2018 Summer Show Schedule
More shows will be added to our entertainment series. Please check back for future additions.
May 26 at 8 PM
Atlantic Wind Ensemble
Conducted by Dennis Eschbach
Kicking off our 149th season, the Atlantic Wind Ensemble will perform a rousing recital of popular patriotic tunes, American classics and a special salute to our Armed Forces.
Freewill offering accepted
June 30 at 8 PM
Ocean Grove Summer Band
Co-Directors - Harry D. Eichorn, Dennis T. Eschbach & Curt Morton.
Strike Up The Band! Ocean Grove’s annual Independence Day concert by the multi-generational Ocean Grove Summer Band features marches, show tunes and patriotic fare, with a spectacular finale that makes audiences cheer. There’s no other celebration like this on the Jersey Shore!
Freewill offering accepted
July 14 at 8 PM
Ultimate Queen Celebration
The Ultimate Queen Celebration is an evening you'll be talking about long after the lights go down. It's dozens of songs that Queen made famous including Radio Gaga, Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, Killer Queen, Somebody to Love, Bohemian Rhapsody and more.
Marc Martel's audition video of "Somebody to Love" garnered 13 million views on YouTube. He not only sounds dead-on like Freddie Mercury, but he embodies the heart-and-soul Freddie poured into every song that he performed.
VIP: $60 (includes meet and greet, autographed CD and poster)
Reserved: $30 - $50 • General Admission: $20.
July 28 at 7 PM
Lecrae and Andy Mineo
Lecrae is an American rapper and producer who has become one of the foremost stars in the Christian hip-hop scene. His brash demeanor and southern crunk production is bolstered by his smooth flow about his faith in Jesus Christ. His debut album Real Talk was released in 2004 through Reach Records and re-released by Cross Movement Records the following year, followed by 2006’s After the Music Stops and 2008’s Rebel, which reached number one on the Gospel chart, the first Christian hip-hop album to do so. His fourth solo album Rehab came out in 2010 and topped the Christian, Gospel, and Independent charts, as well as earning a Grammy nomination. 2011 saw the release of Rehab: The Overdose and Lecrae’s performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher, catching some attention from the mainstream. In 2012, he released his first mixtape, the breakthrough Church Clothes, hosted by DJ Don Cannon and downloaded hundreds of thousands of times that year. He also put out his sixth studio album Gravity, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 and took home the Grammy for Best Gospel Album in 2013, the first time that a hip-hop artist has won this award. In November 2013, he released his second mixtape Church Clothes 2.
New York native Andy Mineo is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboard’s Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Mineo headlined the Uncomfortable Tour, a 52-city tour which sold out legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit “You Can’t Stop Me” won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLB’s Top Walk Up Song.
Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season webseries on YouTube called “Saturday Morning Car-Tunez” which garnered over 1M views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.3M and growing.
August 18 at 7 PM
The Beach Boys
Back by popular demand! Led by founding vocalist Mike Love and long-time band member, singer/songwriter Bruce Johnston, The Beach Boys are still as popular as ever, 55 years after they created the original, “California surfer sound.”
Hear this iconic group sing their timeless hits, like Surfin’ USA, Little Deuce Coupe, I Get Around, Help Me Rhonda, California Girls, Sloop John B, Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Good Vibrations and Kokomo.
Reserved: $60 & $55 • General Admission: $45.
September 1 at 7:30 PM
Doo Wop Extravaganza
- Jay and the Americans
- Drifters: Charlie Thomas Group
- The Duprees
- The Coasters
- Shirley Alston Reeves
Charlie Thomas' Drifters
- Save the Last Dance for Me
- Dance With Me
- This Magic Moment
Shirley Alston Reeves
- Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow
- Mama Said
- Soldier Boy
Jay and the Americans
- She Cried
- Some Enchanted Evening
- No Other Love
- You Belong to Me
- My Own True Love
- Have You Heard?
- Poison Ivy
- Along Came Jones
- Down in Mexico
Reserved: $40 - $65 • General Admission: $20 - $35
September 8 at 8 PM
Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea
Father Alphonse Stephenson, a summer staple at the Jersey Shore, conducts Ocean Grove’s traditional end-of-summer concert with a potpourri of patriotic anthems, Broadway show tunes and operatic selections.
Reserved $30 • General Admission $25