Live bands.
Beach vibes.
Furry friends.

WELCOME TO
THE WONDER BAR

The Wonder Bar is a true classic in Asbury Park, known for great live music, tasty food and the world famous Yappy Hour—where dogs run the show.

YAPPY
HOUR

Why should humans should have all the fun? We welcome dogs big and small, young and old to run around and get off the leash for a few hours.

MENU

As you can tell, we’re not your usual beach bar. Our menu features favorites like burgers, fries and wings, and offers a taste of the unexpected, too.

UPCOMING
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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Matthew Pelli & the Mean Bean Machine, Graphene, Trans Charger Metropolis

    at the Wonder Bar
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    HAPPY MONDAYS

    Happy Mondays return to the Wonder Bar with free live music by local and national artists, plus food & drink specials.

    May 27: Matthew Pelli & the Mean Bean Machine, Graphene, Trans Charger Metropolis

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Messer Chups

    Messer Chups

    Black Flamingos

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    Hi-Tide Recordings presents Messer Chups with special guest Black Flamingos

    While Messer Chups’ sound is hard to neatly categorize, the band has developed a cult following among fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters. Live, they explode with garage-punk intensity, all played against a video-collage backdrop of mid-century trashy cult and horror movie clips featuring Russ Meyer and Ed Wood, and superstars like Vampira and Bela Lugosi in a zombie mash-up.

    Doors 7:30 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $20.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Christine Martucci & The Band of Love

    Christine Martucci & The Band of Love

    Redbird, Carolyn Marosy

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    Christine Martucci & The Band of Love
    plus special guests Redbird and Carolyn Marosy

    Doors 7:30 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $25.00 ADVANCE/DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Kathouse

    Kathouse

    Pride Sunday Spectacular

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    Kathouse

    Gay Pride Sunday Spectacular

    Party with us all day into the night right across the street from the main event. We will open early at noon so you can pre-party before the gates open in Bradley Park and come back and forth all day with your $15 wristband. There will only be 325 sold so make sure you get yours early.. You will also be able to come to our annual huge after party with the incredible band KATHOUSE — four rocking women who will amaze you with their music and energy. A portion of the proceeds from the event will support Asbury Boardwalk Rescue, our animal rescue which helps animals in need. 😽😽😽

    Door 12:00 PM

    Show 6:00 PM

    21 AND UP

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $15 at the door

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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Thieves in Paris, Joy on Fire, American Stereo

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    HAPPY MONDAYS

    Happy Mondays return to the Wonder Bar with free live music by local and national artists, plus food & drink specials.

    June 3: Thieves in Paris, Joy on Fire, American Stereo

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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  • Mike Pinto

    Mike Pinto

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    Mike Pinto

    Mike Pinto is a true storyteller who captivates fans around the world with his undeniably distinct voice and exceptional songwriting. Born and raised in the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pinto has become a prominent fixture in the Southern California music scene after living in San Diego for the past ten years. His gritty East Coast perspective of life, blended with the laid-back California lifestyle, creates a dichotomy that is uniquely original. Pinto’s newest album, Hotel Rendezvous, debuted at #4 on ITunes Singer-Songwriter charts, and was nominated as one of 2018’s Best World Music Albums by the San Diego Music Awards. It was his 6th release, while his previous records have topped the iTunes Reggae and Billboard Reggae charts, debuting at #1 and #2 respectively. Constantly evolving as an artist and songwriter, Pinto’s songs are both deeply personal and widely relatable. His popularity spreads beyond the continental United States, with radio plays in Japan, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, and live performances in Guam, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. He has toured nationally with such bands as Iration, Black Uhuru, The Aggrolites, Long Beach Dub All Stars, and Ballyhoo!

    21+

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  • Thee Sinseers & The Altons

    Thee Sinseers & The Altons

    Benny Trokan

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    Thee Sinseers & The Altons: Sinseerly Yours Tour
    Benny Trokan
    21+

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  • Willie Nile

    Willie Nile

    Spirit of 76 Birthday Bash

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    WILLIE NILE
    Spirit of 76 Birthday Bash

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    The New York Times called Buffalo, NY born Willie Nile “one of the most gifted singer-songwriters to emerge from the New York scene in years.” Uncut Magazine called him “A one-man Clash.” His album Streets Of New York was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. Rolling Stone listed The Innocent Ones as one of the “Top Ten Best Under-The-Radar Albums of 2011” and BBC Radio called it “THE rock ‘n’ roll album of the year.” His single from that album, “One Guitar,” was the “Top Pick of the Week” in USA Today.

    Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Lucinda Williams, Jim Jarmusch, and Little Steven are among those who have sung his praises.

    Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. As the induction program from the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame says: “His live performances are legendary.”

    “The unofficial poet laureate of New York City.” – Uncut
    “Better than most performers have to offer by far.” — Rolling Stone
    “Clash/Social Distortion meets Pete Seeger…a true master songwriter!” – Hits
    “Willie’s so good I can’t believe he’s not from New Jersey!” – Little Steven
    “Crossing the power of the Clash with the social consciousness of Woody Guthrie…he’s stronger than ever!” – The Morton Report
    “Willie Nile is a great artist. If there was any justice in this world, I’d be opening up for him instead of him for me.” Lucinda Williams
    “The epitome of real, true American rock ’n’ roll!” – Pop Matters
    “He’s a rocker’s rocker, protégé of the famous.” — USA Today
    “A man who embodies the true spirit of rock n’ roll.” – London Times
    “RIVETING!…Springsteen, Mellencamp, Van Morrison…Willie Nile has earned his standing in that esteemed company! – Blurt

    21 and up admitted

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    Standing GA Tickets $39.50 (plus applicable service charges), 40 GA VIP Table seats - $79.50

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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    presented by North 2 Shore

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    North 2 Shore presents HAPPY MONDAYS
    featuring Renee Maskin, Blush, The Hard Maybes and The Foes of Fern

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30pm

    RENEE MASKIN:

    Known for her distinctive voice, literally and artistically, Renee Maskin is a staple of the thriving music scene in Asbury Park, NJ. With three solo LPs released in three years, her prolific output pulls from a deep well of influence, from country, to garage, to modern indie-rock.

    Maskin has notably opened for a wide range of acts, including Jon Langford (Mekons), William Tyler, Del Amitri, Tyler Ramsey, and notably toured with her former group, Lowlight, in support of The Pretenders. Maskin was named “Songwriter of the Year 2023” by New Jersey Stage Magazine. Her most recent LP, Shimmer, was named one of 2023’s National Top Albums by The Aquarian.

    BLUSH:

    Blush is an Asbury Park based band that plays groovy indie rock with notes of pop, blues, and funk. The band consists of Jon Bass on drums, Jackie Flanders on keys, Evan Hutchins on guitar, and Joy Morgan on bass and was formed in September of 2023. Influences are the B-52s, The Doors, Ben Folds, The Beatles, Talking Heads, and No Doubt.

