Get ready for a big weekend of films, live performances, and panel discussions. It's the third annual Asbury Park Music and Film Festival. There are plenty of heavy hitters performing this year: Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny, The Upstage Allstar Jam and  Mike + the Mechanics to name a few.

Plus tons of great films including the world premiere of Just Before The Dawn, a documentary about the famous Upstage Club, narrated by our very own Big Joe Henry.

Below is the full schedule of what's going on at this year's festival, starting Thursday, April 20. The events below that are in bold are the ones Big Joe is a part of or planning to attend. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Music:

  • Thursday, April 20  - Teddy Midnight - 8:00 pm - Wonder Bar

  • Friday, April 21 - Matt O'Ree Band - 7:30 pm - Stone Pony
  • Friday, April 21 - Robert Randolph & the Family Band - 9:00 pm - Stone Pony
  • Friday, April 21 - Lucky Chops - 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm - Wonder Bar
  • Friday, April 21 - Front & Center Taping and Performance - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul - 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - House of Independents
  • Friday, April 21 - Front & Center - Special Television Taping - Mike + the Mechanics - 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm - House of Independents

  • Saturday, April 22 - Big Joe Henry's LIVE Broadcast - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Convention Hall
  • Saturday, April 22 - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul - 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Paramount Theatre
  • Saturday, April 22 - Me First and the Gimme Gimmes - 8:20 pm - 1:50 am - Stone Pony
  • Saturday, April 22 - Rainbow Full of Sound with Mark Karan from Ratdog - 8:00 pm - 12:00 am - Wonder Bar
  • Saturday, April 22 - Quincy Mumford James Brown Tribute - 9:00 pm - 10:15 pm - House of Independents
  • Saturday, April 22 - Asbury Late Night - The Battery Electric, The Cold Seas, and Geez Louise - 10:30 pm - 1:30 am - House of Independents

  • Sunday, April 23 - Big Joe Henry's LIVE Broadcast - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Convention Hall
  • Sunday, April 23 - Beatles Day Featuring Marshall Crenshaw & Members of the Weeklings - 2:30 pm - Paramount Theatre
  • Sunday, April 23 - Preservation Hall Jazz Band / Mikaela Davis - 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm - Paramount Theatre
  • Sunday, April 23 - Lakehouse Music Fest - 1:00 pm - 4:00pm - Wonder Bar
  • Sunday, April 23 - DR. YUSKEVICH - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Wonder Bar
  • Sunday, April 23 - Find Your Groove plus Q&A with Mike Kirk - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - House of Independents
  • Sunday, April 23 - Danny Clinch & Friends - 10:15 pm - House of Independents

The Films:

  • Thursday, April 20 - Late Blossom Blues: The Leo "Bud" Welch Story - Music Performace by Leo Bud Welch - 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm - APYC / Langosta Lounge

  • Friday, April 21 - World Premiere of Just Before The Dawn, Q&A with Tom Jones, The Upstage Jam with the Upstage All Stars & Southside Johnny - 7:30 pm - Paramount Theatre

  • Saturday, April 22 - Local Legends presented by the Asbury Park Boardwalk - 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Paramount Theatre
  • Saturday, April 22 - Finding Joseph I & Q&A with HR - 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - House of Independents
  • Saturday, April 22 - Dylan Archives II - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm - House of Independents
  • Saturday, April 22 - Get On Up screening with Quincy Mumford James Brown Tribute - 6:15 pm - 8:35 pm - House of Independents
  • Saturday, April 22 - David Fricke Presents Front and Center Interview with Pink Floyd's Nick Mason (Previously Recorded) at Transparent: A Danny Clinch Gallery - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - The Asbury Hotel
  • Saturday, April 22 - What We Did Was Secret - 12:30 pm - 2:05 pm - Salt Studios
  • Saturday, April 22 - The Long Way Back: The Story of Todd Z Man - 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Salt Studios
  • Saturday, April 22 - Nihao Hamtai - Magma, First Chinese Tour 12:00 pm - 1:26 pm- Night Bird Song: The Incandescent Life of Thomas Chapin 2:00 pm - 3:36 pm - Family Torn 4:00 pm - Eggs and Soldiers 4:09 pm - Parlor Gallery
  • Saturday, April 22 - The Singers Tale 12:00 pm - The Nerds: A Rocumentary 12:14 pm - The Other Side of Love 12:30 pm - The Pines 12:47 pm - Art629
  • Saturday, April 22 - Where do the Seasons get their Names 12:53 pm - Boujeloud: Father of Skins 1:00 pm - Almost Boss: The Longest Running Tribute Band in History 1:45 pm - Art629
  • Saturday, April 22 - Hearing is Believing 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm - A Symphony of Hope 2:15 pm - 3:41 pm - The Saint
  • Saturday, April 22 - Sound City 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm - The Lakehouse Academy

  • Sunday, April 23 - Imagine Film plus discussion with Andrew Solt 1:00 pm - Paramount Theatre
  • Sunday, April 23 - Morricone Youth scores Mad Max LIVE - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - House of Independents
  • Sunday, April 23 - Father John Misty - Pure Comedy 1:30 pm - Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live from The Fox Oakland 2:00 pm - The Young Directors Panel 3:45 pm - The Asbury Hotel
  • Sunday, April 23 - Kuzola, Songs of the Roots 12:30 pm - On The Sly: In Search of The Family Stone 2:15 pm - Salt Studios
  • Sunday, April 23 - Local Legends presented by the Asbury Park Boardwalk - 3:45 pm - Salt Studios

Panel Discussions:

  • Saturday, April 22 - Bob Santelli Presents "A Conversation with Max Weinberg" - 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm - House of Independents
  • Saturday, April 22 - Women in the Arts Panel - 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Parlor Gallery
  • Saturday, April 22 - Sound City Panel moderated by Rich Russo - 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm - The Lakehouse Academy

  • Sunday, April 23 - Beatles Panel with Andres Solt - 4:00 pm - Wonder Bar

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