‘The Music That Made Tony Mart’s Famous’ hits the Music Pier Aug. 18
“The memories of Tony Mart’s will always bring me joy,” says former patron Donna Wright. “I remember when the band Mace played there. When the bar closed and was torn down it was a sad day for Somers Point. Gone but never forgotten.”
The cherished memories of a treasured era will be relived on the Ocean City Boardwalk Saturday as the music comes alive again. The building may be gone, but the music and the memoirs live on — in song, film, photos and endless memories.
OCEAN CITY EVENTS
Now Through Aug. 16
Ocean City Pops - ‘Cinderella’
Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th St. and Atlantic Ave. In production with the Ocean City Theatre Company. Don’t miss this delightful Rodgers and Hammerstein show – a treat for the whole family. Tickets Adults $25 Children (12 years and under) $15. 7:30pm. 525-9248.
Now Through Aug. 17
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Wacky But Not Tacky these daily events are fun for the entire family. 11am each day. 525-9300.
Friday, Aug. 17
Little Miss Ocean City Pageant
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace & Boardwalk. Scholarship pageant for girls ages 8 – 11. 7pm. $10. 525-9304.
Saturday, Aug. 18
The Music That Made Tony Mart’s Famous
Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk – From Bill Haley’s Cometsand Conway Twitty to Springsteen, Mitch Ryder, The Band and The Cruisers. Hear the songs made famous by the Tony Mart Allstars of the 50’s to the 80’s. Performed by Bob Campanell, Dr. Bobby Fingers, Howard Isaacson, Danny Eyer, Jimmy “Old School” Glenn and Rich Kurtz. Tickets $20 at the door, 8pm. 653-6069.
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Where: St. Joseph's School Auditorium, Somers Point When: Saturday, June 6, 7-11pm Details: Tickets are available at the door for $20, or in advance by calling 334-7140 or 432-0871. The evening inc...
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