    THE HARD MAYBES:

    The Hard Maybes are like the sound of Pop Rocks being poured into an ice cold glass of Coca Cola; unmistakably familiar but tough to pin down.

    They marry girl group gravitas with gritty indie style in way that no one else in the New Jersey scene seems to be able to do quite so effectively. And for that, they’ve earned themselves a standout place within it, despite only having made their debut in 2022. Lead vocalist Harley Cunha sings like the most left-swiped Disney Princess on the Internet. But rest assured, there are no Tinder Kings in these songs and the band’s no-effs-given attitude makes that abundantly clear.

    THE FOES OF FERN:

    The Foes of Fern are an Asbury Park-based band that is known for performing an exhilarating blend of genres, once referred to as “Soulful Multilayered Organic Indie Folk Rock” by music venue, The Saint.

    Marrying drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, among other instruments, The Foes bring the party to Asbury Park, playing at many of the local music venues including The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, Asbury Lanes, and Low Dive. On June 16th, 2023, The Foes of Fern released their second studio album, “Rerun.” Their first album, “Carpe Diem”, was released in August 2020. You can listen to both on Spotify. The Foes of Fern are represented by Telegraph Hill Records.

    FREE ADMISSION!
    21 and up admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali

    Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali

    presented by North 2 Shore

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    North 2 Shore presents Asbury Jams Kickoff featuring Mihali

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    For Mihali, music behaves much like a living being.

    It grows, matures, and changes with a sentient consciousness and whims of its own. The Vermont-based solo singer, songwriter, guitarist, artist, and Twiddle co-founder follows reggae’s evolutionary ebb and flow, existing in a perpetual state of inspiration and creation, and remaining committed to sonic evolution. Exuding a balanced mix of rich influence, Mihali’s music entwines reggae spirit, fluid soundscape architecture, and invigorating mantras meant to be chanted aloud in a packed venue.

    Following years of fan demand, Mihali served up his solo debut, Breathe and Let Go, in 2020. It boasted collaborations with Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, G. Love & Special Sauce, and Trevor Hall, and instantly reacted with audiences, gathering millions of streams. In addition to glowing reviews from JamBase and Live For Live Music, Grateful Web exclaimed, “Mihali’s musical talent is special.”

    During the global pandemic, Mihali kept writing songs. One particular tune, “All Day” [feat. Nathan Aurora], reminded him of tourmates and friends Iya Terra, so he sent the demo to vocalist and guitarist Nathan Feinstein. Vibing with the direction, Nathan finished the song and fired it back to Mihali, unassumingly kicking off the process behind his new record, Effection [released July 22, 2022].

    “It was very easy,” Mihali says with a smile. “Reggae has always been such a passion of mine. I’d write a song, send it to Nate, and we’d work on it. It simply happened. We basically agreed, ‘Let’s write a record.’ It was more about having fun as buddies. Nathan’s a genius. He did all of the drums, bass, piano, and a bit of guitar. Every morning, I would wake up to a new .wav file, and it was like Christmas!”

    They finished the record remotely, with Nathan behind the board as producer. After teasing its arrival with “Maplewood,” Mihali unveiled the single “Greater Escape” [with The Movement & The Elovaters]. The gritty dub track features a simmering, synth and guitar driven beat, accented by explosive verses from Josh Swain of reggae-rock quartet The Movement and Jackson Weatherbee of The Elovaters.

    “I was getting overwhelmed in life,” he admits. “Sometimes, you have to take that much-needed break to do what makes you happy instead of getting caught up in the details of what’s bringing you down. Some people climb mountains; other people party. It’s all about what gets you there. Musically, it’s so different from anything I’ve ever done. Nathan has so many connections and gave me a lot of access to great minds such as The Movement and The Elovaters.”

    Waves of guitar buoy Mihali’s flowing delivery on third single, “Living Is The Lesson” [with Iration]. He enlisted the support of veteran California dub-pop band Iration for the track, which is accompanied by an animated music video in psychedelic pastel by Kamil Dymek.

    “It’s an ode to living in the present and trying to enjoy it rather than looking at the future,” he goes on. “A lot of us are so nose down to the grind trying to achieve a goal, that we miss out on the good things in our lives. It’s horrible to look back and see what you could’ve experienced.”

    Then, there’s the title track “Effection” [with SOJA]. Horns pipe up over a laid back guitar riff before Mihali urges, “Wake up the love inside of you,” as Hemphill counters with a commensurately thoughtful cameo.

    “It’s about making positive changes in your life to get healthier, which is usually very difficult to do,” he notes. “You have to really want it and call upon yourself to get there. I love SOJA’s lyrics. They resonate with the album and the current times.”

    Representing the most striking progression on the record, Mihali joins forces with bluegrass phenomenon The Kitchen Dwellers for “Ballad of Broken.” It incorporates “untraditional reggae instruments” — a la banjo, mandolin, and upright bass — into a luminous anthem.

    “It’s a nice, sad country song, reggae-style,” he grins. “It was new territory for all of us.”

    In the end, living remains Mihali’s greatest lesson, and his music continues to transform with him.

    “I tried not to go super heavy or deep on the emotions,” he leaves off. “Instead, there’s a lot of happiness and hope on Effection. Personally, I’m wearing a lot of hats right now. I’m incredibly proud and excited to be releasing so much music and, as always, evolving.”

    21 and up

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    $22.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)  

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Weeklings

    The Weeklings

    presented by North 2 Shore

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    North 2 Shore presents The Weeklings 
    with “Special Friends” James Maddock, Reagan Richards and Danielia Cotton

    For this show The Weeklings will be celebrating 60 years of the Beatles in America along with some of their very special friends.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    Electrifying energy. Impressive musicianship. Classic songs you know and love. Originals inspired by the legends. Welcome to THE WEEKLINGS! This stellar tribute band takes the stage for a 60th Anniversary of The Beatles show complete with explosive renditions of classics (plus Beatles-inspired originals) to create a Fab Four experience like you’ve never seen or heard before. Comprised of a quartet of stellar musicians (Glen Burtnik, Bob Burger, John Merjave and Joe Bellia), THE WEEKLINGS channel the best of this iconic band while still infusing the experience with a fresh vibe.

    If you’re a Beatles fan, you don’t want to miss this show! Brush up on your vocals and catch THE WEEKLINGS at The Wonder Bar for North to Shore.

    • 21 and up

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    $30.00 ADVANCE/$35.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)  

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  • Dramarama

    Dramarama

    presented by North 2 Shore

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    North 2 Shore presents Dramarama
    Special Guests: The Midnight Callers

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    For this show Dramarama will perform, for the first time ever, in its entirety, their 1991 album “Vinyl” along with all of your Dramarama favorites in a 2 hour plus show!

