The Anchor’s Bend is pleased to present the fourth year of Jams on the Sand, a free summer concert series  on the beach in Asbury Park. Shows take place every Thursday from June 20th through August 29th this summer with live music from national acts from 5 PM – 10 PM each week.  The ever-growing series will add regional and national openers every week and official after parties will follow at the Wonder Bar across the street.  The after parties will be individually ticketed shows, with “Season Pass” ticket available for die-hard fans.  Guests can expect to enjoy a showcase of different national recording artists from a variety of genres each week.

The following artists have been confirmed for the series.

June 20thThe Main Squeeze (Los Angeles, CA) w/ Ron Artis II & The Truth (Haleiwa, HI)

June 27thPercy Hill (Durham, NH) w/ After Funk (Toronto, Ontario)

July 4thZach Deputy (Savannah, GA) w/ Shady Street Show Band (Red Bank, NJ)

July 11thSouthern Avenue (Memphis, TN)  w/ Mike Montrey Band (New Brunswick, NJ)

July 18thBrandon “Taz” Niederauer (Dix Hills, NY) w/ Dogs in a Pile (Asbury Park, NJ)

July 25thCris Jacobs (Baltimore, MD) w/ Evanoff (Boulder, CO)

Aug 1stPeter More (Austin, TX) & The National Reserve (Brooklyn, NY) w/ Aubrey Haddard (Burlington, VT)

Aug 8thE.N Young (San Diego, CA) w/ The Pembertones (Oceanport, NJ)

Aug 15thJAZZ is PHSH (USA) w/ The Funky Dawgs Brass Band (Storrs, CT)

Aug 22ndMystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads (Jamaica) w/ Secret Sound (Asbury Park, NJ)

Aug 29thKat Wright (Burlington, VT) & Bella’s Bartok (Northhampton, MA) w/ The Artisanals (Charleston, SC)

The series contains some of the best up and coming artists from across the country and beyond, featuring funk, soul, roots rock, jam rock and reggae. There will be something for everyone and as the series have proven every year, fans will come from near and far each week to get down.

This year the official after parties keep the party going at Wonder Bar and feature some past Jams On The Sand acts and more.  All the after parties will be ticketed through Ticketmaster and The Stone Pony box office.  There will be a Season Pass offered at a too be determined price.  The Season Pass will not grant access to the August 1st Dramarama date.

June 20thRon Artis II & The Truth (Haleiwa, HI)

June 27thAfter Funk (Toronto, Ontario)

July 4thWaiting On Mongo (Asbury Park, NJ)

July 18thMidnight North (San Francisco, CA)

July 25thSpiritual Rez (Boston, MA)

Aug 1stDramarama (Southern Californa / New Jersey)

Aug 8thNew Kingston (Jamaica / Brooklyn, NY)

Aug 15thNewton Crosby (Asbury Park, NJ)

Aug 22ndTravers Brothership (Asheville, SC)

Aug 29thPeoples Blues of Richmond (Richmond, VA)


More information and series facts can be found at our website

The events are rain or shine.  The Anchor’s Bend promenade or the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall will be used if there is inclement weather.

The Anchor’s Bend is a restaurant and bar located in the Arcade of Convention Hall at 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712.  The beach stage is located to the north of Convention Hall.

For further information about the series or to schedule an interview with any band, contact Ed Maier at (732) 948-1834 | |