Asbury Park Music Foundation presents: Songs on St. John’s Island


Sun, Oct 17, 2021    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 per ticket

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(Asbury Park) – The Asbury Park Music Foundation is excited to announce a pop-up acoustic concert on Sunday, October 17th featuring one of our favorite troubadours, Pat Guadagno, who will be performing with legendary musician Richie Blackwell.  Singer/songwriter Carolann Solebello will be the opening performer for Songs on St. John’s.

Showtime is 2 – 4 pm and gates will open at 1:15 pm. Tickets can be purchased through this link to the APMF Ticketbud site.  Proceeds from ticket sales, snacks, water, and Music Saved Asbury Park merchandise will benefit APMF music education programs for under-served youth in Asbury Park. St. John’s Island is located in Sunset Lake off Grand Avenue between Fifth and Sunset Avenues in Asbury Park.

Audience members will need to bring their own beach chairs or a blanket. Limited snacks and water will be available for purchase or you can bring your own. Due to space constraints, dogs will not be allowed. There is parking in many locations surrounding Sunset Park (both metered and free) or you can walk or ride your bike. Please note that donations will graciously be accepted, but a ticket is required for entry.  In the event of rain, the show will be rescheduled for October 24th.

This show is being presented by the Asbury Park Music Foundation and supported by the City of Asbury Park and Musicians on a Mission (learn more about them at

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About the musicians:

PAT GUADAGNO, a staple of the Jersey Shore music scene, has shared the stage with such diverse legends as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Peter Paul & Mary, BB King, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Don Imus, Tanya Tucker, Graham Parker, the Mavericks, Delbert McClinton, Keb’ Mo’, and Jorma Kaukenan (none of whom were aware of his presence, according to Guadagno).  IG: @patguadagno

According to the Asbury Park Press, drummer RICHARD BLACKWELL, a Freehold native, is mentioned twice at length in Born to Run, and Springsteen rhapsodizes about him. There are none cooler than Blackwell to the young Springsteen, who was childhood friends with his younger brother, David Blackwell. Blackwell still plays regularly at the Jersey Shore, often with Pat Guadagno.

CAROLANN SOLEBELLO is a performing songwriter born and bred in New York City. Best known to folk audiences as a founding member of Red Molly, she now tours both solo and with No Fuss and Feathers. She is a member of the Jack Hardy Songwriters’ Exchange and has won numerous songwriting awards. Carolann released her fifth solo album, Shiver, in February 2018.  IG: @carolannsolebello