    Rooted in distorted grit, punk energy, and American songbook eloquence, and sporting three of the original “four-ish” members.

    Well, they didn’t start out with a permanent drummer), Dramarama has always been both classic and cutting-edge. This iconic alternative rock group was formed in the basement of a record store in Wayne, New Jersey by John Easdale [singer, songwriter], Mark Englert [lead, rhythm guitar], Peter Wood [lead, rhythm guitar], and have, for the past 18-plus years, been joined by Mike Davis [bass], and Tony Snow [drums], who not only preserve but strengthen the spirit that established Dramarama as a historymaking force in 1982.

    As the story goes, John, Peter and Mark traded New Jersey for Los Angeles. Long before the nineties alt rock radio boom, the West Coast initially embraced the group’s single, “Anything, Anything (I’ll Give You…)” (off their 1985 debut, Cinéma Vérité), as the de facto anthem of the nascent alternative nation. It notably made history as one of the most requested songs of all time on the World Famous KROQ 106.7 FM in Los Angeles. It could also be heard loud and clear everywhere from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master to HBO’s Entourage. And although Dramarama has yet to become a household name (still the next big thing), Easdale’s work has been cited as an influence on several major bands of the last three decades.

    On the heels of Cinéma Vérité’s success the band delivered a decade of fan favorite albums: Box Office Bomb [1987], Stuck in Wonderamaland [1989], Vinyl [1991] and Hi-Fi Sci-Fi [1993], and after a 10-year hiatus served up Everybody Dies in 2005. As their legacy solidified, more critical praise followed. The Chicago Sun Times christened them “one of America’s best rock bands” and the Los Angeles Times proclaimed Easdale “one of the finest singer/songwriters of these times.” And the praise continues as Dramarama’s latest release, Color TV, was named one of the Top 10 Albums of 2020 by legendary music journalist and critic Robert Christgau.

    The band is having more fun than ever and exudes a confidence and ease that can only come through experience and mutual respect. As Easdale puts it, “Few things compare to that sense of uninhibitedness you feel during a great show — waving your fist, stomping your feet, singing out loud and not [caring] about anything but the music. I’m proud to say that this is the feeling experienced by both the band and audience at the vast majority of Dramarama live shows — fast, tight, loud, sweaty sing-a-longs. EVERY time we play, the audience’s pleasure is our primary concern.”

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  • Clarence Clemons Celebration

    Clarence Clemons Celebration

    with Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights

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    North 2 Shore presents Clarence Clemons Celebration with Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 7:30pm

    21 and up

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    $20.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Above The Moon, The Ones You Forgot, Straight Jacket Feeling

    at the Wonder Bar
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    HAPPY MONDAYS

    Happy Mondays return to the Wonder Bar with free live music by local and national artists, plus food & drink specials.

    June 17: Above The Moon, The Ones You Forgot, Straight Jacket Feeling

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Will Evans + Bermuda Search Party

    Will Evans + Bermuda Search Party

    Asbury Jams

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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    WILL EVANS

    Will Evans pulls everyone into his embrace. He musically accesses a space without boundaries where all are welcome to commune openly and move freely. Through quotable folk-inspired lyrics, breezy grooves, and roots energy, it’s as if he’s giving you permission to be that pure self you can’t always be at work or even at home…

    The Rhode Island-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist also puts his words into action via his “Kind Folk” fan community, activating small acts of kindness, charity, and goodwill in tandem with performances nationwide. After generating over 50 million streams independently, he inspires once again through a series of 2024 releases and much more to come.

    “I want to make music that moves you,” he states. “It’s rooted in compassion, kindness, and community. With anything I release, there’s a lot of passion behind it. I’m always giving you the most authentic version of myself.”

    Buzzing out of the East Coast, he has consistently engaged and enraptured a fervent audience. By rotating between acoustic guitar, didgeridoo, handpan, percussive beatboxing, and more, he has developed a living and breathing signature sound of his own. Following Wishin’ Well [2013] and Signal Flares [2015], he reached a creative tipping point on Rise [2018]. Beyond collaborations with Trevor Hall, Mihali, and Paul Izak, it yielded the fan favorites “Adam & Eve”, “Rise” and “Hoka Hey” with over 5 million streams and counting. The album notably garnered three nominations at the New England Music Awards. 2023 saw him share After The Burnt Out Sun. Met with critical acclaim, “a sophisticated collection,” Seven Days professed, “the record showcases Evans’ multi-instrumentalist prowess.” Between selling out shows across the United States and Europe, he has graced bills alongside Crosby & Nash, Grace Potter, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Trevor Hall, and Railroad Earth, to name a few. Meanwhile, “Kind Folk” has supported philanthropic organizations, including Surfrider Foundation, Operation Warm, Do It For The Love Foundation, Always Home, and more. Their campaigns have ranged from beach cleanups, clothing and food drives and benefits for land trust organizations.

    All the while, he continually pushes himself sonically.

    BERMUDA SEARCH PARTY

    Unapologetically energetic, uplifting and with a live show that has been described as a “celebration of life”, Bermuda Search Party (FKA The Q-Tip Bandits) have emerged as a vibrant act that continues to touch audience’s hearts while getting them up on their feet.

    After meeting in college and cutting their teeth in the Boston DIY music scene, the band recorded and released their self-produced debut LP, Melancholy Flowers, in 2022. Dynamic yet intimate, Melancholy Flowers features the vocal stylings and songwriting of both guitarist Leo Son and bassist Claire Davis, and smooth and soaring trumpet and trombone from Maclin Tucker and Hoyt Parquet. The band toured in support of the record throughout the year, culminating in four Boston Music Awards nominations, for Live and Pop Act of the Year, Song of the Year for “Daisy,” and Album of the Year.

    Since then, the band has played hundreds of stages across the country, making their way from coast to coast and hitting festivals along the way including Boston Calling, Levitate Music Festival, SXSW, and Treefort Music Festival, before returning to the studio in September 2023 with producer Eric Palmquist (half•alive, Tate McRae, Bad Suns, Hunny) to record their much anticipated sophomore album.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

    Price

    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Kanak, Vakili Band & The Cynz

    Kanak, Vakili Band & The Cynz

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    Kanak, Vakili Band & The Cynz

    Doors: 8pm
    Show: 9pm

    21+

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  • Glenn Alexander & Shadowland

    Glenn Alexander & Shadowland

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    Glenn Alexander & Shadowland
    featuring the Asbury Jukes Horns & Oria

    Glenn Alexander is best known as lead guitarist of New Jersey’s famed Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, his other band

    Glenn will be joined on stage at the WB by his daughter Oria and the Jukes horn section: Chris Anderson, John Isley and Neal Pawley. This show will feature some Shadowland originals a few Jukes tunes, and lots of Glenn’s upbeat signature bluesy roots rock ‘n’ roll to keep the party Jukin’ all night!

