New Jersey Stage

Monday, March 7, 2011

GRAMMY MUSEUM TO CO-PRODUCE "NEW HARMONIES" CONCERT ON MARCH 13 AT PARAMOUNT THEATRE

(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Additional details have been announced for the Sunday, March 13 program: "New Harmonies: Celebrating Asbury Park's Music Heritage," a concert taking place at the city's Paramount Theatre on the boardwalk.  Co-produced by the Los Angeles-based GRAMMY Museum and The Asbury Park Music Heritage Committee, the concert will bring together a wide-range of Asbury Park musicians from the genres of Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Soul and Rock-n-Roll.

"As a Jersey Shore native, I am proud to join with the Asbury Park Music Heritage Committee in presenting the rich and diverse music of Asbury Park," said Bob Santelli, Executive Director at the GRAMMY Museum.  "As someone who has grown up with many of the musicians that will perform Sunday night, it is my pleasure to be a part of such an important musical event."

The concert is to celebrate the Smithsonian Institute's "New Harmonies: American Roots Music" exhibit that opens on Saturday, March 12 at the Asbury Park Public Library (500 1st Avenue, Asbury Park).  The exhibit will run through April.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the event are available through Ticketmaster, the Stone Pony Box Office (732-502-0600), and at the door on the evening of the event.  Tickets are available for $25 and $40.  All proceeds from the event will benefit The Asbury Park Oral History Project, a new initiative designed to collect the personal stories of the Shore's prominent musicians, songwriters and music industry legends.

"This event marks the first production of its kind and it is our pleasure to celebrate the city's great musical legacy," said Eileen Chapman, concert organizer from The Asbury Park Music Heritage Committee.  "We're thrilled with the caliber of artists that will be on stage at The Paramount Theater."

Artists scheduled to appear include:
Max Weinberg of the E Street Band
Bobby Bandiera of Bon Jovi
Steve Forbert
Tyron McAllister and the Gospel choir
Vini Lopez and Steel Mill
Billy Hector and Friends
Chico Rouse and Friends
Richard Morris and Friends
Nicky Addeo and Friends
And other special guests

For more information about "Celebrating Asbury Park's Music Heritage," visit http://www.asburyparkmusic.org/


About New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music and Asbury Park Music Heritage Committee:
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. The exhibition in Asbury Park is free and open to the public, seven days a week from March 12 to April 17.  To learn more about New Harmonies, visit www.MuseumOnMainstreet.org.

In conjunction with the exhibition, Asbury Park is creating a year-long series of events that embrace the rich musical heritage of the city.  The celebration, Asbury Park: Where Music Lives, will include concerts, plays, art exhibitions, educational programs, lectures, films and more.  The Arts Coalition of Asbury Park (ArtsCAP) played an integral role in bringing New Harmonies to the city and worked with the Musical Heritage Steering Committee to help plan and program city-wide events.    For a full schedule of events, please visit www.AsburyParkMusic.org.


About The GRAMMY Museum:
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music - the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within L.A. LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.