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Endea Owens and The Cookout headline Rocc Fest III on October 9th

Endea Owens and The Cookout headline Rocc Fest III on October 9th

(NEWARK, NJ) -- The Roseville Outreach Community Corporation presents Rocc Fest III on Saturday, October 9th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Roseville Presbyterian Church in Newark as part of the Newark Arts Festival. The event will feature the jazz group, Endea Owens and the Cookout, with a private a youth musicians’ workshop, and  “spoken word” youth performances, all hosted by guest emcee, spoken word artist Gemineye. Tickets are available for in person or virtual admission

Lincoln Center's Emerging Artist of 2019 and Detroit native, Endea Owens is a vibrant up and coming bassist. She has been mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Rodney Whitaker, and Rob Carter. She has toured and performed with Wynton Marsalis, Jennifer Holliday, Solange, Diana and Rhonda Ross, Jazzmeia Horn, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Steve Turre and Lea Delaria. Endea performed in Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, London and numerous other countries. 

Endea is the bassist for Jon Batiste's Stay Human and the house bassist for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Recently, she recorded bass for the film Judas and The Black Messiah, and she recorded with the artist H.E.R. for her widely acclaimed Super Bowl LV performance. She has been featured and performed on ABC 7 news (New York) with Sandy Kenyon, ABC 7 "Here and Now," Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Spotify Music Sessions, Pix 11 News and The Indie Beat with the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. Endea's debut album, "Feel Good Music," is set for release in February of 2022.

This is a socially distanced event. Face masks are required.  Tickets are $25 and available for purchase online. Roseville Church is located at 36 Roseville Avenue in Newark, New Jersey.

The Roseville Outreach Community Corporation is a non-profit organization, located in Newark, New Jersey, focusing on the Fairmount Promise Neighborhood. ROCC was founded in 2017, after members of Roseville Presbyterian Church initiated an Open Gym Program on Saturdays for neighborhood boys.  Outreach to the community is not a new mission; it is an expansion of its successful food pantry, and continuing commitment to the community’s needs.  

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Impressed by the overwhelming response from neighborhood youth, and the already thriving Food Pantry, we viewed the needs of the community through the multi-faceted lens that compelled us to expand to a community development corporation to better serve those in need. 

The purpose of the Roseville Community Corporation, ROCC, is to provide a stabilizing anchor in a changing community through outreach.The ROCC will address vital issues to hunger, youth development, senior care and social injustice to improve the lives and social fabric of the community.

Newark Arts Festival 2021, produced by Newark Arts, celebrates its 20th year anniversary as a free citywide arts festival in New Jersey’s largest city October 7 through October 10, 2021. Powered by The City of Newark, Prudential and Verizon. NAF has been named Favorite Visual Arts Festival the past two years in a row by JerseyArts.com People’s Choice Awards.

Each year, Newark Arts Festival puts a spotlight on Newark’s artistic and cultural institutions, features both nationally recognized and emerging, local creatives, and provides attendees the opportunity to shop and purchase the work of over 100 artists during Sunday Open Doors Studio Tours. Alongside the visual arts, music, dance, theater and spoken word can also be found throughout the festival, as well as hands-on artistic activities during Saturday’s Open Doors Kids.

originally published: 09/16/2021

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