Stephen G Barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 23 09:34:06 PDT 2009

Come see The Barbone Street Jazz band in concert at the famed Ocean  
City NJ Music pier on Wednesday, August 26, 8 to 10 PM. Bargain priced  
at $10 admission. Listeners and dancers are welcome. Last year we drew  
about 700 people at this venue. It seats about 800 and we look forward  
to a full house. We are back this year by popular demand. sponsored by  
our friends at the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. It is a great, air  
conditioned venue at Moorlyn Terrace and Boardwalk, extending some 300  
feet out into the Atlantic Ocean. One of only 2 such venues in the USA.

The Ocean City Music Pier dates back to 1928 when construction began  
to create a new concert hall for the community that had just lost a  
large portion of the boardwalk to a fire in 1927.  The Music Pier that  
you see today was dedicated on July 4, 1929 with much fanfare.  The  
Music Pier lived up to its name with the Municipal Orchestra  
entertaining crowds twice a day, seven days a week.  It was an Ocean  
City destination then as it is today.

The Music Pier is an entertainment venue suitable for a great variety  
of shows from stand up comedy to musicals, and from soloists to the  
Ocean City Pops orchestra, and to the Barbone Street Jazz Band.   
Nationally renowned musicians and music groups make appearances at the  
Music Pier and various pageants call the Music Pier their home  
including the Miss New Jersey pageant.  The Ocean City Pops has a  
summer concert series from July through October that showcases the  
beautiful music of the orchestra as well as special guest appearances  
from critically acclaimed entertainers.

We are thrilled to be back again as the venue has wonderful acoustics  
and a highly professional sound and lighting crew which makes us both  
sound and look good. It energizes our band and the audience,  
consisting of people from about 8 to 80 years old. Our concert theme  

Hope to see you there.


Steve Barbone


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