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Jul 01, 2017

Summer Sounds at the Sensational Shore


Enjoy free beach concerts all summer long on Wednesday nights starting at 6:00 p.m. at Beach E at Sandy Hook, hosted by the Sandy Hook Foundation.

July 5           Tim McLoone & the Shirleys

July 12         The Pat Guadagno Band

July 19         Motor City Revue

July 26         The British Invasion Years

August 2      The Shots

August 9      Rip Tide (with special guests The Sam Sims Band; 5:30 start)

August 16    Rain Date

No glass is allowed on the beach. In case of rain, the decision to cancel will be made by 2:00 p.m. on the day of the concert. Call (732) 291-7733 for an updated recording or check the website at You may also sign up on the website for weather cancellation notifications.



For information on special events in Long Branch, go to or call (732) 222-7000, ext. 5447.


Bands by the Beach

Sundays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at West End Park, at the corner of Brighton and Ocean Avenues

Held rain or shine; in case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in Jack’s Goal Line at 149 Brighton Avenue.

July 9                     Taylor Tote

July 16                   Marc Muller’s Grateful Jamband

July 23                   Norman Nardini

July 30                   Liza Colby Sound

August 6                Eryn Shewell & Whiskey Devils

August 20              Jane Lee Hooker

August 27              The VooDudes


West End Cruise Night & Classic Car Show

Saturday, August 12 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Brighton Avenue

Held rain or shine, featuring Good Vibrations and Ragdoll, two super tribute bands for The Beach Boys and Frankie Valli, together on the main stage.


Long Branch Jazz & Blues Festival

August 26 from 12:00 to 9:00 p.m., with fireworks at dusk


Cruise to the Jersey Shore

September 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn and Promenade, featuring food trucks


Thursdays by the Sea

Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Pier Village

Held rain or shine; in case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Long Branch Middle School, 350 Indiana Avenue and Bath Avenue.

July 6                     Route 9 South

July 13                   After the Reign

July 20                   The Nerds

July 27                   So Watt

August 3                The Doughboys

August 10              Goldenseal

August 17              Danny V’s 52nd Street Band (Billy Joel Tribute


August 24              The ASAP Band

August 31              Brian Kirk & The Jirks with fireworks


Tuesdays on Broadway

Tuesdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Broadway Band Shell

Held rain or shine; in case of inclement weather, concerts will be held at Fire Headquarters on Union Avenue.

July 11                   Leo Gruber & Tren Latino Band

July 18                   Swing Sabroso

July 25                   Los Ciegos Del Barrio

August 8                Tito Puente, Jr.

August 15              David Cedeno & His Orchestra

August 22              Eco Del Sur

August 29              Mareo Wilson Band (Reggae Band)