Saturday, July 20, 2013, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Riverfront Park, River Road, Point Pleasant Borough, NJ
PRESS RELEASE: Red Bank, NJ (July 2, 2013) – The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s (JSJBF) Summer Series of Festivals continue at the 2nd Annual Point Pleasant Borough Jazz and Blues Festival on Saturday, July 20th from 12:00 -8:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park on the corner of Maxson Avenue and River Road in Point Pleasant Borough, NJ. Thousands are anticipated to turn out for the day's exciting lineup of musicians, beer and wine garden, food, crafters and activities for the entire family. The festival is rain or shine, free to the public, dog friendly and all ages are welcome to attend.
Each year, sponsor donations from the events raise essential funds for the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s operational expenses. Sponsors include Comcast, Investors Bank, Hunterdon Brewing Company, Lagunitas Brewing Company and Alex and Ani. The festival is part of the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Summer Music Series. It's final event will be held in Long Branch at the Great Lawn at the Boardwalk, 28 McKinley Avenue on Saturday, August 24, Noon-10:00 p.m. followed by fireworks. The headliner is The Rob Paparozzi AllStars.
Visit www.jerseyshorefestival.org for the festival lineup and times.
The Point Pleasant Festival’s headliner is The Soul Project featuring Eryn Shewell. The Soul Project brings New Orleans soul with them wherever they go. Inspired by the music of the Meters, the Neville Brothers and Galactic, Soul Project has spent more than a decade perfecting the funk-soaked grooves that yield those all-consuming musical moments. Mixing elements of jazz, soul, blues and gospel with a real Crescent City feel, Soul Project draws crowds who come in to dance to their epic, high-energy sets– and keep returning for the band’s packed weekly gigs.
Eryn Shewell began singing with Soul Project at various gigs when she first emerged into the music scene. Known as the Jewel of New Jersey, Eryn’s incredible vocals have the capability to give even the most hardened critic chills. She has been described to have the power to woo audiences into an amused silence, with a seductive range changing voice, bending and moving to the music. Eryn has performed her unique blend of blues rooted Americana infused with a taste of years gone by all over the east coast and beyond.
Point Pleasant Boro Jazz and Blues Festival Lineup
Headliner: The Soul Project featuring Eryn Shewell
12:00-1:00 p.m. Barbecue Bob & The Spareribs
1:15- 2:15 p.m. Randy Napoleon Band
2:30- 3:30 p.m. Juke Joint Jonny
3:45- 4:45 p.m. Sandy Sasso Quartet
5:00 -6:15 p.m. The Incinerators
6:30- 8:00 p.m. The Soul Project featuring Eryn Shewell
"After much devastation from Sandy, music lovers from across the Jersey Shore are in the mood to celebrate an exciting season of top-notch entertainment seaside. The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation has been honored to present jazz and blues fans, young and old, with our award-winning Jazz and Blues Festivals for 25 years. The events are widely-anticipated by thousands of residents and shore visitors," said Dennis Eschbach, Event Director, Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festivals. "Thanks to the dedication of our 2013 sponsors, musicians and host towns, we anticipate this year's festivals to be bigger and better than ever!”
About The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation
Founded in 1987, the nonprofit Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation remains dedicated to its efforts to preserve, promote and perpetuate jazz and blues on the Jersey Shore through performance and education.
Visit www.jsjbf.org for more information. Connect with the JSJBF on Facebook at Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival and Twitter @JSJazzBluesFest.
For information on becoming a festival sponsor or crafter, contact Doris Lazur at 732-933-1984