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Tony Mart Presents. . . .

Music, Food, Fun, Travel: Let the Good Times Roll! Live this Saturday and every Saturday at high noon on WPG 1450AM 95.5FM Listen to:  Current Podcast  - prior podcasts *System Requirements May Apply to Stream Live

Saturdays 12noon to 1pm ~ Radio WPG 1450AM or 95.5FM

We want to thank our friend “GB Butrus” for sending this very warm and nostalgic remembrance, a picture of dearly departed and beloved, Eddie Hitzel, with Carmen Marotta, Chef Richard Spurlock and Geogrio Butrus, at a time when we were doing exactly what we all love to do: get together and eat & party!

Some of my finest times on the radio were cohosting with Eddie. He helped us put together the first Jersey Gumbo Festival; and after the great fun and success we had at The Jersey Gumbo Festival July 10th, 2023 at The Point in Somers Point, we have really enjoyed the relationships that have been rekindled with great chefs like Robert Levenson at Resorts; Philip Gormley at Smithville; Demetrius Haronis at The Tropicana; Chef David Goldstein, winner of Jersey Gumbo 2023, from The American Culinary Federation; our newest fresh “Seafood Pop Up” friends at the Somers Point Beach concerts, PJ Buckets with their two locations in Ventor and Ocean City; our new culinary star at Galloway Casual Dining, Chef Nico Karamanis ; and dear friends Joe and Walter Gregory.

The Tony Mart family is really enjoying our promotion of these culinary professionals, and “we want to make you hungry” as Eddie would say, for Jersey Gumbo Festival Monday July 8th, 2024.


May 16, 2024

Tony Mart Presents Music, Food, Fun, Travel: Let the Good Times Roll this Saturday and every Saturday live at high noon on 1450 AM, 95.5 FM and www.Tonymart.com

Before all the action and over 50 shows of the summer season ignite, this week we will enjoy a conversation working back and forward with two of the bay rats who have made it happen in the historic bayfront and Somers Point. Join former Somers Point Community Education and Recreation Director, Nick Regine and current President of the South Jersey Jazz Society as they look back on the roots of it all and the good times yet to come straight away!

We’ll enjoy thoughts about Nickey’s great book, "Between Drinks" and the upcoming concert 7 June on the Beach for the first Friday night of music 7 PM with a world class, Grammy nominated 18 piece big band sounding out over the waves and the sand.

This is only part of over 50 events including a big welcome back party at Josie Kelly‘s on 31 May, Friday night 8:30 PM.

We want everybody to come out. There are many folks who want to become sponsors of the Beach Concerts, there are people who want to support Tony Mart events and be a part of all of the different events that are happening this summer. Anyone who wants to make donations and be a part of it all and join the Tony Mart Cares group, Circle Liquor table and most importantly, the several tables available to meet and greet with our new sponsors, Conservatory Cannabis, who are a major part of this first kickoff concert which will have hours of classic rock and roll with everyone from Billy Walton doing the Stones with Destinee Monroe and the Tony Mart All Stars with Danny Eyer to The Beatles and Big Bob Ernano doing the Eagles and Joe Walsh. This is going to be an incredible free for all of your favorites and everybody's party dance and classical rock favorites as well as some dedicated Tony Mart Legacy sounds.

There will be lots of seating in the front and there will be space for everyone who wants to join in and contribute on the stage side.

Next week starts the first Tony Mart Presents Rockin’ the Point with the Billy Walton Band at the hottest and most beautiful Tiki bar on the coast, The Point, every Thursday night 6 pm May 23 through September 5, 2024!

Thanks to the generous support of our new sponsor, Conservatory Cannabis, we're adding lots of new events including Pop up parties at Jim Tuohy‘s house Saturday night July 20 in Ventnor, a finale Friday night overlooking the water at Caroline’s on September 13 and more major announcements coming soon courtesy of Conservatory Cannabis.

The big concerts start on 26 June, Wednesday night on the Boardwalk with Grammy nominated Victor Wainwright and the Train taking off for 11 incredibly free and amazingly excellent, world-class concerts every Wednesday night at 7 PM on the Boardwalk at Kennedy Plaza.

For the first time ever this year, John Cafferty and Beaver Brown celebrate Fourth of July Thursday on the Beach in Somers Point.

Somers Point welcomes Mardi Gras in July on Friday night 5 July and Jersey Gumbo on Monday night July 8 with a first time ever Mardi Gras Louisiana festival weekend starring concert Cajun fiddler and Bourbon Street entertainer, Waylon Thibodeaux, along with the Ben Levin New Orleans Piano Group and an All-Star band featuring Danny Eyer, Howard Isaacson and Bob Ferguson providing both a Friday on the Beach and a Monday on the Bay full of the greatest New Orleans sounds and party music and a world-class gumbo competition with some of South Jersey’s best chefs starting Monday at 3 PM July 8.

It all takes us to PHANTOM RED WINE and funky Phantom Blues weekend July that starts with a wine and blues concert series starring one of the absolute greatest bands in the funky rock world today, the Phantom Blues Band, along with the incredible Curtis Salgado, “The Man Who Taught the Blues to The Blues Brothers"

We will celebrate our great sponsor Circle Liquor Store when we have Phantom Red wine and Funky Phantom Blues that week, including Phantom Red Sangria, Phantom Blended Red and Phantom Chardonnay.

On July 17th and 19th we'll be more than halfway there sipping Phantom wines and sangrias and enjoying the greatest studio musicians in the world. Hear musicians from Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Herbie Hancock, Etta James, BB King.

Phantom red wine and Funky Phantom Blues will bring us to a zenith in the summer when we then celebrate the legacy of the Tony Mart’s Last Waltz on the Beach and the Boardwalk while Bob Dylan is filming his movie in South Jersey simultaneously this summer.

This is the center of the universe come roll with us in the summer we will never forget.

Let the Good Times Roll!

Donate: Tony Mart Cares, GoFundMe

With much love and appreciation, we thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to be such an important a part of the Tony Mart Family!



Somers Point Beach Concerts

June 14th - September 6th
Fridays, 7pm - 10pm

Unique, Magical, World Class Concerts
on Small Town Beach.

Morrow Beach, 800 Bay Ave

Mardi Gras on the Boardwalk

June 26th - September 4th
Wednesdays, 7pm - 10pm

R&B, Funk, Roots & Classic Rock

Atlantic City at Kennedy Plaza

Rock The Point

June 27th - August 29th
Thursdays, 6pm - 10pm
The Billy Walton Band

Jersey Gumbo Festival
July 8th 3-11pm

998 Bay Ave, Somers Point