Over a decade of providing life-changing music programs to under resourced youth, giving them confidence, discipline and relationship building skills that improve their future success and economic mobility, preserving Asbury Park’s rich musical legacy, bringing the community together for free, live music and supporting musicians with opportunities to perform in our city by the sea.

Events to Unite Communities

Photos courtesy of Kris Rupp, Conni Freestone  & Jeri Houseworth

Our 3 free summer concert series bring communities together through the power of music!

  • Music Mondays in Springwood Park celebrates the diversity of the city by bringing music from the past and present together to showcase what Asbury has to offer on summer Mondays at 6pm.
  • Asbury Park Live! at the 1st Avenue Green on the AP Boardwalk is a FREE series on Wednesday nights at 7pm on the 1st First Avenue Green space next to the MOGO Korean Fusion Tacos stand. Lakehouse Music Academy bands featuring APMF scholarship students will open for local musicians/bands each week. BYO lawn chair and join us starting June 26th!
  • The Asbury Park Concert Band has been entertaining crowds of all ages for 75+ years. The 2024 shows will take place every Thursday night at 7pm starting July 4th. Shows are FREE and family-friendly, held at the Arthur Pryor Bandshell at the 5th Avenue Pavilion on the Asbury Park Boardwalk (entrance on Ocean Avenue) .

Do you know what APMF does in the community?

Here’s a little bit about us…

We thought we’d throw back to life before the pandemic and show you… see if you recognize some local faces!

Thank you Glen Burtnik for sharing your great song “Where Music Lives” about our city by the sea we all love and includes a chorus of kids
from Asbury Park High School
“I want to live this life with true emotion
Someplace where the music plays 
I want to spend my days down by the ocean
Where music lives & children play”

Glen Burtnik at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Glen Burtnik at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Hooper performs at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Hooper performs at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise perform at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Kuf Knotz and Christine Elise perform at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Steve Forbert at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Steve Forbert at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Alexander Simone and WHO DAT? Live Crew perform at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Alexander Simone and WHO DAT? Live Crew perform at the 2nd Annual Lakehouse Block Party to benefit APMF

Asbury Park Music Lives Foundation

Make a tax-deductible donation today and provide a child with a life-changing experience.

Or mail your contribution to

Asbury Park Music Foundation
621 Lake Avenue, Unit 1C
Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Asbury Park Music Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization
Tax ID# 45-2675974

Thank you to the New Jersey Arts & Culture Renewal fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation for providing general operating support.

Where Music Lives & Music Gives

Keep Asbury Park’s legacy of music alive by making a meaningful difference for the under-resourced youth in our community.