Who’s on tap?

The Wonder Bar is a favorite stop for seasoned bands and where up­-and­-comers can make their mark. Check out who’s slated to take the stage. And don’t forget to check back, because new shows are being added all the time.

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  • Little Stranger

    Little Stranger

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    LITTLE STRANGER

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    Born and raised in Philly, crash landed in Charleston, Kevin and John Shields are breaking into previously uncharted waters with their quirky indie hip-hop group, Little Stranger. Between John’s melodic singer-songwriter magnetism, Kevin’s in-your-face delivery, and an overall undeniable groove, this duo is sure to get any audience up and moving. Stylistically reminiscent of Gorillaz and Odelay-era Beck, Little Stranger delivers a fresh take on melodic hip-hop. Every track brings the uniqueness and strangeness that their name implies.

    For the past few years, the duo has perfected their live performance by playing over 100 shows per year prior to the coronavirus shutdown. The group also puts a big focus on creating arresting visual experiences through their music videos, their own eccentric television program (LSTV), and in-house graphics. Between their out-of-the-box creative endeavors and an ever-increasing arsenal of new tunes, Little Stranger is poised to make 2022 another slam dunk.

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $22 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Asbury Jams

    Asbury Jams

    with Quinn Sullivan, Happy Landing, Hotel Fiction

    at the Wonder Bar
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    ASBURY JAMS

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    The Wonder Bar and ElmThree Production present a new Thursday night series called Asbury Jams. Each Thursday night beginning on July 7, we will showcase national touring, regional and local acts from all genres. The goal is to bring outstanding music for a low price and keep the crowd coming. Every week we will showcase this talent for the low price of $10 plus applicable surcharges.

    August 11: Quinn Sullivan, Happy Landing, Hotel Fiction

    Due to scheduling conflicts, Ron Artis II & The Truth will no longer be able to perform at Asbury Jams on Aug. 11. Refunds are available at point of purchase. In place of Ron will be Quinn Sullivan and his music that moves people of all generations. We are lucky to have such a talent to take the place of Ron. Tickets are on sale now for only $10 as are all of the Asbury Jams Thursday night series shows at the Wonder Bar.

    Opening are Happy Landing and Hotel Fiction.

     

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    $10 (plus applicable surcharges)

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  • LowDown Brass Band and High & Mighty Brass Band

    LowDown Brass Band and High & Mighty Brass Band

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    LowDown Brass Band and High & Mighty Brass Band ft. DJ Ian Gray of Ocean Avenue Stompers

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

     

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    $15 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $18 at the door

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  • The Diskoteks

    The Diskoteks

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    The Discoteks return Sat., Aug. 13 for another great night of disco music at the Wonder Bar with two sets of your favorite disco songs! Doors at 7:30 pm, showtime 8:30 pm. Admission is $15.

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    $15

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  • Asbury Jams

    Asbury Jams

    with Freekbass & the Bump Assembly, P-Funk North

    at the Wonder Bar
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    ASBURY JAMS

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    The Wonder Bar and ElmThree Production present a new Thursday night series called Asbury Jams. Each Thursday night beginning on July 7, we will showcase national touring, regional and local acts from all genres. The goal is to bring outstanding music for a low price and keep the crowd coming. Every week we will showcase this talent for the low price of $10 plus applicable surcharges.

    August 18: Freekbass & the Bump Assembly, P-Funk North

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    $10 (plus applicable surcharges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Juice

    Juice

    with Trust Fund Ozu

    at the Wonder Bar
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    JUICE
    Trust Fund Ozu

