How to Experience the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival This Year

Step into a local surf shop in the summertime and you’ll likely hear the laid-back melodies of Bob Marley, Sublime, and the Beach Boys. If this type of music instantly transports you to paradise, you’ll love the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival! The event is held each August and showcases a unique mix of instrumental surf and tiki culture. It’s perfect for visitors seeking good vibes!

The Asbury Park Surf Music Festival is sure to be a highlight of your summer vacation. For more information on local events and attractions, take a look at our handy Travel Guide! This unique tool has helped countless couples and families plan the perfect getaway. It’s full of recommendations for places to dine, shop, and explore! Get a free copy today.

What Is the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival?

The Asbury Park Surf Music Festival features a slew of national artists as well as bands from Europe and Canada. In addition to awesome tunes, attendees can enjoy food and cocktails, vendor booths, contests, and a car show. There’s even an after party! This year’s event takes place from August 17 – 19 at The Anchor’s Bend, located on the North Beach section of Asbury Park.

Note: If there’s inclement weather, the festival will move inside the Convention Hall. Be sure to follow the event’s Facebook page for updates!

2018 Lineup

If you love surf music, you’re going to be stoked by this year’s lineup. Highlights include:

  • Satan’s Pilgrims
  • The Madeira
  • Surfer Joe
  • The Volcanics
  • Frankie & The Pool Boys
  • Black Flamingos
  • Les Agamemnonz
  • The Men In Gray Suits
  • Great White Caps
  • … And more!

Between concerts, guests can attend unique events like a surf guitar symposium, Aloha Friday happy hour, tiki brunch, and a hangover pool party. Tickets for the festival are $22 per person and are non-refundable. Purchase yours now!


Can’t make it to the Asbury Park Surf Music Festival this year? No worries! Consider attending Sea.Hear.Now in September. This two-day music and arts festival has an equally-awesome lineup with more than 25 bands performing across three stages. Notable names include Jack Johnson, Incubus, Social Distortion, Blondie, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, and more. Tickets are $99 for general admission and will increase as the event gets closer.

Book Your Stay in Ocean Grove, NJ

Deluxe King Room at the Ocean View Inn

There’s nothing worse than attending a fun event and having to drive home after. To make your experience relaxing and memorable, book a stay at the Ocean View Inn or the Ocean Plaza Hotel. Our properties are just a few blocks from Asbury Park and provide the peace and quiet you need at the end of a long day.

If you’re traveling with a furry friend, take a look at a Deluxe King Room. These beautiful, pet-friendly accommodations come with upscale amenities, luxury linens and towels, breakfast, and daily maid service, all at a reasonable rate! Whether you’re visiting with friends or your special someone, our rooms provide the perfect home away from home.

Check our availability and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!