Hooters, Temptations and Beach Boys to Play Ocean City this Summer

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/25/17

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday (Jan. 26) for the first wave of shows in the 2017 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. The series will include the Temptations (June 26), the Hooters (July 17 and 18) and the return of the Beach Boys (August 21 and 22).

The Hooters will bring back a lot of memories for the folks who caught the Philadelphia-based band’s live shows on the Jersey Shore or listened to WMMR-FM in the 1980s. The band will reprise big hits like “All You Zombies,” “And We Danced” and “Day by Day,” and they’ll introduce newer material as well. The shows will be at 7 p.m. on July 17 and 18.

The Temptations show will include founder and surviving original member Otis Williams. The legendary Motown band has a catalog of more than 25 Top 20 hits and they’ve been performing live for more than 50 years.

The Beach Boys have played to sold-out crowds on the Ocean City Music Pier for the past two summers, and they’re making good on a promise to keep returning. They’ll perform four shows: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, and 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Concert promoter Bob Rose and BRE Entertainment announced the shows on Monday, and they are working to fill out the rest of the series with more great shows. Look for additional announcements in the coming weeks.

Visit www.ticketmaster.com to check prices and purchase tickets online (Temptations tickets, Hooters tickets, Beach Boys tickets). Tickets for these shows also will be available at Ocean City Music Pier box office in the spring.

Ocean City box offices open on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and tickets will be available for a May 13 magic show by Philadelphia Eagles long-snapper and “America’s Got Talent” sensation Jon Dorenbos. Tickets also will be on sale for the Chris Perondi’s “Stunt Dog Experience” on May 10. Both shows will be on the Ocean City Music Pier. Visit ocnj.us/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111, or purchase in-person at the City Hall Welcome Center or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.

Also coming up:

(Jan. 27) RAIDER-THON: Ocean City High School will be hosting its annual dance marathon 5 p.m. to midnight. The event is open only to students, but it’s a big charity fundraiser, so be ready to help out if participants come to you seeking sponsorships.


(Jan. 28) FREE RABIES CLINIC: Ocean City will sponsor a free rabies clinic 10 a.m. to noon at the Ocean City Fire Department at 550 Asbury Avenue. A rabies vaccination is required in order to receive a dog license in Ocean City. See more information at ocnj.us.


(Feb. 2 to 27) BLACK HISTORY MONTH: The Ocean City Free Public Library will present a series of events in celebration of Black History Month. On Feb. 2, the National African American Read-In will include: a special story time featuring African American authors and artists (10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.); black historians presented by the Ocean City Historical Museum (1 p.m. to 2 p.m.); and selected readings and open mic (6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.). The celebration continues 6 p.m. Feb. 17 with a film screening of “The Jackie Robinson Story.” It concludes 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 with a performance by the Bi-Okoto Drum & Dance Theatre. All programs are free and open to the public at the library (17th Street and Simpson Avenue).

(Feb. 7) CHINESE NEW YEAR ROOSTER: The Atlantic Chinese Community Choir and Stockton University students will celebrate the Chinese New Year 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall. Call 609-399-2434 for more information.


(Feb. 5) JAZZ SERIES: Trumpeters Bob Ferguson and Al Harrison will perform a free jazz concert at 2 p.m. in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library (17th Street and Simpson Avenue). The show is part of a Sunday afternoon series that includes “Two Bones Too” (trombonists) on Feb. 12 and “Two Saxes Too” on Feb. 19.


(Feb. 11) HISTORICAL MUSEUM CHILDREN’S TEA: The Ocean City Historical Museum invites the community to its annual Children’s Tea from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11. This year’s theme is “Tea with the Mad Hatter.” The event is perfect for children 5 to 10 years old.  Participants will learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts and, most of all, enjoy an afternoon tea.  Sponsors include the Exchange Club of Ocean City, the Colony Club of Ocean City, John Betz and his Team at Starbucks of Ocean City and the Cake Studio of Ocean City.

Space is limited. Tickets are on sale now. Members of the Ocean City Historical Museum are able to purchase tickets now at $8 per person.  The public can purchase their tickets for $10 per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.  To register, call 609-399-1801 or stop by the museum located in the Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.


(Feb. 15) FLY FISHING LECTURE: The Ocean City Environmental Commission’s free lecture series continues 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, with a presentation from South Jersey Coastal Fly Anglers. The program is free and will include information about the environmentally sound aspects of fly fishing in South Jersey waters. It will be held in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library.

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