Vote for Asbury Park to Bring Free Concert Series to City


coaster-news-200The Asbury Park Music Foundation is now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to the West Side Community of Asbury Park during the summer of 2016.

Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the APMF hopes to qualify as one of the 15 winning organizations competing in the Levitt AMP Grant Awards.

The awards are an exciting matching grant opportunity created by Levitt Pavilions to serve small to mid-sized towns and cities up to 400,000 people. Fifteen nonprofits, or municipalities partnering with a nonprofit, will receive up to $25,000 each in matching funds to produce their own Levitt AMP Music Series—an outdoor, free concert series featuring a diverse lineup of professional musicians.

Asbury Park Music Foundation submitted the proposal for Asbury Park. The proposed venue site is the new Springwood Park, scheduled to open on Springwood Avenue in the spring of 2016. Asbury Park’s proposal is now posted on the Levitt AMP website for public voting.

A successful campaign depends on community participation to get as many online votes as possible to bring the concert series to town. Community support, as measured by the number of online votes received, will be one of the key factors when Levitt Pavilions selects the 15 winners.

Supporters are asked to visit to register and vote. Online public voting is now open and ends Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The Top 25 finalists will be selected through online public voting. Levitt Pavilions will then review the proposals of these 25 finalists and the 15 Levitt AMP winners will be announced on January 5, 2016.

Matt Hockenjos, Executive Director of the APMF said, “The Asbury Park Music Foundation is thrilled to be in the running to bring a new free concert series to the city. We have been successful in producing two other free concerts on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. Now it is time to bring the joy of music to our West Side residents.”

The Asbury Park Music Foundation asks supporters to start spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and neighbors and rally the community to sign up and vote for Asbury Park Music Foundation’s proposal.

Posted in Asbury Park City Desk and tagged , .