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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  • Santa Run After Party with Ocean Ave Stompers

    Santa Run After Party with Ocean Ave Stompers

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Asbury Park Santa Run After Party featuring Ocean Avenue Stompers & Friends

    Doors: 10:30AM
    Show: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

    21+ admitted

    PLEASE NOTE: This is a special daytime show!

    Price

    Free for runners with red APSR wristband, $10 at the door for non-runners

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

    The Spill Canvas

    'No Really, I'm Fine' 15th Anniversary

    at the Wonder Bar
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    The Spill Canvas
    “No Really, I’m Fine” 15th Anniversary
    plus Mom Rock
    7 pm doors
    8 pm show

    Price

    $25 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $28 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Bob Polding Band

    Bob Polding Band

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    BOB POLDING BAND
    with New Bardots

    Jersey shore “New Country” troubadour Bob Polding returns with another stellar band featuring: Gary Oleyar, Billy Siegal, Billy Pontiac, Ralph Notaro, Mike Delikat and Joey Delikat. Expect a Christmas themed show with plenty of holiday rock! The New Bardots open with a full set at 7:30.

    Doors                   7:00pm
    Show                   7:30pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Lisa Sherman’s Disco Connection

    Lisa Sherman’s Disco Connection

    featuring Layonne Holmes & Anthony Dixon

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Lisa Sherman’s Disco Connection

    A Non-Stop Dance Party! Featuring Layonne Holmes & Anthony Dixon with Joe Bellia, Ralph Notaro, Buddy Allen & Bob Stasiak. Party starts at 8 pm.

    • 21 and up 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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  • Giovannie & The Hired Guns

    Giovannie & The Hired Guns

    with Classless Act

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Giovannie & The Hired Guns
    with Classless Act

    One of the most crowd-thrilling bands to burst onto the national scene in recent years, Giovannie and The Hired Guns have pushed the boundaries of rock-and-roll and country to forge an irresistibly gritty sound all their own. After building a massive grassroots following on the strength of their explosive live show, the Stephenville, Texas-based five-piece ascended to new heights with their smash hit “Ramon Ayala”—a 2021 release that climbed to #1 on the Active Rock Radio Chart and the Alternative Radio Chart, marking the first time in over 15 years that an artist’s first career-charting radio single reached the top spot on both tallies. Fueled by the enormous success they’ve achieved as an entirely independent act, Giovannie and The Hired Guns have now signed to Warner Music Nashville just in time for the release of their third full-length, Tejano Punk Boyz: an immediately vital body of work cementing their status as an essential new force in redefining the possibilities of Texas music.

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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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  • 2 Pats Christmas Benefit for Mercy Center

    2 Pats Christmas Benefit for Mercy Center

    at the Wonder Bar
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    The 2 Pats Christmas Show
    Benefit for The Mercy Center/Asbury Park

    Pat Guadagno and Pat Roddy present “The 2 Pats” Holiday Show & Benefit Event for The Mercy Center in Asbury Park. Hosted by NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry, the show features band sets by “The 2 Pats” along with surprise guests. Join us for a good old fashioned Christmas show at the Wonder Bar!

    The Mercy Center is guided by the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy providing services, programs, and education to children, families, and individuals in the greater Asbury Park area, helping them overcome burdens and obstacles to stabilize their lives. The Mercy Center works in a culturally sensitive environment, empowering young adults to help reach their full potential and live a better life. Learn how you can support Mercy Center at: mercycenternj.org

    Doors 7:00pm
    Show 7:30pm

    21 and up admitted

    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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  • Gary Frost Band & Friends

    Gary Frost Band & Friends

    Holiday Show

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Gary Frost Band & Friends Holiday Show
    with special guests
    Chris Rendell
    Jessica Rose
    Sam Spano

    New Country rocker Gary Frost and the Gary Frost Band host their first holiday show at the Wonder Bar. Gary will play a long show that breaks down into an acoustic segment and some rocking holiday tunes. Join us for what is guaranteed to be a festive, fun-filled holiday show!

    21 and up admitted

    Price

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

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

    The Pontiacs

    Debbie’s Annual Birthday Benefit for the Animals

    at the Wonder Bar
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    The Pontiacs

    Join us at the Wonder Bar for our annual birthday benefit for the animals with music by The Pontiacs! Doors at 7:30, showtime 8 pm. This band is amazing and packed the WB last time they played. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. You can buy your tickets at The Stone Pony Box Office for only a $1 fee. A portion of the proceeds of each ticket will be donated to Asbury Boardwalk Rescue.

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • What A Wonderful Year Music Festival

    What A Wonderful Year Music Festival

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    What A Wonderful Year Music Festival

    The 6th annual What A Wonderful Year Music Festival features 10 bands on two stages on Dec. 29 and 30. This festival spotlights Asbury Park favorites and emerging artists to celebrate the city’s vibrant, diverse and supportive live music community while raising funds for two local non-profit organizations. Music runs non-stop from 7:00pm to 12:30am. Two-night festival tickets available for the special price of $35.

