Friday, May 20, 2016

Crest to Host Summer Kickoff Concert with Fabulous Greaseband


PRESS RELEASE

The long-anticipated start of the summer season at the Jersey Shore will once again be celebrated with the first of 22 free outdoor concerts hosted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

The Fabulous Greaseband will perform on Sunday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Borough of Wildwood Crest's annual Summer Kickoff Concert at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road & Ocean Avenue.

One of the longest-running and most popular bands in the Delaware Valley, the seven-member Fabulous Greaseband bills itself as a "Best of the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s Rock 'n' Roll Party Band." 

This entertaining, high-energy band, which has been going strong for more than three decades, delivers some of the greatest dance and party songs ever written, by some of the most popular artists of all time.

The Greaseband performs regularly all along the East Coast, particularly throughout the Delaware Valley, with well over 200 appearances annually. The band is among the most popular entertainers to perform at Centennial Park each year.

The Summer Kickoff Concert is a FREE all-ages show. Attendees should bring a blanket or a chair. 

The weekly Wildwood Crest Summer Music Series will begin in June. Centennial Park will feature live music shows each Wednesday and Saturday from June 25 through Labor Day Weekend. 

The full schedule is available online at the borough's tourism and special events website at www.visitwildwoodcrest.com.

For more information, log on to the tourism and special events website or call the Wildwood Crest Recreation/Tourism Department at 609-523-0202.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Celebrate America Weekend to add two-hour pre-sale on Friday, May 20th


Due to the popular demand of Wednesday’s presale, 
tickets for the Tim McGraw concert have been extended.

PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday’s pre-sale ticket allotment for the Tim McGraw concert sold out in just an hour.

Due to the popular demand, the producers of the event, UpcomingEvents.com and Boardwalk Entertainment Co., have decided to extend the pre-sale for two hours on Friday, May 20th to offer as many people as possible discounted tickets to this show.

The code can be found on the website www.wildwoodbeachconcerts.com and will be activated from 10 AM until 12 PM. Regular open sale will begin at the scheduled time of 12 noon on Friday, May 20th.

The Celebrate America Weekend was announced this past Tuesday with a press conference in Wildwood.

The weekend features the Beach Bacon Festival Friday, July 1st, The Philly Pops Salute Series concert Saturday, July 2nd, the Beach Battle of the Bands, Sunday, July 3rd, and the Celebrate America Concert featuring Tim McGraw, Monday, July 4th.

All tickets for additional weekend events will also be available Friday at noon.

All tickets available at www.wildwoodbeachconcerts.com.

Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market Opens for 3rd Season on May 28th


20+ Vendors, Live Entertainment, Free DOO WW Magnets 
and Tote Bags, FREE Parking and More...

PRESS RELEASE

The Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market is set for its third season on the corner of Pacific & Schellenger Avenues, running on Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

The friendly market vendors will again be offering farm fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, homemade baked goods, honey, wine, guacamole, herbs, nuts, organic tea, jams, jellies, jerky, jewelry, soaps, handmade non-food items and more!

Every week, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., there will be live music on the stage and strolling childrens' entertainment.

On Saturday morning, May 28, there will be a special Grand Opening Ceremony that will include the unveiling of the new 2016 DOO WW Magnet Design and presentation of the 2015 DOO WW Spirit Awards.

FREE PARKING is available in the lot behind the market. Be sure to check out all of the great shops and restaurants while you're Downtown. Visit www.DOOWW.com to get all the details and stay up to date on all the great things to do.

Shop, Dine, Play & Stay in Downtown Wildwood!

Like Downtown Wildwood on Facebook at Wildwood By The Sea to stay up to date on events and more all year long.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

North Wildwood hosting "Name the Seawall" contest

As hard as it may be to believe, the North Wildwood Seawall has been in existence for 10 years!

In celebration of this milestone, the city is hosting a "Name the Seawall" throughout the summer (official deadline is August 31).

