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The first beach concert in Wildwood this summer has been announced by Songbird Entertainment.

Summer Concert Will Rock Wildwood Beach

Songbird Entertainment Announces Summer Concert in Wildwood, NJ

WILDWOOD – The City of Wildwood will open its wide, sandy beach this summer to one of the most anticipated concerts of the season. The concert, originally scheduled to play Bader Field in Atlantic City has been moved to one of America’s favorite beach resort locations – Wildwood New Jersey.

Songbird Entertainment, in conjunction with Solid Enuff Consulting, is pleased to announce “Rockin’ in the 80s – Presented by Redi Vodka,” a classic rock music concert on the beach in Wildwood, Sat., Aug. 19. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Wed., July 19 via or call (609) 541-1303 for more information

This musical trip down memory lane will be headlined by legendary funk band, War, best known for infusing various rhythms of funk, rock, Latin, blues, jazz and reggae to deliver favorites including “Low Rider,” “The Cisco Kid,” “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and many more hits that crossed cultural and racial barriers.

Celebrated 80s rock with Journey former lead vocalist, Steve Augeri, is also set to take the stage. Performing some of their most popular singles like the cross-generational mega hit, “Don’t Stop Believing,” Billboard chart topper “Open Arms” and many of their 18 Top 40 singles.

Classic rock group Asia, featuring John Payne, will also perform. You can expect the audience to dance, sing and reminisce when the first few chords of “Only Time Will Tell,” “Don’t Cry,” “Sole Survivor” and of course, “Heat of the Moment” are heard.

“Bringing this concert to the Wildwood beach took persistence and hard work,” said Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron. “I, along with the team from Song bird Entertainment and Solid Enuff Consulting, worked diligently to find the perfect place to stage this concert,” said Byron. “And Wildwood’s fantastic beach was the unanimous choice.” Byron, who oversees the city’s Department of Beach Services, was instrumental in making sure Wildwood’s 2017 beach concert season included “Rockin’ in the 80s.”

Michael Selvanto of Song bird Entertainment said, “Wildwood offers a beautiful beach, tons of boardwalk fun, great eateries and local businesses, making it the summer sweet spot for families from near and far. We are thrilled that the city of Wildwood is welcoming us with open arms to entertain the residents and visitors of this wonderful city.”

Selvanto holds an extensive and impressive resume in the music and broadcast industry, including producing and recording or performing with legends of the 50s, 60s and 70s including, Elvis Presley. In addition, he was pivotal in the success of two of America’s largest and iconic music festivals, Woodstock and Live 8

“Wildwood’s wide beach is the perfect place for a concert of this magnitude,” said Byron. “For years Wildwood served as a musical mecca for world-class entertainment. I am confident that by working to bring concerts like “Rockin’ in the 80s” to our beach Wildwood will regain its reputation as one of America’s premier summer beach concert venues.”

“There’s nothing like a great beach concert and the picturesque horizon of Wildwood provides the perfect backdrop for ‘Rockin’in the 80s’,” says Co-Producer Joe Pignatelli of Solid Enuff Consulting; a New Jersey company offering custom operational, marketing and entertainment solutions to the hospitality and entertainment business

Redi Vodka, a luxury spirit company will introduce their premium product to the marketplace as the presenting sponsor of “Rockin’ in the 80s.” Redi Vodka launches with distribution in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York with plans to cover all U.S. cities by year’s end.
“Rockin’in the 80s,” a rain or shine event, hits the beach stage at Boardwalk and Garfield Avenue. The festival-like atmosphere is sure to be a crowd pleaser with gates opening at 11 a.m., local music at 1 p.m. and showtime at 5 p.m.

Tickets are available for sale at 10 a.m. on Wed., July 19th via or call (609) 541-1303 for more information.

For vending opportunities contact Phil Esposito at or email for other event inquiries.

Win a Wildwood Beach Cabana for a day!

