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Asbury Park Surf Music Festival

August 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Time to dance and shop at the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival!

Backward Glances is stoked to be vending once again at the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival. This year the festival will be at the Anchor’s Bend,  with two stages: one on the promenade and one right on the beach (as surf music should be). Do your shopping at the Grand Arcade, the grand area outside the Anchor’s Bend, Convention Hall, and the Paramount Theatre.

Backward Glances will have lots of cool vintage, featuring those items with a retro beach theme: Hawaiian shirts, shorts, swimsuits, tank tops, sundresses, sunglasses and so much more! We’ll be selling from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for the music is $15, but there is no admission to the shopping at the Grand Arcade.

Here’s the music schedule for the day:

12:00 -Bongo Surf (Jersey City, NJ) – Promenade
12:30 -Blue Wave Theory (Cherry Hill, NJ) – Beach Stage
1:15 -The Televisionaries (Rochester, NY) – Promenade
1:45 -The Sharkskins (Philadelphia, PA) – Beach Stage
2:30 -TarantinosNYC (Astoria, NY) – Promenade
3:00 -Black Flamingos (Asbury Park, NJ) – Beach Stage
4:00 – dinner break with Slowey & the Boats (Philadelphia, PA)
6:00 -The Primitive Finks (Philadelphia, PA) – Beach Stage
7:00 -Atomic Mosquitos (Arlington, VA) – Beach Stage
8:00 – The Nebulas (Providence, RI) – Beach Stage
9:00 -Messer Chups (St. Petersburg, Russia) – Beach Stage

Sounds like a great day of music. There will also be classic vintage cars, and this will be Messer Chups first ever U.S. Tour, all the way from Russia! Here’s a video of Messer Chups tearing it up in Berlin last year.

It’s going to be an amazing day on the Asbury Park Boardwalk. In addition to the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival, there will also be the Asbury Park Promenade of Mermaids, and Darlene Love will be playing at the Paramount Theatre.

Asbury Park Surf Music Festival


August 27, 2016
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The Anchor’s Bend
1300 Ocean Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 07712 United States
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