Wave Gathering 2009 Announces Artists

Asbury Park's annual music festival returns with new artists and old favorites.

Asbury Park, NJ, May 31, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Wave Gathering Music Festival presented by Metromix Jerseyshore will take place June 19-21, 2009 in Asbury Park, NJ. Coinciding with the rebirth of Asbury Park, the music of the region's great new artists are showcased throughout the entire weekend.

Last year's Wave Gathering Emerging Music Festival was the largest organized event ever held on the Jersey Shore, showcasing the talents of more than 180 artists at 23 music venues throughout the city and featured informative music panels and artist interviews highlighting the ever changing music industry.

This year features many returning buzz artists already mentioned and noteworthy national label acts such as Madi Diaz (Nashville), Krista (NYC), The Queen Killing Kings (New Haven, CT), Dirty Sweet (San Diego), Red Wanting Blue (Columbus, OH), Chris Ayer (NYC), The Honors (Boston), Patrick Fitzsimmons (VT), Emma Sophina (Austrailian survivor of US Airways Flight 1549), Carlon (NYC), Panic Years (PA), The Bloodsugars (NYC), Future Future (Sparta, NJ) as well as our area's very own Val Emmich (who appeared this past year on Ugly Betty), Status Green, Jillian Rhys. Jerzy Jung, Scott Liss & the Sixty-Six, Christine Martucci, Matt O'Ree, Tunnels To Holland and young new comers Outside the Box and Quincy Mumford.

All of the festival artists can be heard on "Wave Radio" each night on The Penguin (http://www.ThePenguinRocks.com) from 9pm to midnight (EST). The online radio station, along with its sister site NewJerseyStage.com, will be home to the best sources of Wave Gathering Festival information including everything from schedules to information on the bands, venues, and local area.

As an added attraction, Wave Gathering will host a Free outdoor street festival on Saturday, June 20th, 12-6 pm, in Downtown Asbury Park on Cookman Avenue to compliment the weekend showcases. The street festival will be a huge food and music festival which will showcase many excellent restaurants as well as entertain thousands with the sound of live music echoing down the streets.

Ice cold Miller Lite will be served all through the day and food and drinks can be purchased from participating restaurants, festival style, from tented areas throughout downtown Asbury. It will also be family friendly with entertainment for kids as well.

The Wave Gathering has built its reputation on its emerging artist showcases. If you're a music lover, this is the place to discover and explore new music first, before anyone else. Many venues in Asbury Park will host the most up and coming bands from the Tri-State area as well as around the country. Three day passes give you access to all indoor venues all weekend. Tickets for individual shows can also be purchased at each venue separately. For more information please visit www.wavegathering.com.

Three-day wristbands for $40 will grant full access to over twenty venues and $25 one-day wristbands are available for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Without a wristband, separate venues will have their own admissions with many free venues also having live music. Saturday on Cookman Avenue will be free to the public.

Gary Wien