In 2018, the Asbury Park Music Foundation brought a holiday show back to the city after a two-decade absence. The sold-out, inaugural concert at the Paramount Theater brought together over 60 musicians from every generation and showcased powerhouse performances by Bobby Bandiera, Kings of Suburbia, Remember Jones, Lance Larson, The Weeklings, Danny Clinch and Tangiers Blues Band, Williams Honor, Anthony Krizan, Layonne Holmes, Billy Hector, Brian Kirk, Emily Grove, Lorenza Ponce, Carl Gentry, Vanilla Fudge, Jillian Rhys McCoy, JT Bowen, Eddie Testa, Pat Roddy and an all-star band led by musical director, Tony Perruso with emcees, Lee Mrowicki, Eyewitness News Anchor, Michelle Charlesworth and
Michelle Amabile Angemiller.
The concert has become a tradition that the city and the locals look forward to kickoff the holiday season. Most important, these concerts have raised significant funds for the music foundation’s youth music programs, scholarships and initiatives as well as raising money for Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Asbury Park Toy Drive and Mercy Center—organizations that provide much-needed assistance to families in our area.
This show is made possible by the extraordinary generosity of our sponsors and all the incredible musicians who believe in supporting their community through the power of music. We are honored to know them and thank them for their time and commitment to making it better for everyone in Asbury Park.
BELLA & MAX SHULMAN ENDOWMENT, FAMILY MEDICINE INSTITUTE, PREMSELAAR FOUNDATION, ROCKRETE RECYCLING CORP., DCH FORD, LARSON FORD/BARRY POLLACK, ATLANTIC COAST UROLOGY, ZAGER FUCHS, PC., NEUROSURGEONS OF NJ,
MANASAQUAN SAVINGS BANK, EILEEN BURNS/REALTOR DIANE TURTON, HOME DRUG STORE, DOUGLAS DEVELOPMENT, ARROW LIMOUSINE, MOGO, FORTUNE MARKETING AND Asbury Park Press