Due to inclement weather, tonight's show is postponed to Mon., March 26. All tickets will be honored and refunds are available at point of purchase.
Red Sun Rising
Saturday: RED SUN RISING
Red Sun Risingcomes to the Wonder Bar on Sat., March 24. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Sunday: ALIVE INSIDE BENEFIT
Alive Insidepresents Rock Against Dementia with music by Vic Della Pello Band, Pamela Flores, Sophia Montalbano, Billy Simmons playing the music of Glen Campbell, James Sleeman Trio, Rose Lees, Dave Vargo and Neil Masty & Friends in support of intergenerational programs for elders with dementia. Doors at 2 pm and admission is $15.
See Otherwise at the Wonder Bar on Mon., March 26. Wayland and Vital Empire open. Doors at 6 pm. Tickets from the 3/21 show will be honored. Tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
90.5 The Night is proud to present two amazing acts on one incredible night, Wed., March 28. Dave Wakeling's The English Beat has an amazing all-star ska band playing the hits of The English Beat and General Public. Joining them for the evening is one of New Orleans' most dynamic brass bands, The Soul Rebels. Get your dancing shoes ready. All proceeds go to help fund Brookdale Public Radio. Tickets are $32 in advance, $35 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
See Mickey Avalon & Dirt Nasty with DJ Mike Merrell on Thurs., March 29 at the Wonder Bar. Ekoh and Chandler P open. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Wanamassa resident and longtime Ballard United Methodist Church volunteer Vivian Stine celebrates her 101st birthday March 30 at the WB from 6 to 11 pm. The longtime Asbury Park resident is the mother of 5, grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of 15. Donations of $5 or more will benefit the church's charitable work. Music and food will be provided.
Music writer Bob Makin celebrates 30 years covering Asbury Park's music scene, currently at njarts.com and newjerseystage.com. $2 from every ticket benefits the Asbury Park Music Foundation. Wheel of Chance with 13 sponsor prizes, giveaways (including a commemorative MW T-shirt to the first 100 paid guests), hosted by DJ Lee Mrowicki. Music by Mike Daly & the Planets (3-3:30), Tom Kanach (3:45-4:15), Karen Mansfield (4:30-5), Mike Brody vs. the People (5:15-5:45), Sutton Thomas (6-6:30), Paul Whistler (6:45-7:15), Nalani & Sarina (7:30-8), Williams Honor (8:15-8:45), Colossal Street Jam (9-9:45), The Vansaders (10-10:45), and Solace Midnight All-Star Jam (11-11:45). Doors at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns have been featured at Wachovia Spectrum, 93.3 WMMR, Daytona 500, The Electric Factory, Preston & Steve Show, Howard Stern Radio and countless happening spots up and down the east coast. They've opened for Cheap Trick, Marshall Tucker Band and Red Hot Chili Peppers. No wonder they've been called "the world's No. 1 party band." Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Due to illness, the originally scheduled Soule Monde show is cancelled. All tickets purchased for this shows will be refunded at point of sale. Secret Sound and Mike Montrey Band will have a CD release show. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.
Wonder Jam returns as Sandy Mack and friends play three sets of classic rock, jam and blues with a rotating house band. Music starts at 3:30 and runs until 9 pm. Doors at 3, admission $5 and kids are OK with parents.
Bullypalooza, a benefit for the rescue bulldogs of MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue, returns to the WB on April 14. Healthy, leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be spayed or neutered (exceptions for health/age reasons). The event runs from 1 to 4 pm and admission is $10. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Persons under 21 will not be allowed on the deck near the dogs or alcohol. (The rain date is April 21.)
Back by popular demand, it's Lisa Sherman's Disco Connection with Layonne Holmes, Ralph Notaro and more. Showtime is 9 pm. Dance the night away in your best disco outfits!
The Eddie Testa Band will be doing a special Sunday show on April 15. Dance away the stress of tax filing in your home away from home with this Jersey shore favorite! Doors at 4 pm, showtime at 5.
