2018 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series Set to Begin June 27

The first of 24 live music shows is set as the 2018 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series kicks off with Fuse Box performing classic and progressive rock hits on Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park.

Subsequent Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series shows will be held each Saturday through Sept. 22 and each Wednesday through Aug. 29. An additional show, featuring the Chatterband (dance and party hits), will be held Friday, July 6. The Chatterband was originally scheduled to play the Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert on May 27 but the show was postponed by rain.

The first Saturday performance of the series on June 30 will feature Soul’d Again, featuring soul, funk and oldies hits.

All Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and are held at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. Admission to each show is free. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, the largest and most comprehensive municipal concert series at the Jersey Shore, regularly draws thousands to Centennial Park, located just steps from the beach.

The series includes many of the East Coast’s top tribute acts and cover bands performing a wide variety of music, from oldies to today’s rock-and-roll and dance hits.

Tribute bands scheduled for the 2018 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series include Parrotbeach (Jimmy Buffett), 2U/Almost Journey (U2 and Journey), B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen), Damn The Torpedoes (Tom Petty), Dead Reckoning (Grateful Dead), Street Life Serenade (Billy Joel) and Beat Tells (The Beatles).

Some of the top dance and party bands scheduled to appear this summer include Don’t Call Me Francis, Stellar Mojo, Big City, Legacy Band, Flowers For Taco, Kicking Sunrise and many more.

Also scheduled for this summer is a show by Kevin Miller’s Smashed, a band performing rock hits from the ’80s and ’90s that is led by Miller, the drummer for national rock artist Fuel.

For more information about the 2018 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, log on to wildwoodcrest.org or call (609) 523-0202 or (609) 522-0221.



July 30 – Dead Reckoning (Grateful Dead tribute; postponed show from July 25)


June 27 – Fuse Box (classic/progressive rock)                       

July 4 – Roundhouse Band (dance/party hits)                   

July 11 – Sass Faction (pop/dance hits)

July 18 – Billy D Light (classic/progressive rock)      

August 1 – Street Life Serenade (Billy Joel tribute)     

August 8 – Kicking Sunrise (pop/rock/party hits)       

August 15 – Mango Men (summer party music)                                  

August 22 – Beat Tells (Beatles tribute)              

August 29 – Star Band (oldies/Doo Wop/pop)


Aug. 24 – Chatterband (pop/rock/dance hits; postponed show from May 27 and July 6)


June 30 – Soul’d Again (soul/funk/oldies)                                         

July 7 – Parrotbeach (Jimmy Buffett tribute)                     

July 14 – Big Bleu (Motown/dance/pop hits)                       

July 21 – Legacy Band (dance/party hits)                  

July 28 – Don’t Call Me Francis (dance/party hits)              

August 4 – Flowers For Taco (pop/rock hits)   

August 11 – 2U/Almost Journey (U2 & Journey tribute)                     

August 18 – Kevin Miller’s Smashed (‘80s/’90s rock hits)       

August 25 – Stellar Mojo (dance/party/funk hits)        

September 1 – B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)            

September 8 – Damn The Torpedoes (Tom Petty tribute)                        

September 15 – Reign Band (oldies/Motown/dance hits)

September 22 – Big City (dance/party/oldies hits)