    “Alexander himself is a bit of a shadowy phantom. Raised on southern rock and midwest blues, he’s studied jazz and progressive rock and plays the six-string like a feral beast … Shadowland (the album) has flavors of Memphis, Chicago, Jersey City, all in the mix. It’s blues rock, but then again not. It’s Southern rock, but then again more. It’s rock and roll, slathered in funky soul with a machine-gun guitar at its forefront. It’s Glenn Alexander and company at their very best, and it absolutely should be in your collection.” J.D. Nash – American Blues Scene

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $22.00 ADVANCE/$25.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Olivia Bec Band, Bristler, Zachary West & the Good Grief

    at the Wonder Bar
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    HAPPY MONDAYS

    Happy Mondays return to the Wonder Bar with free live music by local and national artists, plus food & drink specials.

    June 24: Olivia Bec Band, Bristler, Zachary West & the Good Grief

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

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    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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  • Octave Cat with Fungkshui

    Octave Cat with Fungkshui

    Asbury Jams

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    OCTAVE CAT
    with FUNGKSHUI

    Octave Cat is a trio of Eli Winderman (Dopapod – keyboards), Jesse Miller (Lotus – bass/modular synth) and Charlie Patierno (drums). The music ranges from stripped down jazz-grooves to analog synth dance music. Influences such as Herbie Hancock jazz-funk and Four Tet electronica can be heard. Octave Cat pushes the jazz and jam boundaries by incorporating elements of electronica and in doing so they have carved out their own unique musical space.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

    Price

    $15 plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Joe D’Urso 60th Birthday Bash

    Joe D’Urso 60th Birthday Bash

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    The Light of Day Foundation in association with Cannataro Family Capital Partners and UMT Presents present
    JOE D’URSO’s 60th BIRTHDAY BASH BENEFIT

    JOE D’URSO & STONE CARAVAN
    THE BILLY WALTON BAND
    JAKE THISTLE BAND
    plus special guests during JD&SC’s closing set

    Benefit for the Alzheimer’s Association of New York and The Light of Day Foundation

    Door 8:00 PM
    Show 8:30 PM

    21+ admitted

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    $31.50 advance (plus applicable service charges), $31.50 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • LowDown Brass Band

    LowDown Brass Band

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    LowDown Brass Band
    Kyle Sparkman

    The LowDown Brass Band is a uniquely strong representation of Chicago music culture. Providing a modern take on soul, funk, hip hop, and jazz, this multifaceted all-horn band boasts freedom through the art of their craft, whilst gaining critical acclaim from The Gazette, Fame Magazine, The Chicago Reader and more.

    LowDown kick started 2023 with the release of the sun-drenched soul and jazz-infused single Call Me. It was followed by the summer release of Take Me Away, which is a club inspired dance floor lover’s track.

    This next single So Long mellows the atmosphere and is a classic hip hop heartbreaker. So Long uses 808, horns, and the story telling of MC Billa Camp and singer Shane Jonas. Let’s take a pause on the dance floor and reflect on the long winter ahead. There is warmth in the flow.

    LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule, blessing every venue with their unique blend across multiple genres, and showcasing their ability to amplify the energy of any room with their positive and infectious spirit.

    LowDown Brass Band has built a highly-impressive discography, accumulating over 1.1 million streams across Spotify alone with notable performances at Cotai Jazz Fest, The Montreal Jazz Festival, Winnipeg Folk Fest, SummerCamp, Vancouver Jazz Fest, Folk Alliance, Green River Fest, Chicago Jazz Fest, Aspen Jazz Fest, Mile of Music, Alaska’s infamous Salmon Fest, and opening runs with Galactic, Rebirth Brass, Bon Jovi, and others.

    LowDown’s next record will be released in the Spring of 2024 and is titled Citizens of the World. LowDown is repped by the Fata Booking Agency (USA and International), Paquin Booking (Canada), and Liberty Music PR (UK). Their music has been featured on Hulu’s Cruel Summer and is also on the Nintendo Switch’s Dec 2023 release Super Crazy Rhythm Castle.

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    On a stormy night in Philadelphia with Parliament-Funkadelic blasting in the background, Kyle Sparkman was thrust into this world with a raging-red bushel of hair and an electric guitar in his hands.

    His live show – energetic. His lyrics – prophetic. His fashion sense – pathetic.

    Once described as “Mac Demarco, John Frusciante, Tom Misch, and disco all rolled into one”, Kyle is on a mission to pollute the world’s hearts and minds with an accessibly groovy brand of guitar-driven rock that blends funk, jazz, psychedelia, & more.

    “Neon Fever Dream Home” is Kyle’s sophomore album – six tracks of sonic splendor running the gamut from crunchy funk rock to groovy disco-jazz and everywhere in between.

    21+

    Doors at 7 pm

    Show at 8 pm

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The E Street Shuffle

    The E Street Shuffle

    Born in the USA 40th Anniversary Tribute

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    The E Street Shuffle
    Born in the USA 40th Anniversary Tribute
    The E Street Shuffle is Asbury Park’s own Springsteen tribute band with the most accurate vocal and musical show there is! Join us for this BORN IN THE USA 40TH Anniversary Tribute at the Wonder Bar! A night of Bruce tunes to rock into the 4th of July with a big Wonder Bar celebration! Two set show at 8:00pm.

    Door 7:00 PM
    Show 8:00 PM

    21 AND UP

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $25 at door

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  • Blue Star Radiation

    Blue Star Radiation

    Asbury Jams - Official moe. After Party

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    BLUE STAR RADIATION
    Official moe. After Party

    Doors 9:30 / Show 11:00

    An Evening with Blue Star Radiation. Official moe. Summer Stage After Party

    Musical artists collaborate all the time. We all can identify with that feeling when, your favorite band invites a well known keyboardist, or killer guitarist on stage at a festival or show. It is simply magical.

    When renowned keyboardist Nate Wilson, band leader for Ghosts of Jupiter, and founding member of both Assembly of Dust, and Percy Hill, came to moe.’s bassist and vocalist, Rob Derhak with the idea to form a band on those principles, the band Blue Star took its first breath. Enlisting the drumming prowess of moe.’s long time rhythm keeper, Vinnie Amico, and none other than guitarist and vocalist from the legendary bands The Breakfast, Kung Fu, and most recently Lotus, Tim Palmieri, the genesis of Blue Star came to be.

    A band of improvisational, jam band musicians that all share an affinity for the classic rock we all know and love. The ditties, the anthems, and the deep cuts that remind us of a different time. They simply write the songs and play the covers that give the audience goosebumps.

