Just because summer’s coming to a close that doesn’t mean the beachfront concerts are over for the season. The Sea.Hear.Now Festival, featuring notable singer/songwriters such as Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Blondie and many more, takes place September 29-30 in Asbury Park. Bands will perform at three stages each day from 12:30pm -10:30pm.
Surfing contests and board-shaping demos will also take place both Saturday and Sunday. Food trucks and fare from top local vendors will be available throughout the weekend to ensure attendees never miss a meal. Adding to the fun, The Danny Clinch Transparent Gallery Pop Up is something guests won’t want to miss as it features the work of many of the multi-talented musicians on the festival’s bill.
“I am really excited for this gallery,” noted Clinch on the festival’s website. “Over the years of spending time with musicians, I noticed that quite a few of them were also painters or illustrators. It occurred to me how special it would be to create a gallery at the festival that could showcase this part of their creative process and be able to give fans a chance to hear their favorite musicians talk about their art.”
The artist roster includes:
BRANDON BOYD (INCUBUS)
CHRIS STEIN (BLONDIE)
IAN O’NEILL (DEERTICK)
CLINT MAEDGEN (PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND)
BEN JAFFE (PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND)
TOM MAY (THE MENZINGERS)
CLAY FRANKEL (TWIN PEAKS)
(MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED)
Taking place beside the mighty Atlantic, the festival is committed to raising awareness about the issues facing the ocean environment, including the global plastic waste crisis and climate change. Attendees can pledge to do their part to minimize plastic pollution, lower their carbon footprint, and support sustainable business at the festival by signing up for the Sea Hear Now Green Wave!
Sea Hear Now Festival is a rain or shine event.