To enter, contestants must write a 50-100 word essay explaining what the seawall means to them, in addition to their chosen name for it.

The Grand Prize winner will receive (in addition to bragging rights) a week-long stay for a family of 4 at the Acropolis Resort Motel.

For complete information, including how and where to submit entries, visit the official page of North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism on Facebook.

A ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 17 at 10 a.m. to dedicate the new name.

Contest participants do not have to be present on that day to win.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Wildwood Crest to Honor U.S. Olympian Joe Maloy on Friday

PRESS RELEASE

United States Olympian and Wildwood Crest native Joe Maloy will be honored in by his hometown in a ceremony schedule for Friday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at Centennial Park, located at Fern Road and Ocean Avenue.

Maloy, 30, a graduate of Crest Memorial Elementary School and Wildwood Catholic High School, has qualified for the U.S. national team for triathlon racing for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Maloy finished the qualifying process for the Olympics as the top-ranked American after a pair of stirring performances at International Triathlon Union events this spring.

He placed sixth at the World Triathlon Gold Coast in Australia last month before finishing 11th in the World Triathlon Yokohama in Japan last weekend. Maloy was the top American finisher in both races. He will be one of three men on the U.S. Olympic team for triathlon racing this summer.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Management: Westy's has NOT been sold


Amid rumors to the contrary, Westy's Irish Pub in Anglesea has not been sold.

Management contacted Wildwood 365 with the following message:

"We want to let all of our loyal customers know that, contrary to recent rumors, Westy's Irish Pub has NOT BEEN SOLD. We are up and running for the season under the same ownership, management, entertainment and staff. We are looking forward to the summer of 2016 as we celebrate our 20th anniversary all summer long. All of our great bands are returning this summer as well as some new ones - Amish Outlaws, Heartbeats and Johnny O, Steal the Sky, 39 Mariner, FM, Emily's Toybox, Philbilly and many more. We look forward to a great summer!"

So, there we have it.

Check out Westy's official website for an updated list of specials and the full 2016 entertainment schedule.

It's time to #RunWild - Wild Half 2016 is about to get underway!

Good Sunday Morning, everyone, and Happy Wild Half  race day!

This morning, over 2600 participants will run the Wild Half half marathon (13.1 miles) or it's accompanying 8k and 5k races.

The half marathon begins in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center at 7:30 a.m., withe the 8k and 5k following at 7:45 a.m.

Best of luck to all!



Saturday, May 14, 2016

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - Wild Half Marathon Road Detours/Closures in North Wildwood for Sunday Morning, May 15th


From the North Wildwood Police Department:

The Wild Half Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, May 15, 2016. 

Detours will be set up in the north end of the City of North Wildwood between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. to allow runners to pass. North Wildwood Police Officers will be assigned to traffic posts throughout the route to assist motorists.

Expect road closures northbound and westbound on the following streets: JFK Beach Drive, 2nd Av., Surf Av., 1st Av., Central Av. and Anglesea Drive. Spruce Avenue (State Highway Rt. 147) will have one lane open for westbound vehicular traffic off of the island across the Beach Creek Bridge.

Taco on the Run debuts at Boardwalk Mall


You can have your taco, and eat it on the Boardwalk too!

Last night, Taco on the Run opened on the Garfield Avenue corner of the Boardwalk Mall (the spot was occupied by Daphne's last year).

This new entry to the promenade's food ever-growing food scene specializes in the "walking taco."

Guests can choose a bag of Doritos, Fritos or Tostitos, which are then sliced open and with your choice of toppings (ground beef, chicken, shredded cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, sour creme, etc.).

The bag is then shaken up, you get a spork and are on your way. It's that simple.

It's always good to see new options on the boards.

Check out Taco on the Run's official Facebook page HERE.

(Photos courtesy of Brian Foley)


Friday, May 13, 2016

Bayview Inn to reopen as "Drift"


Speculation about the future of the Bayview Inn has swirled around the island since the iconic establishment closed its doors earlier this year.

