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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  • The Nth Power

    The Nth Power

    Asbury Jams

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    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

    Price

    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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

    The Counterfeiters

    with live band karaoke

    at the Wonder Bar
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    The Counterfeiters
    Ultimate Party Band
    with live band karaoke during the show!

    Join us at the Wonder Bar for a special version of live band karaoke! The Counterfeiters will have the audience on their feet participating and screaming for more. Along with the band’s awesome Top 40 party mix, how much Karaoke depends on how good some of the audience members are when they sing with the band. This is a fun interactive show format. The Counterfeiters will turn some fans into real live rock stars. Featuring state-of-the-art sound, flatscreen lyrics, and the most diverse repertoire in the business; everything from disco to R&B to hip hop to hair bands to yacht rock to country. Grab a few friends, jump on stage, and get ready to rock the house like you never have before with the best backing band, complete entertainers that will keep the house rocking!

    Door 8:00 PM
    Show 8:30 PM

    21 AND UP

    Price

    $10 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $12 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    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

    at the Wonder Bar
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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

     

    Price

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Sons of the East

    Sons of the East

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Sons of the East
    Ben Goldsmith

    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

     

     

    Price

    $22 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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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Token Girl, Almost!, Starikova

    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.

    July 22: Token Girl, Almost!, Starikova, Brook Pridemore

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

    Price

    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Ries Brothers

    The Ries Brothers

    Asbury Jams

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    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

    Price

    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Rootsapalooza

    Rootsapalooza

    A Roots Rock Revival Pre-Party

    at the Wonder Bar
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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

    Price

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Happy Mondays

    Happy Mondays

    Lucky Honeymoon, Becky Crosby, Regency Club, Monkeys from Mars

    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.

    July 29: Lucky Honeymoon, Becky Crosby, Regency Club, Monkeys from Mars

    Doors at 7 pm
    21+ admitted

    Price

    FREE! (21+ admitted)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Mike Marino with Vini Lopez

    Mike Marino with Vini Lopez

    A night of comedy and music

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Mike Marino with Vini Lopez and the Wonderful Winos

    Mike Marino: New Jersey’s Bad Boy of Comedy
    Vini Lopez and the Wonderful Winos

    A night of comedy from New Jersey’s Bad Boy of Comedy Mike Marino and music by Vini Lopez and the Wonderful Winos.

    Door 7:00 PM
    Show 8:00 PM

    21 AND UP

    Price

    $25 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $25 at the door Limited stagefront seating $45 per ticket

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Kung Fu

    Kung Fu

    Asbury Jams

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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    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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  • Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns

    Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns

    Join the Party at the Wonder Bar!

    For almost two decades, Shorty Long & the Jersey Horns, based in the heart of the Jersey Shore, have been entertaining crowds from Key West to Boston and beyond! During that time they have created quite a following, received numerous awards and opened up for and/or played with some of music’s biggest names ever, as well as being featured at many national sporting events. Get ready for a non-stop party of popular rock and dance tunes to keep the dance floor moving all night!

    Door 8:00 PM
    Show 8:30 PM

    21 AND UP

    Price

    $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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  • CANCELLED: Derek Zanetti

    CANCELLED: Derek Zanetti

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Hey Y’all Derek Here, I have some rather unfortunate news to relay. Last month I caught pneumonia and was sick as a dog but figured I would be well over it by the time tour starts. Turns out I coughed so hard I tore my vocal cord and will need to take some time for my voice to heal. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to make the shows at the end of July and beginning of August. I’m sorry to disappoint. I hope you can understand and I look forward to making it up as soon as im able to. Thank you for understanding and I look forward to seeing you on the flipside. Derek

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  • Steely Dead

    Steely Dead

    Asbury Jams

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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    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

    Price

    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Neal Francis

    Neal Francis

    Zach Person

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    Neal Francis
    Zach Person

    Doors at 8 pm, showtime 9 pm

    21+

    Price

    $27.50 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $30 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    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

    Price

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

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

    Farmer’s Wife

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    Farmer’s Wife
    Summer Tour

    Price

    $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

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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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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Black Pistol Fire

    Black Pistol Fire

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    BLACK PISTOL FIRE

    Originally from Toronto, the two piece band now live in Austin and is comprised of Kevin McKeown (vocals and guitar) and Eric Owen (drums). With more than 70,000 spins at Canadian radio, Black Pistol Fire have established themselves as a premiere act on the airwaves, logging more than 200 weeks inside the Top 30 on the Mediabase Alternative and Active Rock charts.

    They’ve supported Gary Clark Jr in the U.S. and Europe, ZZ Ward, and The Glorious Sons, and have been featured on festival lineups including Lollapalooza, ACL, Innings, The Ride, Shaky Knees, Bumbershoot, Bunbury, Riot Fest, Music Midtown, Stagecoach Sonic Temple, Voodoo, Mad Cool and many more.

