The Chuck Lambert Band is scheduled to perform Jan. 13 at the annual Big Man’s Bash at the Headiner.
By WILLIAM CLARK
The 13th annual Big Man’s Bash, featuring dozens of performers, is scheduled for Sat., Jan. 13 at the Headliner in Neptune.
Hosted by Ocean Township resident by Isaac Fuchs and Headliner Owner Tommy Sueta, the event will honor the life and legacy of the late Clarence Clemons, original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
The all night affair, going from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. , will showcase a list of acts to celebrate Clemons, including his son Nick.
“There will be lots of great talent,” Fuchs said. “And a few surprises.”
Nick Clemons also played at the first Big Man’s Bash as an opening act. Fuchs will share emcee responsibilities with Gino Fornaroli, president of Big Man’s Management Music and Promotions.
Money raised will go to support the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, which has a facility in Asbury Park.
“They do a lot to make sure that children are kept in a secure and positive atmosphere for personal growth,” Fuchs said, highlighting the importance they bring to communities like Asbury Park, Neptune and Red Bank.
“It’s a good cause. We need that in this day and age,” he said.
In addition to Clemons’s impact on music, Fuchs said that supporting young people in the area helps keep the late musician’s legacy alive. Fuchs pointed to Clemons’s work with children with emotional impairments at a Jamesburg school from 1962-1970.
During last year’s Big Man’s Bash, Fuchs honored Scott Solomon with the Clarence Clemons Sax Man of the Year Award.
Tickets to this year’s event are $20 prior to the event and $25 the night of. They can be purchased at m.bpt.me/event/6177895.
Some of the performers scheduled are the Nick Clemens Band, Yasgur’s Farm, Layonne Holmes, Jo Wymer Band, Rich Villava and Only Human, Gary Cavico, VyntEdge and Jo Bonanno and the Godsons of Soul.