We can now put the rumors to rest.

Today, we learned that the restaurant, nestled along the southern bank of Sunset Lake in the Crest, has undergone an extensive interior renovation that began in February, and will now be known as "Drift."

Drift will serve up a variety of fresh seafood dishes and classic American fare in a setting that will "bring new life to 8100 Bayview Drive," according to the new operators, who are aiming for a Memorial Day Weekend opening.

Look for a feature on Drift next week, with additional info and photos.

Morey’s Piers hosts the Wild Half Race Series this weekend


More than 2,600 runners will gather at the famed Wildwoods Boardwalk to compete in a half marathon, 8K and 5K race, as Morey's Piers hosts the Wild Half Race Series this weekend.

The "main event" will be the annual Wild Half on Sunday (May 15).

Along the scenic, 13.1 mile course, racers will engage in the full Wildwoods experience, from coastline views to the action-packed excitement of the world famous promenade.

The half marathon begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the 8K and 5K races at 7:45 a.m.

A cotton station located along the course will provide an added sugar rush, while the finish line after party will feature live music by Stellar Mojo a beer garden, food trucks and kids crafts.

In addition to competing, registered participants will receive a free unlimited ride wristband to use at Morey's Piers throughout the weekend.

The festivities begin on Saturday (May 14) with the Wild Child kids beach run (12 & under) and after party, and Vinyasa Yoga on the beach in front of Raging Waters Water Park.

For additional information and a full list of events, as well as registration, visit www.wildhalf.com.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Captain Kidd Pirate Day is this Saturday in North Wildwood


One of the island's most fun-filled, family events of the Spring takes place this Saturday, when North Wildwood Recreation & Tourism presents
Captain Kidd Pirate Day!

The event is centered around children 12 years & under, who have the opportunity to take part in the annual Pirate Costume Parade on the Boardwalk and Treasure Hunt on the beach.

Registration for the parade begins at 10 a.m. at 26th & Boardwalk (or can be done in advance by calling 609-522-2955). Costume judging follows at 10:45 a.m.

The parade then kicks off 11 a.m. sharrrrrp (see what we did threre?).

Afterward, a treasure hunt on the beach (again for children 12 & and under) at 19th Street.

Costumes are not required for the treasure hunt, which will feature a bounty of great prizes, including cash, bikes, weekend getaways, gift certificates and more.

For further info, see the attached flier, call 609-522-2955 to register for the parade or visit www.NorthWildwood.com.

Also check out North Wildwood Rec & Tourism on Facebook for updates on this and all other upcoming city events and happenings.

Wildwood to host “Celebrate America” Weekend with Mega Country Concert on July 4th


Upcoming Events and Boardwalk Entertainment Co 
bring mega country star for concert weekend!

PRESS RELEASE

Plans to create a large beach concert and charitable weekend July 4th have been finalized!

Entertainment and event companies Boardwalk Entertainment Co and UpcomingEvents.com will present The Celebrate America Weekend that will kick off July 1st with a night festival and conclude on Monday, July 4th with a beach concert expecting to draw 40,000+ plus concertgoers with the fireworks that night.

On Tuesday May 17th, a press conference will be held in Wildwood, NJ to announce all details, including the performing artists.

“We are proud to team up with Boardwalk Entertainment Co to produce this fantastic July 4th concert. We have booked a major legendary country music star that will surely please the crowds this holiday. Our goals include benefiting the local veterans as well as boosting the local economy,” said owner of UpcomingEvents.com, Dennis Gaudenzi.

A large part of this event is the support of veterans. A portion of the sales will be donated back to Operation First Response, The Wildwood American Legion, The Wildwood Vietnam Vets, and the Michael Strange Foundation. Additionally, throughout the weekend, there will be seminars regarding Veteran issues such as homelessness and suicide. Veterans will be granted half priced admission for the Friday and Saturday events, and will have opportunities to visit local attractions at a discount.

