WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Jackie Evancho and George Thorogood Headline Shows at Music Pier
The Ocean City Music Pier will welcome two great acts this week with Jackie Evancho performing with the Ocean City Pops on Sunday, August 27, and George Thorogood and the Destroyers rocking the Pier on Monday and Tuesday, August 28 and 29.
Jackie Evancho first dazzled American television audiences in 2010 at the age of 10 with her stunning debut on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” Since then, she has released a string of platinum and gold albums with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S. All six of Jackie’s albums have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Classical chart. She has performed with the Ocean City Pops twice before and has become a local favorite. Her show starts at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, 609-399-6111 or the Music Pier Box Office.
George Thorogood and the Destroyers have rocked the region for decades with a high-energy bluesy show and hits like “Bad to the Bone” and “I Drink Alone.” Only one show had been originally scheduled, but a second was added due to demand for tickets. Both shows start at 7 p.m. Check the Music Pier Box Office for ticket availability or visit Ticketmaster.
At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, future opera superstars will join Maestro Vince Lee and the Ocean City Pops for a concert that has become an annual tradition. Tickets are available at oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, 609-399-6111 or the Music Pier Box Office.
SURF ANGLER TOURNAMENT SET FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 27
A surf fishing tournament with a purse of $15,000 will be held on the beach at the north end of Ocean City on Sunday, August 27. The NJ SAT FEST is in its second year after a debut in Atlantic City last summer.
More information and registration ($150) is available at njsatfest.com. A pre-event meeting will begin at 5:30 a.m. Sunday at the Howard S. Stainton Senior Center (1735 Simpson Avenue), and fishing will be 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the beach along Great Egg Harbor Inlet.
CONTESTS AND WEEKLY HAPPENINGS
Ocean City’s “Wacky But Not Tacky” series of Wacky Wednesdays will hold its final family contest for the season at 10:30 a.m. August 23 at the Ocean City Music Pier with Taffy Sculpting. No advance registration is required for this free family event in which families can create art by shaping and sculpting Shriver’s salt water taffy. The event is free, but it will be open to only the first 250 participants.
The popular weekly Farmers Market on the grounds of the Ocean City Tabernacle is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday through Sept. 13. The market features the best of fresh produce from local farms in the region, along with a variety of craft vendors.
Family Night on Thursday, August 24 will bring two Mummers bands to the Ocean City Boardwalk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. On Tuesday, August 29, Mummers Night will return to the Boardwalk from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with more string bands providing entertainment.
Downtown Asbury Avenue will feature entertainment, face-painters, balloon sculptors and more from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (August 24) for Market Days and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (August 29) for Funtastic Tuesday.