Thursday, April 12, 2012

Marine Mammal Stranding Center Stone Pony Benefit - Sunday


Marine Mammals Rock!
Marine Mammal Stranding Center Benefit at: Stone Pony

Date:Sunday, April 15 2012
Time:4 pm
Stone Pony
913 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Box Office: 732.502.0600

Benefit Event for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center

Bob and Sheila have been doing great things at the MMSC for many years now, and there certainly isn't a more worthy charity that musicians and entertainers can support, especially those at the Jersey Shore where the Stranding Center has been maintaining their watch.

At one time Bob trained the dolphins to jump through hoops at Steel Pier in Atlantic City and recognized the need for such a service and facility and they have selflessly provided it for the past few decades, supported primarily through donations, sales of t-shirts, golf tournaments and the occasional fund raiser - and hell raisers like this one.

The Stone Pony is a great and historic venue for such a show, but I what I want to know is how come all of the acts scheduled to perform are from North Jersey and none, as far as I can see, are from the South Jersey Shore where the Center is located? Hopefully someday the South Jersey Shore bands will recognize that they too should contribute some of their time and talent to such a great enterprise.

PERFORMING ACTS:

BOBBY BANDIERA
BOB BURGER BAND
featuring Lisa Bouchelle, Jimmy Leahey and Joe Bellia
NICK CLEMONS BAND, RAY ANDERSEN TRIO
JONNY B & THE BLUES BLAZERS withSANDY MACK
GUNSMOKE, MDMG
and acoustic performers
PAT GUADAGNO
Poppa John Bug, Dave Miller
Doors at 4 pm
Tickets: $20 in advance. $25 at the door
PLUS APPLICABLE SURCHARGES

ALL AGES ADMITTED
21 TO DRINK (IN BAR AREA)
More info at mmsc.org ormarinemammalsrock.com
Event Details
Date:Sunday, April 15 2012
Time:4 pm
Age:All Ages
Best Parking:913 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ 07712

We have scoured the planet and brought together a collection of the most talented and amazing musicians the Jersey Shore has ever seen.

More importantly, these bands have all donated their time and their great talent to help raise awareness and funds for the Marine Mammal Stranding Center.

Bobby Bandiera
Bob Burger
Jonny B and the Blue Blazers
Nick Clemmons
Lisa Bouchelle
Jimmy Lehey
Pappa John Bug
Pat Guadagno
Gunsmoke
Dave Miller
MDMG
Ray Anderson Trio

The Center, located in Brigantine, NJ is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild.

In situations where animals may not be re-released, every effort is made to secure a proper, enriching facility to provide lifetime care. They are further committed to the well-being of marine mammals and to inspire responsible stewardship of our oceans through educational programs and collaboration. The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a private non-profit organization based in Brigantine, New Jersey.

Since the Center’s founding in 1978, staff and volunteers have responded to over 4,000 calls for whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles that washed ashore on New Jersey beaches. These animals range from a five pound Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle to a 25-ton Humpback Whale (both of which are endangered species).

Latest News
Chuck Wagner will be Hosting!
Hi Friends! I have some very exciting news!The very talented Chuck Wagner has agreed to Host/M.C. this wonderful charity event, and he'll be supplying the appropriate (or not so appropriate) amount of stupidity!

There will also be door prizes and silent auctions--a wonderful evening of great rock and roll for a great cause--The Marine Mammal Stranding Center!

Hope you can join us!
Iconic Musicians at an Iconic Rock Club
This event promises to be one of the hottest events of the season, and the best thing about it is that it is all for a great cause!

Come to The Stone Pony on Sunday, April 15th to listen to music from Bobby Bandiera, the Bob Burger Band (featuring Lisa Bouchelle, Joe Bellia, Jimmy Leahey, John Rogers), the Nick Clemons Band (Nick is the son of legendary Clarence Clemons of the E-Street Band), world-renowned blues band Jonny B and the Blues Blazers, The Ray Andersen Quartet, Pat Guadagno, Poppa John Bug, Dave Miller, Gunsmoke, and MDMG.

We will have a silent auction, featuring prizes that include a month membership to The Atlantic Club gym, sailing lessons, DJ services for a private party, a day fishing expedtion, fine wines, a Mercedes pedal car, drum skins from Southside Johnny, a day scuba expedition, photograph canvases from Mike Black, paintings by Megan Heath Gilhool, Carolyn Roche seaglass jewelry, website design with hosting for a year, jewelry by Donna Nova Diamond, eco-friendly gifts and a free home energy audit, a basket of goodies from Shore Chic...and so much more!!!

And if that isn't enough, you will get to hear Bob Burger perform original songs from his newly released CD, 'The Day After'. Five years after the release of his award-winning album, 'Surprise Party', Bob has released his fourth solo record on his independent BIG BRAVE MUSIC label and will be performing tunes from his latest album. If you are a Bob Burger fan, and who isn't, you can listen to samples from the CD, as well as purchase MP3's--and the CD at amazon.com: as well as on cdbaby.com, itunes, and at Jack's Music Shop in Red Bank.

Sponsor Info
Please consider sponsoring this event.
Various options are listed below, or contact us with your unique idea!
Sea Turtle
($250 - $499) Sponsor
Benefits Include:
MMSC quarterly printed newletter The Blowhole
A Seal Adoption kit
20% Discount at MMSC Gift Shop
Harbor Seal
($500 - $749) Sponsor
Benefits Include:
"Cupid the Seal" T-shirt
Acknowledgement in MMSC Newsletter
The Dolphin
($750 - $999) Sponsor
Benefits Include:
Special Invitation to accompany staff members to a beach release of rehabilitated animals back to ocean.
The Whale
($1,000 - $2,500) Sponsor
Benefits Include:
Private Tour of Rehabilitation Facility for up to 6 people.
Sponsors NAME / LOGO prominently displayed in MMSC Museum. (17,000 visitors a

http://www.mmsc.org/home.html

Marine Mammal Stranding Center
Mission Statement
Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release, Preserve

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is dedicated to responding to marine mammals and sea turtles in distress along all of New Jersey’s waterways and to the rehabilitation of these animals for release back into the wild. In situations where animals may not be re-released, every effort is made secure a proper, enriching facility to provide lifetime care. We are further committed to the well-being of marine mammals and to inspire responsible stewardship of our oceans through educational programs and collaboration.

The Marine Mammal Stranding Center is a private non-profit organization based in Brigantine, New Jersey. Since the Center’s founding in 1978, staff and volunteers have responded to over 4000 calls for whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles Jersey beaches. These animals ran from a five pound Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle to a 25-ton Humpback Whale (both of which are endangered species).

MMSC60-266-0538
3625 Brigantine Blvd. Brigantine, NJ 08203

http://www.mmsc.org/strandings/membership-form.html

3 comments:

Unknown said...

The bands are all friends of mine that I know from the area. They are all iconic performers from in and around the Asbury Park area, where The Stone Pony is located.
I got the idea after seeing the movie 'A Dolphin Tale', starring Harry Connick Jr. and began inquiring if any of my friends would donate their time. To my surprise, they all did!
If we make this an annual event, which I hope we do, I'd love to have additional performers from the Brigantine area perform!
Thanks for the PR!
All the best,
Alison Evans-Fragale
MMSC Volunteer and co-creator of Marine Mammals Rock!
www.MarineMammalsRock.com

eMedia said...

If you'd like to go to the show, please be sure to get your tickets at http://www.MarineMammalsRock.com

Bill Kelly said...

Thanks for putting this together Alison, and I hope it does become an annual event, and I'm sure South Jersey bands will get involved.
Bill Kelly