Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series Kicks Off June 25

WILDWOOD CREST — For the sixth straight summer, the Borough of Wildwood Crest will offer its popular Summer Music Series at beachfront Centennial Park.

The 2014 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series will include 20 exciting evenings of free live music, beginning June 25 and concluding Aug. 30.

Free live music shows will be held each Wed. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. at the entertainment pavilion located at Centennial Park at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue. A special Fri. evening show will also be held on July 4 at 8 p.m.

Sat. entertainment includes some of the best-known cover and tribute bands from throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond. Centennial Park favorites such as The B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute), 2U (World’s Second-Best U2 Show), Don’t Call Me Francis (dance/party music), the Chatterband (dance/party music), Bennie & the Jets (Elton John tribute) and more are set to return. New Sat. evening acts on this summer’s schedule include Jamison (Celtic rock), Suzette Dorsey (Tina Turner tribute) and First Ladies of Rock & Soul (girl group hits).

Wednesday’s musical acts include many up-and-coming artists and local favorites performing rock, pop, dance and more. Wednesday musicians include Sweeter Than Honey, the Mango Men, Kick It Out (Heart tribute), the Star Band and much more.

In addition, a special July 4 concert will feature a return engagement of the Manhattan Dolls, performing American hits in USO style, including many patriotic favorites. That show will begin at 8 p.m. and will be followed by the spectacular Wildwoods Fourth of July fireworks show, which is visible from the east side of Centennial Park.

“We are very excited to be able to again offer our summer music series to all of our visitors and residents,” said Wildwood Crest Commissioner Don Cabrera. “We are extremely pleased at how popular these shows have become, and we look forward to many fun-filled nights of free live music at a great venue such as Centennial Park. Attending Summer Music Series shows here in the Crest has become a rite of passage for many visitors and residents alike. It really is a great night out for the entire family.”

Those attending any of the performances at Centennial Park should bring a blanket or a chair.

All shows are free and open to the entire family.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission and the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department.

Log on to www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202 for further information.

2014 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series All Shows At Centennial Park (Fern Road and Ocean Avenue):

All shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

June 25 – Sweeter Than Honey (classic rock by teenagers)
June 28 – Parrotbeach (Jimmy Buffett tribute)
July 2 – Northbound Train (classic/progressive rock)
July 5 – B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)
July 9 – Mango Men (summer-themed party music)
July 12 – 2U (Word’s Second-Best U2 Show)
July 16 – Mother’s Worry (Top 100 hits of 60s, 70s and beyond)
July 19 – Bennie & the Jets (Elton John tribute)
July 23 – Kick It Out (Heart tribute)
July 26 – Suzette Dorsey (Tine Turner tribute)
July 30 – No Limit (classic rock)
Aug. 2 – First Ladies of Rock & Soul (girl group hits)
Aug. 6 – Christopher Dean Band (rhythm & blues)
Aug. 9 – Jamison (Celtic rock/pop)
Aug. 13 – Ribic’s Cube (classic rock)
Aug. 16 – Don’t Call Me Francis (dance/party hits)
Aug. 20 – Star Band (dance//disco/Motown hits)
Aug. 23 – Chatterband (dance/party hits)
Aug. 27 – Cape Harmonaires (American hits/barbershop quartet)
Aug. 30 – Purple Reign (dance/party hits)