Under Cover Music Fest


It's South Orange's newest public event, where Sloan Street will be filled with the greatest hits from the greatest bands of all time. Bring your low lawn chair and listen to incredible tribute bands covering tunes from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Radiohead, the Meters and the Dave Matthews Band. 

Please note:

- No open alcohol is allowed at the event

- Seats of folding chairs must be no higher than 9" off the ground

Under Cover Music Fest is FREE thanks to the gracious sponsorship of Mark Murphy's Music and Vanessa Pollock Properties Group of Keller Williams! We also want to thank our supporting sponsors: SOPAC, The Fox & Falcon and the General Store by Work and Play.


Dave Matthews Band

Covered by Mark Murphy and Friends

Dave Matthews Band, also known as the DMB, is an American rock band that was formed in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1991. They are a touring institution and have sold over  33 million albums worldwide. The DMB set will be performed by Mark Murphy & Friends. Mark owns a music school in South Orange that has been open for 15 years. The entire band will be Mark and teachers from the school!


Covered by Ricky Persaud, Jr. & Crossroads

Prince was born Prince Rogers Nelson on June 7, 1958, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He was a seven-time Grammy winner! And in In 1984 he held the number one spot for single, film and album with Purple Rain!

Ricky Persaud, Jr. is a Reggae Rock recording artist, singer songwriter, multi instrumentalist, composer and actor. Ricky plays guitar, piano and is a powerful vocalist. He is a commanding performer who fronts the band Ricky Persaud, Jr. & Crossroads. Ricky currently attends Berklee College Of Music on a full four year scholarship.

Bill Withers

Covered by the Curtis Winchester Band

Born on July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, singer-songwriter Bill Withers is a 3 time grammy winner known for such hits as "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me." Withers' debut album, Just as I Am, was released in 1971. Three of the songs on the album became hit singles. One of them, "Ain't No Sunshine," went gold and received a Grammy Award for best R&B song. The follow-up single, "Grandma's Hands," reached number 18 on the R&B charts.

From 2006 to 2015, Curtis Winchester was the main vocalist for Grammy Nominated guitarist Gil Parris and his band. His influences include Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Nat “King” Cole and Stevie Wonder. Perhaps the most significant influence – and Curtis’ idol – is Robert Cray.


JUN 1, 2019


Sloan Street
South Orange, NJ