    21+

     

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    $20 plus applicable surcharges

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  • Damn the Torpedoes

    Damn the Torpedoes

    A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

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    Damn the Torpedoes
    A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

    Damn the Torpedoes is the definitive spot-on Petty tribute. Every show is a celebration of everything Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. DTT brings a two-set show of Petty hits and fan favorites. It’s a great live retrospective of the Petty music catalogue and must see show for any Tom Petty fan.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

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    $30.00 ADVANCE/ DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)  

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  • Divided Sky

    Divided Sky

    The Phish Tribute

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    Divided Sky
    The Phish Tribute

    Two set show of Phish favorites!

    Divided Sky is a NJ-based Phish tribute band that has been described as Phish Shred! The band brings the passion, musicianship and unbridled enthusiasm of everything Phish that fans crave in a live show. Join us for a fun night of Phish music with this two-set show.

    Doors 8 pm
    Showtime 8:30 pm

    21 and up

     

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable service charges) / $20 day of show

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  • Coyote Island + Bombargo

    Coyote Island + Bombargo

    Asbury Jams

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    COYOTE ISLAND + BOMBARGO

    COYOTE ISLAND

    Equilibrium depends on music. Body, mind, and soul move in a perfect harmony together. Synapses fire and hearts thump in time like a drumbeat. In this respect, the right tune sung at the right moment works like the best kind of natural medicine. Maine-based singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Coyote Island—a.k.a. Mike O’Hehir—recognizes and reveres the restorative potential of songcraft. Mixing folk, reggae, pop, world, cumbia, and psychedelia, he stirs up a sonic elixir meant to invigorate and inspire.

    Reeling in over 10 million streams and counting and packing shows, authentic intention underscores his artistry at all times.

    “There’s a deeper purpose to my music,” affirms Mike. “Its pure healing energy has become apparent to me. We want to travel the world and hopefully be able to reach and, possibly, heal anyone in need..” Growing up in Maine, Mike uncovered his passion for music as a kid. Gravitating to folk, he picked up an acoustic guitar and played as many open mics as possible in between marathon busking sessions. His life twisted and turned geographically and creatively. Eventually, he packed a bag and traded the Northeast for Northern California with adventure and “some soul searching” in mind. Life experiences (and a few psychedelics) incited a spiritual epiphany. With senses heightened, his vision became clear.

    BOMBARGO

    Bombargo is a Canadian based international touring band that drops a vibrant splash of soul over their distinctive ‘vintage-pop’ sound. Well known for bringing unrivaled energy to the stage with sing-along anthems, double-brother harmonies, and a powerful message that combined make for one of the most captivating live shows ever! Frontman Nathan Thoen’s passionate conviction and ‘Jagger-like’ dance moves even impressed billionaire and music industry icon Sir Richard Branson, quoting “I haven’t seen this type of energy since The Rolling Stones!” – and he would know, having personally signed The Rolling Stones to Virgin Records.

    The band began with lead singer Nathan Thoen and guitarist Spencer Chilliak after the two spontaneously met and drove 16 hours to attend Sasquatch Music Festival where they became inspired to start a band. The duo wrote their first song ‘Let It Grow’ during their very first writing session and as part of Bombargo’s debut EP ‘Back on Main’ which would go on to be included in ‘The Top 10 Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2015’ by SaskMusic. This further inspired them to continue writing, touring, and release their first full-length album titled ‘We Are Bombargo’. The group has since evolved into a 7-piece touring band adding Nathan’s brother Anthony Thoen on guitar, additional brothers Matt and Sammy Folkersen on keys and bass respectively, Connor Newton on saxophone, and Niall Cubbon on drums.

    Bombargo went on to receive massive acclaim when pop star icon Taylor Swift added their 2018 single ‘Mr. No Good’ to her Spotify Playlist titled ‘Songs Taylor Loves’ alongside mega artists including Ed Sheeran, Camilla Cabello, and Kendrick Lamar. As the only unsigned band on this star-studded playlist, Bombargo was featured on CBC’s the Q, NME, Exclaim, Fashion, Noisey, People, and Billboard. This success was followed up by the release of their single ‘Oxygen’, which pushed Bombargo into the Canadian Hot AC Top 40 Charts for the first time in the fall of 2019. The band also made its US touring debut in late 2019 with their 33 date ‘North American Dream Tour’ which kicked off with Bombargo playing the sold-out Roughriders Labour Day Classic Half-Time Show to over 33,000 people. The band’s US debut at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, CA gained heavy press coverage including a raving article in Billboard Magazine.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

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  • Mystery Skulls

    Mystery Skulls

    'Forever' 10th Anniversary Tour

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    Mystery Skulls
    ‘Forever’ 10th Anniversary Tour
    with Snowblood and Thorne

    Mystery Skulls celebrates 10 years of ‘Forever’ with a North American tour spanning more than 25 cities. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Mystery Skulls will be performing ‘Forever’ front to back for the first time ever, in addition to other songs across their releases. VIP packages are available.

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  • Vincent Pastore Birthday

    Vincent Pastore Birthday

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    Vincent Pastore Birthday

    We are celebrating our good friend Vincent Pastore on his 78th birthday… Doors open at 7 PM…Our special friend Ron Brooks will start the evening with the Star-Spangled Banner as we honor our nation followed by Nick Wey and at 8pm The Gangster Squad featuring Vinny Pastore, Tony ‘Boccigalupe’ Amato, Killer Joe, Big Lou, Tommy Buddah Blues, The Baron, Kevin Tooley and Ivan. Tickets are $20.00 and can be bought online plus applicable service charges, at The Stone Pony Box Office or at the door the night of the show.. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Asbury Boardwalk Rescue.

    Door 7:00 PM

    Show 7:20 PM

    21 AND UP

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $20 at the door

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  • The Nth Power

    The Nth Power

    Asbury Jams

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    An Evening with THE NTH POWER

    The Nth Power believes in the healing power of music. This all-pro alignment of sharp and seasoned musical vets delivers a transcendent blend of soul, funk, rock and rhythm and blues with multi-part vocal harmonies and songs that inspire audiences to dance, groove, make love or just stand there with goose bumps.

    The band’s electric live performances have been flooring audiences ever since the group formed in New Orleans during an impromptu jam during Jazzfest nearly a decade ago. After an EP, studio album and two live albums, the band returned in 2021 in support of their second full-length studio release, Reverence, which was featured on the first-round nominations ballot for the 2022 Grammy Awards.