    Night 1 artists include Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights, The Extensions, Candy Cavity, Olivia Bec, Levy Okun, Renee Maskin, Drewsie, Nikki Nailbomb and Izzy Miz plus a special guest to be announced.

    Night 2 artists include Alexander Simone & WHODAT? Live Crew, The Foes of Fern, Pamela Flores, Blaise, Karma Gambit, King Ramses, 8Dayzstr8, Dan Apy, Lexx Banko, and Scxtty.

    Doors 6:30pm
    Show 7:00pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door Two-day ticket: $35 (plus applicable surcharges)

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • What A Wonderful Year Music Festival

    What A Wonderful Year Music Festival

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    What A Wonderful Year Music Festival

    The 6th annual What A Wonderful Year Music Festival features 10 bands on two stages on Dec. 29 and 30. This festival spotlights Asbury Park favorites and emerging artists to celebrate the city’s vibrant, diverse and supportive live music community while raising funds for two local non-profit organizations. Music runs non-stop from 7:00pm to 12:30am. Two-night festival tickets available for the special price of $35.

    Night 1 artists include Jarod Clemons & the Late Nights, The Extensions, Candy Cavity, Olivia Bec, Levy Okun, Renee Maskin, Drewsie, Nikki Nailbomb and Izzy Miz plus a special guest to be announced.

    Night 2 artists include Alexander Simone & WHODAT? Live Crew, The Foes of Fern, Pamela Flores, Blaise, Karma Gambit, King Ramses, 8Dayzstr8, Dan Apy, Lexx Banko, and Scxtty.

    Doors 6:30pm
    Show 7:00pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $20 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $25 at the door Two-day ticket: $35 (plus applicable surcharges)

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    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • The Hound Dogs: Elvis Tribute

    The Hound Dogs: Elvis Tribute

    The Jersey Shore Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration

    at the Wonder Bar
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    The Hound Dogs: Elvis Tribute
    The Jersey Shore Elvis Presley Birthday Celebration

    The Hound Dogs are led by Tommy Elvis with a stellar band of top musicians from well-known shore bands. You have never heard “Elvis” rock like this! Join us for this special celebration of everything Elvis!

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 8 pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

    $16 in advance (plus applicable surcharges), $20 at the door

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    Wonder Bar
    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

    Bring on the jams with Cosmic Jerry and a night of Grateful Dead Family tunes from the Jersey Shore’s most dedicated band! Get ready to boogie with two long sets of Cosmic Jerry. It’s always a fun night at the Wonder Bar!

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 8 pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Ella Ross

    Ella Ross

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    Ella Ross

    Join us for a night with Ella Ross and a full band, plus other emerging artists from Asbury Park. Stay tuned for more details.

    Doors 7 pm
    Show 7:30 pm

    21 and up admitted

    Price

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

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    Wonder Bar
    1213 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
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  • Circles Around The Sun

    Circles Around The Sun

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    Nectar’s presents
    CIRCLES AROUND THE SUN

    Circles Around The Sun’s unconventional origin is defined by a serendipitous twist of fate. Acclaimed guitarist Neal Casal was asked to record a handful of Grateful Dead-influenced instrumentals to be played during the set breaks at The Dead’s “Fare Thee Well” concerts in 2015. To accomplish the task, Casal would recruit keyboardist Adam MacDougall, bassist Dan Horne and drummer Mark Levy to join him in the studio. That was supposed to be the extent of it. Fast forward to the recordings being played over the stadium’s PA at the shows. The response from the audience was uniformly resounding, quite literally blowing up the internet with questions as to where this magical music came from and ultimately pleas for more.

    To appease the demand, Circles Around The Sun released those recordings as their debut album, ‘Interludes for the Dead.’ It was followed by several acclaimed live performances. Again, the response was so positive, and the band was having so much fun making music together, that they decided to keep going. Indeed, the chemistry of the four musicians was instant and undeniable.

    Circles Around the Sun—often shortened to CATS—returned to the studio in 2018 to record the double album, ‘Let It Wander,’ offering seven focused performances filled with imaginative musical turns and electrifying improvisation. Rolling Stone wrote: “‘Let It Wander’ is a set of even deeper spells that thread suggestions of Little Feat–style grooves and Bernie Worrell’s percolating synthesizers in Parliament-Funkadelic through the German mid-Seventies space travel of Tangerine Dream and the offbeat churn of the Dead’s “Estimated Prophet.'”

    More tours followed, including sold out headline shows across the country, support dates playing theaters with Greensky Bluegrass and high profile festival appearances. The band recorded an EP with drummer Joe Russo, as well as, a follow up full-length album with producer Jim Scott. With their future appearing brighter than ever, fate once again intervened. This time it wouldn’t be as kind. Co-founder/guitarist Neal Casal unexpectedly passed away in August 2019, leaving the band’s future in question. After much soul-searching and per wishes Casal left behind for the band to continue in his absence, Circles Around the Sun has continued to record and tour, releasing their self-titled third LP in 2020 that had be tracked prior to Casal’s passing. In 2022, the band added John Lee Shannon as a permanent member on guitar who, fittingly, was among Casal’s favorite young guitarists.

