Wildwood Announces “Rockin’ in the ‘80s” Beach Concert

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WILDWOOD – The City of Wildwood will open its wide, sandy beach this summer to one of the most anticipated concerts of the season. The concert, originally scheduled to play Bader Field in Atlantic City, has been moved to one of America’s favorite beach resort locations – Wildwood.

Songbird Entertainment, in conjunction with Solid Enuff Consulting, is pleased to announce “Rockin’ in the ‘80s – Presented by Redi Vodka,” a classic rock music concert on the beach in Wildwood, Saturday, Aug. 19. Tickets are now on sale via www.ticketfly.com or (609) 541-1303.

This musical trip down memory lane will be headlined by legendary funk band, War, best known for infusing various rhythms of funk, rock, Latin, blues, jazz and reggae to deliver favorites including “Low Rider,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and many more hits that crossed cultural and racial barriers.

Celebrate ‘80s rock with Journey former lead vocalist, Steve Augeri, also set to take the stage, performing some of the most popular singles like the cross-generational mega hit “Don’t Stop Believing,” Billboard chart topper “Open Arms” and many of the 18 Top 40 singles.

Classic rock group Asia, featuring John Payne, will also perform. You can expect the audience to dance, sing and reminisce when the first few chords of “Only Time Will Tell,” “Don’t Cry,” “Sole Survivor” and of course, “Heat of the Moment” are heard.

“Rockin’ in the ‘80s,” a rain or shine event, hits the beach stage at Boardwalk and Garfield Avenue. The festival-like atmosphere is sure to be a crowd pleaser with gates opening at 11 a.m., local music at 1 p.m. and showtime at 5 p.m.

For vending opportunities, contact Phil Esposito at infosesproductions@gmail.com, or email songbirdgroupac@aol.com for other event inquiries.