Wednesday, April 29, 2015

2015 Somers Point Beach Concerts


 Carmen and Nancy Marotta Announce:

Beginning on June 12 for 14 consecutive weeks through September 11, 2015, Somers Point Beach Concerts will feature 7 of the worlds greatest international performing artists and 6 classic rock tribute shows including a tribute to Bruce Springsteen and Jersey Shore rock 'n roll performed by Grammy Award Winning Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Vini Lopez with the Billy Walton Band on July 24. 

A special "Summer of Love Woodstock Weekend" on July 3rd and 4th will feature Bob Campanell's Summer of Love Tribute, The Dan Burke Band’s Tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band and Hawkins Road’s; Tribute to Santana and Crosby, Stills and Nash.  On September 4th a special "Funkin' with the Beatles" tribute will be performed by the Tony Mart Allstars with special guest, Dr. Bobby Fingers.

Hot young bands presented for the first time this summer include the International Blues Music Award Winner, Mike Zito and the Wheel with multiple-BMA award winner, Jimmy Carpenter.  Philly's entertaining funky New Orleans style brass band, Swift Technique, kicks off the concert series June 12th.  Dave Fields NY Allstars perform June 19th with guest star NYC Blues Divas, Sari Schorr and Nikki Armstrong.

The legendary founder of New Orleans famous "Meters", George Porter, Jr, will perform with his Runnin’ Pardners June 26th.  The man who produced and played guitar with  both Bob Marley and Peter Tosh,  Donald Kinsey, will lead the Kinsey Report in a special Raggae and Funk salute July 17th.

Regional stars, The Jeremiah Hunter Band, featuring original members of the Soul Survivors and Full House, will light up the beach with their sizzling party dance show on July 10th.

Internationally acclaimed BMA Award Winner, Coco Montoya, one of the worlds greatest guitarists who actually replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayall's Blues Breakers, will perform August 7th while West Coast Swing Legend Rick Estrin & the Nightcats will make their encore performance on August 21st.  Estrin has won both International BMA and Alternative Roots Music Recognition as one of the top harmonica players, performers and songwriters in roots music today.

Multiple BMA Award Winning, Louisiana singer songwriter “Jumpin' Johnny Sansone” appears with his Cajun Rock/New Orleans R&B band on August 14th.  Five time Grammy nominated, multiple BMA Award Winning member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame, Kenny Neal, brings his world class performance to the beach on July 31st.

It all wraps up  Good Old Days weekend, September 11th, when one of the top Tribute bands in our region, The SOS Band, perform 2 hours of your favorite songs by one of America's most beloved big bands, Chicago.

From 7pm until 9:30pm every Friday night plus special 4th of July festival performances from 6 to 9:30pm, it all happens FREE every week this summer on the Beach in Somers Point.  For more details go to or and get ready to Let the Good Times Roll on Bay Ave. once again in 2015!


June 12 Swift Technique ~ Funky Philly Jammin’  Brass Band with a New Orleans Flair

June 19 Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine presents the Dave Fields NY Allstars with Guest Star Blues Divas Sari Schorr & Nikki Armstrong

June 26  George Porter Jr & the Runnin’ Pardners ~ World famous Bassist,  Founding Member of the Meters & New Orleans Offbeat Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Funky  R&B


July 3  The Bob Campanell Band ~ Hippie Songs of the ‘60’s and Classic Rock of the ‘70’s


Celebrate Levon & the Hawks at Tony Mart’s in ‘65

July 4 The Dan Burke Band ~Tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND plus Americana Music Favorites
    Hawkins Road Tribute to Santana & Crosby, Stills and Nash plus Country Music Favorites

July 10 The Jeremiah Hunter Band ~ Party Dance Sounds from Original Members of the Soul Survivors & Fullhouse

July 17  The Kinsey Report ~ Staring Donald Kinsey, guitarist & producer with Bob Marley & Peter Tosh   Reggae, Caribbean Funk,  Chicago R&B

July 24 Grammy Winning Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer  Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez & Billy Walton Band - Bruce Springsteen’s Original Drummer with our favorite Jersey Shore Rock Guitar Hero Tribute to Springsteen, Southside Johnny and Jersey Shore Rock ‘n Roll!!

July 31  Five Time Grammy nominated, Multi BMA award winning, Member of Louisiana Music Hall of Fame ~ Kenny Neal & his Band ~ World Class Louisiana Music Performer

August 7  World Renown Roots Rockin’ Singer Songwriter ~ Coco Montoya and his Band ~
Acclaimed Guitarist who replaced Eric Clapton in John Mayal’s Blues Breakers

August 14  International BMA Winning Singer/Songwriter ~ Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone & his Band New Orleans Rhythm and Blues, Louisiana Ballads, Cajun Rock ‘n Roll

August 21  Rick Estrin & the Nightcats ~ 2013 BMA & Alternate Roots Music Award winning Swing Blues Headliners

August 28 International BMA Song of the Year and Best Producer Award Winner ~ Mike Zito & the Wheel with BMA Winning Saxophone Player, Jimmy Carpenter ~ Hot Young Emerging Roots Rockers

Sept 4  The Tony Mart Allstars “Funkin’ with the Beatles” Tribute Show plus  Dr. Bobby Fingers Sing-a-long Dance Party

Sept 11    The SOS Band   Tribute to “Chicago”   - 2 hours of your favorite songs from one of America’s most beloved Big Bands

(EXCEPT SPECIAL Saturday, July 4th Festival @ 6PM)
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