“The Fourth of July holiday is always a great time to be in the city of Wildwood,” said Commissioner Pete Byron. “This city is home to one of America’s best beaches. This year we will be hosting a spectacular range of entertainment that is sure to wow everyone.”

The weekend will kick off with a unique festival on Friday night. Saturday and Sunday will be filled with even more music and charity focused events, while July 4th will showcase a mega country music artist. The concert on July 4th will begin at 2:00 PM, and the headliner will perform beginning at 8:00 PM. A break for fireworks will be included. With the legendary country performer taking the stage, the expected attendance is 40,000+ people.

“The goal for Boardwalk Entertainment Co is to provide entertainment for all audiences that is both memorable and affordable. We strive to create something that is like none other in the area. The Celebrate America Weekend will really showcase what our company and our partner UpcomingEvents.com has to offer the local communities. In addition to partnering with UpcomingEvents.com, we have selected Townsquare Media and Cat Country 107.3 as our media partner. These partnerships will create a great layout for the success of this event. We are eager and excited to have this opportunity, and look forward to l making this Fourth of July a memorable one,” said owner, Amanda Thomas.

A press conference will be held on Tuesday May 17th at 9:30 AM on Lincoln Ave beach, Wildwood. The name of the headlining country performer as well as details on the entire weekend of festivities will be announced. The press conference will be broadcast live on the Cat Country 107.3 Morning Show with Joe Kelly.

The press conference is open to the public and to the media.

Anglesea Night Market comes to North Wildwood this Summer


PRESS RELEASE

A new event will bring more great food to North Wildwood!

The Anglesea Night Market will debut on Olde New Jersey Ave. on July 21 and Aug. 18. Both events will run from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m in the North Wildwood Entertainment District.

The Anglesea Night Market will feature a dozen of the best food trucks, gourmet food vendors, live music, and more. Plus, the entire event takes place in the Entertainment District of North Wildwood, surrounded by great restaurants, bars, and shops.

“North Wildwood has such an amazing downtown district,” said Stallion Marketing LLC’s owner Denis Brown. “We were just so excited to be able to do a pair of events there, and in a city where we live.”

Stallion Marketing LLC already runs the Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational and Festival, held in June and Sept. respectively. Food trucks continue to be one the fastest growing business segments and bring gourmet food in unique combinations.

“The food trucks we have had at our events are always among the best,” Brown said. “Ranging from award winning trucks, to chefs on television, to recognized national brands.”

Night markets have been held successfully in many major cities across America, including Philadelphia, Pittsburg, and Richmond.

The events are free and open to the public. More information will be released closer to the event and everything about the event can be found at Angleseanightmarket.com.

About Stallion Marketing

Stallion Marketing LLC is a event based marketing company focused in on events in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC owns and operates the Sea Isle City Food Truck Invitational, which takes place June 24 to 26 and the Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival, which happens Sept. 9 to 11. The Sea Isle City Food Truck Festival was ranked top 10 in the country by VacationIdea.  Stallion Marketing LLC also consults with Morey’s Piers and the LPGA tour event in South Jersey. Stallion Marketing LLC is launching the Anglesea Night Market this year as well on July and Aug. 18.

"Big country concert" on the beach set for July 4th; here's what we know so far...


Over the past 24 hours, we've received confirmation on the rumor:

There WILL BE a big-name country music artist performing on the Wildwood Beach this Fourth of July!

This morning, it was announced by Cat Country 107.3's Joe Kelly that the artist will be revealed at a press conference next Tuesday, May 17.

Kelly's update noted that the concert, to be produced by South Jersey-based Boardwalk Entertainment Co., will be the culmination of a weekend of events called "Celebrate America."

The festivities will be centered around our veterans, with a portion of the weekend's sales benefiting local veterans organizations.

We will continue to follow this story and share details as they become available.

In the meantime, who is this major country star coming to Wildwood? 

We'll know for sure in less than a week, but feel free to speculate in the comments section below or over at our Facebook page...