The bands are getting again collectively!
Properly, type of.
The Stone Pony and Monmouth County Senator Vin Gopal’s Civic Affiliation are placing on a digital profit live performance this month, referred to as ‘Asbury Band Aid‘.
The live performance will function a fundraiser to assist assist the Jersey Shore music and artwork business.
Senator Vin Gopal says all of the proceeds will go to the bands, artists, wedding ceremony photographers who could not carry out or work due to the pandemic.
“We realized that a whole lot of these bands that made their dwelling off taking part in at these completely different Jersey Shore eating places, golf equipment and bars on weekends actually misplaced their total income and plenty of of them do not have unemployment alternatives,” Gopal tells Townsquare Media Information. “100-percent of the proceeds are going to return to not simply supporting these bands with monetary reduction however anyone who suffered from not with the ability to be in entrance of a crowd so that features wedding ceremony photographers, DJ’s and different industries like impartial contractors who’re used to performing in entrance of those crowds and who actually at no fault of their very own, have misplaced all income this previous yr.”
Gopal says any performers are eligible to use for funding so long as they meet sure standards.
“The applying is open, they need to apply, it is at AsburyBandAid.com and there is an software course of and The Stone Pony can be administering that,” Gopal mentioned. “You simply have to indicate that within the prior yr that you’ve had performances at completely different eating places and bars and you may be eligible to obtain a few of this monetary assist.”
Gopal explains that the quantities will differ primarily based on what number of performances you had scheduled.
“It is completely different and on the discretion of The Stone Pony,” Gopal mentioned. “If anyone was performing each weekend versus somebody who simply carried out twice within the final yr, it will be a distinct quantity.”
Total, Gopal says the Civic Affiliation and The Stone Pony wish to assist present some monetary reduction those that got here up in need of making income final yr.
“The tales I hear from these band members…they’ve gotten no monetary alternatives this previous yr and at not fault of their very own,” Gopal mentioned.
You’ll be able to donate to assist out these bands and artists as properly.
“Any donation quantity is appreciated,” Gopal mentioned.
You’ll be able to study extra concerning the live performance at AsburyBandAid.com the place you may additionally be capable of watch it reside on April 20 at 7:00 pm in addition to on Fb, Vimeo, and YouTube.
You will see artists performing and particular visitor audio system together with Governor Phil Murphy, Senator Vin Gopal, Harlan Coben, Anthony Krizan, The B Avenue Band, Seashore Rats, Billy Walton Band, Bob Polding Band, Bobby Mahoney & The Seventh Son, Brian Kirk, Chris Buono, Colossal Avenue Jam, Danny Clinch, Dentist, Des and the Swagmatics, Eddie Testa, Emily Grove, Jarod Clemons, Jess Alaimo, Joe Boris, Jill Hennessy, Melissa Keeling, The Nerds, Pat Rody, Rachel Dobken, The Smokin’ Jackets, Splintered Daylight, Shady Avenue Present Band, Tangiers Blues Band, Ready on Mongo, The Weeklings, and William’s Honor.
Gopal mentioned the sponsors of Asbury Band Support embody Tito’s, JCP&L, Pepsi, Actually, Grunin Basis, Horizon, NJ Assets, Monmouth Park, and CLB Companions.
“This has been a challenge months within the making. Everybody who participated did it with the hope of serving to another person.” Caroline O’Toole, Normal Supervisor, The Stone Pony mentioned in an announcement. “That may be a true energy of music and the spirit of the Jersey Shore.”
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