WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Farmers Market, Concerts and Car Show Highlight Start of Summer
The first day of summer is Wednesday, and that means the summer events in Ocean City will kick into high gear.
The weekly Farmers Market opens for the season 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday (June 21) on the Tabernacle Grounds at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue. The marketplace features a wide variety of locally grown produce, along with crafters set up in the street. The Farmers Market will return at the same time every Wednesday through Sept. 13.
The Ocean City Pops will open its 2023 summer season with a sold-out show featuring the Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at the Ocean City Music Pier.
The award-winning actress and singer’s career spans film, television and stage, and she has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 2009, she received an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in “Pushing Daisies.” In 1999, she won a Tony Award for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” and she was nominated for her original role of Glinda the Good Witch in “Wicked” in 2004. She has been nominated for two Emmy Awards and a People’s Choice Award for her role on “Glee,” and she also recently starred in Apple TV’s comedy series “Schmigadoon.”
Chenoweth is just the first special guest in a Pops season filled with special concerts under the direction of Maestro Vince Lee. Visit oceancitypops.org for a complete schedule and tickets.
The 2023 Boardwalk Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier continues with two shows this week. Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers will perform on Monday, June 26,and The Rascals take the stage on Tuesday, June 27.
Since winning a Grammy award as Best New Artist in 1987 with hits like “The Way It Is,” Hornsby has had a diverse career with his own bands, as a solo artist, and collaborating with other artists, such as the Grateful Dead and Ricky Skaggs. The Rascals are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members who had a string of No. 1 hits in the 1960s, including “Good Lovin’,” “Groovin’,” and “People Got to Be Free.”
The concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Music Pier. Tickets for Hornsby and The Rascals are available through Ticketmaster, and a limited number are available (by cash or check only) at the Music Pier Box Office.
More than 300 vintage vehicles will be on display at the Antique Auto Show on Tabernacle grounds, Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 24. A boardwalk parade will begin at 2 p.m. For more information, visit jerseycape.aaca.com.
The Ocean City Gardens Civic Association will hold its annual Yard Sale at the Cardiff Triangle (Gardens Parkway and Belfast Road) 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 24. Proceeds benefit annual scholarships.
The Friends and Volunteers of the Ocean City Free Public Library will hold a Summer 2023 Two-Day Book Sale in the atrium of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Avenue on Friday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, go to friendsvolunteersocfpl.com. Attendees are requested to provide their own tote bags. Cash only.