Concert to Highlight the Musical Heritage of Asbury Park 

ASBURY PARK, NJ (Oct. 25, 2011) – This November, Asbury Park will celebrate many of the artists who helped foster its rich musical heritage at the highly anticipated “The Soul of Asbury Park” concert.  The once in a lifetime music event will be hosted at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday, November 12 and will feature noteworthy Asbury Park musicians in addition to an array of acclaimed doo-wop and soul artists.

A follow-up to the success of the sold-out, April-2 concert at the Wonder Bar that featured surprise performances by Bruce Springsteen and Southside Johnny Lyon, “The Soul of Asbury Park” will again pay tribute to many of the doo-wop and soul musicians who emerged from  Asbury Park and achieved great success as artists. 

Sponsored by the Asbury Park Historical Society and the Asbury Park Musical Heritage Foundation, the November-12 concert will include performances by Ray, Goodman and Brown, and Bobby Thomas with a special tribute to the Orioles.  A reunion of Asbury Park originals The Broadways is slated, along with a special appearance by Nicky Addeo and The Nite Owl Band. 

Lenny Welch, one of the most successful soul musicians to emerge from the city, will also grace concert-goers with his musical talent.  Welch is best known for his hits “Since I Fell for You,” which reached number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1963, “Ebb Tide” and “A Taste of Honey.”


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“This will be a very special event,” commented Don Stine, president of The Asbury Park Historical Society.  “If you missed our sold-out concert this April at the Wonder Bar, this might be your last chance to see all of these truly great Asbury Park performers in one venue.”

The Soul of Asbury Park will kick-off at 8:00 p.m. on November 12 at the Paramount Theatre.  Tickets to the concert are $20.00, $35.00, and $50.00.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available and can be purchased for $100; a meet and greet with the performers and cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. will be included in the VIP package. Valet parking will also be available for purchase.

Tickets to “The Soul of Asbury Park” can be purchased at; at the Stone Pony, at First and Ocean Avenues; and at Experience Asbury, on the boardwalk at the Fourth Ave. Pavilion, Thursday through Monday.  For more information, please call 732-897-6500.

The Asbury Park Historical Society, The Madonna House, and Asbury Park’s West Side Community Center will be represented at the concert.  

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