The City of Wildwood owns the property which was closed last year. The former M. Langley Post 3509 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will be leased to the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA). The VFW building on Garfield and Pacific Ave’s in Downtown Wildwood will be the new home to East Coast Music Hall of Fame Museum.
Chief Executive Officer Thomas Petillo of East Coast Music Hall of Fame wrote the following statement on his Go-Fund-Me webpage: “Scheduled to open in June 2020, the East Coast Music Hall of Fame Museum is a Wildwood New Jersey gem for both serious music fans of the 50s, 60s, and 70s as well as the casual visitor to one of the Jersey Shore’s best vacation spots. With robust exhibits and in-depth history, the museum exposes, educates, and entertains visitors with all that is the rich musical culture of our music.”
East Coast Music Hall of Fame Awards Gala & Concert ~ NEW!
Held at the Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena featuring Master of Ceremonies, “New Jersey’s Bad Boy of Comedy” Mike Marino along with co-hosts Emil Stucchio and Vinnie Medugo. Performances by: The Brooklyn Bridge, The Duprees, Jay Siegel Tokens, Lou Christie, Charlie Grace, Larry Chance, The Skyliners, Vito Picone & the Elegants, Jœy Dee, Emil Stucchio, Vinnie Medugno, Sal Valentinetti and the Mark Baron Orchestra. Lifetime Awards Inductees include: Bobby Rydell, Charlie Gracie, Chubby Checker, Connie Francis, Frankie Avalon, Eugene Pitt, Jay Siegel, Jœy Dee, Jimmy Beaumont, Johnny Maestro, Larry Chance, Lou Christie, Richard Nader, Ronnie I Italiano, Vito Picone, and Willie Minfield. Appearances by: Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Connie Francis, Special message & video performance by Kenny Vance, Willie Winfield, Don K Reed, and Bobby Jay. (The East Coast Music Hall of Fame reserves the right to make changes to the performers and/or performances without notice.) Doors open at 4:30 p.m.; meet and greet from 4:45-5:45 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000 or Ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit http://www.ecmhof.org