The Philadelphia-based band Steal Your Face is no stranger to southern New Jersey, having done numerous local gigs including after-parties at Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Café when the Allman Brothers Band and Furthur (the band featuring the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, among others, which is coming back to Atlantic City in November) were each in A.C. last year.
Early last month, though, the band jammed for the first time on the deck of a party boat during a three-hour back-bay tour of Margate.
“I was really impressed by how cool that was and how well it went,” says Steal Your Face rhythm guitarist Garry Engle.
“Everybody had a great time, so we’re doing it again.”
This Saturday, Sept. 17, from 7-10pm, the five-man band (also including lead guitarist Curtis Eustace, drummer Lou Zalvino, bassist Paul Baroli and keyboardist Michael Morrow) will do another sunset jam aboard the 65-foot Jessie O’ II party boat.
The boat leaves Captain Andy’s Marina (9317 Amherst Ave., Margate) at 7pm and includes a buffet dinner, live music and scenic bay cruise for $40 per person, or $75 per couple.
There will be no liquor served, but patrons are welcome to BYOB.
Call 412-3635 for reservations.
Click here for an awesome photo gallery of the Allman Bros. Band playing the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in 1968 and the story about it.
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