Motown Meets Fun City for Thursday by the Sea
Long Branch: Patriot Plaza at Pier Village was jumping, and it was not “Just My Imagination.” It was the sounds of The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson Five and all things Motown. The Motown City Revue brought it all to the thousand or so music lovers who danced and lip-synched the lyrics of the times thirty years ago, music that “Keeps Me Hangin’ On”.
The Revue has been touring the East Coast and had performed at Sandy Hook on Wednesday where they were top of the mark. For sure they did it again Thursday night after Mayor Adam Schneider introduced them as the best Motown band in the world. The crowd agreed with a rousing welcome.
The Mayor was fresh back from winning the Elected Officials flight at the Belmar Chase 5K and $2500 that benefits the city’s Recreation Department for girls programs. He was elated.
Schedule changes were announced by the city's own Barry Stein who wants everyone to know that the next two shows will be flipped on the dates. The Doughboys will be here on August 16, not Aug. 23 as originally planned. They changed places with After The Reign who will now be here August 23rd.
Stein also reminded the audience of the West End Cruise Night 2 (cars galore) on August 18, 6-10 PM with Ron Weinstein’s Coots (West End Park); The Cherubs (Main Stage on Bright on Avenue) and the feature act which will be Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.
While you are adjusting your calendars, don’t forget the Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival August 25, 2012, 1-10 PM on the Great Lawn near the Ocean Place Resort and Spa.