Steven Van Zandt will be honored and Asbury Jukes will perform at NYC gala

Steven Van Zandt HARD ROCK CAFE


Steven Van Zandt and Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes will have a reunion, of sorts, Nov. 23 at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

The event is a gala for Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, at which Van Zandt himself will be honored. Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes are scheduled to perform. Van Zandt is NOT confirmed to make a musical appearance with the Jukes, but given his history with them, it’s hard to imagine that not happening for at least a song or two.

Drew Carey will host the event, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will present Van Zandt with his award.

Proceeds will benefit TeachRock, the foundation’s free, national K-12 curriculum initiative. TeachRock lesson plans are used by more than 20,000 teachers, nationally, according to the foundation.

The event will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner and live auction at 7, and the music at 8.

Tickets are $350; visit or

Van Zandt is also scheduled to perform with his Disciples of Soul band at the Beacon Theatre in New York, Nov. 6. For tickets to that show, visit


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