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Wave Gathering 2009 Announces Artists

Asbury Park's annual music festival returns with new artists and old favorites.
    SPRING LAKE, NJ, June 01, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Wave Gathering Music Festival presented by Metromix Jerseyshore will take place June 19- 21, 2009 in Asbury Park, NJ. Coinciding with the rebirth of Asbury Park, the music of the region's great new artists are showcased throughout the entire weekend.

Last year's Wave Gathering Emerging Music Festival was the largest organized event ever held on the Jersey Shore, showcasing the talents of more than 180 artists at 23 music venues throughout the city and featured informative music panels and artist interviews highlighting the ever changing music industry.

The event continues to grow along with Asbury Park, and this year will add new venues as performance sites. Last year's event was a huge step forward for the rebirth of the town and the music community at large. The event continues to build upon each year's past performers and alumni like Ingrid Michaelson, Nicole Atkins and the Sea, Mieka Pauley, Laura Warshauer, Charlotte Sometimes, Val Emmich, Miss TK & The Revenge, Earl Greyhound, DESOL, Ari Hest, Parlor Mob, April Smith, and Jenny Owen Youngs, all who have continued to build their careers and gone on to major success after playing at Wave Gathering.

This year features many returning buzz artists already mentioned and noteworthy national label acts such as Madi Diaz (Nashville), Krista (NYC), The Queen Killing Kings (New Haven, CT), Dirty Sweet (San Diego), Red Wanting Blue (Columbus, OH), Chris Ayer (NYC), The Honors (Boston), Patrick Fitzsimmons (VT), Emma Sophina (Austrailian survivor of US Airways Flight 1549), Carlon (NYC), Panic Years (PA), The Bloodsugars (NYC), Future Future (Sparta, NJ) as well as our area's very own Val Emmich (who appeared this past year on Ugly Betty), Status Green, Jillian Rhys. Jerzy Jung, Scott Liss & the Sixty-Six, Christine Martucci, Matt O'Ree, Tunnels To Holland and young new comers Outside the Box and Quincy Mumford.

All of the festival artists can be heard on "Wave Radio" each night on The Penguin (http://www.ThePenguinRocks.com) from 9pm to midnight (EST). The online radio station, along with its sister site http://www.NewJerseyStage.com, will be home to the best sources of Wave Gathering Festival information including everything from schedules to information on the bands, venues, and local area.

As an added attraction, Wave Gathering will host a FREE outdoor street festival on Saturday, June 20th, 12-6 pm, in Downtown Asbury Park on Cookman Avenue to compliment the weekend showcases. The street festival will be a huge food and music festival which will showcase many excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with the sound of live music echoing down the streets.

Ice cold Miller Lite will be served all through the day and food and drinks can be purchased from participating restaurants, festival style, from tented areas throughout downtown Asbury. It will also be family friendly with entertainment for kids as well.

The Wave Gathering has built its reputation on its emerging artist showcases. If you're a music lover, this is the place to discover and explore new music first, before anyone else. Many venues in Asbury Park will host the most up and coming bands from the Tri-State area as well as around the country. Three day passes give you access to all indoor venues all weekend. Tickets for individual shows can also be purchased at each venue separately. For more information please visit www.wavegathering.com.

Three-day wristbands for $40 will grant full access to over twenty venues and $25 one-day wristbands are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Without a wristband, separate venues will have their own admissions with many free venues also having live music. Saturday on Cookman Avenue will be free to the public.

The following artists are confirmed as of May 29, 2009...More artists to be confirmed shortly. For links to all artists songs and websites go to wavegathering.com and click on "bands" tab.
A Diary of Need, Adam Swink, Alan Cohen Experience, Alex Brumel and Janel Elizabeth, All The Tired Horses, Amanda Duncan, Anthony "Princeton" D'Amato, Anthony D'Amato, Anthony Fiumano, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, Ari Hest, Arlan Feiles, Aster Pheonyx, Astronaut Jones, Avi Wisnia, Bamm Hollow, Barry and the Penetrators, Beth Arentsen, Bob Denson, Bobby Strange, Bret Mosley, Brian Bisbee, Cara Salimando, Carlon, Chemtrail, Chris Ayer, Chris Batten and the Woods, Chris Smith, Christine Martucci Band, Clair Reilly Roe, Colie Brice, ConKrete Cowboys, Cook, Dave Pittenger, Deena and The Laughing Boys, Dirty Sweet, Divine Sign, Emma Sophina, Eryn Shewell Band, Evan Toth, Frank Bressi, Friends of Bill Wilson, Future Future, Gedeon McKinney, Geena (Dragster), Genevieve, George Wirth, Glen Burtnik, Grand Alto, Green Underground, Greg Wilkens, Highlines, Holtz, Howard Jennings, James Dalton, James Dunigan, Jared Costa, Jaymie Gerard, jazzpollution, Jeannie O'Neill & Thomas Martin, Jennings, Jerzy Jung, Jessy Tomsko, Jillian Rhys, Jo Wymer and the Itty Bitty Band, Joanna Burns, Joe D'Urso, Joe Harvard Band, Joe Rapolla, Joe Whyte, Joshua Van Ness, Justin Trawick, Kagero, Keith Kenny, Keith Monacchio, Krista, Kylie Edmond, Last Perfect Thing, Laura Warshauer, Like Trains and Taxis, Lisa Bianco, Lisa Bodnar, Lost In Society, Luke Brindley, Madi Diaz, Maia Davies, Marc Muller Trio, Martin Swinger, Matt O'Ree, Maybe Pete, McRad (featuring Chuck Treece), Michael Scotto, Mieka Pauley, Mike Black, Mike Errico, Mike Falzone, Mike Montrey, Mondo Topless, Moosejaw Muldoon, My State of Attraction, Nicola, No Wine For Kittens, Outside the Box, PTA, Panic Years, Patrick Fitzsimmons, Peasant, Planet Polina, Project 222, Quincy Mumford, Rebekah Jordan, Red Wanting Blue, Rick Barry, Rob Dye, Rock Wilk WORD, Roland Eckstein, Sam Sims, Scott Liss & the Sixty-Six, Sean Cox, Second Dan, Shane Cooley, Stacie Rose, Status Green, Stringbean and the Stalkers, Stupidity, Tara Elliott and The Red Velvets, Tatiana Moroz, The Afterbangs, The Agreements, The Alice Project, The Amboys, The Aviation Orange, The Bloodsugars, The Brimstones, The Callen Sisters, The Danger Nuts, The Fave, The Friggs, The Grip Weeds, The Honors, The Lights Out, The Milwaukees, The Obvious, The Queen Killing Kings, The Soul Project, The Sunday Blues, The Wag, Todd Alsup, Tommy Fuller, Tunnels To Holland, Under New Ownership, Underground Logic, Val Emmich, Wellbaby


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