Sea.Hear.Now Festival returns to Asbury Park this weekend for their 4th Annual takeover. Arguably one of the best weekends of the year, it is filled with live music (Green Day & Stevie Nicks to name a few), professional surfing, boardwalk-wide art activations, and *fingers crossed* some of the best weather the Jersey Shore has to offer. Whether you’ve never been, or you are a seasoned pro, this guide has insider tips to make the most of your weekend.

ART: The map shows art installations on the beach between the two main stages. It’s always fantastic, but did you know there is, even more, to be seen outside the festival footprint? At the south end of the boardwalk in the historic carousel building, you will find brand new murals brought to you by the Wooden Walls Project, as well as a jam-packed exterior featuring some of the best local and national artists. Even better, this exhibition begins Friday evening at 6pm with the opening reception, the perfect weekend pregame!

MUSIC: The hardest part of the weekend is probably catching all the music the festival has to offer. With three stages, there is always someone on. The Surf Stage on the beach feature the biggest names (Stevie Nicks, Green Day, Boy George & Culture Club, Cage the Elephant), however, The Surf Stage is not to be underestimated. It features some of the best local talent including Dentist, Lost in Society, and more.

Dentist, one of our features Asbury Park bands


  • Download the free SHN app so you can make your personalized schedule for the weekend and much more!
  • Visit the Verizon Deck (near the Surf Stage) for stage views and most importantly phone charging stations
  • Catch more incredible music at the late night shows at Wonder Bar. The Stone Pony after shows are sold out : (