In partnership with the Asbury Park Press,
The Asbury Park Music Foundation has announced the inaugural Asbury Park Music In Film Festival (APMFF
) and with a a jam-packed destination weekend of films and performances set to open on Friday, 10 April and run through Sunday, April 12
at various venues in Asbury Park, NJ, including Asbury Lanes, The Saint, The Wonder Bar, and The Stone Pony.
The Stone Pony will open the festival on Friday, April 10 when legendary Doors member Robby Krieger and his Doors 50 show will grace the stage following the 6:30pm screening of a Danny Clinch-helmed Bonnaroo Super Jam short film featuring Krieger collaborating on the farm with EDM artist Skrillex and many more.
Sprinkled throughout a weekend of films centered around various musical genres and formats will be coinciding after parties and shows featuring many of the festival’s decorated artists, which will be open to all festival goers. On Friday night at the Paramount Theater, Rock n Roll Hall of Fame member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels and his son Dson will present their film DMC Squared and will perform a short set of Run DMC classics with the son of the late Jam Master Jay, Jason.
Friday also has Asbury Park Loves DC, which features an All-Star band of Asbury punk rockers led by Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls playing Washington DC punk classics.
afternoon the 1 p.m.
matinee at Asbury Lanes features the after party for Rye Coalition: The Story of the Hard Luck Five
, with performances by Rye Coalition off-shoots Cold Fur, Sunshine and The Rain, and Thee Money Shot. Following it up that evening, The Stone Pony is the setting for Funk That Bass
, the after party for the weekend’s feature presentation of “Jaco” by Metallica’s Robert Trujillo
. The party will feature an all-star band of funk and rock heavies held down by funk pioneer, Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Jersey Shore native Bernie Worrell
, singers Bernard Fowler
(The Rolling Stones / Chic
), Corey Glover
(Living Colour / Galactic
), Stax legend William Bell
, Asbury Park soul legend JT Bowen
and The Red Bank Rockers
) and Asbury Park’s own Nicole Atkins
, Dean Ween
) and musical director Marc Ribler
on guitar. Recently added are Asbury Park’s finest on drums Sim Cain
(Ween / Rollins Band
), Steve Wolf
), bassists extraordinaire Melvin Gibbs
, Jack Daley
, TM Stevens
, and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo
See the full schedule of events and pick up passes the Asbury Park Music In Film Festival here