Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2022 at Asbury Park NJ: What You Need to Know


Are you ready to hit the beach at Asbury Park?

The Sea.Hear.Now music, arts and surf festival returns Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 on three stages in North Beach and Bradley Park.

Stevie Nicks, the Gypsy who is in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as both a solo artist and a member of Fleetwood Mac, is making headlines on Saturday. Green Day, California punks who are also at Rock Hall and have a long connection to Asbury Park, headline Sunday.

“These guys understand Asbury Park,” said Tim Donnelly, co-founder of Green Day’s Sea.Hear.Now festival.

Other artists include Boy George and Culture Club, My Morning Jacket, Billy Strings, Cage the Elephant, Gary Clark Jr., Head and the Heart, Idles and more. Locals putting on the show include Dogs in a Pile, Dentist, Lost in Society, and the Vansaders. Fletcher, a Wall native known for her synth-pop hit “Undrunk,” is also on the bill.

Look out to sea for the North Beach Rumble, which features the East Coast’s top male and female pro surfers, including Cory Lopez and Sam Hammer. There are also art activations from Pork Chop, Holly Would Studios and the Wooden Walls Project, featuring visual artists like Ava McClendon, Charles Mencel and Gregory Melega.

The Pop-Up Transparent Clinch Gallery in Bradley Park will feature works by Nicks, Green Day, My Morning Jacket, Cage The Elephant and more.

The festival is produced by C3 Presents, the team behind Lollapalooza, and locals Danny Clinch and Donnelly. Clinch is a Toms River native who has photographed music greats from Bruce Springsteen to Tupac Shakur.

Visit for more information or visit our Everything You Need to Know below, much of it provided by the festival.


Noon-11 p.m. Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, North Beach and at Bradley Park, Asbury Park Waterfront. Two-day tickets are available from $215.

Where is he?

The address is 1300 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Rideshare drop-off and pickup is located at 115 4th Ave. at Asbury Park.

Box office

The ticket office is located in the Wonder Bar parking lot at the corner of Ocean Avenue and 4th Avenue. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Attendees are permitted to exit and re-enter, but not return after 7:00 p.m.

Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2022 map at Asbury Park.


Tickets are available from $215 for two-day general admission. Visit



Stevie Nicks, My Morning Jacket, Billy Strings, Gary Clark Jr., Boy George and Culture Club, Fletcher, The Backseat Lovers, Peach Pit, Skip Marley, Celisse, Annie DiRusso, Aly & AJ, The Surfrajettes, Dogs In A Pile, Dentist


Green Day, Cage the Elephant, The Head and the Heart, Idles, Courtney Barnett, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Tai Verdes, Shakey Graves, Andy Frasco & The UN, Cimafunk, The Little Mermen, Calder Allen, Lost In Society, The Vansaders , Wet leg

Set schedules


surf course

1:30 p.m.: Aly & AJ

3 p.m.: Jump Marley

5 p.m.: Boy George & Culture Club

7 p.m.: Gary Clark Jr.

9 p.m.: Stevie Nicks

park stadium

12:45 p.m.: Dogs in a pile

2:15 p.m.: Annie Dirusso

4 p.m.: Célisse

5:45 p.m.: Billy Cordes

8 p.m.: My morning jacket

sand scene

12:45 p.m.: Dentist

2:15 p.m.: The Surfrajets

4 p.m.: Peach pit

6 p.m.: Backseat lovers

8 p.m.: Fletcher


surf course

1:15 p.m.: Calder Allen

2:45 p.m.: Shakey Graves

4:45 p.m.: Michael Franti & spearhead

6:45 p.m.: Cage the elephant

8:45 p.m.: Green day

park stadium

12:30 p.m.: The Vansaders

2 p.m.: Cimafunk

3:45 p.m.: Wet leg

5:45 p.m.: slowed down

7:35 p.m.: The Head and the Heart

sand scene

12:30 p.m.: Lost in society

2 p.m.: Little Triton

3:45 p.m.: Andy Frasco & the UN

5:45 p.m.: Tai Verdes

7:35 p.m.: Courtney Barnett

Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs in 2018 during the Sea.Hear.Now after party at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park.

Club shows

stone pony

Backseat Lovers, 7 p.m. Friday, September 16. Exhausted.

The Ocean Ave. Stomp with the Tangiers Blues Band and its guests, 10 p.m. Saturday September 17. Complete.


“There Goes the Neighborhood” with Gods, Yawn Mower, Sunshine Spazz, Pamela Flores, Rachel Ana Dobken and Renee Maskin, 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16. $15.

Les Surfrajettes, Black Flamingos, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, September 17. $19.50.

Asbury Lanes

“Late Night at the Lanes” with Kuf & Christine, Alexander Simone and Who Dat, Joe P, Will Dailey, and more, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, September 18. Free.


Cory Lopez, Sam Hammer, Cassidy McClain, Eric Geiselman, Rob Kelly, Cam Richards, Will Skudin, Pat Schmidt, Evan Geiselman, Mike Gleason, Simon Hetrickm, Tommy Ihnken, Mikey Ciaramella, Seth Conboy, Logan Kamen, Audrey Iglay, Morgan Iglay , Madie Ryan, Cole Devaney.

