Asbury Park is known for its epic live music scene. From the Stone Pony to The House of Independents, you’ll find venues packed with people almost every night of the week. However, few events get audiences excited like the Sea.Hear.Now Festival. Keep reading to learn more about this famous festival and get your tickets before they sell out!
Sea.Hear.Now is so popular that our rooms are often booked months in advance. To ensure you have a place to stay for the festival weekend, reserve your room now.
What You Need to Know About the Sea.Hear.Now Festival
Each September, this two-day music and arts festival takes the Jersey Shore by storm. The lineup features more than 25 bands performing across three stages. In 2018, artists like Jack Johnson, Incubus, and Blondie rocked Asbury Park; in 2019, notable names included Dave Matthews Band, The Lumineers, Dropkick Murphy’s, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Bad Religion, and more.
In addition to great tunes, Sea.Hear.Now boasts delicious eats. Along the waterfront, attendees can indulge in regional cuisine from a variety of local restaurants. Dishes range from pizza and fried chicken to fresh oysters. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are also available.
Did You Know? Sea.Hear.Now is committed to sustainability and protecting our oceans. Musician Jack Johnson even awarded the event his “All At Once Sustainability Award” for working towards a green music industry. So, you can feel good about the food and beverages you purchase at the event!
The festival is not just a place for music lovers, foodies, and environmentalists. It’s also popular with artists and surfers. Each year, Sea.Hear.Now presents Expression Sessions where professional surfers can show off their skills. You’ll find top pros, demos, and surfboard shaping between the stages.
Additionally, legendary rock photographer Danny Clinch offers a pop-up gallery throughout the course of the weekend. You’ll have a chance to view artwork by Clinch himself as well as pieces created by the musicians on the festival’s lineup. Stop by to experience a more intimate, creative side of your favorite artists.
Will You Be in the Crowd in 2020?
With so much to see in just two days, it’s no wonder Sea.Hear.Now sells out each year. Be sure to grab your tickets as soon as they go on sale. And, don’t wait to reserve your lodging! The Ocean Plaza Hotel is on the north end of Ocean Grove, just a few blocks from Asbury Park. Take an easy walk back after the last band performs and enjoy some much-needed quiet time at our inn.
A Deluxe King Room is the perfect home away from home. This comfortable accommodation comes with modern amenities, breakfast, and daily maid service, all at a reasonable rate. Check our availability and make your reservations today. We look forward to having you!
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