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"Jams on the Sand" returns to Asbury Park



Jams on the Sand Concert Series-Image by Bob Schultz

ASBURY PARK, NJ –The wildly popular "Jams on the Sand" summer concert series is about to make a return to Asbury Park this summer. The Anchor’s Bend will host the fourth year of Jams on the Sand, a free summer concert series on the beach in Asbury Park. Shows take place every Thursday from June 20th through August 29th this summer with live music from national acts from 5 PM - 10 PM each week. The ever-growing series will add regional and national openers every week and official after parties will follow at the Wonder Bar across the street. The after parties will be individually ticketed shows, with “Season Pass” ticket available for die-hard fans.

Concert goers can expect to enjoy a showcase of different national recording artists from a variety of genres each week. The series contains some of the best up and coming artists from across the local scene, the country and beyond, featuring funk, soul, roots rock, jam rock and reggae. There will be something for everyone and as the series have proven every year, fans will come from near and far each week to get down.

Dogs in a Pile/Asbury Park

This year's lineup features Asbury Park's own Dogs in a Pile. This band's vibe is psychedelia, jazz, fusion, funk, traditional, and rock & roll. They, like so many others were born in the rich and fertile cradle that is the Asbury Park music scene. Other home-grown bands include Secret Sound and The Pembertones Read more about the History of the Asbury Park Musical Scene.

Here is the lineup of confirmed artists:

June 20th – The Main Squeeze w/ Ron Artis II & The Truth

June 27th – Percy Hill w/ After Funk

July 4th – Zach Deputy w/ Shady Street Show Band

July 11th – Southern Avenue w/ Mike Montrey Band

July 18th – Brandon "Taz" Niederauer w/ Dogs in a Pile

July 25th – Cris Jacobs w/ Evanoff

Aug 1st – Peter More & The National Reserve w/ Aubrey Haddard

Aug 8th – E.N Young w/ The Pembertones

Aug 15th – JAZZ is PHSH w/ The Funky Dawgs Brass Band

Aug 22nd – Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads w/ Secret Sound

Aug 29th – Kat Wright & Bella’s Bartok w/ The Artisanals

This year the official after parties keep the good times rolling at Wonder Bar and feature some past Jams On The Sand acts and more. All the after parties will be ticketed through Ticketmaster and The Stone Pony box office. There will be a Season Pass offered at a to be determined price. (The Season Pass will not grant access to the August 1st Dramarama date.)

More information and series facts can be found at their website http://JamsOnTheSand.com.

These events are rain or shine. The Anchor’s Bend promenade or the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall will be used if there is inclement weather.

The Anchor’s Bend is located in the Arcade of Convention Hall at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. The beach stage is located to the north of Convention Hall.

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