Sentimental Journey: “Lovin’ That Swing!”

“Lovin’ That Swing!” The 17-piece Sentimental Journey Big Band takes you back to a time when music and lyrics spoke from the heart. Experience the smooth, talented voice of vocalist Altha Morton and this swinging’ Big Band sound that proclaims “Love” in all its many forms. Tickets are $15 online and at the door.

Wicked Revival ’80s Concert

Join us in the Palaia Theater for a night of nostalgia with Wicked Revival as they perform your favorite ’80s music and more! Tickets are $15 per person online and at the door.

PLEASE Note: As of September 1, 2021, attendees must provide proof of vaccination (CDC COVID vaccination card, photo of CDC COVID card or screenview on the Docket app) in order to be maskless in the public areas, studios, venues and bathroom facilities of the JSAC. If you cannot provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to wear a mask at all times. Audience members will be distanced in venue seating areas according to their registration grouping. Masks are available upon request. In the event the program is canceled due to COVID closure, a refund (minus processing fees) will be submitted.

John Padovano coffeehouse performance

Singer/composer John “Giovanni” Padovano will bring his solo show to 1st Cup Coffeehouse on Sunday , January 9th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM. Padovano is also known as The Ironbound Crooner and aka The Coffeehouse Performer. His music is strongly influenced by his very early years in the Ironbound Section of Newark, NJ. Padovano will perform songs from his original song collections that include the titles: “Dusty Road Session” “solo recordings at Baroque Park,” ” Poesia and Chanson,” “The Coffeehouse Performer,” and “Wandering Square Impromptu no. 12”. John “Giovanni” Padovano has in the past performed locally at Middletown Public Library, Princeton University and at other places in Princeton. His music is called “Poesia and Chanson”.

3rd annual ‘A Very Asbury Holiday Show’

The Stone Pony to Host the Return of “A Very Asbury Holiday Show” on December 9, 2021

Tickets are now on sale for The Asbury Park Music Foundation’s annual “A Very Asbury Holiday Show” fundraiser, featuring Pat Roddy & Friends

The Asbury Park Music Foundation (APMF) announced today that the 3rd Annual “A Very Asbury Holiday Show” will take place at the Stone Pony on December 9, 2021 at 7PM. Tickets are on sale online now for $27 and will also be available at the Stone Pony box office and the APMF table at the Asbury Fresh market on Saturdays at Kennedy Park. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $32 on the night of the show. Proceeds directly benefit APMF and it’s mission.

Previous year’s sellout shows raised thousands of dollars for APMF’s youth music programs, scholarships, and live music initiatives. In addition, the show will again be a drop-off location for unwrapped gifts for local families in need.

“It’s my privilege to support the Asbury Park Music Foundation, which uses music as the foundation for the future success of under-resourced youth,” said headliner Pat Roddy. “It’s an honor to be a part of this tradition.” Layonne Holmes, Brian Kirk, Patti Maloney, and Eddie Testa will all join Roddy on the bill. Other musicians and friends will be announced in the coming weeks.

APMF’s free Music Mondays summer concerts in Springwood Park, the Cookman Live series in the downtown business district, and AP Concert Band shows in Bradley Park are some of Asbury Park’s most popular and well-attended events, uniting the community and attracting visitors and residents from all over to town. They also invest in the future by offering life-changing music programs that provide under-served youth with confidence, discipline, and relationships that improve their future success and economic mobility.

As always, this show is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of sponsors and musicians alike who are dedicated to the betterment of their community through the power of music. APMF wishes to thank LOCALiQ/Asbury Park Press, The Coaster, MOGO Korean Fusion, Premselaar Foundation, and Rockrete Recycling Corporation for their ongoing commitment to Asbury Park.

JSAC Holiday Concert 2021

Join us on December 6th for Holiday fun at the Jersey Shore Arts Center! Featuring performances by the Ocean Grove Bell Choir, the Navesink Brass, the Shore Thing Theater Group, Coastal Acoustic Music Players and more! Event is free to attend! Register online by December 5th to enter to win a gift card to the Seagrass Restaurant in Ocean Grove! Restrictions apply. Visit for more information.

Cosmic Jerry Band

The Jersey Shore Arts Center presents an evening with Cosmic Jerry Band in the historic Palaia Theater on Saturday, November 13th at 7 PM. CJB (featuring Mark Diomede and Ty Mares) will perform two sets of Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead, and more! Tickets are $15/pp and are available both online and at the door. All ages welcome to attend!

Bradley Ramble

In 2003 the legendary drummer from the Band, Levon Helm, began hosting a series of concerts at his barn in Woodstock, New York. Dubbed “The Midnight Rambles”, the shows featured an all-star house band, led by Levon himself, backing some of the best-known musical artists of our time- Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Elvis Costello, Phil Lesh- the list goes on.

Inspired by The Midnight Rambles, The Two River Ramble will showcase its house band, Tired Starlings, backing local musicians Emily Grove, Brian Erickson, Chris Fox and Pepperwine. The event will take place at the band shell in Riley Park in downtown Bradley Beach.

The Ramble is free and attendees should bring a blanket or chair.

NOTE- The original date of the Ramble, October 10th, was cancelled due to weather- this is a reschedule/rain date.

JSJBF – International Blues Challenge

Join us at Salty’s Beach Bar in Lake Como for the IBC! We have a fantastic afternoon of entertainment as solos/duos and bands entertain while competing for the chance to represent the JSJBF this year in Memphis at the national competition. And, for the first time this year, we have a great youth band opening the show from Lakehouse Music Academy, a JSJBF business sponsor. The full lineup is below, it’s $15 at the door. See you there!

1:00-1:10 Introduction by MC Barry Stein
1:10-1:35 Lakehouse Music Academy Youth Band

Solo/Duo Competition
1:45- 2:05 Robert and Paulina Hill
2:15- 2:45 James Dalton
2:55-3:15 Arlan Feiles

Band Competition
3:25-3:55 Tad Schaefer and the Troublemakers
4:05-4:35 Slidewinders Blues Band
4:45-5:15 Shadetree Mechanics