept. 10, New Brunswick, NJ's cultural and artistic diversity will be on display at ROCK New Brunswick, an expanded version of Hub City Sounds' annual free local music festival. ROCK New Brunswick will feature five events -- a panel discussion, two warm-up parties, a main event, and after party -- over the course of three days. (For more information, see the Press Release.)
On Sunday, Sept. 10 at Boyd Park, visitors can enjoy performances by nearly a dozen music acts, plus aerial acrobats, a DIY Market, food trucks, busking artists, and community workshops with Lower Raritan Watershed Partnership, LEGO Play, and Brodsky Center for Innovative Print of Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts. For those not familiar with the area, Boyd Park is located on Memorial Parkway off Route 18 South at Commercial Avenue (GPS address: the 1914 Rutgers Boathouse at 5 Memorial Parkway, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). Free parking is available in the park. The will also be parking at the Public Safety Building which is located at 55 Commercial Ave, at the corner of Commercial Ave and Nielsen Street. From there, Boyd Park is just quick walk away, over the Commercial Avenue Bridge.
Performing at 12:45PM on Sunday are rock/pop/soul duo NALANI & SARINA. Enjoy this interview with Nalani & Sarina below:
1. What's your name, where are you from, where are you based now, and what do you do?
We are Nalani & Sarina from central-western NJ - currently based in NJ/NYC. We are songwriters, musicians, and performers.
2. What's your background? What would you like people to know about you & your work?
With a mix of rock, pop, and soul, we have been performing our original music up and down the east coast since the age of 16. Our goal is to bring the integrity back to pop/rock music.
3. How did you hear about ROCK New Brunswick? What can we expect to see/hear at the festival, and what are you personally most looking forward to?
Jay Lustig approached our manager in having us perform. You can expect to see a high-energy performance with some incredible players. As it will be our first time performing with a full band in New Brunswick, we are most looking forward to having our NYC musicians there with us - including Oscar Rodriguez and Chris Kuffner (guitarist and bassist for A Great Big World) and Jim Hines (drummer of Brian Wilson). We are also looking forward to seeing all the great talent coming out of New Jersey. This will be a great showcase for musicians, and [we] can't wait to show people what Jersey is made of.