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A symposium is planned at the Stone Pony by the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club.
The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University is scheduled to present a symposium Sat., Feb. 10 that celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Stone Pony.
Titled Spotlighting 50 Legendary Years of Music Memories, the day-long event will include panel discussions and interviews that explore the history of the club through the eyes of those who helped to shape its success.
Participants in the symposium include Stone Pony founder Jack Roig; performers include Lance Larson (Lord Gunner), Gordon Brown (Mr. Reality, Highway 9, Samhill), Jon Leidersdorf (The Outcry, Blowup) Harry Filkin and Joel Kraus (Cats on a Smooth Surface), authors; Jean Mikle, Nick Corasaniti, and Bob Santelli and many others who were and are instrumental in the continued success of the world-famous music club.
“How is it that the Stone Pony remains one of the very few premier rock clubs that continue to thrive and remain successfully relevant for five decades?” asks Eileen Chapman, director of the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music. “It could be the wide range of always-evolving music the club presents, from showcasing emerging artists to the hosting the most current international acts. Or that since the nightclub’s opening night everyone involved in the establishment has had a deep love and respect for the music, the musicians, and the audience.”
The symposium will be held at the legendary Stone Pony at 1 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and are on sale on the Stone Pony website or Stone Pony Box Office. https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/00006038BBFF5546