    The Nth Power hails from diverse musical backgrounds, races and creeds, but the universal language of love and its power to change lives is the thread that binds them. The trio features drummer Nikki Glaspie, whose credentials include Beyonce, Maceo Parker, Dumpstaphunk and countless more; guitarist and lead vocalist Nick Cassarino, known best for his previous work with Jennifer Hartswick and Big Daddy Kane; and bassist Nate Edgar of reggae giant John Brown’s Body.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

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    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

    Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers

    Can’t Outrun A Memory Record Release Show

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    Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
    Can’t Outrun A Memory Record Release Show

    About the album, Joe states, “The songs on this record, my 23rd, look back on a very turbulent period in my life, 1968, when I bought my first Fender Telecaster guitar. The making of this record had a whole lot of bumps and bruises along the way but we persevered. We were on a mission and the band was and is playing at its peak.”

    JOE GRUSHECKY is a true rock ‘n’ roll survivor, the talented singer, songwriter, and guitarist first bursting onto the scene in 1979 with his band the Iron City Houserockers and their critically-acclaimed debut album, Love’s So Tough. By the time the band released a follow-up in 1980’s Have A Good Time But Get Out Alive, Grushecky had sharpened his songwriting skills to a razor’s edge, and his intelligent blue-collar anthems mixed muscular, guitar-driven rock with elements of blues and soul like nobody before or since. After two more albums that earned great reviews but sold few copies, the Iron City Houserockers called it a day. Grushecky, a Pittsburgh native, returned home to Steeltown and resumed his day job as a teacher working with at-risk youth, a position that he has pretty much held ever since. He stayed out of music for the better part of a decade, returning with a new band – Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers and released the acclaimed Swimming With The Sharks album.
    Forty four years and many albums later, Joe Grushecky and his band The Houserockers are still rocking, playing the rock ‘n roll bars that are still open, at an age where many musicians have retired, collecting social security checks. He hasn’t had a label deal in 35 years, Grushecky and the Houserockers are going it on their own, braving the tidal changes that have assaulted the music industry by rocking harder. Through the years, Grushecky has continued to hone his craft as a blue collar, working man’s songwriter and even with the help of his friend Bruce Springsteen, fame and fortune have eluded him, he remains committed to music as a powerful creative force. The release of his new record CAN’T OUTRUN A MEMORY marks the 23rd album of his storied career!

    Showtime 8:30pm

    21 and up

     

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    $31.50 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $37 at the door

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  • Sons of the East

    Sons of the East

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    Sons of the East

    Doors: 6pm
    Show: 7pm

    21+

    Premiere songwriters and a brilliant live act, Sons of the East are a remarkable independent success story. Their stellar debut album, Palomar Parade, has already seen more than 60 million streams, with sold out shows at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London, Williamsburg Music Hall New York, Troubadour LA, Razzmatazz Barcelona, Metro Theatre Sydney, Boston, Denver & The Hague to name just a handful.
    They have amassed an impressive 300 million streams, 60 million YouTube views, 2 million monthly listeners and sold more than 50,000 headline tickets throughout their career, a testament to their growing connection with fans all around the world. A steadfastly independent trio, Sons Of The East continue to defy genre and carve out a unique position amongst their indie folk contemporaries.
    After returning to more sellout shows across Europe, Sons Of The East embark on their third tour of North America in July & August 2024, playing key festivals such as San Francisco’s Outside Lands, Montreal Jazz, and Floyd Festival.
    “It’s impossible not to move to – and be moved by – this exuberant sound. The atmosphere created is one of unique euphoria.” – 1st 3rd Magazine

     

     

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  • The Ries Brothers

    The Ries Brothers

    Asbury Jams

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    THE RIES BROTHERS

    The Ries Brothers (pronounced ”Rees”), a duo from St Petersburg, FL, blend rock, blues, jam, funk, and reggae into a soulful-sophisticated sound. Older brother Charlie (27) sings lead vocals while simultaneously playing drums and keyboard bass giving the band its unique and full sound. Younger brother Kevin Jordan (24) completes the band’s “sonic creativity” on guitar, ukulele, and melodica, and provides background vocals. The band started playing the Florida bar circuit as young teenagers where they were discovered by the band Chicago and taken out on two regional tours prompting them to leave school and focus on music full-time.

    The Brother’s inimitable live performances have captured fans across the musical landscape leading to marquee support slots and major festival bookings. After Supporting aG Love & Special Sauce tour in 2018, G Love asked the brothers to tour as his backing band and open his solo tour. They repeated that feat again in 2019.”In between, the brothers completed their own headline tours in addition to supporting major artists like Stick Figure, Pepper, Galactic, and Stephen Marley311(invited to perform on the 311 cruise the next day after opening for them), They have played major festivals: Okeechobee Music Fest, Sunfest CaliRoots, Gasparilla, and Summer Camp. In 2019 Iya Terra invited them to do a 35-date tour. In early 2020, the brothers toured supporting Iration, Ballyhoo! and Iya Terra. The pandemic cancelled a future tour with Badfish. And a second run with Iration, plus numerous festivals. Making the best of their time off ,they recorded remote collaboration videos with members of “The Lumineers” “Gary Clark Jr. ”Steve Miller Band” and “Iration.”

    In March of 2023 released “Your Friday Night” which is a Dancy Blues Rock track, following “Corner Store” leaning more to Rock and Blues, Spotify editorial added the track to #4 on “Modern Blues Rock” In August they released their self-titled EP produced by Gary Clark’s original Drummer and Engineer. The EP which also featured a Collab with G Love & Cas Haley”.Spotify Editorial added this #1 on “Nu Blues”. Previously they released in July of 2021,a song with Iration, which hit 100k streams in a couple days. This was a follow up to their reggae remix of their song “Take It Back” featuring Julian Marley, Bumpin Uglies, E.NYoung, Gary Dread), Kash’d Out, Little Stranger, and Jaime Hinckson. Their mix was of a track from their second full-length album, “Paint Your Emotion,” produced by John Agnello (ScreamingTrees, Dinosaur JR,) which was released on CSSL/Megaforce Records in 2020 This record leaned towards alternative rock, A live recording of their Sugar Shack Sessions was released on Sugar Shack/Ineffable Records as the label’s first-ever release.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

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    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Rootsapalooza

    Rootsapalooza

    A Roots Rock Revival Pre-Party

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    ROOTSAPALOOZA
    Road to Roots featuring Melody Trucks, Matt O’Ree Band, Des & The Swagmatics, Ryan Gregg & Friends

    Road to Roots featuring Melody Trucks

    Bringing the magic of Roots Rock Revival to the road that goes on forever. Melody Trucks has taken the vision of her Dad’s (Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band) Music Masters camp, Roots Rock Revival, and moved it to the road. She is a percussionist and vocalist who is partnering with young musicians and is mentoring them in the ways of the music industry, while giving them a larger stage to showcase their talents. Melody has a deep understanding of how the music industry can underestimate the talents of the young. Road to Roots showcases these musicians with a mixture of music from her own musical history and her family’s legacy, while also letting them present their own original voices.

