Chatterband kicks off 2017 Crest Summer Music Series

The Chatterband, one of the most popular and longest-running dance/party bands in the Delaware Valley, is set to kick off the 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park.

A perennial favorite in the Crest, the Chatterband is a nine-piece powerhouse band that features an outstanding horn section and dynamite singers with exceptional range. The band performs many of the popular dance and party hits from the 1960s through today.

The Chatterband show opens the largest schedule in the nine-year history of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series. Shows will be held each Saturday through Sept. 16 and each Wednesday from June 28 through Aug. 30. In addition, a special Friday evening show with the Fabulous Greaseband will be held July 21 after the band’s scheduled performance at the Wildwood Crest Summer Kickoff Concert on Memorial Day weekend was postponed due to rain.

All told, the 2017 Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series includes 24 shows, making it one of the largest free concert series in the region. The series includes many of the most popular cover bands and tribute acts on the East Coast.

All Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series shows are free and open to all ages. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series is hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm & blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, June 28; dance/party hits with the Legacy Band on Saturday, July 1; and classic rock with Sass Faction on Wednesday, July 5.

For more information about the Chatterband, log on to www.thechatterband.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, log on to www.visitwildwoodcrest.com or call (609) 523-0202.

2017 WILDWOOD CREST SUMMER MUSIC SERIES SCHEDULE

SATURDAY EVENINGS

June 24: The Chatterband (dance/party hits)

July 1: Legacy Band (dance/party hits)

July 8: Showtime Dance Band (oldies, Motown, dance)

July 15: Funk Evolution (oldies, funk, disco)

July 22: Glimmer Twins (Rolling Stones tribute)

July 29: 2U (U2 tribute)

August 5: Desert Highway (Eagles tribute)

August 12: Jamison Celtic Rock (pop/dance/rock hits with Irish twist)

August 19: Don’t Call Me Francis (dance/party hits)

August 26: B Street Band (Bruce Springsteen tribute)

September 2: Shot of Southern (modern country hits)

September 9: Soul’d Again (soul, funk, oldies)

September 16: Roundhouse Band (dance/party hits)

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

June 28: Christopher Dean Band (rhythm & blues)

July 5: Sass Faction (classic rock)

July 12: Billy D Light Trio (classic rock)

July 19: Big Bleu (pop/rock/dance)

July 26: Beat Tells (Beatles tribute)

August 2: Mango Men (summer-themed party music)

August 9: Fuse Box (classic rock)

August 16: Street Life Serenade (Billy Joel tribute)

August 23: Star Band (oldies, Motown, doo wop)

August 30: Stellar Mojo (dance, pop, funk)

FRIDAY EVENING

July 21: Fabulous Greaseband (oldies/pop/party hits)

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