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Rock Against Dementia Asbury Park To Take Place At Wonder Bar

originally published: 02/27/2018

Rock Against Dementia Asbury Park To Take Place At Wonder Bar(ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- Rock Against Dementia Asbury Park will take place on Sunday, March 25th at the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park.  There will be performances by:  Sophia Montalbano, Rose Lees, and James Sleeman Trio; Dave Vargo,  Neal Masty & Friends, Pamela Flores, the Vic Della Pello Band, and a tribute to Glen Campbell by Billy Simmons.   A raffle will be held for a brand new Epiphone Custom Riviera P93 Electric Guitar list price over $900 - Autographed by Asbury Park icon, Southside Johnny.

The guitar is currently on display at Russo's Music (619 Lake Avenue) in Asbury Park. Drawing will be held in New York City at the Alive Inside Foundation headquarters. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at Russo’s Music or online.

Area musicians are donating their time and talent to raise funds to support the mission of the Alive Inside Foundation and locally to expand a new non-profit program that connects Youth to Elders living with dementia using Music as the bridge to connection – called “Connection Thru Music”.  Tickets $15 can be purchased at the Door or online at:

The Asbury Park event is one among over 80+ locations set for the weekend of March 24/25 from all over the US and on 3 continents.   The goal of the Worldwide Rock Against Dementia Event, is to increase awareness of the impact of the rising incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia and the need to support organizations that provide respite services, reduce stigma and build hope for families dealing with the challenges of living with dementia in a positive way.

Proceeds from the day’s event will go to benefit the Alive Inside Coalition and local non-profit partner Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey.   Inspired by the award winning documentary Alive Inside about the power of music and its ability to connect those with dementia to sense of self and to memories otherwise lost, “Connection Thru Music” trains and supervises young volunteers to visit elders living at home with dementia; learn their life story and share their favorite music. This leads to a deep sense of empathy in the students, increased joy & connection for the elders with dementia and provides hope their families.  

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Caregiver Volunteers of Central Jersey has offices in Toms River and Freehold. The non-profit manages volunteers to provide services at no cost to elders living at home to help them remain independent.  It runs an Alzheimer’s Respite Program that provides a weekly “time out” for family caregivers of a loved one with dementia.  For more information, visit

Event Sponsors include:  Arbor Terrace of Middletown/Shrewsbury & Chelsea Senior Living; Wonder Bar Sponsor: Harrogate  Other sponsors include-Lakehouse Music, Russo Music, Homecare Assistance; Dental Home Services, Holisticare Hospice and UMH Communities/HomeWorks.

ROCK AGAINST DEMENTIA worldwide was conceived & developed in Cleveland, Oh. USA in March 2014 at a screening of the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Documentary film ‘Alive Inside’, to support the mission of the Alive Inside Foundation and held globally for the first time in 2016.   Rock Against Dementia events in 2017 occurred in 62 Cities across 12 Countries. This year the number of locations holding events is expected to be in 22 countries with new events are being added every day!  Globally organized by the Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign.   

The US Lead event in 2018 is being organized by the Alive Inside Foundation at at The Cutting Room in New York City on Friday, March 23, 2018.   The Alive Inside Foundation is non-profit, our "Coalition of the Caring" is dedicated to healing loneliness and disconnection in all our lives, especially in the lives of the very young and the very old. They partner with communities to connect the generations and shift our relationship with life, aging and growing up.  

The Wonder Bar is located on Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

