|Messer Chups. Photo courtesy of the band.|
The Asbury Park Surf Music Festival has become the East Coast's #1 surf music event. Following the closure of the fest's old home, the wonderful Asbury Lanes, husband-and-wife organizers Vincent Minervino and Magdalena O'Connell have relocated the festivities to the beachfront. The 2016 incarnation of the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival will take place on August 27th on the beach at Anchor's Bend and inside the Grand Arcade at Asbury Park's Convention Hall.
Topping this year's lineup are Messer Chups all the way from St. Petersburg, Russia. Other acts include return engagements from Atomic Mosquitos, Primitive Finks, Blue Wave Theory, Asbury Park's own Black Flamingos, and more.
This year, the festival will partner with the Asbury Park Bazaar to curate a market inside the Grand Arcade. As the Asbury Park Bazaar has been doing for a while now, the market will feature local and handmade goods from around the area.
Once again, there will be classic cars and a tropical Tiki drink menu curated by Vincent and Magdalena.
Check out the complete festival lineup below, and you can keep up with all the news regarding the festival, as well as purchase tickets, over at APSurfMusicFest.com.
Asbury Park Surf Music Festival Full Music Lineup
Messer Chups (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Black Flamingos (Asbury Park, NJ)
The Nebulas (Providence, RI)
Atomic Mosquitos (Arlington, VA)
The Primitive Finks (Philadelphia, PA)
Slowey & The Boats (Philadelphia, PA)
The Sharkskins (Philadelphia, PA)
Blue Wave Theory (Cherry Hills, NJ)
The Tarantinos NYC (Astoria, NY)
The Televisionaries (Rochester, NY)
Bongo Surf (Jersey City, NJ)