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Asbury Park Summer Concerts
July 11 @ 7:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 19, 2019
An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 28, 2019
An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019
One event on August 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm
There is something for everyone with our three free concert series that run throughout the summer with Music Mondays at Springwood Park (diverse music on Mondays), Asbury Park LIVE (emerging artists on Wednesdays) and Asbury Park Concert Band (big band music on Thursdays). Additional details are in the sections below.
Asbury Park Music Mondays at Springwood Park ~
Music Mondays in Springwood Park will run in 2019 from June 24 through August 27 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The series features diverse musical styles with a broad appeal to all of the Asbury Park community. Springwood Park is a new park located on Asbury Park’s west side, about 3 blocks from the train station. APMF booking starts in January and runs through March. Musicians can submit sample music and links to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to our 2019 sponsors who through their generosity are bringing free, live music to all residents of Asbury Park and beyond.
- Schedule –
6/24 Dorian Parreott’s All Stars7/1 Layonne Holmes & the Motor City Review
7/8 Louis Prima, Jr. Band
7/15 Mighty Kings of Soul with JT Bowen
7/22 Des & the Swagmatics
7/29 Al Covington Band
8/5 Waiting on Mongo
8/19 Sandy Mack’s All Stars – Grateful for Motown
8/27 Sensational Soul Cruisers [Tuesday show]
Asbury Park LIVE ~
The series feature fan favorites and emerging bands, with opening sets by youth bands from Lakehouse Music Academy, many of which feature scholarship students supported by the Asbury Park Music Foundation. It runs 6:30 pm Wednesdays June 26 to Aug 28 at the Asbury Park Boardwalk First Avenue Green, located next to Watermark and MOGO.
Sponsors include Mogo, Watermark, Pepsi, Ansell Grimm & Aaron, TStone Pony, Lakehouse Music Academy, Asbury Park Food Commissary, 1st Constitution Bank, Live Music Loyalty, Asbury Park Distilling, Makin Waves, Pucker, and the Crepe Shop.
The generosity of these sponsors not only provides free concerts but also a donation to APMF, organizers said. Last year, the sponsorships funded a Latin Experience Youth Music Camp to be held in the summer at Lakehouse Music Academy. This year, money raised from the summer series provides under-served youth from the community with scholarships to the special Songwriters Summer Camp. The two-week camp, operated by Lakehouse Music Academy, lends access to kids who would otherwise not be able to attend.
- Schedule –
6/26 Sonic Blume / The Vaughns7/3 Dark City Strings / Jackson Pines
7/10 Waiting on Mongo / Alexander Simone & WhoDat!
7/24 Black Suburbia Music Group / Blaise / Pamela Flores
7/31 Latewaves / Well Wisher / The Extensions
8/7 The Vansaders / The Tide Bends / Sunshine Spazz
8/14 Rachel Ann Dobken / The Mercury Brothers
8/21 Vendetta Rose / B. Wood & Company
8/28 Connor Bracken & The Mother Leeds Band / Shoobies /
Asbury Park Concert Band ~
The Asbury Park Concert Band performs every Thursday evening at 7:00PM on the boardwalk outside Convention Hall, making this its 74th season in the summer of 2019. The band offers a varied musical selection from marches, classical, jazz, dixieland, opera, and big band to Broadway. Several concerts each year feature students from Monmouth County schools who perform along with the professional musicians. These popular shows provide students from middle to high school age a chance to fine tune their skills and experience performing in a professional setting. Donations to support this program are appreciated.
- Schedule –
July 3 Patriotic and American MusicJuly 11 Music by the Numbers [Children’s Concert]
July 18 Jazz Night
July 25 Broadway on Parade [Children’s Concert]
Aug 1 TV Time
Aug 8 Dorian Parreott’s All Stars
Aug 15 Movie Time [Children’s Concert]
Aug 22 More Broadway
Aug 29 Music from Around the World /Salute to the Armed Forces [Children’s Concert]