2017 Asbury Park Surf Music Festival is this week: lineup, schedule, tickets
This year’s edition of NJ’s Asbury Park Surf Music Festival happens August 24-27, featuring live music, games, contests, and other forms of summer fun. There’s a kickoff show with surf guitar icon Dick Dale at The Wonder Bar on August 24 (tickets), and the fest’s main musical attraction is an all-day show on Saturday, August 26 at The Anchors Bend & Grand Arcade featuring Los Straitjackets (who just played NYC with Nick Lowe), as well The Fathoms, Aqualads, and Black Flamingos, and more (tickets).
There are all sorts of other events as part of the fest. Full lineup and schedule of events are listed below.
Asbury Park Surf Music Festival 2017 – Full Schedule
THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
4:00-6:00pm – APSMF WELCOME & TIKI COCKTAIL HOUR / THE ASBURY HOTEL – cocktails, snacks & games in The Soundbooth with DJ Hi-Tide spinning surf tunes on vinyl! FREE & open to the public!
7:00pm – GUITAR LEGEND DICK DALE / WONDER BAR APSMF kickoff party, hosted by DJ Hi-Tide
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
ALOHA FRIDAY BEACH SWEEP & APSMF PRE-PARTY / THE ANCHOR’S BEND
6:00pm – Asbury Park North Beach sweep in partnership with Surfrider Foundation: Jersey Shore Chapter. Volunteers of ALL AGES welcome!
8:00pm – Live music from Bongo Surf, cocktails & full dinner menu with DJ Hi-Tide spinning vinyl! FREE, 21+
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
Los Straitjackets, The Fathoms, Aqualads, Black Flamingos, Slowey & The Boats, The Surfrajettes, Great White Caps, The Televisionaries, The Reefriders + DJ Hi-Tide & friends
12:00pm – SAILOR JERRY TIKI COCKTAIL SYMPOSIUM / UPPER DECK SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB – learn the history, tools, tips & tricks of making great cocktails with brand ambassador Daniel “Gravy” Thomas! Full bar & snacks available. 21+, FREE & open to Asbury Park Surf Music Festival ticket holders with RSVP
4:00pm – DIPINTO GUITARS SYMPOSIUM / UPPERDECK SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB – history, discussion & twangin’ guitar demos with Chris DiPinto & members of Los Straitjackets! Full bar & snacks available. 21+, FREE & open to Asbury Park Surf Music Festival ticket holders with RSVP
6:00pm – SURFRIDER FOUNDATION / AP SURF MUSIC FESTIVAL SURFBOARD GIVEAWAY – get your raffle tickets at the Aloha Friday pre-party and during the day at the Surfrider booth in the Grand Arcade! All proceeds to benefit Surfrider Foundation: Jersey Shore Chapter!
6:30pm – WORLD FAMOUS ASBURY PARK TWIST CONTEST – let’s see what you can do! Prizes for best solo & duo twist performance during Black Flamingos set – with special guest judge Disco Mike!
11:00pm – APSMF AFTER-PARTY / UPPERDECK SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB – Special late-night show with The Televisionaries & DJ Felton Fink (The Primitive Finks)! Full bar & snacks available with FREE shuffleboard play. 21+, FREE & open to the public!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
10:00am – TIKI BRUNCH / THE ANCHOR’S BEND – brunch buffet, cocktails & live music from Slowey & The Boats
12:00-3:00pm – SURF SUNDAY / ELECTRIC TATTOO – $100 Sailor Jerry tropical flash in downtown Asbury Park! Walk-in only!
3:00pm – HANGOVER POOL PARTY / THE ASBURY HOTEL – Poolside cocktails with live music from The Tarantinos NYC & Plato Zorba with DJ Foggy Notion spinning vinyl between sets! Sponsored by Bettie’s Bombshells. FREE & open to the public!
8:00pm – “POINT BREAK LIVE!” / THE BARONET THEATER – The classic film with live soundtrack by Great White Caps! Full bar for adults & snack bar for all ages. $10 admission includes popcorn & soft drink.