One of the biggest events in New Jersey deserves the biggest host. Big Joe Henry set the stage for the 2016 Belmar/Lake Cuomo St. Patrick's Day festivities by kicking off the festivities from one of the most eclectic Irish venues on the Jersey Shore, the Celtic Cottage!

Big Joe was playing Jersey's favorite hits and even had a few surprise guests! Big Joe was joined during his broadcast by none other than legendary NJ musician, Bobby Bandiera! And what would a St. Patrick's celebration be without some Irish music? Big Joe also had a live performance from the Ocean County Emerald Society Pipes and Drums band as well. See them perform in the YouTube clip below.

From the broadcast, Big Joe and the N101.5 crew headed over to the parade route in Belmar to celebrate in style!

Check out all the sights from the day's events in the photo gallery above!

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