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Jamison Celtic Rock at Centennial Park Aug. 20

Jamison Centennial Park 2WILDWOOD CREST – Jamison Celtic Rock, one of the most popular Irish pop/rock bands of the Delaware Valley, is set to play at Centennial Park Saturday, Aug. 20, as the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series continues.

Jamison Celtic Rock has become a favorite of the Irish, the Irish at heart and many more across the region over the past decade. A five-piece band formed out of Northeast Philadelphia, Jamison mixes dynamic reels with rock, modern pop, hip-hop dance beats and more – all while never straying far from their Irish roots. While Jamison drops traditional and more modern Irish favorites into their shows, the band also performs many pop and rock favorites from Pink to Pink Floyd and from Rihanna to Rush, all with a style that makes each song seem as if it were crafted in the basement of a Dublin pub.

But perhaps the best way to describe a Jamison performance is to say you certainly don’t have to be Irish to enjoy this talented group of musicians.

In addition to rocking pubs, taverns and nightclubs, Jamison has appeared live on Fox Good Day Philadelphia and CBS3 television’s Talk Philly, has headlined many Irish festivals and parades across the region and makes many appearances at the Jersey Shore each summer.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24; the best songs of Elton John with Bennie & The Jets on Saturday, Aug. 27; and progressive and classic rock with Sass faction on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

For more information about Jamison Celtic Rock, log on to www.jamisoncelticrock.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

 

The Benderz to perform at Centennial Park Saturday

BenderzWILDWOOD CREST – The Benderz, a five-piece touring cover band based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, is set to make its Centennial Park debut on Saturday, Aug. 13, as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Performing some of the top pop, rock and dance hits of yesterday and today, The Benderz brings a high-energy, interactive party to every one of its shows. The band regularly performs at many of the top nightclubs and restaurants in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, including many dates along the Jersey Shore in the summertime.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm and blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17; Irish-themed pop and rock hits with Jamison Celtic Rock on Saturday, Aug. 20; and all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

For more information about The Benderz, log on to www.thebenderz.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

The Benderz at Centennial Park Saturday

BenderzThe Benderz, a five-piece touring cover band based in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, is set to make its Centennial Park debut on Saturday, Aug. 13, as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Performing some of the top pop, rock and dance hits of yesterday and today, The Benderz brings a high-energy, interactive party to every one of its shows. The band regularly performs at many of the top nightclubs and restaurants in the South Jersey and Philadelphia area, including many dates along the Jersey Shore in the summertime.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes rhythm and blues with the Christopher Dean Band on Wednesday, Aug. 17; Irish-themed pop and rock hits with Jamison Celtic Rock on Saturday, Aug. 20; and all the hits of Billy Joel with Street Life Serenade on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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

Live music performance 8/6/16 postponed

WWC_withtaglineThe live music performance scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 6, at Centennial Park in Wildwood Crest has been postponed due to the threat of storms. The Showtime Dance Band will instead perform at the Wildwood Crest Seafarers Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 24. More details on the Seafarers event to be announced.

Crest Police to host National Night Out event

Crest National Night Out 4The Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Department will host a fun-filled evening of free activities for the entire family on Tuesday, Aug. 2, as part of the National Night Out campaign. The event will be held at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Wildwood Crest National Night Out festivities will include live music, food, games, prizes, giveaways and more for the entire family. Moon bounces, a face painter and a dunk tank will be included in the fun.

Representatives from the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Corps, Beach Patrol and Recreation Department, as well as a handful of Cape May County agencies, will all partake in the event. Emergency vehicles from a variety of departments from both Wildwood Crest and Cape May County will line the Centennial Park area.

For more information about the Wildwood Crest Police Department’s National Night Out festivities, contact the police department at (609) 522-2456.

Rolling Stones tribute band at Centennial Park Saturday

glimmertwinsheaderSome consider the Rolling Stones the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world. Fans of the Stones can get a taste of why this weekend at the Jersey Shore.

The Glimmer Twins, a tribute band that amazingly recreates the look and feel of a Rolling Stones concert, are set to play at Centennial Park Saturday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

An eight-piece band, The Glimmer Twins are keen to give their audiences a close-up view and feeling of one of the many historical Rolling Stones performances from the band’s heyday. The Glimmer Twins’ possess an uncanny ability to capture the raw energy of a Rolling Stones show, while playing all of the band’s hits recorded over their illustrious career. The strong resemblances to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in their prime coupled with the attention given to every detail both musically and visually help the The Glimmer Twins deliver a classic Rolling Stones experience to their audience.

The Glimmer Twins have appeared in venues all across the country and regularly perform up and down the East Coast to rave reviews. The Philadelphia Daily News once said The Glimmer Twins “demonstrate the dramatic difference between a cover band that plays the tunes and a tribute band that lives them.”

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of live music every Wednesday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park through Sept. 5.

Other upcoming entertainment includes oldies, Motown, Doo Wop and contemporary pop hits by the Star Band on Wednesday, Aug. 26; dance and party favorites by the Chatterband on Saturday, Aug. 30; and barbershop quartet-style American hits with the Cape Harmonaires on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

For more information about The Glimmer Twins, log on to www.theglimmertwins.net. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

 

Take “selfies” and win a T-shirt from the Crest

WWC_withtaglineLike to take “selfie” pictures and post them to social media? You can now win a cool Wildwood Crest T-shirt after doing so.

