PLAY: Wonder Bar (NJ)

Posted by:  The Wonder Bar  | When:  | Where: Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Avenue, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA

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The Wonder Bar is an exciting, popular nightclub and grill which is a favorite gathering place for locals, visitors, and a world-recognized destination for international travelers. The Wonder Bar is a true classic in Asbury Park, known for great live music, tasty food and the world-famous Yappy Hour where dogs run the show. Known for its live music and colorful paint job, the Wonder Bar is all about having fun. From the tunes to the tiki bar to the world-famous Yappy Hour, a good time is a guarantee. We're currently looking for acts to book for the late summer and early fall calendar. 


The Opportunity

Wonder Bar is just steps from the beach and the Asbury Park Boardwalk. We're a quirky bar with live music, TV sports & a dog-friendly patio with designated playtimes. The state of the art sound system and large dance floor are a great attraction to all those who come to hear the fantastic music the Wonder Bar has become famous for. The new outside deck and bar dubbed Tillie’s Landing draws a crowd as people enjoy their cold drinks and great food. For animal lovers, there’s the famous Doggie Yappy Hour, which has sparked interest throughout the country. We're looking for local, regional and national touring acts.

The Band

We're looking for bands of all genres that play original music. We love Rock, Jazz, Folk, Jam Bands, Alternative, Indie Blues and Soul acts, but we're open to all genres if it's good music

Bands must be actively playing shows 

Bands must be willing to heavily promote the show if chosen to play

Bands are able to sell merch on-site

All acts applying must meet the criteria that we look for, lyrics, stage presence, style and artists must have a fanbase

 We are looking for acts that fit with our vibe of the venue and the bill. Artists that apply need to be able to bring a fan base to the events. It's a large venue and demands artists with a following. Although there is walk-up traffic, we want artists to contribute themselves. 

Past acts include Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Clarence Clemons, Lance Larson, and many others.

The Gig

Gigs are paid based on door deals/ticket splits/guarantees all dependent on the show itself. 

We give food and drinks tickets to the band. 

Pay is determined upon booking

PA provided

Basic backline provided 

The Wonder Bar's capacity is 350

Supporting Local bands must be able to draw  +100

Headlining acts must draw +200

With a new indoor/outdoor capacity of 2,000 patrons, the Wonder Bar is ready to return as a new age, iconoclastic appealing to all ages and musical genres!

We have more dates available than those listed. If you're interested in playing our venue, apply and we'll send you availabilities that we think fit your band!