State Theatre Presents Diana Krall: Turn Up the Quiet Tour
(NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents Diana Krall live in concert as part of her Turn Up The Quiet World Tour on Friday, October 12 at 8:00pm. Tickets range from $43-$153.50.  This concert will feature songs from Diana Krall’s stunning new album, Turn Up The Quiet, out now on Verve Records as well as a mix of some fan favorites. 
Kean Stage Presents The Manhattan Transfer
(UNION, NJ) -- Going strong after more than 45 years, Grammy Award winner The Manhattan Transfer, with tenor vocals from Kean University alumnus Alan Paul '71, will captivate Kean Stage audiences with their distinctive four-part harmonies at Enlow Recital Hall on Sunday, September 30 at 3:00pm.
3rd Annual North Jersey Indie Rock Festival
(JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival returns to Jersey City on October 6. Presented by Mint 400 Records and Sniffling Indie Kids, the festival includes acts from those labels and Little Dickman Records, Rhyme and Reason Records, and State Champion Records.  The festival takes place at White Eagle Hall. Doors are at 4:00pm and the music starts at 4:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Bobby McFerrin To Kick Off the 125th Season Of Princeton University Concerts
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- On Friday, September 21, 2018 at 7:30pm, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning artist Bobby McFerrin launches Princeton University Concerts’ (“PUC”) 125th Anniversary Season in a special event performance at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall. The concert will feature McFerrin alongside members of his a cappella group Gimme5 in a program titled “ Circlesongs ” -- an evening of spontaneous music-making through shared improvised sound, in a language growing out of tribal chant and sacred music. 
The Dryden Ensemble Presents Bach Cantata Fest
(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Dryden Ensemble will present a Bach Cantata Fest on Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 6587 Upper York Road, Solebury, Pennsylvania, and on Sunday, October 21 at 3:00pm at Miller Chapel, located on the campus of Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey. Tickets are $25 for general admission and free to students with an ID. They may be purchased at the door or online at

“Here’s Lucie!” Lucie Arnaz LIVE! at the PNC Bank Arts Center
Even though the weather outside Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center is cloudy with some light intermittent drizzle this Wednesday, September 12, 2018 afternoon, the venue’s stage is still shining brightly with talent thanks to a live performance by television, film, and stage actress/singer Lucie Arnaz!
Mike Aiken Talks About Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch At RVCC
(BRANCHBURG, NJ) -- Raritan Valley Community College presents Aiken & Friends Fest, North Branch on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22.  The three-day event will feature a number of different musical shows by Mike Aiken, as well as other solo artists and groups.  
Virtuoso Jazz Violinist Jean-Luc Ponty LIVE! at the Newton Theatre
It’s a warm but lovely Aug. 23, 2018 evening here in Newton, NJ. After enjoying some hand-dipped Cliff’s ice cream from the window at Hayek Market, we march up Spring Street looking forward to hearing some world-class jazz at one of the Garden State’s favorite concert venues, The Newton Theatre.
An Interview with Bernie Williams
Four-time World Series Champion and Latin Grammy-Nominated guitarist and composer Bernie Williams will perform with his All-Star Band at the Jersey Shore this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at The Grunin Center of the Arts in Toms River, NJ!
“Unleash the Love” The Beach Boys LIVE! at The Great Auditorium
So what were you doing at 8:18 pm on 8/18/18? Well, we’re not sure what you were up to, but we know that on that hot August night, we were listening to “America’s Band” — The Beach Boys — and watching them “Unleash the Love” while performing their incredible catalog of hits at Ocean Grove NJ’s Great Auditorium!

Event calendar
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018


ELI YOUNG BAND WITH CODY BRYAN @ The Stone Pony, Asbury Park - 7:00pm

CELTIC THUNDER X @ Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC), Morristown - 8:00pm

Lost 80's Live @ State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick - 8:00pm

Citizen Cope @ The Newton Theatre, Newton - 8:00pm

ICON 2018: ELIMINATION ROUND 2 @ Hamilton Stage @ Union County Performing Arts Center (UCPAC), Rahway - 8:00pm

Linda Eder @ Count Basie Center For The Arts, Red Bank - 8:00pm

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones @ Lizzie Rose Music Room, Tuckerton - 7:30pm


Souvenir @ Surflight Theatre, Beach Haven - 2:00pm and 8:00pm

East Lynne Theater Company presents SILENT SKY @ First Presbyterian Church (Cape May), Cape May - 8:00pm

The Shuck @ Cape May Stage, Cape May - 7:30pm

Auditions for Seussical at CDC Theatre @ CDC Theatre, Cranford - 7:00pm

Playhouse 22's Third-Thursday Play Reading Series @ Playhouse 22, East Brunswick - 7:30pm

West End Festival of the Arts- Opening Reception @ West End Arts Center, Long Branch - 6:00pm

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest @ Black Box PAC, Teaneck - 8:00pm

Brick City @ Premiere Stages at Kean University, Union - 8:00pm


New Jersey Film Festival @ Ruth Adams Building #001, New Brunswick - 6:00pm


Crybaby Matinee: The Triplets of Belleville @ Hopewell Theater, Hopewell - 11:00am

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