Springsteen Archives to celebrate Stone Pony’s 50th anniversary, Feb. 10

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The Stone Pony celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Feb. 10 at 1 p.m., The Bruce Springsteen Archives & Center for American Music will present a day-long series of panel discussions and interviews celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary Asbury Park nightclub The Stone Pony. The event is titled “Spotlighting 50 Legendary Years of Music Memories.”

The Archives are based at Monmouth University in West Long Branch but the event will be at The Stone Pony itself.

Participants will include the nightclub’s founder, Jack Roig; musicians Lance Larson (Lord Gunner), Gordon Brown (Mr. Reality, Highway 9, Samhill), Jon Leidersdorff (The Outcry, Blowup), and Harry Filkin and Joel Kraus (Cats on a Smooth Surface); and writers Bob Santelli, Jean Mikle and Nick Corasaniti. Tickets will go on sale Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. via ticketmaster.com.

“How is it that the Stone Pony remains one of the very few premier rock clubs that continue to thrive and remain successfully relevant for five decades?” said Eileen Chapman, director of the Springsteen Archives, in a press release. “It could be the wide range of always-evolving music the club presents, from showcasing emerging artists to the hosting the most current international acts. Or that since the nightclub’s opening night everyone involved in the establishment has had a deep love and respect for the music, the musicians, and the audience.”

At 7 p.m. Feb. 10, The Stone Pony will present a concert celebrating the anniversary titled “Decades of Rock,” which will feature the bands Karmic Juggernaut, Des & the Swagmatics, Lost in Society and Foes of Fern performing music of the ’70s, the ’80s, the ’90s and the ’00s, respectively. Tickets for the concert are available at ticketmaster.com as well.


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