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The English Beat originated in working class, industrial Birmingham, England. They rushed on to the music scene in 1979 with a simple message of love and unity set to a great dance beat. They became known for great songs like "Save it for Later," "Mirror in the Bathroom," and "I Confess."
We can't wait for The English Beat to bring their reggae, soul, pop, and rock influences back to the beach.
Formed in San Jose, California in 1994, Smash Mouth has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide. Along with their Number One hits "Walkin' on the Sun" and "All Star," they have consistently impacted radio with other hits like "Then the Morning Comes," "Can't Get Enough Of You Baby," and a cover of The Monkees' classic "I'm a Believer," which was prominently featured on the Shrek soundtrack.
Having established itself as the ultimate California party band, the vibe surrounding Smash Mouth is all about having fun.
Everclear is an American alternative rock band formed in Portland, Oregon in 1991 by Art Alexakis, the lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. The band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records which were all certified platinum in sales. The albums included charting songs like "Santa Monica" and "Wonderful."
After a brief stint of solo performances in 2003, Alexakis decided to push forward with the Everclear name, finding new musicians to perform with and releasing two more albums, Welcome to the Drama Club and Invisible Stars.
During its many years of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained the most popular party band on the Bay Area music scene. As the Pride of the Bay Area and a Joy to anyone who loves to dance, they present timeless pop/soul music in an electrifying style that pulls the audience directly into the heart of their performance.
Flashback Band: Pride and Joy performed at the Boardwalk's first summer concert series in 1988!
Foghat's Fool for The City album contains their trademark Top 40 hit "Slow Ride" which cemented their place as one of the world's top rock acts. They continued to hit the charts in the 1970s with singles such as "Fool For The City," "Drivin' Wheel," "I Just Wanna Make Love To You" and "I'll Be Standing By"... many of which are still classic rock radio staples. Foghat has been rewarded with eight gold records, one platinum record, and one double-platinum record for their timeless hits.
Foghat's live performances show why the band is still around today and why they will be able to keep on rockin' as long as they want.
From platinum pop songs to chart-topping dance hits, Taylor Dayne is one of the most popular vocalists of the modern age. She has enjoyed Top 10 hits in three consequent decades, selling a combined 75 million singles and albums along the way.
Originally signed by music mogul Clive Davis in the 1980s, Dayne has become a true crossover artist, someone whose popularity spans multiple generations and many different music formats. With the release of her first two albums in the 1980s, Tell It to My Heart and Can't Fight Fate, Dayne racked up three top singles: "Tell It to My Heart," "Love Will Lead You Back" and "Prove Your Love to Me."
As one of rock's legendary voices, Brian Howe exploded onto the scene when he partnered up as lead vocalist with multi-platinum artist Ted Nugent. Bad Company courted Brian to take the helm as lead vocalist in 1984. He accepted the offer, launched the group back into sold-out arena tours, and the rest is history. For the next ten years, Brian wrote, recorded and toured with Bad Company, headlining every major venue around the globe.
In 1991 Brian Howe reunited once again with Ted Nugent when Damn Yankees were brought on to support Brian and Bad Company in one of the top 5 grossing tours of that year.
Many of the biggest acts of the '80s, including Metalica and Mötley Crüe, became the popular openers for Y&T. With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception.
The band received extensive airplay with hits such as "Forever," "Rescue Me," "Mean Streak," and "Summertime Girls." After five Top 100 albums and two Bammie Awards, Y&T's hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations everywhere.
Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984. Stylistically, the band's music is a creative fusion influenced by heavy metal, funk, jazz, hip hop, punk, and alternative rock. They rose to fame with their debut album Vivid in 1988.
Although the band scored a number of hits, Living Colour is best remembered for their signature anthem "Cult of Personality", which won a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1990.
10,000 Maniacs is an American alternative rock band that was founded in 1981. They achieved their most significant success between 1987 and 1993, when they released four albums that charted in the top 50 in the US: In My Tribe (1987), Blind Man's Zoo (1989), Our Time in Eden (1992) and the live album MTV Unplugged (1993).
Natalie Merchant left the band in the 1993 to pursue a solo career, she was replaced by Mary Ramsey, who is celebrating 25 years with the band.
Drawing on diverse musical influences to deliver a unique take on the genre of melodic rock, Steve Augeri is an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist for Journey from 1998 to 2006. The song "Remember Me", from the seven-times-platinum soundtrack album from the movie Armageddon, represents Augeri's recording debut.
He went on to record three albums during a successful eight-year tenure that brought one of the worlds most accomplished melodic rock groups back to the stage for multiple world tours to millions of adorning fans.
Formed in Cupertino in 1965, the group has toured with surf music icons Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys, and served as the "celebrity house band" at Disneyland for an unprecedented 15 years, 1975-1990. Papa's 1975 Top 40 hit "Be True To Your School" reached No. 1 in California. Their groundbreaking CD "California Project" (1985) exploded onto the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at No. 17 and earned the band their second Gold Record and a Grammy Nomination.
Today, Papa Doo Run Run still averages about 100 dates a year, worldwide. Their act encompasses all the great Classic Rock hits of the '60s and '70s, with a special emphasis on their award winning re-creation of Beach Boys' hits. Their best-kept secret... The Beach Boys call Papa Doo Run Run when they need someone to fill in.
Access to the prime seating area begins at 4pm; no blankets or chairs are permitted in the roped-off areas before 4pm. The line formed on the beach will be given first priority for access to prime seating area.
Please limit blanket size to 3x5 feet per person, about the size of a beach towel. Only low-back chairs are allowed; high-back chairs will be required to move to the back of the beach area. Please allow others space and a good view.
Smoking is not permitted on the beach or Boardwalk. Alcohol and glass are prohibited on the beach. Recording of concerts is not allowed.
Please keep walkways and stairs clear; dancing permitted in front of the stage only.
Accommodations for guests with disabilities at the Friday Night Concerts are provided on a "first-come, first-served" basis in two locations. One section is reserved for guests who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. The other section is reserved for mobility-impaired guests plus one companion. If you require other special accommodations, please contact the Manager on Duty at least 48 hours in advance of the concert at (831) 423‑5590.
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