The Borough of Wildwood Crest has unveiled its new Photo Spots Contest, in which visitors and residents can post “selfie” pictures near a variety of Wildwood Crest locations and win a T-shirt featuring the new Wildwood Crest logo.

Participants in the contest are required to take “selfie” pictures with at least five of 10 different designated Wildwood Crest landmarks in the background and post them to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Participants are required to tag Wildwood Crest on Facebook, @VisitWildwoodCrest on Twitter or @Visit_Wildwood_Crest on Instagram while using #VisitWildwoodCrest when posting.

The first 300 people to post photos from at least five of the 10 designated photo spots will receive a Wildwood Crest T-shirt. Photos can be posted separately or together as a collage. Winners will be contacted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. Winners must pick up T-shirts in person at the Wildwood Crest Pier Recreation Center.

“We came up with this contest as way for our visitors and residents to get out and see the many great landmarks and scenic locations here in Wildwood Crest,” said Don Cabrera, Wildwood Crest Commissioner of Public Works and Recreation. “Not only is this a fun contest for the participants, but it also creates free positive marketing and advertising for Wildwood Crest through a variety of social media outlets.”

The 10 Wildwood Crest landmarks include the ocean end of the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road, Sunset Lake between Rambler Road and New Jersey Avenue, the Centennial Park entertainment pavilion at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue, Coleman-Callahan Veterans Park at Rosemary Road and Park Boulevard, the Gazebo-by-the-Sea at Sunrise Park at Rambler Road, baseball statues at Morey Field at Aster Road and Ocean Avenue, the Wildwood Crest Bike Path Arch at Cresse Avenue, any lifeguard boat or lifeguard stand on the Wildwood Crest beach, the Wildwood Crest Bike Path at Rambler Road and the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County Library at Wisteria Road and Atlantic Avenue. Signs are posted at each of the photo spot locations.

For more information about the contest, log on to visitwildwoodcrest.com or call 609-523-0202.

Crest 5K Beach Race is July 30

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will stage its annual 5K Beach Race on Saturday, July 30, at 8:30 a.m. The race will be held on a scenic out-and-back course near the water’s edge at low tide beginning and ending near the Wildwood Crest Beach Pier at Heather Road. The event also includes an untimed one-mile fun run/walk.

Crest 5K beach raceCost is $25 for the 5K run and $20 for the one-mile run/walk for those registered by July 22. Costs are $30 and $25 after July 22.

Long-sleeve T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 registrants and as supplies last to all others. Prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finishers in a variety of age groups. Refreshments will be served following the race and all registered participants will be eligible to win a variety of random door prizes.

The event will also include a team competition among the beach patrols from Wildwood Crest, Wildwood and North Wildwood.

Race-day registration will be held from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the Crest Pier Recreation Center at Heather Road and Ocean Avenue. Pre-registered runners can pick up their race packet at the Crest Pier Recreation Center on Friday, July 29, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The 5K Beach Race is a rain or shine event.

For further information, call (609) 523-0202.

B Street Band at Centennial Park Saturday

B Street Band promo photoOne of the most popular musical acts in the region is set to take the stage at Centennial Park for what should be a magical evening of live entertainment.

The B Street Band, one of the longest-running tribute bands in the world, will perform many of the hits of Bruce Springsteen on Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series.

Formed in Asbury Park in 1980, the B Street Band has performed from Maine to the Bahamas for more than three million people over the last 35 years. Fronted by lead singer Glenn Stuart, a Springsteen lookalike, the B Street Band has become one of the most requested and most popular bands along the East Coast. The six-piece band regularly performs many of Springsteen’s past and current crowd favorites, while also occasionally mixing in tunes by other popular rock artists. It is estimated the band has played in more than 800 different venues across 20 different states over the last 3 ½ decades, appearing at nightclubs, local fairs and festivals, corporate events, municipal music series and more. The B Street Band regularly performs in numerous Jersey Shore destinations each summer, including an annual show at Centennial Park.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment includes pop, rock and dance hits with Big Bleu on Wednesday, July 20; pop and dance favorites with Don’t Call Me Francis on Saturday, July 23; and modern rock and pop with Up Next on Wednesday, July 27.

For more information about the B Street Band, log on to www.bstreetband.com. For more information about the Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, call (609) 523-0202.

Purple Reign band at Centennial Park Saturday

Purple ReignThe popular Wildwood Crest Free Summer Music Series continues Saturday, July 9¸with Purple Reign, one of the hottest and most sought after bands in the Philadelphia and South Jersey region.

First an original band that began in the 1970s that produced a national hit record in 1975, Purple Reign regularly performs some of the most popular music of today. An outstanding rhythm section, scintillating horns and tremendous vocals allow Purple Reign to play everything from Sinatra to Lady Gaga, as well as many of the hits from disco, Motown and ‘80s and ‘90s dance music.

Saturday’s event is a free all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair.

Centennial Park is located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

The Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series, hosted by the Wildwood Crest Recreation and Tourism Department and supported by the Wildwood Crest Tourism Development Commission, consists of 21 live music shows every Wednesday and Saturday at Centennial Park through Sept. 3.

Other upcoming entertainment in the series includes Kick It Out, a tribute to Heart, on Wednesday, July 13; longtime Bruce Springteen tribute act the B Street Band on Saturday, July 16; and pop, rock, dance and party music with Big Bleu on Wednesday, July 20.

Call (609) 523-0202 for further information.