    You may have heard Black Pistol Fire on Fox NFL Sunday, Formula 1, Indy Racing League, NASCAR, Castle, The Royals and Shameless. They’ve been on ads for Angry Orchard, LL Bean, Prius and Applebees, in films such as Hellboy, Ted 2, The Mechanic, and video games like Madden, Tony Hawk, NHL and Forza 6.

    21+ admitted

    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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  • JAZZ is PHSH

    JAZZ is PHSH

    Asbury Jams

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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

    Price

    $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

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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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  • Billy Hector Birthday Bash

    Billy Hector Birthday Bash

    with The Midnite Horns

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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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  • Silverada

    Silverada

    Jason Scott & The High Heat

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    Silverada
    Jason Scott & The High Heat

    Doors: 7pm
    Show: 8pm

    21+

    Evolution. It’s what keeps the best bands afloat — song after song, show after show, record after record.

    Mike Harmeier was still in his early 20s when he formed Mike and the Moonpies. From the start, they were the definition of a workingman’s country band, cutting their teeth with five-hour sets on Austin’s dancehall circuit before spreading their music to the rest of America. By the early 2020s, they’d become global ambassadors of homegrown Texas music, flying their flag everywhere from Abbey Road Studios (where they recorded 2019’s Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold with help from the London Symphony Orchestra) to the Grand Ole Opry.

    The growth was remarkable, but all that momentum left Harmeier and his four bandmates — drummer Taylor Englert, guitarist Catlin Rutherford, bassist Omar Oyoque, and steel guitarist Zachary Moulton — looking for something new. After all, their music had decidedly changed. Why shouldn’t their name do the same?

    Silverada marks a new chapter in the band’s history. It’s not just the title of the boldest release of the group’s critically-acclaimed career; it’s also the name of the reinvigorated band itself.

    “Back in the day, all we wanted to do was play the Broken Spoke,” says Harmeier, nodding to the hometown honky-tonk in Austin, TX, where Silverada began sowing the seeds for a sound that mixed timeless twang with modern-day dynamics. “We had different aspirations back then. We were still figuring out what kind of band we were gonna be, and that took a lot of time and a lot of records.”

    A lot of records, indeed.

    Silverada marks the group’s ninth release, and it balances the strengths they’ve accumulated along the way — sharp, detailed songwriting that bounces between autobiographical sketches and character studies; gorgeous swells of pedal steel that drift through the songs like weather; a rhythm section capable of country shuffles, hard-charging rock & roll tempos, and everything in between — with a willingness to break old rules and open new doors.

    “Going into the studio, everybody in the band felt inspired to do something bigger than what they’d done before,” Harmeier explains. “We all knew we were at a precipice, and we wanted to jump. I brought in some songs that were metaphorical and not always straightforward, and that showed the guys that I wanted to take this music somewhere new… so they threw their own rulebooks out the window, too.”

    There’s a smart sense of history here — a celebration not only of where the band is headed, where they’ve been, too. Even so, Silverada doesn’t spend much time looking in the rearview mirror. Instead, it keeps its gaze focused on the road ahead. This is a snapshot of a band in motion, chasing down the next horizon, writing the soundtrack to some new discovery. It’s the sound of alchemy, of some new metal being forged. And like silver itself, Silverada shines brightly.

    “We spent the first part of our career figuring out who we are and what we’re good at,” says Harmeier. “Now we want to evolve not only the sound of the band, but the dynamic of the live show, too. We’re all lifers here. We’re in this for the long haul. Silverada is us setting the stage for the next leg of the journey.”

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

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  • Hunter Root, Jackson Pines

    Hunter Root, Jackson Pines

    Asbury Jams

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    Nectar’s presents ASBURY JAMS

    HUNTER ROOT
    with Jackson Pines

    Few artists embody the spirit of creative exploration as seamlessly as Pennsylvania-based multi-instrumentalist Hunter Root. His journey is a tale of passion and resilience, and his success is a testament to his intuition and his unique musical vision.

    Raised in an environment steeped in classic rock, Hunter’s musical foundation was built alongside his older brother who introduced him to guitar, and opened his eyes to the power of songwriting. As a founding member of the psychedelic rock outfit Medusa’s Disco, Hunter honed his skills on stage, and gained invaluable insight into the labyrinthine workings of the music industry.

    Embracing a genre-fluid approach, Hunter’s music weaves together elements of acoustic rock, folk, grunge, and more. His approach to songwriting has evolved over the years, shifting from a lyric-centric process to a music-first methodology. This shift has allowed Hunter to match emotive soundscapes with the narrative potency of his songs, yielding compositions rich in both meaning and emotion. He employs a similarly immersive approach to music production. He writes, records, mixes, and produces all his albums, an uncompromising process that is both demanding and gratifying.

