Long Branch’s newly constructed Pier Village on Ocean Avenue has recently brought in locals and tourists alike to the this exciting oceanfront attraction just north of Asbury Park. Pier Village integrates beachfront condominium homes with unique shops, restaurants, and diverse nightlife.

Each week, Long Branch draws in crowds of music lovers who enjoy live concerts at the shore. Named "Thursday by the Sea", the concert series takes place every Thursday at 7pm at Festival Plaza located in Pier Village.


Each concert features different genres of music appealing to all types of crowds young and old. Check out the 2013 "Thursday by the Sea" summer concert schedule below.

June 13                  Tim McLoone & The Shirleys
June 20                  Yasgur's Farm
June 27                  British Invasion
July 11                   Motor City Revue
July 18                   The Nerds
July 25                   The Sirius Orchestra
August 1                Jobonanno & The Godsons of Soul
August 8                After The Reign
August 15               Bob Burger Band
August 22               Bob Bandiera Band
August 29               Brian Kirk and The Jirks


Just blocks south of Pier Village, Long Branch holds another annual summer Blues concert series that takes place every Sunday at 7pm at West End Park on Brighton & Ocean Avenues (near the Windmill).

The Long Branch "Blues by the Beach" 2013 summer concert schedule is as follows:

June 9                    Philadelphia Funk
June 23                  Sonny Kenn All Starts
June 30                  Al Chez & the Brothers of Funk
July 7                     Matt O'ree
July 14                   Chuck Lambert
July 21                   Saron Crenshaw
July 28                   Gas House Gorillas
August 4                 Bob Lanza Blues Band
August 11               Shade Tree Mechanics
August 18               Dave Fields Band
August 25               The Voodudes

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