DK Rentals the operators of the Famous Wildwood, NJ Beach Taxi at Oak and the beach who also rent umbrellas, chairs, lounge chairs and boogie boards are having a contest to win a day on the Wildwood beach in a NEW Tiki Cabana.

They are 64 sq ft cabana includes: 2 lounge chairs, 2 beach chairs and 2 umbrellas. 2 volleyball nets and 4 portable bathrooms nearby.

The contest is on our Facebook page here > 

“The City of Wildwood welcomes its new Surf Beach, located at Andrews Avenue, south of the Wildwoods Convention Center.”

Surf’s Up on Wildwood’s Beach

WILDWOOD –  The summer of 2017 will long be remembered by the sound of “surf’s up!” being heard on Wildwood’s wide, sandy beach now that a dedicated surfing area has been designated on the beach at Andrews Avenue.

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As part of the city’s Fourth of July weekend activities city officials, surfers and surfing aficionados were on hand to snip a ceremonial surfboard leash thereby opening the newest attraction on Wildwood’s wide beach.

“Our beach never had a dedicated surfing area,” said Commissioner Pete Byron. “This is a first for the city.”  Byron said that adding a surfing beach is another step in the city’s commitment to making its world-famous beach even more user-friendly.

“Just like the rest of our beaches our surfing beach is free and open to all. There is no charge to surf in Wildwood,” said Byron.  For those wishing to learn to surf or rent a board, a nearby privately-owned concession stand offers lessons, rentals, drinks and a myriad of surfing-related items. The new surf beach is located to the south of the Wildwoods Convention Center.

“A visit to Wildwood offers something for everyone,” Byron said. “No matter what your interest, Wildwood has something to please even the most discriminating vacationer.  By bringing a designated surfing beach to our sand we hope to see many more visitors enjoying their Wildwood days.”

The NEW Wildwood, NJ Dog Park will be the entire block from Glenwood to Maple Ave’s and is under construction.

Tonight the Wildwood Dog Park Fire hydrant and Gazebo have found their new homes at their new location on the Wildwood, NJ beach. The NEW expanded dog park construction is under way and you can see the survey layout from the boardwalk. Starting tomorrow the new fencing will start being installed. The NEW Wildwood, NJ Dog park will be the entire block between Glenwood and Maple Ave’s.

Wildwood to Offer On-Beach Parking

WILDWOOD – Owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles will be able to park on the sand this summer now that City Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance permitting parking on Wildwood’s wide, sandy beach. “Other Jersey beach resorts offer parking on the sand,” said Commissioner Pete Byron.“Wildwood’s world-famous beach is the perfect place to offer residents and visitors alike the opportunity to leave their vehicle on the sand while enjoying a day at the beach.”According to Byron, using the beach to park will not only make visiting the city a more enjoyable experience by opening up parking spaces but will also generate revenue.“Communities up and down the coast that offer on-beach parking have seen huge increases in their beach revenue,” said Byron, who oversees Wildwood’s Department of Beach Services. He cited a neighboring shore community in Atlantic County that has offered beach parking for more than five years.\n“Brigantine started parking on the beach in 2007,” said Byron. “And in 2014 they made more than $600,000. That’s a huge amount of money. For Wildwood taxpayers, $600,000 equals approximately 4 cents in tax savings per $100 of assessed value.”

The commissioner added that due to the Wildwood’s beach size, it could accommodate more cars than other beaches, thereby creating an even larger tax savings for property owners Parking on the Wildwood beach is limited to four-wheel-drive vehicles only. The beach parking lot will be at Baker Avenue and will be an attended lot. Daily parking will cost $10 with special event parking costing $20.

“Wildwood has a world-class beach,” the commissioner said. “We are continuing to make strides in offering even more amenities that will not only offer beach goers a world-class experience, but will produce new sources of sustainable income to help offset taxes.  We remain focused on not only making our beach fun but also making it profitable for our taxpayers.”