    Matt O’Ree Band

    Former guitarist for Bon Jovi, NY/NJ Blues Hall of Fame inductee, and crowned King Of The Blues by BB King himself, Matt O’Ree has been a driving force in the blues/rock music scene for the last twenty years. Garnering the attention of artists like Bruce Springsteen, David Bryan (Bon Jovi), Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG’s), John Popper (Blues Traveler), Bernie Worell (P-Funk), and Hubert Sumlin (Howlin Wolf), all of whom had volunteered to perform on the band’s album, Brotherhood. The newest addition to the band, Eryn, an accomplished artist and songwriter in her own right, won awards such as the BELK Southern Musician Blues Showcase beating out thousands of competitors. She is the youngest artist to be inducted into the NJ/NY Blues Hall of Fame and has performed or opened for artists such as Don McLean, Gregg Allman, Johnny Winter, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland, The Gin Blossoms, Little River Band, Marcia Ball, Walter Wolfman Washington, Eric Lindell, Sonny Landreth, The Radiators, Johnny A and so many more. Combined this landed her a gig singing backup vocals with the Smashing Pumpkins on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Matt and Eryn joined forces about 3 years ago and began defining an original vintage-style rock n’ roll sound. They began touring nationally and internationally to rave fan reviews, oh yeah, and not to mention they are also married. Coined NJ’s favorite rock power couple, they and the band take their fans on a ride that hasn’t been heard or seen at this level since the ’70s. Their live show is like revisiting a Zeppelin concert at the Garden, and with Lex Lehman’s smooth soulful bass, John Hummel’s Bonham-esque drums, and Eryn and Layonne’s angelic and gutsy lead and backing vocals, combined with Matt’s blistering guitar, Matt and company have built a foundation that can hold up the biggest house on the block.

    Ryan Gregg

    Red Bank native Ryan Gregg in his own words: Trying to make as much cool stuff with as many cool people as I can. Collaboration over competition. We all rise together. Have written and produced songs for puppets, cartoons, and humans on occasion. Work featured on Comedy Central, PBS and more. Pleasure to have shared the stage on piano, keys, and organ with Eric Lindell, Dana Fuchs, J.T. Bowen, Roosevelt Collier, Oteil Burbridge, The Lee Boys, Scott Sharrard, “Stormin” Norman Seldin, The Ocean Avenue Stompers, Melody Trucks, Soul Project Nola, Uncle Scotchy & Juke, Des & the Swagmatics, Jet Weston & the Atomic Ranch Hands, Matt O’Ree, Arlan Feiles, The Black Flamingos, The Billy Walton Band, and many others. Always down for a conversation. Let’s hang.

    Des and the Swagmatics

    Des and the Swagmatics is an Asbury Park based five-piece band on a mission to get your booty shakin’ by any means necessary! Reborn from the glorious ashes of a storied one-off Prince tribute on Halloween 2014, Des and the Swagmatics pack a sexy blend of R&B, rock, soul, funk and pop sounds in a way guaranteed to make you dance so hard you’ll pull something if you don’t stretch first!

    Doors 7:30 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    21 and up

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    $18.00 ADVANCE/$20.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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  • Kung Fu

    Kung Fu

    Asbury Jams

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    KUNG FU

    Kung Fu features Tim Palmieri (guitar & vocals), Robert Somerville (tenor sax & vocals), Beau Sasser (keyboards and vocals), Chris DeAngelis (bass guitar and vocals), and Adrian Tramontano (drums/percussion).  The powerhouse quintet’s live show has been described by critics and fans alike as “lethal funk”, “explosive”, “jaw dropping”, and “musically mesmerizing”.  For the uninitiated, the experience is typically shocking yet the focus is simple – just sit back and enjoy the ride!

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

    Price

    $15 plus applicable surcharges

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Derek Zanetti

    Derek Zanetti

    formerly known as The Homeless Gospel Choir

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    Derek Zanetti
    formerly known as The Homeless Gospel Choir
    Kayleigh Goldsworthy
    Drew Thomson

    Doors: 7pm
    Show: 7:30pm

    21+ admitted

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  • Steely Dead

    Steely Dead

    Asbury Jams

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    STEELY DEAD

    Hailing from the vibrant music scene of Denver, Colorado, Steely Dead is a national touring band that has satisfied the curiosity of music lovers with their unique blend of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan. Comprised of four exceptionally talented musicians – Dave Abear on guitar, Matt Abear on bass, Chris Sheldon on drums, and Dylan Teifer on keys – Steely Dead has gained a dedicated following with their electrifying performances and soulful interpretations of classic tunes.

    Steely Dead’s repertoire is a carefully crafted fusion of Grateful Dead and Steely Dan songs, between the arrangement and precision studio recordings of rock legends Steely Dan, cross-pollinated with the Grateful Dead’s free-flowing, melodic improvisation and masterful song segues. Steely Dead merges these major concepts together infusing the influence into each band, all the while creating an original jam element with the song segues. Steely Dead’s performances are a musical journey that takes audiences on a nostalgic trip through the golden era of rock and roll.

    As a national touring band, Steely Dead has built a loyal fan base that eagerly anticipates their shows and follows them from city to city. Their performances are not just concerts, but communal gatherings where fans come together to celebrate the music they love, dance, and create lasting memories.

    Steely Dead’s performances are a testament to the power of live music, bringing people together and creating an unforgettable experience that resonates long after the last note fades.

    Steely Dead is not just a band; it’s a musical experience that captures the hearts and souls of music lovers everywhere

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

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    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Adam Ezra Group

    Adam Ezra Group

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    Adam Ezra Group

    Working outside the confines of the traditional music industry, Adam Ezra and his bandmates – Corinna Smith (fiddle), Alex Martin (drums), Poche Ponce (bass) – built a community of fans through sheer grit and determination, regularly performing hundreds of shows a year for the past two decades without any major label or mainstream radio support. Fusing folk intimacy and rock energy with soul power and pop charm, the band first emerged from Boston in the early 2000s and quickly garnered widespread acclaim for their bold, insightful songwriting and interactive, euphoric performances. From hole in the wall bars and house concerts to sold-out headline shows and dates with the likes of Little Big Town, The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw, Train, and The Wailers, Ezra and his bandmates treated every single gig like their last, attracting a die-hard following that believed not just in the music, but in their commitment to activism and social change, as well.

