New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Glen Burtnik To Headline Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011 Celebration

The city of Asbury Park is excited to announce the launch of its Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011 Celebration on November 18 with a special fundraising concert at the Stone Pony.  Headlined by popular singer-songwriter and former Styx band member Glen Burtnik, the concert will kick-off what will be a year-long celebration of the city's rich musical heritage happening in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution's New Harmonies exhibit coming to Asbury Park in March 2011.

Burtnik, known for his rock-opera compositions and role in "Beatlemania" as Paul McCartney, will be joined on the legendary Stone Pony stage by the city's former mayor, and notable Asbury Park musician, Kevin Sanders and his band, The Mayor's Players.  Popular performers who call Asbury's music venues home, including Outside the Box, will also join Burtnik as the evening's special guests.  City officials are looking forward to announcing additional plans for the Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011 Celebration to the Stone Pony crowd on November 18.

The Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011 concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.  General admission is $50.00 and VIP tickets are $100.00.  Interested parties can reserve tickets now via Ticketmaster ( and 800-745-3000) or by calling the Stone Pony box office at 732-502-0600.