    Hunter’s personal experiences heavily influence his music. His acclaimed 2023 album, ‘Arkansas,’ was created as a tribute following the passing of his older brother in 2020, beautifully encapsulating his introspection. Despite calling Central Pennsylvania home, the four years he spent in Arkansas during his youth had a profound impact on his artistry. Consequently, each song is a deeply personal narrative, an homage to the sights, sounds, aches, and scars found there.

    Hunter’s music achieved viral success through TikTok and Instagram, where his songs ‘Town Rat Heathen’ and ‘Quicksand Sinking’ struck a chord with users worldwide. He swiftly accumulated hundreds of thousands of followers across both platforms, inevitably driving traffic to Spotify, where his singles have garnered millions of plays.

    2024 will see Hunter continue to build on his momentum, as he plans an extensive series of tour dates accompanied by his live band.

    21+

    Doors: 7 pm
    Showtime: 8 pm

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    $10 plus applicable surcharges

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  • Grasser Record Release Show

    Grasser Record Release Show

    Biff's Birthday Bash

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    Grasser Record Release Show
    Biff’s Birthday Bash
    with special guests Modern Chemistry, Last Legs and Idle Wave
    Door 8:00 PM
    Show 8:30 PM
    21+ admitted

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    $10 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $10 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Surf Haven

    Surf Haven

    Jwalttz, Lightheaded, partygirl

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    Surf Haven
    with special guests Jwalttz, Lightheaded and partygirl

    Surf Haven: Indie pop/surf rock band from Ocean County, NJ

    Jwalttz, a DIY indie rock band hailing from Asbury Park, effortlessly merges the sun-soaked tones of surf rock with infectious, feel-good riffs reminiscent of post-DeMarco indie charm. Jwalttz delivers a captivating blend of danceable tempos and upbeat synthesizers. Their music evokes the essence of carefree summers spent by the shore, where each track serves as a nostalgic ode to New Jersey.

    Lightheaded are, simply, a great pop group. Their songs are full of melody and harmony, are bittersweet and memorable, familiar yet original. Their sound is a perfect mix of jangling guitars — featuring Sara Abdlebarry’s exquisite, tasteful, but punchy Gretsch lead played over Stephen Stec’s Rickenbacker chime — anchored to singer Cynthia Rickenbach’s Hofner Violin bass, which sounds like the bass on Michel Polnareff’s first LP.

    Cynthia and Stephen write pop songs in the classic sense, and though they are young they’re already familiar with the good stuff. Cynthia wears a Gene Clark tee shirt and is a fan of Dusty Springfield, The Aislers Set, and Joan Jett. Stephen worships at the altar of Big Star, The Clientele, and The Go-Betweens. As with bands like The Aislers Set and Belle & Sebastian, you hear an aural kaleidoscope, the history pop music and the best rock and roll, in the music of Lightheaded.

    partygirl is an imaginative, maximalist, feminist rock band based in Brooklyn. The band is formed by Pagona Kytzidis (songwriting/lead vocals/rhythm guitar/keyboards), Francesca Pastore (production/lead guitar), Claire Lin Jenkins (orchestral arrangements/violin/backing vocals), Jonathan Ashley (drums/percussion), Andrew Jordan (bass), and Jenna Love (alto saxophone).

    Through creating unique and forward-looking music, partygirl centers intentional and creative storytelling through progressive, genre-bending song composition and lyrics that combine feminist praxis, emotional rawness, and dark comedy. Since early 2023, the band’s energetic and emotional shows have stormed the stages of venues across in New York City and the Northeast, including Baby’s All Right, the Sultan Room, Brooklyn Made, Union Pool, and Mercury Lounge, to name a few. Their highly-anticipated debut full-length project, I’m So Charming, I Forgot Who I Was, is set to release in Fall 2024.

    Door 7:00 PM
    Show 7:30 PM
    21+

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    $10 in advance (plus applicable service charges), $10 at the door

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Reprise: A Phish Experience

    Reprise: A Phish Experience

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    REPRISE: A Phish Experience

    Reprise — a band that formed to *reprise* the Phish experience, is an all-star New England band. Cal Kehoe, longtime front man for Pink Talking Fish, helms the enterprise on guitar. Adrian Tramontano (Twiddle, Kung Fu and The Breakfast) masters the drums. Scott Chasolen chairmans the boards for the project, bringing years of experience with The Machine, a Pink Floyd tribute. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Chris DeAngelis (The Machine, Kung Fu and The Breakfast) rounds out the foursome on bass. The time is near, the mission’s clear — get ready to blaze on with Reprise!

