By Diane DiMemmo

May 25, 2021

Memorial Day is just around the corner and the Asbury Park stages are heating up with regular show announcements coming out fast and furious much to everyone's delight! With safety protocols still in place, many fans are hoping that the opening of a summer concert season will help put us on some sort of path toward normalcy.

If you have FOMO like we do and want to make sure you're keeping up-to-date with all of the new concerts popping up, bookmark our "Music in Asbury" page. Here, you can quickly click each venue to see what's happening, and then purchase tickets directly from the venue sites! We also have our "Music in NJ, PA, & NY" page which lists some of our favorite venues outside of Asbury. 

There are two upcoming shows, in particular, we want to make sure you know about because ... well ... they feature some of Asbury Park Vibe's favorite local musicians! They also represent the best of what Asbury is so well known for ... a city filled with a plethora of extremely talented musicians who are ready, willing and able to crush the stages here night after night! 


MAY 30, 2021

Local favorites Sean Tobin, Tara Dente, Jeff Linden, and Chris Brown will be making a splash at a private Asbury Park residence with all safe distancing protocols in place. If you want to experience and savor a genuine Asbury musical event ... then this one's for you!

Asbury Sunset Presents this special event on Sunday, May 30th at 3:30pm at a live outdoor concert at 1212 5th Avenue, Asbury Park! This show will  benefit the Asbury Park Music Foundation whose life changing music programs serve under-resourced youth.

A suggested minimum donation of $20 benefits the artists; and $75 VIP tickets benefit the artists and APMF. Venmo @AsburySunsetPresents and include your name and email address. This is an outdoor show for all ages, so bring your beach chair, food & drink! Support Local Music and Non-Profits in Asbury Park by keeping music alive!

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"I moved back to the shore in 2019 specifically to get more involved with the music scene. As musicians, performing is our lifeblood, both financially and mentally, and being told we couldn't play was frustrating to say the least. I can't go a day without playing, or week without performing-- I go nuts. The fact that we're finally able to gather again, to share our music and bring folks together in a rock n' roll communion, is so satisfying for my soul." ~Sean Tobin

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Follow the APMF site https://asburyparkmusiclives.org/www.asburyparkmusiclives.org for their programs for under-resourced youth and upcoming musical events.



JUNE 4, 2021

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Just five short days later, rock and roll firestorm -  Connor Bracken & The Mother Leeds Band - is set to open up The House of Independents with The Midnight Callers. Saturday, June 4th at 8pm will mark their first live performance in a year!

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"The boys and I can't wait to get back out there where we belong. Our band is based completely around the idea that our music will be performed in front of an audience so we have been missing something that makes us, us. The folks listening are just as important as those playing. Returning to the stage is returning to what brought us to music in the first place. It feels better than you can believe." ~ Connor Bracken

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Classic Rock magazine is quoted as saying, "New Jersey is rock 'n roll to the core, and Leeds are about as Jersey as you can get!"  This is definitely the show the Asbury rock scene is ready for!!!

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. This is a safely seated Covid-compliant show.

House of Independents

572 Cookman Avenue

Asbury Park, NJ


What other concerts are scheduled around Asbury Park, you ask? Well, too many to list here*, but a cool sampling includes:

Stone Pony

5/29 - The Nerds

5/30 - Waiting on Mongo

7/31 - Rise Against

8/5 - Billy Strings

8/7 - Yacht Rock Revue

8/13 - Blackberry Smoke & Allman Betts Band

8/28 - Deftones

9/3 - Sad Summer Festival

9/4 - Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes

9/10 - Almost Queen

9/25 - Primus

9/26 - Rebelution

12/11 - Low Cut Connie

12/17 - Coin

Wonder Bar

5/28 - Todd Robbins Band

6/11 - Natalie Farrell

6/12 - Big Bang baby

6/18 - Autumn City

9/11 - Hollis Brown

10/21 - Will Hoge

11/11 - Shane Smith & The Saints

12/17 - Michigan Rattlers

Langosta Lounge

5/29 - Daughter Vision

5/30 - Des & The Swagmatics

6/4 - Matt Wade

6/5 - Mr. Ticklehands

6/10 - Red123

6/11 - Blaise, David Ross Lawn & Levy Okun

6/18 - Black Flamingoes and The Televisionaires

6/19 - the Foes of Fern

7/3 - Des & The Swagmatics

Asbury Lanes

7/26 - Waxahatchee (Fenne Lily)

7/28 - Japanese Breakfast

8/31 - They Might Be Giants

9/1 - They Might Be Giants (Sold Out)

12/8 - Maggie Rose

*Note: This is not a complete listing of all shows or all venues! Please visit our venue pages for more information about additional shows and ticketing!

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Asbury Park Vibes is a media publication dedicated to shining a light on the live music scene, as well as promoting the artists we love! We strive to provide show reviews, photographs, and artist stories that bring fans and musicians closer together.

Our coverage focuses keenly on the artists and venues in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York; however, you'll also catch us featuring musicians and shows all across the U.S!!! There's nothing better than the ENERGY and VIBES we all feel from live music! We're sure we'll see you at a show somewhere very soon!

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