Somers Point Announces Beach Concerts

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Get ready for an array of summer concerts in Somers Point. (Photo courtesy Suasion)

Somers Point celebrates summertime with its 27th Annual AtlantiCare Concerts on the beach starting Friday, June 21.

All concerts take place on William Morrow Beach on Bay Avenue starting at 7 p.m. and are free to attend.

To celebrate the Fourth of July, there will be a special Thursday, July 4 concert. A Sunday, Sept. 1 Labor Day Weekend Show will also take place.

On Wednesday, July 4, a Fourth of July Spectacular features Billy Walton’s Jersey Shore Rock and Soul Revue, starring Michael “Tunes” Antunes from Eddie & The Cruisers. Also performing is Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and the Billy Walton Band.

On Sunday, Sept. 1 a special Labor Day Weekend Holiday Show will take place. Performers are TBA.

The 27th annual line-up of Friday night summer concerts is as follows:

June 21: Kick-off with Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre. Jethro Tull’s founding lead guitarist celebrates Tull’s 50th anniversary.

June 28: Grammy-Nominated Victor Wainwright and The Train. From Southern Hospitality to Boogie Woogie Rock & Roll.

July 5: “Eagles Country” tribute to The Eagles with Hawkins Road. Making their premiere performance of “Eagles Country,” the Hawkins Road Allstars will pay tribute to the Eagles, with special guests Dan Burke, “Big Bob” Ernano, Rosie O’Reilly and Heather “Lil’ Mama” Hardy.

July 12: Bobby Campanell’s “Summer of Love.” Bobby Campanell will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with his “Summer of Love” concert from 1969. The evening will also mark the debut performance of The Deck Band.

Spectators can enjoy great music and bay breezes during the Somers Point Concert Series. (Somers Point Concert Series Facebook)

July 19: Pittsburgh’s Queen of Blues. Jill West and Blues Attack. Additional artists TBA.

July 26: Will Powers. Tribute to Tower of Power and the hit songs What is Hip?, Down to the Nightclub, and Still A Young Man.

August 2: Multi-Grammy award-winning Phantom Blues Band. Premiere appearance by an ensemble that has performed with Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt, BB King, Etta James, Jimi Hendrix, and Taj Mahal.

August 9: The Jeremiah Hunter Band. Featuring original members of The Soul Survivors and Full House.

August 16: New Orleans’ Funky Brassy Rock of Bonerama. Performing a Led Zeppelin Tribute.

August 23: The Dane Anthony Band. A premier Northeast party dance band.

August 30: “BEGINNINGS.” A world-class tribute to Chicago, this is BEGINNINGS’ premiere performance at the Somers Point Beach Concerts.

Sept 6: Living Legacy of Louisiana Zydeco. Multi-award winning artists CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisiana Band.

Attendance is free to the public, and there will be limited snacks and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase at each concert.

In the event of inclement weather, concert venue changes or cancellations will be posted to the Somers Point Facebook page at www.facebook.com/somerspoint.

For more information, visit www.somerspointbeachconcerts.com. For more information on the City of Somers Point, NJ visit www.somerspointgov.org or call 609-927-9088.