The 5th Annual Jammin for Jaclyn Benefit rocks the Sayreville Knights of Columbus on Saturday 4/21 to aid 2 area cancer patients. Admission is a minimum donation of $25 at the door. The event features performances from 12 live acts, a complimentary buffet from over 60 eateries, 50/50, door prizes, and more! Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear tracks from 3 of the bands performing at the event: Jake Tavill & The ICBB, The Nick Ryan Band, and The Taylor Tote Band. Co-Founder/Organizer Michael Squillace will call in to the show each night!
For 30 years Bob Makin's "Makin Waves" column has shined the spotlight on local music talent. That achievement will be celebrated with a 12-hour music extravaganza at The Wonder Bar in Asbury Park on Saturday 3/31! 95.9 The Rat will be on the scene for The Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Party, which benefits The Asbury Park Music Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Asbury Park. Tune to Jersey Rock this week to hear from 3 of the acts playing the concert. Sutton Thomas calls in Tuesday at 11:30 pm, Nalani & Sarina call in Wednesday at 11:30 pm, and Gene Potts from Colossal Street Jam will call in Thursday at 11:30 pm!
The 10th edition of Asbury Underground takes over the city by the sea on Saturday 10/14 from noon to midnight! The FREE event is a crawl through 24 Asbury Park venues with over 80 performances from over 100 musicians and 50 visual artists, 2 hours of spoken word and 3 hours of comedy. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to learn more about the event. Founder Pat Schiavino will call in each night and we'll rock tracks from 3 of the Asbury Underground artists!
The Colts Neck Rockfest celebrates its 10th Anniversary with 2 days of great local music 9/22 & 9/23 at Bucks Mill Park in Colts Neck! On Friday 9/22 Tom Hanley will host the "Battle of the Young Bands." Steve Hook and Gotts will be on the scene on Saturday 9/23 for an epic 12 hours of music. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm for a preview of the festival featuring The Moroccan Sheepherders, Taylor Tote and Colossal Street Jam!
The Asbury Park Summer Sampler Vol. 2 features 12 awesome local acts. The CD, put out by The Foundation Group, will be available at a record release show and music video shoot at House Of Independents in Asbury Park on Friday 8/25. Lou Panico of The Foundation Group and Levy & The Oaks will call in to Jersey Rock each night this week. Tune to 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear 3 great tracks from The Asbury Park Summer Sampler Vol. 2!
95.9 The Rat’s Jersey Rock Live At The Pier series rocks Pier Village in Long Branch this summer with acoustic performances from awesome local artists! The free, family-friendly, concert series continues on Monday August 7 from 7-9 pm with acoustic performances from Skyeline, Skrizzly Adams, and Mind Riot. Tune to 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear the Live At The Pier artists on Jersey Rock!
While the International Guitar Month celebration continues at wrat.com another event honoring our favorite six-stringed instrument is set to rock House Of Independents in Asbury Park on Friday April 28. Dark City Entertainment and The Saint Present: Celebration of the Guitar. The evening will feature performances from Colossal Street Jam, Kenny Dubman, Frankenstein 3000 and Bitter Crush. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear interviews and songs from the bands celebrating the guitar at House Of Independents this Friday!
The Makin Waves Rock Circus kicks off the Makin Waves 30th Anniversary Concert Series at Roxy and Duke's Roadhouse in Dunellen on 4/21! Performances from Yawn Mower, Black Flamingos, The Paper Jets, and Lowlight will be accompanied by circus acts from Vivi Noir and Vertical Fixation. Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat at 11:30 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a preview of the show!
'Tis the season for holiday specials! This week Jersey Rock will be spreading yuletide cheer with in-studio performances of holiday classics. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night at 11:30pm, Tom Hanley will be joined in studio by a different Jersey Rock artist for an interview and an acoustic performance of their favorite holiday tune. Jersey Rock wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a most excellent Holiday Season!