2023 Music Line up
Somewhere in the mix of all that great charity work, good brew and spicy grub courtesy of our amazing hot sauce vendors, we have to lay down a soundtrack to capture the emotion and spirit of the day. That’s where music comes into the fold.
We aim to deliver a killer lineup you'll likely never see again on Long Beach Island — comprised of new, notable and original music artists who draw their own lines and impact music fans on national and even international levels. That’s why each year we also find a standout local artist to showcase on our Main Stage. As we grow, we hope our artistic community grows with it.
4:00-5:00PM - Zach Person
3:00-3:45PM - Sonic Blume
2:00-2:45PM - The Circa 68
12:45-1:35PM - The Danksters
11:30AM-12:15PM - Skip Winters
All Day - DJ Dillon Maurer
American recording artist, Zach Person, is the new face of indie rock. Emerging out of Austin, Texas, Person plays loud, raw, and connects with his music fans on a primal sonic level. Person has a swagger, talent and grit beyond his years. With the poise of a seasoned veteran on stage and the stylings of a mega star, he commands an audience in seconds.
“Reminiscent of everyone from Elmore James and Duane Allman to The Black Keys and Jack White, Person channels a raw, pure-bred American swagger,” said American Songwriter. “Between the driving beat, Person’s fuzzed-out vocals and the layers of bombastic guitar parts, the tune shows off all the reasons that Buddy Guy once said of Person ‘What else can I say? The young man is hot!’”
His inspirations are varied, and include prolific artists like The Black Keys, Jack White, Chris Stapleton, Jonny Lang, Funkadelic, and Led Zeppelin. With his new project, Zach has created his own take on a contemporary hybrid of blues and rock music, arranged in a pop format.
Person’s self-titled, debut LP dropped on April 2, 2021 and garnered the attention of notable press including American Songwriter, Classic Rock Magazine, American Blues Scene, Guitar World, Premier Guitar and more.
The overall success of his LP, has led to additional collaborations with international brands like, Amazon, Kendra Scott, Soho House, Kimpton & Fairmont Hotels, and BMI.
Zach is currently touring in North America and Europe. Stay tuned as Zach will be releasing new music throughout the course of the year.
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Max Connery, Danny Murray and Noah Sullivan are an indie rock
band from Asbury Park, New Jersey. They released their debut album in
2021 titled “We’re Drifting Further Apart, Aren’t We?” The album is a
collection of songs which create a dreamy world of escapism, exploring
themes of longing, separation, and isolation. Their music is filled with
high-energy, vocal-centric performances, often layered with 80s drum
machines and synthesizers. Since late 2021 and throughout 2022, Sonic
Blume has been touring heavily throughout the northeast and southeast
United States, performing with artists such as joe p, Similar Kind, Tor Miller,
flipturn, The Happy Fits, and more. Between tour dates, they filmed and
released videos for album tracks “Lovers,” “Happy,” and most recently
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The Circa 68
The Circa 68 is about a feeling. It’s that driving fast with all the windows down listening to your favorite song feeling. It’s the lift of a great chorus feeling. It’s the sound of joy. It’s the smile from across a room. It’s as if The Killers, Weezer, Panic at the Disco, Fountains of Wayne, and the Foo Fighters all piled in a bus and went to see Cheap Trick. Born from Palladino’s love of hook-driven rock and roll, The Circa 68 is a celebration of the 3-minute pop song that hits hard and their live show is full of that energy. Palladino is no stranger to the stage, having fronted the roots rock band the Badlees for the past 30 years.
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Formed on Long Beach island in 2005, the Danksters are a collection of a great musicians who predominantly jam music in the Dub, Rock, Reggae, and Ska realm but are not limited to mixing in other genres of quite the eclectic mix.It is not uncommon to hear traditional country, western, and bluesgrass, all the way to flashy techno, trance, dub-step stylee grooves.
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Skip Winters (formerly The Fourth Son) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His genre-bending music primarily draws from indie rock, Americana, and reggae, often being characterized as “beach folk”. He writes, records, performs, and produces all of the project’s music. Three albums and several singles released under the former have garnered over 500,000 streams worldwide.
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Hailing from Jacksonville, FL via Ann Arbor, Michigan, Dillon has been a staple in the Atlanta indy Hiphop scene since 2005. He's a rapper, beatmaker, DJ & chef - and you've never heard of him.
Dillon has worked with legends like Chuck D of Public Enemy, Diamond D & Dres from Black Sheep; and modern day hip hop heroes like Homeboy Sandman, Blu, Skyzoo & Supa Dave West.
His one-man live show is stuff of legend: a turntable, a projector, crudely overdubbed episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 & a panini press are just a part of his arsenal.
Dillon also runs a boutique record label called FULL PLATE that he started in 2013 with his partner in rhyme, Paten Locke (RIP). So far FULL PLATE has over 20 releases on vinyl, CD, cassette & digital. The label focuses on underground/Indy Hiphop + instrumental music. Their releases can be found online and in record stores worldwide.
Aside from the music, Dillon hosts & chefs up a quarterly vegan dinner party/record sale called 'Plates and Crates' featuring a rotating selection of ATL's finest record selectors;
playing strictly rare vinyl platters.
Though it's taken an extended hiatus due to COVID, it has long been an Atlanta underground dining hit. You never know who you'll be eating, drinking & record shopping with at Plates & Crates!
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