Jersey City, NJ – This coming 4th of July will be a Snoop Dogg meets Jersey City affair.

Mayor Steven M. Fulop is rolling out the blue carpet treatment for the legendary rap star for his fifth annual July 4th festival on the Hudson Waterfront to celebrate Independence Day.

Backed by a carnival-style presentation, branded 50STAR FIRESHOW, and Private Internet Access software, Snoop has been recruited to headline the Private Internet Access stage for a 200,000-person audience that outlines the Hudson River Waterfront and surrounding Harborside area.

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And the festival will be free!

“I think the Jersey City side of Hudson River is going to be the place that people want to be for the 4th of July this year. Period. Between Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Grucci, and Snoop, we are raising the bar” Mayor Fulop exclaimed in a press release. “Private Internet Access has been a synergistic partner. Keeping the residents of the City secure is clearly a priority and by adding the PIA technology which allows people to shield their IP address, protecting families from identity theft is just another example of this initiative.”

The Hudson Waterfront Independence Day Celebration will also become the scene of the largest fireworks show in the Garden State thanks to world-renowned fireworks company Grucci (the Guinness World Record holder for “largest fireworks display” ever recorded).

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“The synergies between music and tech are stronger than ever,” Akino Childrey, President of Private Internet Access’ parent company LTM Life and Royce 5’9’s manager added.

“We are not only invested in customer protection and privacy online, we are also invested in educating the youth who will ultimately be responsible for creating the next Internet, a new world and beyond. We want to inspire kids to become more than just customers for streaming platforms and gaming systems. We want to continue to show the next generation how important it is to understand both music and Technology. Our partnership with Mayor Fulop on July 4 will allow Private Internet Access to take steps towards our goal.”

The 5th Annual Hudson Waterfront Independence Day Celebration begins at noon on the 4th of July. Spectators are encouraged to use PATH trains, NY Waterway ferry service from Manhattan, and NJ TRANSIT’s Hudson-Bergen Light Rail. Bags or backpacks will be subject to search, and attendees are encouraged to pack belongings in clear bags that show contents. Coolers will not be allowed.