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    “‘Who do we sound like?’ That’s always the hardest question for us to answer” explains Michael Ricciardulli (guitar). “We have so many influences from so many different places. When it all falls together, we end up with songs that don’t sound like anyone else.”
    Blending rock, pop, R&B, and hip-hop, Juice embraced the diversity of their signature sound early on. The band – Ben Stevens (vocals), Christian Rose (violin, vocals), Kamau Burton (vocals, acoustic guitar), Daniel Moss (guitar), Michael Ricciardulli (guitar), Rami El-Abidin (bass), and Miles Clyatt (drums) – formed in 2014 in Boston while attending college.
    After graduating, the band recorded and released their first professional EP, 2018’s Workin’ on Lovin’. With new music and two old minivans, the band hit the road for an almost non-stop year
    and a half of national touring.
    Reflecting on their touring and coming to terms with a new phase of life, Juice gathered their collective experiences into their 2019 EP, you are simply magnificent. The project confronts difficult and powerful emotions, including loneliness, lost love, hopelessness and obsession.
    Following the release of you are simply magnificent, Juice spent the remainder of 2019 living together as roommates in Queens, New York. Their upcoming single “DiCaprio (Love Me All the Time)” and accompanying video is authentic to that experience. The single features hooks and verses from five of the band members, and gathers inspiration from late ‘90s and early 2000’s pop and hip-hop.

    Price

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Dales

    The Dales

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    The Dales

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    The Dales recall the vintage rock sounds of Laurel Canyon and the 1970’s. The band is anchored by their 3-part harmonies and appreciation for classic songwriting.

    Drew Lawrence, a multi-platinum songwriter, (Christina Perri – Jar of Hearts) teamed up with long time musical partner and guitarist Preston Pope to form The Dales. With the 2019 introduction of singer/songwriter Jacqueline Tozzi, The Dales found the missing piece in their creative harmony.

    January 2020 The Dales released “Easy Times” an EP which is charting both at triple A and Americana radio. Media play soon followed with features on NPR’s World Café and Acoustic Café as well as TV interviews on NBC and ABC.

    “The title track “Easy Times” is a tremendous follow up from their year-old debut LP and has a late 70’s and early 80’s vibe that is both uplifting and Classic.” American Songwriter Magazine

    The band spent the winter of 2021/2022 recording their second full length album at Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA with producer Jerry Streeter (Brandi Carlile). The first single “Glass Wall” will be sent to radio this summer and showcases the band’s evolving sound with hints of soul and r&b.

    Summer 2022 will see The Dales on the road again in support of the new album with a full electric, 5 piece, dance ready set!

    Price

    $18 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $22 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Asbury Jams

    Asbury Jams

    with Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, Dry Reef

    at the Wonder Bar
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    ASBURY JAMS

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    The Wonder Bar and ElmThree Production present a new Thursday night series called Asbury Jams. Each Thursday night beginning on July 7, we will showcase national touring, regional and local acts from all genres. The goal is to bring outstanding music for a low price and keep the crowd coming. Every week we will showcase this talent for the low price of $10 plus applicable surcharges.

    August 25: Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers, Dry Reef

    Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found.

    The Rainbow Seekers began their historic quest 8 years ago, revolving around the pure, unadulterated songwriting of their fearless leader, Joe Hertler. Ryan Hoger was the first among the Seekers to find this lonely songsmith and recognize the twinkling magic in his beard. The young boy gave up all his earthly possessions (besides his guitar, of course) and became the first disciple of the Rainbow. With this, the core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around badass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came thunder from the depths of space and as it picked up the bass, a soft exhale escaped the lips of every princess within a hundred moons, “Bambis,” they cooed. All the while, on the other ends of the earth, a young boy was hard at work, honing and sharpening his sticks for the day that the Rainbow would come his way, and when it landed at his door, Ryan McMahon climbed aboard.

    Since the early days, their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. As you’ll know if you’ve seen the band, seeking the proverbial Rainbow is all about the live performance. “The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well” says Hertler. “We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.”

    If you’re still reading this, at least one thing is true: The Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you’ll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you’ll never be able to describe in words.

    Opening is Dry Reef.

    Price

    $10 (plus applicable surcharges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Damn the Torpedoes

    Damn the Torpedoes

    The Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

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    Damn the Torpedoes
    The Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    An evening of Tom Petty hits and favorites with DTT. This is a spot on musical tribute to Tom Petty delivered with genuine enthusiasm and love for all things Petty!

