ASBURY PARK – Last year’s Wave Gathering Emerging Music festival was the largest organized event ever held on the Jersey Shore, showcasing the talents of more than 180 artists at 16 music venues throughout the city and featuring informative music panels and artist interviews highlighting the ever changing music industry.
The event continues to grow along with Asbury Park, and this year will add new venues as performance sites.
Last year’s event drew more than 3,000 people, and showcased emerging artists like Ingrid Michaelson, Nicole Atkins and the Sea, Val Emmich, Earl Greyhound, DESOL, The Ruling Party, and Jenny Owen Youngs, who have continued to build their careers and gone on to major success after playing at Wave Gathering.
The festival also featured the talents of dozens of artists who call Asbury Park their musical home, including Status Green, Readymade Breakup, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Alex Brumel, Rick Barry and Last Perfect Thing.
Performances at venues on Cookman Avenue and the newly refurbished boardwalk area will continue to be a big part of this year’s festival, to encourage patrons to shop and dine in Asbury Park’s newly re-developed areas.
Submissions from performers are being accepted now and are currently under review.
Past performers from 2006 and 2007 are automatically eligible to submit by sending their requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full weekend badges for Wave Gathering 2008 will be on sale May 1.
For more information, submissions and/ or updates about the festival, go to www.wavegathering.com.
WHAT: The 3rd Annual 2008 Wave Gathering Emerging Music Festival.
WHEN: Friday, June 20, Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.
WHERE: Various venues in the City of Asbury Park, including nightclubs, restaurants and art galleries
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