    Each night, a show from Phish’s history will be played in its entirety.

    Door 8:00 PM
    Show 9:00 PM

    21 AND UP

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    $20 advance (plus applicable service charges) / $25 day of show

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Nicole Atkins

    Nicole Atkins

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    Nicole Atkins

    Doors: 7pm
    Show: 8pm

    21+

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    $27.50 in advance (plus applicable surcharges) $30 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Joey Harkum

    Joey Harkum

    2024 Fall Tour

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    JOEY HARKUM

    For his entire life Joey Harkum has been strumming a guitar and after a decade of touring as the lead singer and songwriter of Baltimore-based band Pasadena, he released his debut solo album, Love and Labor, to critical acclaim in 2016. Along with a relentless touring schedule Joey has most recently been working on his 4th studio album The Art of Revenge which released March 1st 2024. The album will see a cross country tour to support the release starting in March of 2024.

    Known for his deep and poignant lyrics telling stories of joy, love, loss and sadness, Joey brings the human experience to life through his relentless tour schedule that culminated in the release of Live at Buffalo Iron Works in 2018. 2020 brought new challenges but Joey responded with writing and recording new music and released his album Storyboard in March of 2021. Immediately following the release of Storyboard, he started work on his follow up album Salt and Tar which was released in spring 2022. Catch him on tour now or online at joeyharkummusic.com.

    21+

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

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Maggie Rose

    Maggie Rose

    No One Gets Out Alive Tour

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    MAGGIE ROSE
    No One Gets Out Alive Tour
    with Hunter Root

    Hailed for her “multi-genre talents” by Billboard and deemed a “star” by Rolling Stone, acclaimed singer-songwriter Maggie Rose has released her ambitious new album No One Gets Out Alive. Hearkening back to early ’70s Laurel Canyon, the music deals in both dark and uplifting themes- disillusionment in relationships, ageism, female empowerment and living in the moment, among them, with Maggie’s big, soulful voice taking centerstage. Maggie successfully straddles the worlds of pop, rock, soul, Americana and folk, unencumbered by genre specifics. Recorded with a dream team including members of Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit, Alabama Shakes and Gregg Allman’s band, the record was produced by GRAMMY-Award winner Ben Tanner, mixed by Bobby Holland and arranged by conductor Don Hart (Phish, Lyle Lovett). A respected fixture of the Nashville community, Maggie has played the iconic Grand Ole Opry over 100 times and marquee festivals including Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, and Newport Folk Fest. A true road warrior, she has shared the stage with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Heart, Joan Jett, Eric Church, Gov’t Mule, The Mavericks, Fitz & The Tantrums, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and The Revivalists among others.

    21+

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    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door, VIP $70

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • God Street Wine

    God Street Wine

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    An Evening with God Street Wine

    Doors 7:00 pm
    Showtime 8:00pm

    Formed in 1988 by Lo Faber, Aaron Maxwell, Dan Pifer, Jon Bevo, and Tom Osander, God Street Wine played a prominent role in the early jam band scene alongside fellow New Yorkers Blues Traveler and Spin Doctors. Veterans of the HORDE Tour as well as runs with The Allman Brothers, Bruce Hornsby and The Black Crowes, they also released 5 albums and performed more than 1,000 shows across the United States in their first decade together.

    In 1999 the band split up after playing a three night farewell engagement at the Wetlands Preserve in NYC. Selected performances from these final shows were compiled into the posthumous live album “Good To the Last Drop”.

    After almost a decade apart, GSW reunited privately in 2009 to honor the passing of an old friend and a year later played four concerts in NYC benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Infrequent but memorable gatherings continued at Bob Weir’s TRI Studios, Sweetwater Music Hall, rambles with Phil Lesh at Terrapin Crossroads and Jam Cruise. In 2013 they released a 25th anniversary box set retrospective and the documentary film All The Way To Here. Several years later the band ‑ now spread out across the globe in New York, New Orleans and Berlin ‑ started collaborating on new studio tracks which led to eight new single releases in 2017-18 and the full length album This Fine Town in 2019.

    After eight shows in summer 2019, other projects and commitments brought the band to another hiatus – a break that ended up longer than expected due to the Covid pandemic. After four years apart, GSW got together again in 2023 with two New York area shows to benefit MS4MS (Mission Stadiums for Multiple Sclerosis).

    2024 brings more activity for GSW! On top of marking the 30th anniversary of the band’s 1st major label release, $1.99 Romances, and digitally releasing the long-lost Hot Sweet & Juicy, the band is also releasing 3 albums from their catalog (Bag, $1.99 Romances, Hot Sweet & Juicy) on vinyl for the first time. This will all culminate with the original fivesome performing together again with four New York area shows!

    21 and up

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