Mayor Mark A. Smith announced that the City of Bayonne will present the Summer Sounds by the Bay concerts most Wednesdays, from June 25 through August 27, at 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. The first concert in July will take place on Tuesday, July 1, beginning at 4:00 p.m., weather permitting, as part of the festivities planned for municipal inauguration day. Otherwise, the concert series will take place on Wednesdays. The concerts will be held at the amphitheater on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park, which is located between Avenue A and Newark Bay. In previous years, there were only eight Summer Sounds concerts. With two additional nights of free music added for 2014, the following ten concerts have been scheduled for this summer:
Wednesday, June 25 – CANCELLED
Back by popular demand, The Cameos open this year’s extended Summer by the
Sea Concert Series. With two additional nights of free music, this Summer
of fun will begin early and stretch throughout late August starting with The
Cameos’ sparkling renditions of your favorite golden oldies. So bring your
flat tops and your doo-wops and help us make 2014 our best year yet!
Tuesday, July 1
Musical Entertainment followed by a Fireworks Show
Musical entertainment will begin at 4:00 p.m. At dark, after the concert, at approximately 9:15 p.m., Garden State Fireworks will launch Bayonne’s annual fireworks show in celebration of American Independence, weather permitting. Note: The rain date for both the concert and the fireworks will be Wednesday, July 2.
Wednesday, July 9
It’s pure over-the-top entertainment when The Nerds come to Bayonne,
bringing the sand and boardwalk atmosphere of the Jersey Shore to Newark
Bay. Playing the hits of classic rock and roll, The Nerds deliver an
exciting, edgy, and totally fun show. Break your glasses, fix them with a
band aid, and come out to enjoy New Jersey’s zaniest bunch of cover rock
stars – The Nerds!
Wednesday July 16
The Flying Mueller Brothers
Ladies and gentlemen and kids of all ages! Get ready to sit back and enjoy a
three ring circus of entertainment you’ll get when The Flying Mueller
Brothers come to town. Getting an audience involved in the show like no one
else can, they will have you out of your seat and tapping your feet from the
opening marching band sequence to the last encore. When they’re done
playing, you’ll be exhausted from the fun that is The Flying Mueller
Wednesday, July 23
The Cameos (rescheduled from June 25)
Back by popular demand, The Cameos will offer sparkling renditions of your favorite golden oldies. So bring your flat tops and your doo-wops and help us make 2014 our best year yet. The Cameos were scheduled to perform earlier this season, when the threat of inclement weather caused their first date to be cancelled. The City of Bayonne is happy to reschedule them for July 23.
Wednesday, July 30
Larry Chance and the Earls
Let’s remember the Golden Age of rock n’ roll once again as Larry Chance and
the Earls present an encore performance of last year’s fabulous show. With
a dazzling combination of his all time hits and colossal showmanship, Larry
Chance brings a Las Vegas-quality show direct to our breezy venue. Sit
back, relax and prepare to be entertained by pop music royalty, Larry
Chance and the Earls.
Wednesday, August 6
“See You In September,” “I’ve Got Rhythm” and “Go Away Little Girl” are just
a few of the blockbuster hits recorded by this week’s star attraction, The
Happenings. Featuring the unfailing, stellar lead vocals of Bob Miranda,
their unforgettably unique style is truly an important part of the
soundtrack of our lives. It’s a can’t miss opportunity to hear and enjoy
the singular vocal magic of Bob Miranda and The Happenings. Be there or be
Wednesday, August 13
The Motor City Revue
Motown maniacs – it’s your turn as The Motor City Revue revs up all the
great sounds of Hitsville, USA as they recreate that signature Motown sound.
You will not stop smiling all night long as you are treated to hit after hit
after hit by the likes of The Temptations, The Four Tops, and Diana Ross and
The Supremes, all courtesy of the unequalled talent of The Motor City Revue.
Wednesday, August 20
The Mahoney Brothers
The Bayonne Senior Orchestra
It’s the 50th anniversary of the British Invasion, and how better to
commemorate that earth changing event than with The Mahoney Brothers Beatles
Show. From “Meet The Beatles” to “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Band,” you’ll experience an eerily precise replication of The Fab Four in
their various musical phases via the tremendous talent of The Mahoney
Brothers. Plus special opening act: Enjoy the sing-along sounds of The
Bayonne Senior Orchestra.
Wednesday, August 27
T-Bone Shuffle Band
The Bayonne Summer Sounds by the Bay concert series concludes with a double
bill featuring the blues artistry of the T-Bone Shuffle Band followed by the
pop music styling’s of Jazzique, as they return to our stage. Both bands
are comprised of local talent and promise to present a great show wrapping
up this year’s terrific schedule.
The Summer Sounds by the Bay concerts are sponsored by Inserra Shop-Rite Supermarkets. The City of Bayonne would welcome additional sponsors for the concert series and other future events. On concert days, in the event of inclement weather, please call 201-471-7590, or visit www.bayonnerec.com, to check on the status of that night’s concert.