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Summer Concert Series: Beach Boys, Hooters, Straight No Chaser, America and More

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 1/24/18

Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 Summer Concert Series on the Ocean City Music Pier. This year’s complete lineup is still taking shape, but already booked are a great mix of returning favorites and new acts:

  • Aimee Mann: 7 p.m. June 18.
  • The Hooters: 7 p.m. June 19 and June 20
  • Get the Led Out: 7 p.m. June 25 and June 26
  • America: 7 p.m. July 16
  • Straight No Chaser: 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. July 23
  • The Beach Boys: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. August 20 and August 21

Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.

The Beach Boys have played to sold-out crowds on the Ocean City Music Pier for the past three 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. 20, and 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The tour features original member Mike Love and contributing member Bruce Johnston, along with a new band, performing Beach Boys hits.

The Hooters made their Ocean City debut last summer and 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 June 19 and 20.

Get the Led Out performs the music of Led Zeppelin, and their authentic sound has made the band a staple of the Summer Concert Series for years.

This year, concert promoter Bob Rose and BRE Entertainment introduce Aimee Mann, a singer-songwriter with a career that has spanned four decades as solo artist and with bands such as ‘Til Tuesday and The Young Snakes. Her hits include “Save Me” from the film “Magnolia.” She opens the summer series on Monday, June 18.

The a cappella group Straight No Chaser are regulars on casino stages in Atlantic City and move south to Ocean City for the first time for two shows on Monday, July 23.

America will reprise a string of 1970s hits that include “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway” and “Sister Golden Hair,” among others. The trio performs on Monday, July 16.

Look for additional announcements in the coming weeks. Tickets for these shows also will be available at Ocean City Music Pier box office (ocnj.us/boxoffice) in the spring.

OCEAN CITY IN RUNNING FOR ‘HAPPIEST SEASIDE TOWN’

Coastal Living magazine has chosen Ocean City as one of 10 “America’s Happiest Seaside Towns” for 2018. The winner will be determined by online voting that opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, and closes at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6.

To vote, visit www.coastalliving.com/happytowns2018.

Voters chose Ocean City, NJ as the “Best Beach in America” in a 2016 poll with more than 100,000 votes cast nationwide. The online balloting this year will limit individuals to only one vote per minute, and it will include a graphic leaderboard. Winners will be announced online on June 12.

ALSO COMING UP:

FREE RABIES CLINIC (Jan. 27): 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.

BLUE JERSEY BAND (Jan. 28): A free concert 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall at the Ocean City Free Public Library (1735 Simpson Ave.) will feature a mix of swing, jazz, blues and bluegrass.

HISTORICAL MUSEUM CHILDREN’S TEA (Feb. 10): The Ocean City Historical Museum invites the community to its annual Children’s Tea on 11:45 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10.  This year’s theme is “Teddy and the Bears.” The event is perfect for children ages 5 to 10. They can learn about a proper Victorian Tea, do arts and crafts and, most of all, enjoy an afternoon tea. Theodore Roosevelt, his daughter Annie and a whole bunch of teddy bears will join the fun this year. Children are invited to bring a special bear to have a wonderful afternoon. Space is limited and tickets are on sale now. Members of the Ocean City Historical Museum are able to purchase tickets at $8 per person. Others can purchase their tickets for $10 per person.  Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call 609-399-1801 or stop by the museum, located within in the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue.  The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday.

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