New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

GLEN BURTNIK JOINED BY CELEBRATED MUSICIANS FOR ASBURY PARK FUNDRAISING CONCERT

(ASBURY PARK, NJ)-– The city of Asbury Park has revealed the line-up of musical guests that will join headlining-performer Glen Burtnik on November 18 at the legendary Stone Pony. A fundraising event for Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011, the concert will kick-off what will be a year-long celebration of the city's rich musical heritage happening in conjunction with New Harmonies, a Smithsonian exhibition, coming to Asbury Park in March 2011.

Burtnik will be joined on the legendary Stone Pony stage by acting band members Marc Muller, Sarah Tomek, Eric Safka and Jeannette Jones. A guitar phenomenon, Marc Muller is a celebrated musician that has shared the stage with some of the music industry's best, including Shania Twain, Elton John, Dr. John, Carly Simon and countless others.  Tomek, a bright young drummer, has performed with local legends Lance Larson, Jerzy Jung and Jon Bon Jovi.  Keyboardist Eric Safka of the Matt O'Ree Band and bassist Jeannette Jones, a New York hard-rock veteran, will round out Burtnik's band for the evening.

In addition to the city's former mayor, Kevin Sanders, and his band The Mayor's Players, special guests Outside the Box, Victory Gin, Christine Martucci, George Wirth and Emily Grove, will also join Burtnik for the fundraising concert.  Martucci, renowned for appearances on both VH1 and MTV, and winner of Asbury Park Music Award's Top Female Vocalist and Top Local Release, will contribute soulful and powerful vocals.  Wirth, a singer-songwriter celebrated for his intimate storytelling, and Grove, a rising voice in the industry, will add to the musical diversity on stage.In addition, Burtnik promises a few surprise guests may round out the evening at the Stone Pony.

The Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011 concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.General admission is $20.00 and VIP tickets are $100.00.Interested parties can reserve tickets now via Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000) or by calling the Stone Pony box office at 732-502-0600.

The November-18 fundraising concert is sponsored by the Asbury Park Press.To learn more about Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011, please visit www.asburyparkmusic2011.com.  The New Jersey tour of New Harmonies, a Smithsonian exhibition, is made possible by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.To learn more, please visit http://www.museumonmainstreet.org.

About Asbury Park Musical Heritage 2011
In 2011, the city of Asbury Park will be the first urban city to display New Harmonies, a traveling Smithsonian exhibition.  In conjunction with the exhibition, Asbury Park will create a year-long series of events that embrace the rich musical heritage of the city.The celebration is expected to include concerts, plays, art exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, films and more.To learn more, please visit jhttp://www.asburyparkmusic2011.com.