The B52s, Demi Lovato Play Stone Pony In Asbury Park June 16, 17

The B52s, Demi Lovato Play Stone Pony In Asbury Park June 16, 17

It’s called North to Shore, and it’s a tri-city festival held between Asbury, Atlantic City and Newark over three weekends in June.

North to Shore is organized by Gov. Phil and First Lady Tammy Murphy in conjunction with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. This is the first time the government or a New Jersey governor has hosted a multi-city, month-long music and arts festival like this.

North to Shore has also landed some big names: As of March 15, booked performers include Halsey (she’s performing in Newark), Demi Lovato and MONSTA X, Santana (he plays in Newark), the B52s, Alanis Morissette with Aimee Mann, Bill Burr, Jay Wheeler, Stephen Colbert with Jim Gaffigan, Marisa Monte, Natalie Merchant, The Smithereens, Gavin DeGraw, Colbie Caillat, Brian Fallon and local that Jersey Shore band Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes.

Smaller, local tasks will also be performed. In total, there will be 50+ live music clubs and other venues as part of the festival. There will also be stand-up comedy shows, film screenings and tech events spanning three weekends in June.

According to a press release from the office of Gov. Murphy, the North to Shore festival promises “thought-provoking conversations with leaders in business, technology and clean energy.”

Tickets for the North to Shore Festival go on sale Friday, March 17 at Not all ticket prices have been determined.

Newark (June 21–25): All shows in Newark…

Asbury Park Mayor John Moor and Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small are with Gov. Murphy on Monday to announce the festival.

“Asbury Park has a wonderful arts scene — and while we’re known for our music history, we’re also home to many creators in all art forms including film, dance, theater and visual arts,” Moor said. “We are grateful to be one of three cities to partner with them for the North to Shore Festival that highlights art, innovation and creativity.”

Local producers and arts organizations in all three cities are invited to apply for funding to stage events that showcase their city’s unique cultural community. Applications will be accepted until March 24 at

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