     

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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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  • Billy Hector’s Birthday Bash

    Billy Hector’s Birthday Bash

    featuring The Midnite Horns

    at the Wonder Bar
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    BILLY HECTOR BIRTHDAY BASH FEATURING THE MIDNITE HORNS CD RELEASE 

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    BILLY HECTOR celebrates the release of his new CD, “Rock Night in Jersey” and his 66th birthday at this year’s WONDER BAR BIRTHDAY BASH featuring The MIDNITE HORNS, etc. on Saturday, August 27th . Ghetto Surf Music recording artist Billy Hector is a multiple award-winning guitarist and songwriter who has been performing for over 45 years. During his career Billy has worked with music legends such as Hubert Sumlin, Sonny Landreth and Joe Louis Walker. The new CD has been described as “bodacious blues rock” (Alan Harrison, Rocking Magpie) and contains 8 original tunes and two unique covers.

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $22 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Hound Dogs

    The Hound Dogs

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    The Hound Dogs

    It’s Big Rooney’s Big Birthday Bash featuring Jersey Shore Elvis-inspired good time rock ‘n’ roll with The Hound Dogs. The FREE SHOW runs from 5 to 8 pm.

    21+ admitted

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    FREE!

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Englishtown Project

    The Englishtown Project

    Grateful Dead Tribute

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    The Englishtown Project
    Grateful Dead Tribute

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    On Sept. 3, 1977, the Grateful Dead headlined one of the largest and most musically successful concerts of all time at Raceway Park in Englishtown, N.J. The Englishtown Project plays homage to this historic event with all-star veterans of Dead family bands led by Michael Falzarano.

    Price

    $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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  • Eddie Testa Band

    Eddie Testa Band

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    Eddie Testa Band 

    Eddie Testa plays a special holiday show & Southside Johnny after-party for the SSJ show at The Stone Pony Summer Stage

    Show 8:30 pm to 12:30 am

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

     

    Price

    $12 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $15 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Cosmic Jerry Band

    Cosmic Jerry Band

    Two sets of Dead Family favorites

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    Cosmic Jerry Band

    Dead ahead to the Wonder Bar with Cosmic Jerry for a night of Dead family tunes from the Jersey Shore’s most Gratefully dedicated band! Get ready to boogie with two long sets of Cosmic Jerry. Good times are guaranteed!

    Doors 7:30 pm
    Show 8:30 pm

    Price

    $10 (plus applicable surcharges)

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

    James Maddock & Band

    with special guest Danielia Cotton

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    James Maddock & Band
    with special guest Danielia Cotton

    Doors 8:00 pm
    Show 8:30 pm

    21 and up admitted

    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.

    Danielia Cotton is a New York City based singer/songwriter originally from Hopewell, NJ. In 2010 Danielia was named Lilith Fair’s Ourstage Local Talent Winner for NYC. Since then she has shared the stage with the likes of Robert Cray, Bon Jovi, and Gregg Allman. In the review of her Rare Child album The NY Times says this: “She’s a belter who can hold back or work her way up to a gospelly blues-rock shout, and in the songs she writes with her band’s brawny guitar riffs, she grapples with the road, salvation, holding on and letting go. “The truth will set you free, but it always feels like it tears you apart,” she sings. She’s a throwback, but a gutsy one.” Her latest studio album Good Day is out now where music is sold!

    Price

    Tickets: $30 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $35 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Vista Kicks

    Vista Kicks

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    Vista Kicks

    PERSONS AGE 21+ ONLY ADMITTED

    Vista Kicks is a rock and roll band from Roseville, California.

    The band released their debut album ‘Booty Shakers Ball’ in 2017 followed by ‘Twenty Something Nightmare’ in 2018, produced by the band and Joe Napolitano. The albums are steeped in the band’s rock and roll, soul, jazz, folk influences. With numerous American and west coast tours under their belt, the band has also played headline appearances at The Teregram and El Rey Theatre in LA, and festival appearances at KAABOO Del Mar (US), SXSW (US), All Points East (UK), and Camden Rocks (UK). They have supported The Kooks, Bad Suns and Milky Chance, as well as opening for The Rolling Stones at Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara. 2019 saw the band tour major cities all over the UK, plus a huge support slot in Hyde Park for Bob Dylan and Neil Young. In 2020, Vista Kicks released Chateau Mae Mae – a collaborative album with Nashville-based singer-songwriter Audra Mae. The band have recently finished recording their latest EP set for release in early 2022.

     

    Price

    $18 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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