The Guard d’ Avant Progressive Music Festival now in its 4th year, has become a community summer necessity; hosting an ever growing, multi-national, all aged crowd with the help of past private and public sponsors including Reebok Classics, Shea Moisture, Converse, & Pasts Beer. For 5 consecutive weeks, hundreds of visitors congregate in Newark’s beautiful historic Military Park, and are treated to an eclectic array of some of the best alternative singers, songwriters and bands. Past performers include Grammy winner Anna Wise, Shabazz Palace, Kitty Cash, Rome Fortune, and Dam-Funk, who's combined resumes include the likes of Billboard, Pitchfork, SXSW, AfroPunk, VICE, Bonaroo and Cochella.

GdA Weekend

Guard d’ Avant Weekend is the first ever kickoff to our annual music festival featuring an opening party/art exhibit, a clothing & merchandise market held at the Prudential Center and afterparties, all taking place July 4th weekend 2017. The focus is to turn downtown Newark into a holiday weekend destination, activating various city venues, restaurants and hotels. Stay Tuned for More Info!

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FREE Admission! EVERY TUESDAY July 4- August 1 5:30-9pm!





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