    The band’s most recent single, “Language,” a collaboration with harpist Mikaela Davis was released in March 2022 and offers a sneak peak at new music being recorded for an album release in Fall 2022. On the touring front, Circles Around The Sun recently completed a cross-country U.S. tour with many more club and festival dates planned for the remainder of the year, including appearances at Sacred Rose Festival, Whale Rock Music Festival and Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Fest. , the surviving members decided to carry on to keep Neal’s spirit alive and honor what he’d created.

    With a slate of tour dates scheduled for the foreseeable future and plans being made for their next album release, fans can count on many more revolutions around the bright, burning star as fate continues to play its hand for Circles Around The Sun.

    Doors 7:00pm
    Show 8:00pm

    21 and up 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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  • Damn the Torpedoes

    Damn the Torpedoes

    A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

    at the Wonder Bar
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    Damn the Torpedoes
    A Live Tom Petty Concert Experience

    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!

    21+ admitted

    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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  • The Englishtown Project

    The Englishtown Project

    Grateful Dead Tribute

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    The Englishtown Project
    Grateful Dead Tribute

    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. The show is generally Dead focused with a few New Riders and Marshall Tucker songs.

    21 and up admitted

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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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  • Seaforth

    Seaforth

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    SEAFORTH
    ABOUT TIME TOUR

    Australian country duo Seaforth is known for dropping infectious melodies, breezy lyrics and bangers with slick vocal harmonies that top every party playlist. Through their EP What I Get For Loving You, Seaforth’s Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson –- childhood friends who take their name from the Sydney suburb where they grew up — want to expand popular perception to include articulate, authentic songwriting that does a deeper dive into the human experience.

    “It’s easy to just look at us like, ‘Oh, you guys are funny,'” said Tom, who produced the project entirely from the pair’s home studio. “Yeah, 100 percent. But at the end of the day, we are musicians. We are producing the songs, and we are writing the songs, and we have real stories to tell.”

    The growth was hard won for the pair who thought they were on the fast track to their dreams at the end of 2019. Seaforth opened shows in Sydney for their musical hero Keith Urban at Country 2 Country Festival, booked their first sold-out headlining show in Australia, and felt like the world was at their feet.

    Then, the harsh reality of the pandemic isolated them from their careers, their friends, and held them captive a world away from their families in Australia.

    “It was insane,” Tom said. “We were like, ‘What do we do?’ And we just sat around and tried new things because we couldn’t do what we were used to doing.” They learned to cook. Mitch became an avid gardener, putting down his guitar for six months. Tom rededicated himself to growing his musical production skills, creating beats and melodies for no one in particular.

    Lacking inspiration, they didn’t write a song until the end of 2020. They say fans on Instagram were a catalyst for snapping them out of their creative funk. A challenge circulating on the platform prompted artists to play an unreleased song. The duo’s friends in Avenue Beat tagged them. Tom and Mitch posted a snip of the heart wrenching “Breakups,” a song they’d been toying with, and watched thousands of people respond immediately.

    “We’re like, ‘Let’s just tease,'” Tom said, explaining the feedback reinvigorated their confidence. “Let’s try and make music because that’s all we have.” “It was the only thing we could control,” Mitch adds.

    “Breakups,” a wounded, vulnerable, and utterly relatable relationship ballad, made Seaforth reexamine their songwriting craft and question the direction they wanted to take their new music. “Breakups,” included on What I Get For Loving You, is Tom’s personal story and the most profound song the duo has released. With 40 million on-demand streams to date, the track is also their most successful.

    “What we realized is we’re always like, ‘Oh, this is a quote-unquote banger,'” Tom says. “Then you put out a song with such depth that came from literally the hardest emotional thing I’ve ever had to go through, and it’s done the best out of any song we’ve put out. We’ve spoken a lot about this recently that we have to show that side of us, too.”

    Most of the songs on the EP were crafted in their Nashville home during lockdown. Tom harnessed his newly refined production skills, and the duo recorded the collection in a small room at home. They outsourced the players, trusted each other’s opinions and couldn’t be happier with the outcome. They see the EP’s title track as the next chapter of “Breakups.” The title tells a tale, and they describe the collection as a love story of different emotions.

    “What I Get For Loving You in general and writing, it’s like, ‘This is what we’re doing. We chose this path,’” Mitch says. “Everything that comes along with it, the ups and downs, that’s what we get for loving what we do. If you take a step back, it captures everything and just our journey in general.”

    Tom Jordan and Mitch Thompson left Australia to come to Nashville and play their brand of country music. In that way, the fast track led to their dreams with a few unexpected bumps along the way.

    “We do have real stories to tell,” Tom says. “We want make sure people know that.”

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    $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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