The Point Pleasant Jazz and Blues Festival will be held from noon to 8 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Point Borough, the site of the former Point Pleasant Hospital.
The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation’s Summer Series of Festivals, sponsored by Investors Bank, will put on the free show at the park on River Road and Maxson Avenue.
The event will feature live musical performances by headliner Billy Hector and other artists, food, crafters and a beer and wine garden presented by Langunitas Brewing Co. and Señor Sangria.
Please bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. All ages are welcome and dogs are allowed on leash.
Whether Billy Hector is teasing you with his sultry slidework, picking through delta blues or cranking it up and crunching out the electric blues/rock on his beloved vintage Fender Stratocaster, his music reflects the true soul and origins of the blues: always passionate, engaging and dedicated to making the audience move and sweat.
Having honed his style through three decades of performances, Hector is critically recognized as one of the hottest and most interesting guitarist/songwriters on the original circuit and has even been called “a New Jersey state treasure” by music writers.
The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation's Summer Festival Series is the 2011 winner of the Discover Jersey Arts’ People’s Choice Award for “Best Music Festival.”
Point Pleasant Lineup
12:00-1:00 p.m. Burr Johnson (Dynamic Fusion Mix)
1:20-2:20 p.m. Outside the Box (Blues-based Rock)
2:35-3:35 p.m. Eryn Shewell (A little country, pop, blues, and a lot of soul)
3:50-4:50 p.m. Grupo Yuri Jazz Quintet (Latin and World Beat Jazz)
5:10-6:10 p.m. Blackberry Blues Band (Blues)
6:30-8:00 p.m. Headliner Billy Hector (Blues)
About the Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
The Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation (JSJBF) is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation whose mission is to preserve, promote and perpetuate jazz and blues in the Jersey Shore region through performance and education. Visit the foundation web site for more information.