Surfers head to the beach during the 2021 Sea.Hear.Now festival at Asbury Park.

food vendors

Berg’s Smoked Meat and Poutine, Dank Cups, Doughnuttery, Hebros Kitchen, Hoagitos, Hot Box, Island Noodles, Local 1:30 Seafood, Local Smoke BBQ, Mogo Korean Fusion Tacos, Pizza Nova, Sam Matteo Pizzeria, E Cucina, Playa Bowls , Scrambled Yegs, Shawarma Point, Simply Southern, Surf Taco, Tica’s Burger Joint, Try Vegan, Wookiedogs.

The trains

Last overnight trains from Asbury Park:

To Long Branch/Newark/New York at 9:43 p.m. and 11:57 p.m. To Bay Head at 10:58 p.m., 12:58 a.m., and 2:54 a.m.

Note that the 11:57 p.m. train from Asbury Park connects with the 12:18 a.m. train from Long Branch. Visit for more information.

Last overnight trains from Long Branch:

To Newark/New York at 11:32 p.m. and 12:18 a.m.

Bicycle parking

Bike parking at Sea.Hear.Now will be available at the corner of 4th Avenue and Kingsley Street, near the ticket office and main festival entrance. Cyclists must provide their own padlocks.

Car park

Visit for more information on metered parking spaces in the city. There is no dedicated car park at Sea.Hear.Now.

Authorized and prohibited objects


CLEAR bags made of clear plastic, vinyl or pvc and no larger than 12 x 12 x 6 inches. Small purses and fanny packs with no more than one pocket. Clutch handbags no larger than 4.5 x 5.5 inches.

Baby strollers



Blankets, Sheets, Towels

Cameras (basic consumer cameras) without attachable lenses or other accessories (monopods, selfie sticks, tripods, GoPro mounts and other accessories are not allowed)

Empty reusable water bottles and hydration packs, or aluminum water bottles

Sunscreen in non-aerosol containers is permitted in sizes 3.4 ounces or less

Personal size hand sanitizer


Anyone requiring prescription medication at the festival must present the labeled pharmacy container showing the prescription, dosage and patient’s name to our medical staff at each entrance gate. Clients are only entitled to an adequate supply of prescribed medication for that day.

Medications to be inhaled or smoked are prohibited except in a prescribed inhaler. Over-the-counter medications are allowed in sufficient quantities for the day. The contents of the bottles will be checked by the medical staff at the entrance gates.


All bags that are NOT CLEAR are made of clear plastic, vinyl or pvc and are over 12 x 12 x 6 inches. All small handbags and fanny packs with more than one pocket. Clutch purses over 4.5 x 5.5 inches.

Aerosol containers, including sunscreen and personal beauty products. NOTE: Sunscreen in non-aerosol containers is permitted in sizes 3.4 ounces or less

Coolers of all kinds (exceptions can be made for medical use)

Framed backpacks, multi-pocket backpacks, and any bag not aligned with the permitted backpacks above

Any professional audio recording equipment

Professional cameras and professional recording equipment (photo, video, audio) (no large professional detachable zoom lenses, stands, monopods, tripods, mounting poles (selfie sticks) or other commercial equipment

Any professional video equipment. No video recording will be allowed.

Drones or any other remote flying device.


Glass containers of all kinds

Illegal and illicit substances of any kind

Outside food or drink (including alcohol) of any kind


Pets (except service animals)

Selfie sticks

Skateboards, scooters, bicycles, wagons, carts or any personal motorized vehicle

Tents, awnings or shade structures of any kind

Unauthorized/unlicensed vendors are not allowed. No unauthorized solicitation and materials, including flyers, flyers, stickers, beach balls, giveaways, samples, etc.

Weapons or explosives of any kind


Large chains or spiked jewelry

Bikes inside the festival site (free parking is available near the festival entrance)

Carts of all kinds (including red wagons)

Chairs of all kinds

Plastic Water Bottles Sea.Hear.Now is a 100% plastic-free event

The 2021 Sea Hear Now Festival at Asbury Park.

Bag Policy

All bags will be searched before entry. Small purses and fanny packs 4.5 x 5.5 inches or smaller do not need to be transparent, but cannot have more than one pocket. All other bags must be completely CLEAR and made of clear plastic, vinyl or pvc, and must not exceed 12 x 12 x 6 inches only. Bags will be limited to small handbags, tote bags and drawstring bags only. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited.

Hydration packs are allowed and do not need to be transparent, but must be emptied of any liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one containing the water reservoir.

Book a locker

Visit Prices start at $25.

Contact the festival

Email [email protected] or direct message on social media. Social media sites are; ;

The Sea.Hear.Now 2019 audience during the Dave Matthews Band set.

Previous headliners

Incubus and Jack Johnson in 2018

Dave Matthews Band and The Lumineers in 2019

Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins in 2021

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Jersey Shore native Chris Jordan covers music and entertainment for USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; [email protected]


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