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Summer Kicks off at The Shore

by: Sue Adler
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Even though Summer doesn’t officially begin for close to a month, that’s okay because Memorial Day weekend is here! It’s an extra special weekend, and Monday, too, filled with fun and relaxation in the sun! What a better way to spend it than down the shore?

Check out what’s going on:

Events

Jenkinson’s kicked-off the holiday celebration at Point Pleasant Beach with a concert on Friday morning that featured Train, the Bobby Lynch Cover Band and Adam Lambert. It was hosted by Scott & Todd from the 95.5 FM WPLJ morning show. The concert was from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and was held inside Jenk’s Pavillion.

The Stone Pony, famed Asbury Park rock club, will rock all weekend with performances. Monmouth County-based band, the Parlor Mob, played on Friday. Collective Soul plays on Saturday and Grateful Dead-based tribute band, Splintered Sunlight, will play on Sunday. For tickets and information, call 732-502-0600 or visit www.stoneponyonline.com.

The Belmar Friday Night Concert Series kicked off Friday evening at 7 p.m. with an acoustic rock and blues performance by Denis Coughlin. The show took place at Pyanoe Plaza, 9th and Main Street.

At FirstEnergy Park, the Lakewood Blueclaws, a Philadelphia Phillies affiliate, kicked off the weekend with fireworks after Friday’s game and will also have a fireworks performance after this Sunday’s game. The first pitch on Sunday night is at 7:05 p.m.

The Ocean City Music Pier will rock Saturday night when the SOS Show Band plays tribute to progressive rock icon, Chicago, with an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $20. It’s part of a series of live Saturday concerts recalling those “Wild Summer Nights” of Tony Mart, the legendary Somers Point nightclub that closed 30 years ago.

Can’t miss the Mets-Phillies rivalry game but don’t want to stay inside on Memorial Day? Atlantic City has the answer. Fans can watch the game for free at the beach on a large movie screen! The fun starts at noon at the beach off Arkansas Avenue.

Ocean City’s Dog Walk is set for noon, Sunday, at Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Call 609-399-2018 or visit www.hsocnj.org for more information.

Nightlife

Captain Hook’s, 1320 Blvd., Seaside Heights: Dubbed an “adult playground.” Captain Hooks features foosball, shuffleboard, pinball, pool, air hockey darts and serves alcohol. The party went on until 4 a.m. on Friday, will also stay open until 4 a.m. Saturday, and stays open until 3 a.m. on Sunday. Call 732-830-0006 for more information.

Brickhouse Bar & Grill, 979 Cedarbridge Ave., Brick: The Kootz played at the restaurant at 9:30 p.m. on Friday, and the Phil Engel Band performs at 10 p.m. on Saturday. Call 732-279-3743 for more information.

Martell’s Tiki Bar, 308 Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach: Enjoy an evening while looking out at the ocean at Point Beach’s expansive Martell’s Tiki Bar. This weekend, New Power Soul played at 9 p.m. on Friday. Big Bang Baby plays at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Johnny Drama at 9 p.m. on Sunday, and Don’t Call Me Francis will play at 7 p.m. on Monday. For more information, call 732-892-0131.

Bar Anticipation, 703 16th Ave., Lake Como: Bar A will kick off the season with Summer Jam this Sunday, featuring nine bands, five DJ’s, a free barbecue and giveaways. The fun starts at 2 p.m. with free admission until 4 p.m. Call 732-681-7422 or visit www.bar-a.com for more information.

Joe Pop’s, 2002 Long Beach Blvd., Ship Bottom: Joe Pop’s, one of Long Beach Island’s most popular nightspots, welcomed Screaming Broccoli on Friday. The Benjamins play on Saturday and The Nerds on Sunday. Call 609-494-0558 for information or visit www.joepops.com/index.htm.

Jenkinson’s, Parkway and Boardwalk, Point Pleasant Beach: Point Beach’s ever-popular nightspot features well-known cover bands. The Nerds play on Saturday night and The Benjamins on Sunday night. Cover charges vary. Call 732-899-0569 for more information or visit www.jenksclub.com.

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