The holiday season is finally here, and the Asbury Park Music Foundation is offering a way to celebrate the season in a way that also celebrates the spirit of giving.
On Dec. 9 the foundation will present the 1st Annual “A Very Asbury Holiday Show” to benefit the Asbury Park Toy Drive, The Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, The Asbury Park Music Foundation and Jewish Family and Children Services.
“Join us on Dec. 9 at the Paramount Theater when musicians from Asbury’s past meet to jam with Asbury’s present and future! Some of these outstanding musicians of various ages and backgrounds will be sharing a microphone for their very first time on the Paramount stage. It’s going to be a magical, musical night!,”,said Eileen Chapman, APMF board member and one of the organizers of the holiday concert.
The line-up includes Danny Clinch and Tangiers Blues Band, the Weeklings, Kings of Suburbia, Remember Jones, Williams Honor, Bobby Bandiera, Des Spinks, Layonne Holmes, JT Bowen, Eddie Testa, Waiting on Mongo, Jillian Rhys McCoy, Billy Hector, Brian Kirk, Joel Krauss, Anthony Krizan (Spin Doctors), CC Coletti (Meatloaf) and many more. Musical Director, Tony Perruso will lead an all-star band featuring members of the Pat Roddy Band: Greg Mayo, Graham Maby, Rich Scanella, Arne Wendt, Chris Giunco, Vinny Kucinski, John Walby, Joey Stann, Tommy LaBella, Tom Meares, Doug DeHays and Bob Giunco.
Tickets for the event begin at $20 and are available through Ticketmaster or the Stone Pony box office.
The concert begins at 7pm.
Contact asburyparkmusiclives.org/ for more information.
“We look forward to making this an annual event that supports the surrounding community in so many ways; from fostering live music collaborations, to benefitting charities that help local families and individuals and by encouraging visitors to visit Asbury Park’s exceptional shops, restaurants, art galleries and music venues,” said Pat Roddy, performer and one of the concert organizers.
The APMF has been hosting a series of summer concerts in Springwood Park and the Asbury Park Boardwalk and more recently the Sunday Sessions, an intimate afternoon of music and interviews at the APMF space at Lakehouse Music Academy. The Foundation offers life-changing music programs that provide under-served youth with confidence, discipline and relationships that improve their future success and economic mobility.
The Asbury Park Toy Drive helps hundreds of families in Asbury Park by providing toys as well as much needed winter coats to those in need. As the demand has grown for families who needed help, this charity has been able to sponsor field trips and get back-to-school supplies for kids. But Christmastime is their passion. The organization will be collecting unwrapped toys in the lobby of the Paramount Theatre on the evening of the concert.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services provide innovative, responsive, cost effective, non-sectarian human services that enhance the quality of life for children, families and the aged in our community. Some of this support extends beyond what can be accomplished within the confines of their office. It might include home delivery of food for someone who is not ambulatory or shopping for someone who cannot afford to buy the foods that are required for one on a restricted diet. At the core of these efforts is the belief that people need to feel welcome and connected to those who care about their well-being.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County is a private non-profit organization that serves children that come from some of the most difficult circumstances in the County. Their outreach includes providing a safe environment to learn and grow, fostering ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, providing life-enhancing programs and character development experiences while providing hope and opportunity.