The nightlife at the Jersey Shore heats up when the sun goes down as the hottest local bands, DJs and musicians take the stage at your favorite shore-town bars, restaurants and clubs. Whether you’re tapping your toes to live music or joining in on games like Quizzo and Name That Tune, the fun will last all night long. Check out who’s on the scene this week in Cape May County!
Friday, Aug. 10
Welcome the weekend with Friday Happy Hour tunes from Doug Kelley at North Shore Bar & Kitchen in North Wildwood. Doug started playing guitar when he was 12 years old and forced to stay indoors while recovering from the shingles. Now, you can catch his acoustic classic rock and Parrothead sounds in the Wildwoods, Southeast Pennsylvania or Sun Tan Valley, Ariz. North Shore’s Off The Beach Happy Hour is from 3 to 5 p.m., but Doug will be on stage until 7 p.m.
Also performing on Friday is Wesley Ochs, live at Boathouse Restaurant in Wildwood from 4 to 6 p.m. Wesley is a prominent vocalist and guitarist from the South Jersey shore, playing acoustic guitar and vocals or getting people up and dancing with electric guitar and sequenced background music. Wesley plays something for everyone, including classic rock, ballads, alternative and modern rock, island/reggae, oldies, country and of course, party favorites!
Saturday, Aug. 11
What better place to experience Irish rock music than Anglesea Pub in North Wildwood? On Saturday at 9 p.m., the Sean Fleming Band brings Ireland to the Wildwoods. Sean began playing traditional Irish music in Irish dance halls, then his ambition as a singer eventually took him on tour throughout the U.S. and Canada. He’s backed by Steve Holley, Justin Jordan and Bruce Gordon, creating a band that will have you doing the jig!
Prefer a more laid back Saturday night? Head to Menz Restaurant & Bar in Rio Grande where you can sit back, relax and take in the mellow tunes of Jim Doran from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A local favorite, Jim pairs his great vocals with fun acoustic melodies for a stress-free night out with family and friends.
Sunday, Aug. 12
Although the weekend winds down on Sunday, One Hot Mess brings a performance to On The Rocks at the Cape May Ferry Terminal that’s nothing short of exciting! With over 15 years of experience, you can always expect the best live performance front One Hot Mess. Steve, Marc, Andrea and Bill play a wide range of music including classic rock, Motown, pop and more – anything you can dance and sing along to!
Monday, Aug. 13
Just because it’s Monday doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! Join Rad & Kell from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Wharf in Wildwood for some soulful music and a compelling live show. With influences from Amy Winehouse, to Weezer, to Bruno Mars and more, Rad & Kell bring a variety of pop songs with a twist to the Philadelphia and Jersey Shore areas.
Tuesday, Aug. 14
On Tuesday you’ll find Billy Jack at his “home base,” The Shamrock on Pacific Avenue in Wildwood. A legend in this Irish bar, Billy Jack has been wowing Wildwood crowds since 1977. Years later, his acoustic and vocal talents continue to draw flocks of loyal patrons and create lots of laughs. He specializes in classic rock, sing-alongs, country and parody songs, but he also likes to ask customers for requests of some of their favorites. Also enjoy open pool all day!
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Sunshine Jones performs on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at a new breed of beach bar, PigDog Beach Bar in Wildwood. Sunshine plays an eclectic blend of music that spans over a half century, from early Jazz influences like Billie Holiday, to ‘70s folk artists like James Taylor, to 80’s and 90’s pop, through contemporary hits of today. Whatever she plays, her vocals and guitar strumming contain passion with a unique twist that hooks the crowds and leaves them coming back for more.
Thursday, Aug. 16
On Thursday at 8 p.m., be sure to bring your dancing shoes to the Inlet on Olde in North Wildwood as Jerry Blavet, “The Geator with the Heater,” broadcasts live! Catch him downstairs at the Inlet, and be sure to take advantage of $3 Miller Lite bottle specials!
View the Entertainment Grid for a full list of upcoming live entertainment in Cape May County!