WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY 5/16/22
After performing to packed houses at the Music Pier in 2016 and 2018, the Bacon Brothers – Michael and Kevin Bacon – will return Ocean City for a Summer Concert Series show on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Tickets for the show go on sale Thursday.
The Philadelphia natives’ brand of bluesy rock is the perfect soundtrack for a summer night. Most people know Kevin Bacon from an acting career that includes more than 80 film credits. But he and his brother have been devoted to making music from an early age, and they have produced 10 albums together, including their most recent, “The Way We Love,” in 2020.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. A special pre-sale (use code BRE) will be held 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, May 18. Regular ticket sales open at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19. For tickets, please visit Ticketmaster or call 1-800-745-3000. The concert is produced by BRE Presents and Bob Rose.
Tickets are also on sale for the rest of the 2022 Summer Concert Series at the Music Pier. Check out the schedule here: ocnj.us/SummerConcertSeries.
The early forecast calls for some long-awaited warm weather this weekend, and special events include the American Heart Association Heart Walk and a metal detector beach hunt.
Registration for the Heart Walk begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21 at the Ocean City Civic Center (6th Street and Boardwalk) and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 609-223-3731 or visit www2.heart.org.
“Pair A Dice” in Ocean City – the East Coast Research and Discovery Association’s 12th annual open metal detector beach hunt – will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21. The event includes a morning hunt for children ages 2 to 13 with loaner detectors available. For more information and registration, visit ecrda.org, call 732-276-8251, or stop by the Ocean City Music Pier on the day of the event.
Unlocking of the Ocean and Business Persons Plunge (May 27): Participants dress in business suits, carry brief cases and march into the ocean to the strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” to welcome the new season. The plunge follows the official “unlocking of the ocean” for the season at noon on Friday, May 27 on the beach next to the Music Pier. Register in advance at ocnj.us/bizplunge.
Memorial Beach Challenge for 31 Heroes (May 28): The main obstacle course challenge is a soft-sand adventure race followed by our kid’s fun run. Staging at 9th St. beach. For registration information, visit memorialbeachchallenge.com or call 856-905-0583.
Memorial Day Service (May 30): 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park (5th Street and Wesley Avenue). The National Moment of Remembrance established by Congress asks Americans, wherever they are at 3 p.m. on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of one minute. The moment of remembrance will take place on the Boardwalk.