Kenny Chesney has long been the heir apparent to Jimmy Buffett with his love of sitting on the sand in his “Old Blue Chair,” and singing about love and waves and hot summer nights. He brought that vibe to the beach in Wildwood with a free concert Wednesday, June 20. Go here for a report on the show and a photo gallery by Tom Briglia/PgotoGraphics.
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While we have been waiting to hear if Kenny Chesney will be playing at Atlantic City’s Bader Field in late September, comes word that he will be hitting a southern New Jersey beach June 20.
It has been announced that the country music, beach-loving superstar will perform a free concert on the beach in Wildwood, NJ on June 20, starting at 8:30pm.
According to NBC.com, Chesney originally wanted to hold the concert on a boardwalk in Seaside Heights, (where Jersey Shore is filmed), but Chesney saw the Wildwood beach and loved it. The concert takes place on the beach at Schellenger Avenue, south of Mariner’s Landing Pier.
Even though the concert is free, fans must have a ticket to attend. Sponsored by American Express, the first 15,000 tickets will be distributed to the company’s customers.
American Express cardholders and Kenny Chesney Fan Club members can get tickets at Ticketmaster until 10pm Sunday. Tickets will be available to the general public at 11am Monday, also through Ticketmaster. Two local radio stations, Cat Country 107.3 and 92.5 XTU are giving fans a chance to win tickets.
It’s one of the time-honored traditions of the southern New Jersey shore, when the boy mibster champ kisses the girl mibster champ. As you can see from this pic, it always goes over big.
Wildwood’s 87th Annual National Marbles Tournament finished up Thursday (June 24) with mibsters Corey Gollsby of Standing Stone, Tn. and Penelope Bauer of Allegheny County, Pa. the boy and girl winners of $2,000 scholarships for higher education and the king and queen of this year’s tournament.
Then 14-year-old Corey gave his co-victor, 13-year-old Penelope, a congratulatory kiss on the cheek.
This year’s tournament also established Standing Stone and Allegheny County as marble player (that’s what mibster means) powerhouses as the two finalists in the girl’s division were both from Allegheny and the two finalists in the boy’s division were both from Standing Stone.
The National Marbles Tournament, held on the beach in the Wildwoods, awarded more than $4,000 in prizes and scholarships to the winners and participants.
Wildwood Business Improvement District (WBID) president William ‘Yogi’ Kurtz, owner of Neill’s Steak and Chowder House, recently announced that the business district is sponsoring a free trolley service for the downtown area every weekend all summer.
“Downtown Wildwood is a great place for families to visit while they are on vacation and enjoying our great beach and boardwalk,” said Kurtz. “Our downtown is home to dozens of great restaurants, pubs, pancake houses, delis, pizza shops and even one of the most quaint and unique movie theatres anywhere. This new service will allow our guests to hop on and hop off to visit all of these great businesses.”