Asbury Park to host major music festival in late September

Jack Johnson performs with his band during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (Photo: Hans Pennink/AP)

Jack Johnson performs with his band during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. (Photo: Hans Pennink/AP)

The Jersey Shore will host a major music festival at the tail end of the summer season.

The inaugural Sea.Hear.Now festival is set for September 29 and 30 in Asbury Park. According to organizers, the festival will feature more than 25 bands on three stages.

Major artists on the initial bill include headliners Jack Johnson and Incubus along with Social Distortion, Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlie, Blondie, SOJA, and G. Love & Special Sauce.

The festival will also feature professional surfers putting on a demonstration in what’s dubbed “Expression Sessions.”

Famed rock photographer and Jersey Shore native Danny Clinch, who is producing the festival with C3 Presents, will also showcase images of artists on the lineup in the event’s “Transparent Gallery.”

”Sea.Hear.Now is a long time dream of ours. To have our musician, surfer and artist friends come to Asbury Park this September to play some music, ride some waves and make some art,” Clinch said in a release. “We come from the Jersey Shore and we believe in Asbury Park. It is one of the coolest beach cities in America, if not the world. We are ready to go!”

Tickets go on sale April 5 at 10 a.m.

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