The Asbury Park music scene is constantly thriving. From rising stars to international touring acts, the concert venues in town keep a stacked schedule of events for visitors to enjoy. Whether inside The Stone Pony or walking the boardwalk passing Low Dive, guests are guaranteed to witness extraordinary singers, songwriters, and musicians. Asbury Park is lucky to have so many great spots to check out live music with no shortage of concert events to look forward to. Keep reading for a list of concert venues in Asbury Park to catch a new band or a favorite act.
Arthur Pryor Bandshell | Fifth Avenue (On The Boardwalk)
The Arthur Pryor Bandshell, owned by the city of Asbury Park, is a hidden gem right on the ocean. If you don’t look up while walking the boardwalk, you might not even see it! The bandshell is located right above the Iron Whale and hosts a summer-long concert series every Thursday night in July and August at 7PM. Events at the bandshell are hosted by the Asbury Park Music Foundation. A full calendar for 2023 events can be found here. The entrance to the bandshell is on Ocean Avenue next to the Iron Whale. There is an elevator and steps located on the south side of the 5th Ave Pavilion.
Asbury Lanes | 209 4th Avenue
Asbury Lanes is a historic landmark, legendary concert venue, and bowling alley located just two blocks from the beach. The Lanes hosts live concerts featuring both national and local talent as well as private events, weddings, and holiday parties. The venue is general admission, standing-room-only, unless stated otherwise. Tickets for their events can be purchased on the Asbury Lanes website or in-person at the box office, which is open Thursday to Sunday 12PM – 6PM, and during show hours.
House of Independents | 572 Cookman Avenue
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House of Independents on Cookman Avenue hosts national touring acts, local bands, comedians, podcast tours, themed DJ nights, film screenings, weddings, wrestling, and so much more. From 90s nostalgia sets to nights dedicated to Taylor Swift and Bad Bunny, there is truly always something for everyone going on at House. The venue is 500-person, standing room capacity with age restrictions that vary by event. Tickets are available for purchase online at houseofindependents.com or in person at Rebel Supply Co.
Low Dive | 1000 Ocean Avenue
Low Dive, formerly known as the Asbury Park Yacht Club, is the best spot on the boardwalk to catch the best, local Asbury Park talent — no tickets needed. From Sunday Night Boardwalk Boogie’s with DJ Foggy Notion to Friday album release parties and live shows, there’s always talent to be enjoyed at Low Dive. Plus, Low Dive has a great food and drink menu, including the late-night food menu, featuring everything from chips and guac to Hawaiian-style pizza.
The Stone Pony | 913 Ocean Avenue
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Asbury Park’s most famous music venue is undoubtedly The Stone Pony. The historic club known for launching the careers of Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi hosts both national and local acts. Any musician who gets to play The Stone Pony feels honored to grace the iconic Jersey Shore stage. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com and at The Stone Pony box office. AG Pro Tip: Tickets bought at the box office are not subject to the Ticketmaster online fees, which will save a few bucks. Box office hours are Thursday through Sunday from 12PM to 5PM and during all show hours.
The Stone Pony Summer Stage | 913 Ocean Avenue
The Stone Pony Summer Stage is The Stone Pony’s outdoor counterpart, with a capacity of 3,000 attendees. The Summer Stage is open from May to October, hosting some of the biggest touring acts all summer long. With a sunset backdrop and ocean waves crashing just behind you on the beach, going to a show at the Stone Pony Summer Stage is always a magical experience.
The Wonder Bar | 1213 Ocean Avenue
If you see the famous “Tillie” face mural, you know you’re in the right spot. The Wonder Bar is a classic Asbury Park bar and concert venue known for its live music and Yappy Hour — an outdoor, dog-friendly happy hour, of course. Just steps from the beach and the Asbury Park Boardwalk, The Wonder Bar hosts shows from both national touring bands and local musicians. All shows at The Wonder Bar are 21+ unless otherwise noted. Tickets can be purchased on The Wonder Bar’s website or on-site at the box office.
Editor’s Note: While the Asbury Park Convention Hall and The Paramount Theatre, located on the boardwalk, have famously hosted iconic shows and concerts over the years, both venues are currently closed indefinitely because they have been, “deemed unsafe for human occupancy” according to a report from the Asbury Park Press.