    After their tour was cancelled at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ezra brought the show online to continue this commitment and created The Gathering Series which to-date has reached a cumulative audience of 15 million viewers. The bands ongoing daily livestreams since March of 2020 stands as a testament not only to Ezra’s artistic endurance, but also his ability to connect with viewers and provide an accepting and supportive space for newcomers to join his tight-knit community of fans. Through his own experience with COVID, his move across the country, and even his wedding day, Ezra has broadcasted without fail from wherever he found himself each night at 7pm Eastern. In addition to bringing The Gathering Series to the real world as they performed nearly 50 safe, socially distanced shows in parks and backyards around the United States to bring light to fans through music, the band didn’t stop there. Their homegrown festival, The Ramble, hosted by RallySound, raises money and marshals resources to help homeless veterans find safe and dignified housing for the last ten years. While the band was unable to bring the festival to fans live in the year of COVID, they instead incorporated it into The Gathering Series and hosted a 24-hour, nonstop livestream where they raised enough money to help house 64 veterans.

    The Adam Ezra Group hit their 500th Live stream show on July 25th, 2021. They have also played an additional 50 backyard socially distanced shows, and are starting to tour heavily again in traditional and outdoor venues. As if this wasn’t enough to keep them busy, the band also embarked on an ambitious new recording series dubbed ‘The Album Project’ which will see the band releasing at least 19 new singles over the next few years. What comes next for the Adam Ezra Group? The future is anyone’s guess right now, and the only thing the Adam Ezra Group knows for sure, is they’ll be out there making music however and whenever they can.

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Showtime 9:00pm

    21 and up

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    $25.00 ADVANCE/$30.00 DAY OF SHOW (plus applicable service charges)

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Farmer’s Wife

    Farmer’s Wife

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Farmer’s Wife
    Summer Tour

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $20 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Stop Light Observations, The Mammoths

    Stop Light Observations, The Mammoths

    Asbury Jams

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    Stop Light Observations
    with The Mammoths

    SLO is a 4-piece anti-pop/not rock (but also isn’t not rock) band born and raised in Charleston, SC.

    SLO is:
    William Blackburn (lead vocals)
    Noah Jones (keys)
    Will Mahoney (guitar)
    James Rubush (guitar)
    Cam Wescott (bass)
    Oleg Terentiev (drums)

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

    Price

    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Shallow Alcove

    Shallow Alcove

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Shallow Alcove is a band of friends fronted by Grace Krichbaum and Dan Harris, with Peter Groppe, Jack
    Harrington, and Noah Dadaris. They combine stacked vocal harmonies, catchy guitar riffs, and diary-like
    lyrics to form a tender soundtrack to young adulthood. Shallow Alcove’s music is based in their love of
    DIY folk music and colored with narratives of friendship, the changing of the seasons, bad haircuts, and
    the ache of growing up. What started as friends writing songs in the bedrooms and basements of Upstate
    New York has since shifted to the apartments and studios of New York City and Philadelphia, but Shallow
    Alcove’s roots have remained the same: story-telling with the people they love.

    21+

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • JAZZ is PHSH

    JAZZ is PHSH

    Asbury Jams

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    JAZZ is PHSH

    An evening with JAZZ is PHSH

    The Chase Brothers are the prolific music directors behind Jazz Is Phsh.

    Growing up in Baltimore MD, the two brothers began making a name for themselves when they were teenagers while building a fanbase around their original music. By the time The Chase Brothers were in their twenties, the two had collectively shared the stage with Santana, Aerosmith, Kiss, Crosby Still & Nash, OAR, Derek Trucks, Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge & many other great artists.

    While the brothers turned their attention to songwriting and music directing, the duo launched a series of high caliber, collaborative projects that include Jazz Is Phsh, The James Brown Dance Party, A Family Affair and The DAB Sessions.

    The epic collaborations that Adam and Matthew organize have created a connection for music fans of multiple musical genres that bridge musical communities together.

    With their unique tribute to Phish, The Chase Brothers have brought a fresh take on the music of Phish to some of the best musicians in the world and created a platform for Phish fans to experience their favorite music through the eyes of jazz musicians.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

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    $15 plus applicable surcharges

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • James Maddock & Band

    James Maddock & Band

    at the Wonder Bar
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    JAMES MADDOCK & BAND

    JAMES MADDOCK’s status as a fixture on the Folk and Americana scene is confirmed with every listen of any song in his prodigious catalog. Relix Magazine put it this way: “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he were singing the sports pages. Fortunately, he doesn’t need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery.”
    After fronting the Columbia Records band Wood, whose debut Songs From Stamford Hill was featured prominently on TV shows such as “Dawson’s Creek,” Maddock moved from England to New York City in 2003. His 2009 album Sunrise On Avenue C won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while the follow-up Wake Up And Dream ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV’s (NYC) Listener Poll. With the release of Another Life (2013) and The Green (2015) Maddock continued to demonstrate why many consider him to be one of the best singer/songwriters working today. He has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows). According to radio legend Vin Scelsa, Maddock’s “heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted” music “touches the soul.” As a songwriter, James recently had three songs co-written with Mike Scott on the new Waterboys album Modern Blues (which appeared in the Top 50 on the UK Albums Chart), a co-write with Gary Barlow (“Actress”) on Barlow’s new album (2X Platinum), as well as a cut (“Fragile”) on the Dirt On My Tongue album by emerging UK artist Jo Harman. Songs from Another Life have been featured on NBC’s Parenthood and ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. Maddock is a constant live presence in the U.S. and Europe.
    Maddock’s latest album, Little Bird in the Neighbourhood, harks back to the acoustic approach of Another Life. With some old and some new musical collaborators (Aaron Comess on drums, Ben Rubin on upright bass, Brian Mitchell on accordion and piano, Scott Sharrard on guitar, Ben Stivers on piano and keys, Craig Dryer on flute, and David Immergluck on guitar) Maddock has delivered another exquisite collection of musical vignettes. Little Bird in the Neighbourhood is available where music is consumed.

    • 21 and up

    Doors 8:00pm
    Show 8:30pm

     

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Billy Hector Birthday Bash

    Billy Hector Birthday Bash

    with The Midnite Horns

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Billy Hector Birthday Bash
    with the Midnight Horns

    Ghetto Surf Music recording artist Billy Hector is a multiple award-winning guitarist and songwriter who has been performing for 50 years. Awarded the “Living Legend” and “Best Guitarist” by the JSJ&B Society, Billy Hector has worked with music legends such as Hubert Sumlin, Sonny Landreth and Joe Louis Walker.

    In addition to appearing twice as an invited performer at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Mr. Hector was invited to perform at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the “Leadbelly at 125” concert along with Robert Plant, Allison Krauss and others.

    To make his Birthday Bash performance a special one, Billy adds The Midnight Horns, a 3-piece horn section, keyboards and the Queen to his usual electrifying sound. It will be a night to remember: funky, exciting, moving and passionate. Indeed, it’s going to be a party.

    Door 7:30 PM
    Show 8:30 PM

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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