I'm so excited and proud to announce a terrific film that will premiere at this year's Asbury Music and Film Festival, April 20-23 in Asbury Park.

Just Before The Dawn is a riveting documentary that focuses on the Upstage Club in Asbury Park which helped launch the careers of Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, most of the E Street Band, Southside Johnny, Sonny Kenn and many others. It also focuses on the riots of 1970 in Asbury Park and shines a spotlight on how a divided city came together through the power of its music.

I had the honor and privilege of narrating Just Before The Dawn and I hope you will join me for the world premiere Friday April 21 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. It will be followed by a Jersey all-star jam that promises to be a must-see show for any fan of Jersey music.

That's just one piece of what will be an epic weekend at the 3rd annual Asbury Music and Film Festival. Enjoy other world premieres of films, along with panel discussions, and live music performances throughout the many venues in Asbury Park. If you enjoyed last year's APMFF this one is shaping up to be bigger and better in every way.

And if that wasn't enough to get you excited, it's all for a good cause. The festival will benefit the under served children in Asbury Park by providing music education, instruments and social connection opportunities. Specifically, funds raised through the APMFF will support three programs including Hope Academy, The Hip Hop Institute, and the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Music Camp.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements as we get closer to the big weekend. I can't wait to see you there!

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