Features performances by Jake Clemons, Woodfish and Jo Wymer on Dec. 17

West Long Branch, NJ -  A concert to benefit Old First United Methodist Church restoration fund will be held at Pollak Theatre at Monmouth University on December 17 at 4 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and can be ordered by phone at 732-930-0466 or online at www.outoforder.net.  In addition, ticket-holders can bid on art pieces on display at the “Art Walk” outside Pollak Theatre.  All proceeds from the art auction will benefit the Old First Methodist Church and exhibiting artists.

Jake Clemons, Woodfish, and Joe Wymer will perform at the concert.  The Doo-Wop set starts at 4 p.m. with the Shore Tones, Rock ‘n Rhythm, Sidewalk Serenade and The Del Angels.

Jake Clemons began traveling cross-country with his family singing and performing as a child and hasn’t left the stage since. Son of a former Marine Corps band director and nephew of international rock ‘n’ roll icon Clarence Clemons, Jake has music running through his veins. Having spent the majority of his career as a highly sought after musician on saxophone, guitar and piano, he reached a point (thanks to encouragement from the likes of Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and legendary music producer Brad Leigh) where forging his own personal journey through songwriting became his primary focus.  Jake has shared a stage with a myriad of artists ranging from Will Smith to Bruce Springsteen. He continues to rapture audiences with passionate and raw performances combined with a natural gift for vivid storytelling.

Woodfish’s appeal is universal. The 5-piece high energy rock band hails from Red Bank, NJ and was founded by brothers Steve and Dominic Kalorin.  Woodfish has received many awards including “Best Groove Rock Band,” “Best Jam Rock Band,” “Best Bass Player,” and was named “New Jersey Shore Performer of the Year” in 2007.  Woodfish was nominated this year for Best Release/Album for the 2010 release “Starlight Remedy” at the Asbury Music Awards.

Rocker Jo Wymer at once bludgeons and seduces her audiences with her gritty and soulful songs.  In a musical landscape often dominated by youngsters, Wymer is a grownup.  The visceral experience of hearing and watching Wymer deliver these songs with her voice, her guitar, and her hard rocking band, in one of her sweat-soaked live performances, leaves her audiences more than satisfied, yet still yearning. Wymer has been nominated several times for various awards at the Asbury Music Awards and won “Best Blues Band” in 2010.

Event:             Concert at Pollak Theatre to benefit Old First United Methodist Church Restoration Fund

Date:               December 17

Time:              4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Where:           Pollak Theatre, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ

Artists:            Jake Clemons, Woodfish, and Jo Wymer. Doo-Wop sets starts at 4 p.m. with the Shore Tones, Rock 'n Rhythm, Sidewalk Serenade, and The Del Angels.

Tickets:           732-930-0466 or www.outoforder.net

Cost:               $15