THE WILDWOODS, N.J. — The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will present the ninth annual Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Weekend Celebration Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13 in the Wildwoods — a two-day celebration paying tribute to the 1950s and highlighting the Wildwoods’ role in the history of Rock ‘n’ Roll music.
The fun begins Friday night inside the Wildwoods Convention Center with a Dance Party hosted by the Jerry “The Geator with the Heater” Blavat, who is guaranteed to get everyone moving and grooving to classic oldies. The Dance Party takes place from 7-11 p.m. and admission is $13 per person.
Saturday will feature an afternoon (11am-5pm) of outdoor fun and music during the free Fabulous ‘50s Street Fair at Fox Park, located across from the Convention Center on Ocean Avenue. The Street Fair will include free live entertainment throughout the day as well as a classic car show, a Doo-Wop ‘50s Bus Tour and a variety of vendors offering ‘50s memorabilia, merchandise, delicious food options and much more. The Doo-Wop Experience Museum will also be open, allowing guests to view authentic ‘50s memorabilia, artifacts and several room displays.
The weekend’s featured event starts 7pm Saturday — the Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Concert — which will take place in the Oceanfront Arena at the Convention Center starring Kenny Vance & the Planotones, the 5th Dimension featuring Florence LaRue, the Orlons, and Paul Revere & the Raiders. Admission is $49.50 per person.
For additional information, or to purchase tickets for the Friday night Dance Party or Saturday night Fabulous ‘50s & Beyond Concert, go here or call (609) 729-4000.