Asbury Park, NJ
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Our festival we be held primarily by the boardwalk of Asbury Park, NJ. This seaside resort founded back in the late 1800s grew to become one of the most famous coastal cities and vacation destinations on the entire East Coast of the United States.....Shortly after the city's inception, a beach Boardwalk was constructed and featured an orchestra pavilion, public changing rooms and a pier extending into the Atlantic Ocean... In the 1920s, the additions of the Paramount Theatre and Convention Hall ushered in a new era for showcasing music and performances.

Like many American cities, Asbury Park experienced decline and fell on tough times for a Asbury Park Casinonumber of years. Brought back on the map in the 1980’s by New Jersey musicians such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen, this town returned to being the tour stop for some of the greatest rock & roll bands. But more recently (in just the past few years), a new chapter in Asbury Park's rich history began. The Boardwalk started to undergo an extensive restoration process for some of its key historic features.....and the transformation continues...

Asbury Park Casino
It’s a remarkable place where you can spend the day on the beautiful beaches, catching rays, swimming, surfing, dining on the boardwalk in the evening and jumpin' thru the night at some of the most amazing clubs, some located in the architectural gems that date back to the turn of the 20th Century. Most notable perhaps is the 1930 Beaux Arts Convention Hall on the city's Boardwalk. Designed by the architects of New York City's Grand Central Station, the Convention Hall once hosted big band greats Glenn Miller and Harry James.

by Train
Our festival venues are all within walking distance from the Asbury Park train station.
New Jersey Transit offers train service from
New York Penn Station to Asbury Park in under 2 hours
Newark International Airport to Asbury Park in 90 minutes
Princeton Junction to Asbury Park in 2 hours (Transfer at Rahway)

by Car
Princeton to Asbury Park is under 1hr driving time mapquest.com directions
Philadelphia to Asbury Park is approx 1.5 hrs driving time mapquest.com directions
Baltimore to Asbury Park is approx 3 hrs driving time mapquest.com directions

Local Taxi Services

Tops Taxi
(732) 776-771
1 1 Municipal Plz #6
Asbury Park, NJ
Surf Taxi Incorporated
(732) 774-5500
1008 Main St
Asbury Park, NJ
Neptune Taxi Corporation
(732) 774-8338
Asbury Park, NJ
Super Cab
(732) 988-9201
806 1st Ave
Asbury Park, NJ

SHAKiN' At The SHORE dance event

We've created a map that shows the two main activity areas.
1. AQUA Lounge is located on the north side of Convention Hall overlooking the BEACH. (circled top right)
2. VFW Hall 701 Lake Ave is located at the far edge of Weseley Lake. (circled bottom left)
3. The Train Station is located just one block from VFW (across Main Street) Note that trains going to NYC will depart on the side of the tracks that you will approach first when coming from VFW Hall.

asbury park event map shakin at the shore

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