Upcoming Events – April in Asbury Park – City-wide Music Celebration

by Donald Hanson • March 29, 2011 • EventsComments (0)1714

ASBURY PARK, NJ (March 28, 2011) – With three weeks remaining for the public to visit the New Harmonies exhibition at the Asbury Park Public Library, the Asbury Park Musical Heritage Steering Committee has three musically inspired weekends remaining in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s traveling exhibition.
The sounds of Asbury Park will be celebrated from April 1 to 3, the same weekend Asbury Park welcomes the return of the Garden State Film Festival to the city.
April 1 – 3: Sounds of Asbury Park in Coordination with the Garden State Film Festival
April 1 – Ken Viola presents the “Sounds of Asbury Park” album live at the Wonder Bar, 8 p.m.
April 2 – Author Daniel Wolff and special musical guest talk about American roots music at Atonement Lutheran Church, 2 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Asbury Park Public Library Board of Trustees
April 2 – New music by artists featured in the Garden State Film Festival including Christine Martucci, Tee-M and more; Asbury Blues, 5 p.m.
April 2 – Rock & Roll Tour of Asbury Park kicks off at the Casino at 11:30 a.m.
April 2 – Nicky Addeo & Friends celebrate the music of Asbury Park’s Westside at the Wonder Bar at 8 p.m.
April 8 – 10:  Broadway, Cabaret and Opera
April 8 – Celebrate Broadway Concert at the Paramount Theatre, 8 p.m.
April 10 – Lecture, Jazz Legends of Asbury Park & Madonna Carter-Jackson book signing at St. Augustine’s Church, 3 p.m.
April 10 – Celebrate Broadway Concert at the Paramount Theatre, 2 p.m.
April 15-17: Big Band Weekend
April 16 – Big Band Boom at McLoone’s Supper Club
Following New Harmonies, The Asbury Park Musical Heritage Steering Committee will use momentum from the national exhibition to launch “Asbury Park:  Where Music Lives,” a year-long celebration of music.    Live performances, lectures, rock-and-roll music tours, film, educational programming, book signings and more will help celebrate Asbury Park and the important role music has played throughout the city’s history.
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is free and open to the public seven days a week through April 17.  It is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more about New Harmonies, visit www.MuseumOnMainstreet.org.
The anthology, “Asbury Park Where Music Lives,” created in conjunction with New Harmonies and edited by celebrated author Helen-Chantal Pike, features a series of essays by noted Shore musicians about the genres they know best.  For more information or to purchase the anthology online, please visit www.asburyparkmusic.org.
The Asbury Park Press is the corporate sponsor for Asbury Park: Where Music Lives.

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