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Weekend Brings Street Rods and Doo Wop to Ocean City

What’s Happening in Ocean City, NJ 9/4/18

The September fun in Ocean City continues with Street Rod Weekend and with a pair of Ocean City Pops shows featuring cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys.”

Street rods and other classic cars will be on display during the annual Street Rod Weekend Sept. 7 and 8. Street rods are classic cars (1988 or older) modified with modern parts.
Friday evening (Sept. 7) will feature a sock-hop party on the grounds of the Tabernacle, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with dancing, barbecued food for sale, family fun, bubble-gum-blowing and hula hoop contests.

On Saturday (Sept. 8), cars will be displayed at the Tabernacle grounds from 8 a.m. to noon and will then proceed to the Ocean City Boardwalk to be displayed until 4 p.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 8) in front of the Music Pier (on the boardwalk between Eighth Street and Ninth Street).

Registration to participate is still open with forms available at www.ocnj.us/carshow. Event-day check-in and registration will be held at the Ocean City Tabernacle (550 Wesley Avenue) from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, and again 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. To be judged, all cars must be registered by 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Pre-registration is $30 per car.

Tickets are on sale now for two shows featuring “Under the Streetlamp,” a quartet with the rapport of a modern-day Rat Pack. The group will perform with the Ocean City Pops at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Eric Gutman, David Larsen, Brandon Wardell and Shonn Wiley will perform doo-wop, Motown, old time rock ’n’ roll and all of your favorite songs from the Drifters, the Beach Boys, the Beatles and a “show-stopping” salute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The group is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation “Jersey Boys.”

Tickets are $30 to $45 and are available at the Ocean City Music Pier, by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or by calling 609-399-6111.


All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend on Sept. 15 and 16. All events are free to attend.

The celebration starts with the Ocean City Airport Festival on Saturday (Sept. 15) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival features a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II to the present. The event will feature a parachute jump from Team Fastrax. It also will include food, music, classic cars and kids’ activities, including the Ocean City Board of Realtors’ popular Bubble Mania.

A new addition last year, the Parachute Pyrotechnic Show, will return at 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15). The show consists of several highly trained and specially licensed Team Fastrax parachuters exiting an aircraft 6,000 feet above Ocean City’s beach and boardwalk. Brilliant white or multi-colored projectile pyrotechnics are then ignited as the parachuters fly in formation, creating a dazzling display for spectators on the ground. The jump will end with a landing on the Seventh Street Beach and will be viewable along the entire Boardwalk.

The Boardwalk Aerobatic Air Show will bring some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world to put on a show over the beach and boardwalk between Sixth Street and 14th Street starting at 1 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 16). Some of the performers will include:

• Kevin Russo: kevinrussoairshows.com

• David Windmiller: windmiller.com/home

• Paul Dougherty: doughertyairshows.com

• Redline Airshows – Jon Thocker & Ken Reider: redlineairshows.com

• Team Fasttrax: teamfastrax.com


LATIN NIGHT WITH THE OCEAN CITY POPS (Sept. 5): Guest conductor Bradley Thachuk leads a show with heated melodies and driving rhythms of Latin music, including light classics featuring Mexican/American violinist Maureen Conlon-Gutierrez and Los Angeles guitarist Steven Thachuk. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.

THE PIANO MEN (Sept. 7): Dr. Daniel Weiser and his young protégé, Scott Nuss, will perform the music of Billy Joel on dueling grand pianos. The show includes guest performer Andrew Hink. Proceeds to benefit Ocean City Band Boosters and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Tickets are $15 or $10 with a student ID and will be sold at the door.

9/11 CEREMONY (Sept. 11): Ocean City’s annual “A Day to Remember” memorial ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, in front of the Ocean City Fire Department headquarters between Fifth Street and Sixth Street on Asbury Avenue. All are encouraged to attend. The ceremony includes music, prayer and reflections on the memory of lives lost and on the community spirit that was renewed in the wake of the tragedy.

LET’S MISBEHAVE – A COLE PORTER REVUE (Sept. 12): Guest conductor Keith Hodgson and the Ocean City Pops Orchestra celebrate the music of Cole. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets, visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.

EXPLORATION OF THE MUSICAL AGES (Sept. 14): The Ocean City Free Public Library presents a free concert featuring Dr. Podles and Irina Kupchik on violin and piano. Show is 7 p.m. Friday in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

BOARD WALK TO DEFEAT ALS (Sept. 15): This two-mile walk raises funds to support patient services and research. Help us take steps towards a cure for ALS. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sixth Street practice field. Walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit www.oceancitywalktodefeatals.org or call 215-664-4143.

OCEAN CITY WITH THE POPS (Sept. 16): Enjoy local talent from Ocean City performing with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. This performance will feature local musicians and singers from Ocean City and students from the high school and intermediate school. Show is 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier. For tickets ($18 to $20), visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice or call 609-399-6111.

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK AND INTERNATIONAL CABARET (Sept. 21): The Ocean City Free Public Library presents a free concert featuring the Sonny & Perley Trio. Show is 7 p.m. Friday in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall.

WALK FOR THE WOUNDED (Sept. 22): Registration 8:30 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Ceremony 9:30 a.m. and walk 10 a.m. For more information, visit operationfirstresponse.org.

CORVETTE SHOW (Sept. 23): One of the largest shows of its kind in the East, the show features models from throughout the history of Corvettes. Displayed on the boardwalk from Sixth Street to 14th Street 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 609-457-0081. Register at www.boardwalkcorvettes.com

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