The Seaside Music Festival is an annual rain-or-shine, three-day festival held in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. It is a free-admission event that occurs each May. The fourth annual Seaside Music Festival took place from Thursday, May 19 to Saturday, May 21, 2011.
The festival takes place in various restaurants, bars, and other venues in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. There are performances by local and touring bands from the around the US and the world. A variety of musical genres are featured at the festival including alternative, rock, singer-songwriters, folk-artists, pop-singers/groups, DJ/electronic acts and many others. There are 120+ musical acts that perform at the festival. Each night, bands perform live in venues for the entire night, from 8PM-2AM.
Seaside Music Festival was founded by Indian and Mike Schwartz, and is produced by Motor Media. The festival began as an idea to produce a free concert on the beach, and quickly grew into a multi-venue free-admission music festival at the beach. The inaugural event festival included original bands from around the country and worldwide performing in 15 venues and taking part in other various activities.
The Seaside Music Festival has rooted itself as New Jersey's premiere emerging music festival and hosts a variety of events that appeal to many tastes. In addition to music and nightlife, daytime activities geared toward families and people of all ages take place. The festival keeps all sanctioned events free admission.
Seaside Music Festival has drawn close to 50,000 attendees each year. Past event attractions include:Live bands on multiple stages (bars, restaurants, outdoor)
BMX and motorcycle stunt shows
New Jersey Devils inflatable ice rink
Billabong Surf Clinic
Barooo Surf Shop Skimboard clinic
The United Way Live United Village
Vendor Village on the Boardwalk
All-ages stage on the beach
Casino Pier and boardwalk amusements, restaurants, and games open
Saturday Night Fireworks
Underwater Country Club, Matt O'Ree Band, Matt Wade, Tor Miller Band, Sink Tapes, Breathing Blue, Ionia, In Shallow Water, Hyla Brook, Tony Desimone, Bern & The Brights, Elevator Art, At A Distance, The Red Desert, Friends of Bill Wilson, Speedwheel, Hiatus, Set It Free, Ideosphere, Take One Car, Scantily Clad, Zydrate, End of an Era, Captain James Peacock, The Amboys, Neon Dynamite, The Sunday Blues, Colie Bryce, Earthman, Mree Hsaio, Wiser Time featuring Carmen & Jimmy, DelRain, Nancy Ryan, Divine Sign, Bobby Strange, Tony Tedesco, Gerry Perlinski, Jimmie VaZant, Beyond The Summit, Carpet Ride, Goodbye Friday, Bearin' Peace, The New Royalty, Planeside, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Along Those Lines, Almost There, Valhalla, Black Top Kids, Lost In Society, VAGUS, Skin Tripp, The rev. Jack Starr Band, Tears of Mars, Grad Dai, Jamie Alimorad, Root Glen, The Wild Deer, ShowDolla, James Arlow & the Ruffian Circus, Sinsanity, Lisa & Wendy, C.O.A.L.G., Panic Switch, Planeside, Action Toolbelt, The August Infinity, The Man With Dynamite Hands, Black Tooth Grin, A Criminal Risk, Shooter McGavin, The Magnums, End Of An Era, Bearin' Peace, Against The Tide, The Grifters, The, Mike Cuntala, Nick Cucci, Chris McKeon, Jesse Lee, Jason Montagna, Domenick Carino, and others.