UNDER THE SUN TOUR The hits of the '90s come alive once again at the Jersey Shore. On Friday night, the annual Under the Sun Tour comes to The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park. The nostalgia tour features Sugar Ray ("Fly," "Every Morning"), Better Than Ezra ("Good"), Uncle Kracker ("Follow Me," "Drift Away"), and Eve 6 ("Inside Out," "Here's...
UNDER THE SUN TOUR
The hits of the '90s come alive once again at the Jersey Shore. On Friday night, the annual Under the Sun Tour comes to The Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park. The nostalgia tour features Sugar Ray ("Fly," "Every Morning"), Better Than Ezra ("Good"), Uncle Kracker ("Follow Me," "Drift Away"), and Eve 6 ("Inside Out," "Here's to the Night"). Doors open at 5pm, with tickets available in advance for $39.50, and $45 at the door. There is a special four-pack deal where tickets are $24.87 each. 913 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, www.stoneponyonline.com
PRO WRESTLING AT THE STARLAND BALLROOM
The Starland Ballroom is known for hosting concerts year-round, but on Saturday they will be hosting their first-ever pro wrestling event. The event, promoted by the Jersey-based Pro Wrestling Syndicate, will feature former WWE wrestlers Mick Foley, Rey Mysterio, Sabu, 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka (health pending), and Brian Myers as well as former Extreme Championship Wrestling legend New Jack, and New Japan Wrestling star Kenny Omega. Doors open at 5 p.m., and the event is all ages (21 to drink). Tickets range from $30-$60. 570 Jernee Mill Road, Sayreville.
'I MIGHT BE MERMAN'
The Broadway Theatre of Pitman will be putting on a production of the musical revue, "I Might Be Merman" Friday through Sunday. The musical follows an aspiring actress, who while auditioning for a revue of Ethel Merman's music, comes to believe (via a blow to the head, natch) that she is actually the reincarnation of the famed singer. The production will include Merman's most popular songs like: "There's No Business Like Show Business," "I Got Rhythm," and "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. 43 S. Broadway, Pitman.
COHANSEY CRABFEST / RIVERFEST & 5K RUN
The town of Bridgeton will celebrate life in the Cohansey River region with a day-long festival on Saturday August 21. The celebration begins with a 5K through the town's park and zoo, and will end on Main Street. Once the race concludes there will be a food festival, featuring a variety of vendors selling crabs, which the town is most known for producing. Reduced meal tickets can be purchased here. There will be live music throughout the day, arts and crafts, a vintage Mustang car show, and a bus-tour called the Rum River Eco Tour. This tour through the Conhansey river will highlight stories of Prohibition-era rum-runners who sailed the river. The tour costs $10 and runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The day will conclude with a kayak race along the river.
SANTANA DOES NEW JERSEY
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, multi-platinum recording artist, guitar hero, and tequila purveyor Carlos Santana will spend his weekend at the Jersey Shore. The artist known for hits like, "Smooth," and "Oye Como Va" brings his Corazon Tour to the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for both shows range from $65.50-$145.50. On Sunday, he will perform at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. Lawn seats are available, as well as limited seats inside the venue.
CANAL DAY MUSIC & CRAFT FESTIVAL
Celebrate the history of the Morris Canal on Saturday at Canal Day & Craft Festival at Hugh Force Park in Wharton. The festival, now its 41st year, is described as a "old time country fair" and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy music on two stages, free kayak and narrated boat rides on the Morris Canal, a Civil War encampment, pony rides, blacksmith demonstrations, and animals from Wallaby Tales Travelling Zoo. Admission is $5. 170 W. Central Avenue, Wharton.
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III
Grammy award-winning folk singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will be concluding the "Paramount Backstage" concert series on Saturday. This music series brings audiences members on the stage of the historic theatre, providing an intimate concert experience. Wainwright is best known for his novelty hit, "Dead Skunk (in the Middle of the Road)" as well as being the father of singer Rufus Wainwright. Moviegoers may remember him in his role in the 2006 Seth Rogen film, "Knocked Up." 1300 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park.
LAURITA FOOD TRUCKS
Wine. Food Trucks. Music. Fireworks. All of these will happen at The Laurita Winery in New Egypt on Saturday and Sunday. There will be tours of the winery, line dancing, activities for kids, and food trucks with cuisine ranging from empanadas and ice cream to BBQ and lobster. Each night will conclude with a fireworks display. Single day tickets are $8, weekend passes are $12. The event begins at 11:00am both days, and concludes at 10:30 on Saturday, and 9:30 on Sunday. 35 Archertown Road, New Egypt.
FLEMINGTON CORN & TOMATO FESTIVAL
On Sunday downtown Flemington will celebrate all things corn and tomato-related. The event is open to the public from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. This portion of the festival will feature locally grown corn and tomatoes that will be in dishes from local restaurants. These dishes will be used to highlight Hunterdon County's Buy Local campaign, which promotes local farms. There will be vendors, a beer garden (featuring local brew Conclave), and live music from Thomas Johnson of Thursday Night Lights. There will be a special VIP hour where attendees will be able to taste local chef specialties, and then meet and talk with those chefs. Tickets to this VIP hour is $20.