Welcome back to Ocean Grove! Their 145th summer season begins on Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday May 24), featuring pop, rock and folk headliners, doo-wop favorites, and acclaimed classical performers, plus free organ recitals and more. The music and the fun goes all summer long in The Great Auditorium, a designated National Historical Landmark, located two blocks from the ocean at the intersection of Pilgrim & Ocean Pathways, Ocean Grove, NJ. Tickets go on sale on Thursday, May 1st 2014. Order online atwww.oceangrove.org or call 800-590-4064.
Saturday Night Entertainment
All Shows start at 8 PM unless otherwise noted
NOTE: Ticket Prices (Reserved/General Admission) Do Not Include Applicable Sales Tax/Fees
May 24 – 8 PM – Free Will Donation
ATLANTIC WIND ENSEMBLE
Kicking off our 145th season, the Atlantic Wind Ensemble will perform a rousing recital of popular patriotic tunes, American classics and a special salute to our Armed Forces for Memorial Day. Conducted and directed by Harry Eichhorn. Free will offering accepted to benefit the Great Auditorium
June 28 – 7:30 PM - $30/$25
THE PLATTERS, LARRY CHANCE & THE EARLS, THE CHIFFONS, DANNY & THE JUNIORS
They’re so fine! Ocean Grove brings back the “Golden Era” of Doo-Wop, with four chart-topping groups who created such memorable hits as Only You, The Great Pretender, Harbor Lights, Never, Remember Then, Life Is But A Dream, At The Hop, He’s So Fine, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow, and Da-Doo-Ron-Ron. Hosted by 101.5’s Big Joe Henry.
The cigar box guitar or “CBG” has a rich musical history stemming from the 1840's and has enjoyed great interest among national acts, local musicians and fans. This important instrument and other handmade instruments are going to be honored at a music festival right here at the Jersey Shore! The Jersey Shore Cigar Box Guitar Music Fest will be a celebration of the cigar box guitar with performers, vendors, a traveling cigar box museum, a "play a CBG" station and more!
On Sunday, March 30th, the cigar box guitar will be celebrated at the famous Saint, located at 601 Main Street in Asbury Park, New Jersey! The Saint is one of the top small live music venues in the world and the heart of the Asbury Park music scene. Great bands are scheduled to perform, such as April Mae and the June Bugs, One String Willie, Killing Aunt Grace, The Cigar Box Stompers and special guests!
The Township of Ocean Historical Museum will hold it's 10th Annual Spring Tea, which will take place on Saturday, April 26th, from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm. Seating will begin at 1:30 pm. The Tea will be held at the West Park Recreation Center, located at 615 West Park Ave., in Oakhurst, NJ 07755.
All food is prepared by Museum volunteers and includes: tea sandwiches, breads, desserts and scones with whipped cream, butter and jam, along with a variety of teas. There will be a gift auction, a boutique of hand quilted crafts and doll clothes, and entertainment. Prizes will be awarded for a fancy hat contest, so plan on wearing a hat.
ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE. EVERY YEAR IS A SELL-OUT SO DON'T WAIT TO GET YOUR TICKETS.
The OCVTS Audio Recording Program and Performing Arts Academy proudly presents “TechFestFour,” a fund-raising music festival that provides scholarships for students interested in pursuing a career in the technical field and allows aspiring artists to be discovered. Offering two performance stages, the festival will incorporate live performances that range from fresh, young artists with limited experience to the best in the business. Along with quality entertainment, you will be able to enjoy food, concessions and artist merchandise. The benefit is organized, operated and monitored by the students of the OCVTS-PAA Tech Club, Mr. Bill Bourke and Mr. Zack Slater.
This process is a journey with all the right directions. Mr. Bourke and Mr. Slater teach each tech club member the proper way of hosting a fund-raising festival. The students train throughout the year to perform tasks that include: stage and sound setups, mixing, lighting and live recording. “TechFestFour” offer the students the opportunity to work hands-on in a real world concert atmosphere.
A hilarious dramedy is coming to The Grange Playhouse, located at 4860 Route 9 South in Howell. The show is "Dancing With N.E.D.," written by Tyler Whidden.
Who or what is N.E.D., you may be asking yourself? N.E.D. is No Evidence Of Disease, which Claire, a woman in her 50's, clings to the hope of after beating cancer twice. In this surprisingly funny drama, it seems round three is upon her and against the wishes of her young caregiver, Peter, Claire decides it's time to go out with a bang and plans the biggest party of her life!
With only two characters, this play is a tour de force for both Jade Greene of Brick and Matt Gochman of Freehold.
It was Saturday night and Lori and I always enjoyed the food at Woody’s Roadside Tavern, located at 105 Academy Street, in Farmingdale. Being a Saturday evening, we wanted to show up early enough for dinner but late enough to still be hanging around when the band came on. The band scheduled for this evening was The Unknowns, which sort of reflected what I knew about this unit. I also found out that One Punch Nelson was also scheduled to play, which made me even more curious because usually a cover band plays the whole evening, even one who can mix in originals if they so desired.
Beginning the night with “Roadhouse Blues,” it was very hard to tell if the vocals were any good because the microphone kept cutting in and out, as well as being mixed down way too low. The instruments overpowered the vocals. Any doubts about the quality of the vocals were alleviated by “Burning Love,” because they seemed to restore order to their sound quality at this point in their set. The mystery of the two bands was answered right from the first song by noticing the very energetic Tom Walters adding his soulfulness to the keyboards, as well as the guitar and additional vocals.