SEA BRIGHT – A celebration of the progress made since Super Storm Sandy hit town is being held by the Businesses of Sea Bright at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, on the Sea Bright Public Beach on Ocean Avenue at River Street.
The business organization is sponsoring a free concert with the B-Street Band, featuring special guest Vinnie Maddog Lopez, a former Bruce Springsteen band member.
The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. with an opening act by Cat London & Friends. Admission is free and open to all ages. The first 500 attendees will be given a free T-shirt. There will be free raffles for bicycles and gift certificates to various Sea Bright retailers and eating establishments.
The B-Street Band is the original tribute band to Bruce Springsteen and will perform Springsteen favorites as well as dance music. Selections will include music from the legendary Roy Orbinson, Billy Joel, ‘70s disco, Motown, Tom Petty and John Mellencamp.
B-Street Band, originally known as Backstreets, was formed May 1980 in Asbury Park by musicians Will Forte and the late Bob Chipak. Since that time, the top-drawing band has performed from Maine to the Bahamas for well over 3 million people.
Cat London is a hot, popular Shore band.
The Businesses of Sea Bright is an organization that promotes and furthers the public appeal of Sea Bright. It promotes higher business standards and encourages cooperation among the retail businesses, restaurants and beach clubs.
Many Sea Bright businesses have reopened since Sandy.