History of the Upstage Club

Resources to Get the Scoop

The jams run at the Upstage Club left a lasting mark on the history of music and Asbury Park. Here are some resources that tell the story.

Watch the documentary film, “Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption and Rock N’ Roll” in theaters globally on May 22 and May 29. Theater listings and advanced tickets available at https://www.asburyparkmovietickets.com.

Read Chapter 16 of Bruce Springsteen’s book  “Born to Run” with his story of the Upstage Club. 

Visit these websites:
Upstage Club on Wikipedia
Asbury Park Historical Society
Springsteen Interview (April 2019 Variety magazine)
Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix film)
For Music’s Sake: Asbury Park’s Upstage Club and Mermaid Cafe Untold Stories by Carrie Potter-Devening
Springsteen’s RnR Hall of Fame Induction Speech (Backstreets.com)
Bruce Base Wiki
Castiles.net History of Bruce Springsteen