Down the Shore: Jazz & Blues, Boston to Rock AC, Ice Cream Fest
What to do at the beach this weekend.
Heading down the Shore? Check out this weekend's best bets:
New Jersey bluesman Billy Hector will headline the Point Pleasant Jazz and Blues Festival Saturday at Riverfront Park in Point Borough. The music starts at noon, and there will be food, crafters, and a beer and wine garden until 8 p.m. Organizers remind attendees to bring their own lawn chairs; leashed dogs are welcome. For more information, write info@JSJBF.org.
Classic rockers Boston will play their hits, including "More Than a Feeling" and "Amanda," when they come to the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City Saturday night. Tickets are $39.50, $59.50 and $79.50. Call 800-736-1420 or click here.
The 10th annual state Ice Cream Festival comes to downtown Toms River from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Inflatable rides, balloon artists and live music will be featured on Washington Street alongside great ice cream vendors from throughout the county. Click here for a full schedule of events.
Monmouth Park continues its Family Day from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday with music, clowns, face painters, bounce houses and more. Admission is $3, and children younger than 12 are free. For more information, click here.
The Historic Village at Allaire State Park in Wall Township will host the fundraising "Gigantic Flea Market & Yard Sale" from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There is a $5 car entrance fee, but the market and admittance to the village's historic buildings are free. For more information, call (732) 919-3500 or visit www.allairevillage.org.
Pack your rice for the Ocean City Repertory Theater's production of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show," with shows at 10 p.m. and midnight Friday and midnight Saturday at the Ocean City theater. Call 609-457-6686 or visit www.ocrep.org for tickets, priced at $10.
Watch "The Muppets" under the stars Friday night as part of the Shore Flicks series at Oak Glen Park in Howell. The movie begins about 30 minutes after sundown. Call 732-241-6038 for more information.
The Mill at Spring Lake Heights, 101 Old Mill Road, Spring Lake Heights: The Laura Hull Trio will perform standards and contemporary jazz as part of the weekly Saturday Night Jazz Sessions, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.themillnj.com.
Barnacle Bill's, 1 1st St., Rumson: Barnacle Bill's will feature music all weekend, with Rob Dye and Mike Dockery at 9 p.m. Friday and the Danny Draher Trio at 9 p.m. Saturday. Call 732-747-8396 for more information or visit www.barnaclebillsrumson.com.
Belmar Friday Night Concert Series, Pyanoe Plaza, 9th and Main Streets, Belmar: Groove to R&B as the band Shore Blues will play a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday as part of Belmar's continuing Friday Night Concert Series. Call 732-681-3700 for more information.
Joe Pop's, 2002 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom: Joe Pop's, one of Long Beach Island's most popular nightspots, well welcome The Nerds Saturday night. Call 609-494-0558 for information or visit www.joepops.com/index.htm.
The Downtown, 10 W. Front St., Red Bank: The Dowtown will feature party band Generation Next Friday night, rockers the Backbeat and Screaming Broccoli Saturday night. Call 732-741-2828 for information or visit thedowntownnj.com/default.html