JERSEY CITY, NJ - This Friday, October 23 kicks off the Ghost of Uncle Joe’s Show—an annual fundraiser for the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery.

For the past 12 years, the show has raised over $100,000 for the cemetery, which is a historical site in the heart of Jersey City that is now maintained by a volunteer Board of Trustees, a hard-working group of volunteers, and a supportive Community who are committed to the restoration of the historic cemetery grounds, caretaker house, and historic monuments.

Given the need to maintain COVID protocols, the 2020 version of the music series will consist of six separate socially distanced shows spread out over two weekends.

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Set times and bands are subject to change, and any shows “Horrific Weather” dates will be the subsequent Sundays [October 25th and November 1st].

Here’s the announced line-up:

Friday, October 23rd
5 pm to 10 pm [gates 4:20]

  • 5:00 Ween by members of Shred Flintstone and unaffiliated roommates
  • 5:50 Guided by Voices by members of Sleepers Union, Cheap Horse, and CR and the Nones
  • 6:40 Billy Joel by Ruby Bones
  • 7:30 Van Halen by Howlin' Bill and the basement and special guest dwellers
  • 8:20 Amy Winehouse by The SunDogs Orchestra
  • 9:10 Jimmy Eat World by The Boyfriends
  • DJ Phil Nastie in between

Saturday, October 24th
Family Plot Shows - shows to bring the kids to.
12 noon to 4:20 pm [gates at 11:30 am]

  • 12:00 The Hoboken School of Classic Rock House
  • 12:50 The Beach Boys by Captain Pickard and the Good Vibrations
  • 1:40 Neil Young and Crazy Horse by a Pocketful Rialto
  • 2:30 Green Day by VASCO Music
  • 3:20 Elton John by Gerry Rosenthal Presents and the Crockadile Rockers

Saturday, October 24th
5 pm to 10 pm [gates 4:30]

  • 5:00 Grateful Dead by Strangers Stopping Strangers
  • 5:50 Janis Joplin - by the Mercedes Benzes
  • 6:40 The Kinks by Harsimus Cove Preservation Society
  • 7:30 The Dead Kennedys by the Lo-Fidelity Neighborhood Friendship Society
  • 8:20 The Band by ALEO productions and the Last Waltzers
  • 9:10 My Morning Jacket by The James Calleos
  • with DJ Scott FREE in between


Friday, October 30th
Mischief Night Show
5 to 10 pm [21 and up] gates at 4:20

  • 5:00 A Band Called Death by The JC Studio band
  • 5:50 System of a Down by Psilocybe
  • 6:40 Tool by Jeff and The Greenspans
  • 7:30 Contagion a Rap- Rock Extravaganza [members Concrete Dream]
  • 8:20 Stone Temple Pilots by The Parlay Studio Band
  • 9:10 Van Halen by Howlin Bill and Basement and other Dwellers
  • with DJ Jackpot in between and co-host Lillian Bustle

Saturday, October 31st
Family Plot Shows - shows to bring the kids to [gates 11:30]

  • 12:00 Black Sabbath by Hoboken School of Rock
  • 12:50 Green Day by VASCO Music
  • 1:40 Billy Joel by Ruby Bones
  • 2:30 Bob Dylan by Anthony and the Tamborine Men
  • 3:20 Guided by Voices by members of Sleepers Union, Cheap Horse, and CR and the Nones

Saturday, October 31st
5 to 10 pm [21 & up only] gates 4:30

  • 5:00 tba
  • 5:50 The Wizards of Ozz by Looms
  • 6:40 Jimmy Eat World by the Boyfriends
  • 7:30 tba
  • 8:20 The Cramps by Mike deLux and a Slim Chance of Poison Ivy from Nevraske [members Desir Decir]
  • 9:10 Elton John by Gerry Rosenthal Presents and the Crockadile Rockers

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