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Long Beach Township announces lineup for Firepit Friday and Sunday concerts

OCEANSIDE SERENADE: Firepit Friday and Sunday concerts on the 68th Street beach are a summer tradition for residents and visitors. (Photo by Ryan Morrill)

Summer is just around the corner and Long Beach Township is working to get its free seasonal entertainment schedule in order. The council has just finalized the musical lineups for both the Firepit Fridays, which begin June 28, and the Sunday concerts on 68th Street Beach, which begin June 30.

This year, the city is adding five fire pits to Firepit Fridays, for a total of 15 fire pits for visitors to gather around as they relax on the beach on 68th Street in Brant Beach during the end-of-week events from 7 to 9 p.m. Manafirkin Brewery Company, the bar and concession stand sponsor, will be on site every Friday evening selling beer and seltzers.

The city also thanks stage sponsor Berkshire Hathaway Zack Shore Realtors and Grand Friday Night sponsor Air Technical Services.

On June 28, the Discotecks ​​kick off Firepit Fridays, followed by The Royals on July 5, Man Down on July 12, Frontiers on July 19, The Kiley Baxter Band on July 26, The Chris Fritz Band on August 2, The Verdict on August 9, Suit & Mai Tai on August 16, The Accousticrats on August 23 and Sneak Attack on August 30.

‘Sunday Fun-Day at 68th Street’ is also back this summer, the municipality is pleased to announce. “Listen to live music from 12 noon to 2 p.m. while enjoying a day at the beach,” the municipality encourages. “Local musicians will rock the Berkshire Hathaway Zack Shores Realtor stage! This line-up, presented by VRLBI, adds to the fun in the sun.”

The Pickles take the spotlight on June 30, with the rest of the artists as follows: Facedown on July 7, Isn’t It Always on July 14, Chevy Lopez on July 21, The Jimmy Brogan Band on July 28, The Bryan Hansen Band on August 4, The Black Ties on August 11, Gypsy Moon on August 18, Skip Winters on August 25 and The Pickles on September 1.

For more information about summer fun in LBT, visit longbeachtownship.com/category/recreation. —JK-H.