Somers Point Beach Concert Series garners national spotlight

Somers Point has the top outdoor concert series in the country.

That’s at least according to the current voting on USA Today’s Readers Choice Awards.

The Somers Point Beach Concert Series is currently atop the leaderboard, besting venues from North Carolina, California, Colorado and Chicago, Illinois.

Known for its unique, magical and world-class concerts on a small-town beach, the concert series has been praised for its diverse and incredible lineup. 

The concerts run from June 14 through Sept. 6, with a lineup that caters to all music lovers, spanning genres from classic rock to R&B and tribute bands.

It even features Grammy-award-winning recording artists, adding a touch of prestige to the already impressive roster. 

A special reunion party on the Fourth of July, hosted by Eddie & the Cruisers, will feature John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band from the original soundtrack.

The recognition by USA Today readers is a testament to the Somers Point community’s unwavering commitment to providing high-quality, accessible entertainment. 

The nationwide survey pays tribute to the commitment and dedicated work of the coordinators, artists and community members who support Somers Point Beach Concerts. It also indicates that the concert series isn’t just a local favorite but a national treasure.

CLICK HERE to vote for Somers Point Beach Concert Series as 2024’s Best Outdoor Concert Series.

Voting is open until noon May 13. The Top 10 will be announced May 22.

The Somers Point Concert Series runs from 7 to 10 p.m. every Friday from June 14 to Sept. 6 at Morrow Beach, 800 Bay Ave.

Admission is free.

Bywater Call: Americana/Canadian Roots Rock & Jam with Southern Soul


The Billy Walton Band with Destinee Monroe: Jersey Shore Rock & Soul Guitar Hero.


The Dane Anthony Band: Rock, Motown, Funk, Disco, Soul & Blues 


John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band: Celebrate Somers Point’s Legacy of Eddie & the Cruisers. Hear “Darkside,” “Wild Summer Nights,” “Tender Years.”


Waylon Thibodeaux & Ben Levin at the piano with Danny Eyer Mardi Gras in July: World Class Cajun Fiddler & Bourbon Street entertainer. New Orleans Party Music.


Ladies Night Double Header Dana Fuchs: Off Broadway’s “Across the Universe” to the Beatles and her songs on the Billboard charts.


The Phantom Blues Band with special guest Curtis Salgado: Multi-Grammy Award Winners, Soul Blues and BMA Award Winners
With Heather “Lil Mama’ Hardy on the funky fiddle


The Tony Mart Legacy Last Waltz: Starring the Radiators’ Dave Malone, Bonerama’s Mark Mullins, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bob Margolin & Johnny Sansone doing the original songs from the Martin Scorsese movie.

AUG. 2

Tom Hambridge & the Rattlesnakes: Pre-eminent Nashville producer of the Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Susan Tedeschi
Kevin Pakuli Americana Outlaw Country


Third World: One of the greatest and most popular reggae bands in the world: “Now That We Found Love,” “Try Jah Love,” “96 Degrees in the Shade.”

AUG 16

Wildflower: 70s Night at Tony Mart’s with original members who played Somers Point in 1970. Popular horn band sounds of Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire & Philly Funk
E Street Shuffle: Premier Springsteen Tribute Band.

AUG 23

Jimmy Carpenter Band: Saxophone Star & Musical Director the Big Easy Cruise, New Orleans Party Music.

AUG 30

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: One of the greatest blues rockers in the world, four time BB King Entertainer of the Year.


Tony Mart All-Stars: Red Classic Rock, Country Rock, New Wave Dance Party

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