Wed 4/18: THE REVEREND SHAWN AMOS
"Being a blues singer means having a journey of pain and loss," says Shawn Amos, son of celebrity cookie hustler Wally "Famous" Amos. "But the music itself is all about joy, about finding your way out of the darkness." Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The Lizards (Phish tribute)
Thu 4/19: PHISH TRIBUTE - THE LIZARDS
The Lizards (Phish tribute)visit the WB on Thurs., April 19. Fungkshui opens. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
This event features top Jersey Shore musicians undercover playing some of the music that has inspired them, including tributes to Grand Funk Railroad, The Doors, Iggy Pop and and MC-5. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Janiva Magness
Sat 4/21: JANIVA MAGNESS
Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Janiva Magnessvisits the WB on Sat., April 21. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Harry Filkin and Joel Krauss are back with an all-star Jersey Shore band for a two-set show at the WB. Doors at 4 pm. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 att the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Wed 4/25: HAWTHORNE HEIGHTS
Hawthorne Heights comes to the Wonder Bar with Heavy Things, Sienna Skies and Hotel Books. Doors at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $16 in advance, $19 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Tue 5/1: BILLY STRINGS
Billy Stringsplays hard and lives hard, picking so fast and intensely that he'’s known to break multiple strings per song, and basing the songs he writes on the hard lives he grew up around in the abandoned rural communities of America. JP Biondo from Cabinet and Jackson Pines open the show, which is presented in association with The Saint. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Vinny Pastore and Tony 'Bocci' Amato return with The Gangster Squad for their final show at the WB. Vinny will no longer perform with a band as he concentrates on teaching and his acting career. Also appearing will be Joel Smith, The Baron, Ron Howard, Joe Sernio, Lance Larson, Killer Joe and Nick Wey. A portion of the proceeds will go to Asbury Boardwalk Rescue. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
From their beginnings as a midwestern garage band, The Dwarves
Fri 5/11: THE DWARVES
From their beginnings as a midwestern garage band, The Dwarveshave remained the ugly stepchild of rock 'n' roll. Major players in both the Seattle grunge explosion, The Dwarves have always distinguished themselves as the hardest, vilest band on the scene. Opening the evening will be Hot Blood. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $17 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Inspired by a dream about Elvis Presley, Igor Yuzov fled the former Soviet Union for the streets of sunny Santa Monica. Twelve albums and a million highway miles later, Igor & Red Elvises bring the party to the WB for Hi-Tide Recordings' Summer Kickoff. The Brigantines and Plato Zorba open. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $13 in advance, $15 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
One of Asbury Park's favorite sons rocks the holiday! It's a Memorial Day Sunday party with John Eddie and his Dirty Ol' Band (PK Lavengood, Kenny Aaronson, Dave Halpern and Teddy Russell) in a two-set show. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
From their inception nearly two decades ago in England, The New Mastersounds have wholeheartedly embraced the 'old school' label. Their sound is rooted deeply in the classic soul jazz, boogaloo and funk albums on labels such as Blue Note and Prestige by artists like Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff and Lou Donaldson. Opening the evening will be Waiting On Mongo with special guest Matt Wade. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $22 in advance, $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
The legendary Uli Jon Roth
Wed 7/11: ULI JON ROTH
The legendary Uli Jon Rothcomes to the Wonder Bar on Wed., July 11. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door (plus applicable surcharges). Special VIP passes are available.
Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers are the epitome of a blue-collar roots-rock & roll band in the musical tradition of artists like Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and friend and collaborator Bruce Springsteen. Billboard, Rolling Stone and many others have hailed Grushecky as one of rock & roll's most talented singer-songwriters. Doors at 8 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
See The Blasters at the WB on Thurs., Aug. 16 along with Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones and Jet Weston & His Atomic Ranch Hands. Doors at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).
Dick Dale, No. 31 in Rolling Stone's 100 greatest rock guitarists of all time, returns to the WB Aug. 17. He pioneered the use of reverberation and developed a trademark sound incorporating staccato picking and mid-eastern scales. His 1961 release Let's Go Trippin' is acknowledged as the first recorded surf instrumental. His classic Miserlou was the opening theme of the Quentin Tarantino blockbuster Pulp Fiction. Recently Dick was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in California. He is truly and without a doubt an American original. Doors at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $37.50 in advance, $40 at the door (plus applicable surcharges).