Jersey Rock Feature of the Week: Asbury Underground
Asbury Underground is a full day of art, music, comedy, and spoken word. The event features over 80 performances from over 100 musicians and 50 visual artists, 2 hours of spoken word and 3 hours of comedy at a number of art galleries and local businesses in downtown Asbury Park.
The 10th edition of Asbury Underground hits The City By The Sea on Saturday 10/14. It all kicks off at Lakehouse Music Academy at 12 noon with a performance from The Lakehouse Music Pros. What follows is a crawl through 24 venues, traversing art galleries, coffee houses, vapor bars, clothing stores, and much more. There will literally be a Jersey Rock artist around every corner and many opportunities to view striking visual art exhibits. It’s also a great opportunity to support the many privately owned local businesses that populate Asbury Park. 22 of the participating venues will have original art for sale. The entire event is FREE.
Check out the Asbury Underground schedule and map HERE.
From 1pm to 4pm DJ’s Delights, located at 620 Mattison Avenue, will host The Asbury Underground Comedy Stage. The comedy event will be hosted by Jess Alaimo and will feature performances from 18 different comics. More info HERE.
The crawl will culminate in a concert at House Of Independents around 7 pm with performances from Stringbean And The Boardwalk Social Club, Levy & The Oaks, The Morgan Freemasons, and The Tom’as Doncke Band. This show is also FREE. More info HERE.
An after party will rock The Asbury Hotel from 9pm to Midnight (or later). The event will feature performances from a number of “Underground” musical guests and DJ’s. The Zach Westfall Group and Accidental Seabirds will also perform. Like all the other Asbury Underground events before it, the after party is FREE. More info HERE.
Asbury Underground will also feature 2 charity locations:
The Surfrider Stage at Fitness Lifestyles (614 Cookman Ave) will have 7 bands performing all afternoon. Donations will be accepted for The Surfrider Foundation.
The Capitoline Basment (639 Cookman Ave) will host “The Dispersion Art Show.” Approximately 20 artists will donate their talent to raise money for Waves For Water.
Asbury Undergound is a “No Frills” event. While it does not include a guided tour, there are a number of ways to stay on top of everything that is going on. Check out the full schedule and venue map at asburyunderground.com. There’s also an app that includes up-to-date info and a radio feature playing tracks from the artists performing on the crawl.
Download the Asbury Undergound app for Android HERE.
Download the Asbury Undergound app for Apple HERE.
Tune to Jersey Rock on 95.9 The Rat on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:30 pm to hear cuts from some of the artists performing at Asbury Underground. Event founder Pat Schiavino will call in to the show each night to provide details about the event.
Learn more at asburyunderground.com.