Wonder Bar show will benefit Asbury Park Music Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth.
Asbury faves Deal Casino and the up-and-coming act LEEDS will join the Jersey Shore’s first-ever country duo Williams Honor, popular hard rockers Colossal Street Jam, well-rooted punk band The Vansaders, buzzing twin duo Nalani & Sarina, singer-songwriter Karen Mansfield and more (see the Facebook event page for details)
To close the 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. event celebrating the award-winning music column, Upstage legend Paul Whistler will lead an all-star jam with a variety of invited musicians who frequented the fabled coffeehouse where so many Asbury Park musicians cut their teeth. Confirmed to perform are original E Street Band drummer Vini Lopez, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Petillo, guitarist Billy Ryan, keyboardist John Mulrenan and more to be announced soon.
Asbury Park Music Foundation will receive $1 from every ticket purchased. APMF will be present throughout the event selling the popular “Music Saved My Life” t-shirts, selling raffle tickets to win 2 Boardwalk VIP passes to the Asbury Park Music + Film Festival ($2,000 value) and giving away some cool prizes.
“Makin Waves has been such a great resource to identify and promote up-and-coming musicians,” said Jim Lenskold, chairman of the Asbury Park Music Foundation. “We are thrilled that funds raised for this 30th anniversary party will benefit the Asbury Park Music Foundation’s youth music education programs, helping to support the next generation of musicians with a life-changing experience.”