By Jenny Vickers
The first-ever Asbury Park Night Bazaar is taking over the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall every Saturday night in June and will feature an evening of vendors, artists, games, food, drinks, and live music.
Running from 6 – 11 p.m., the Asbury Park Night Bazaar will have 25+ independent vendors offering a curated selection of everything from vintage, handmade jewelry and furniture to natural products, food, and artisan goods. For a full vendor list, click here. At the same time,
The Anchor’s Bend, which features a bar with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and a bar on the beach, will feature food and drink specials, DJs, live music, and games.
On June 6, the Asbury Park Night Bazaar kicks off with a psychedelic beach party presented by Little Dickman Records and featuring The Off White (punk/pysch/garage), Psychiatric Metaphors (beach/pysch/garage from Jersey City), and DJ Riff Raff spinning only the finest vinyl and deep cuts in between sets until close. Little Dickman Records is an independent record label based out of Asbury Park.
June 13 will be a very special night featuring Merge Recording artists from Chapel Hill, NC, Spider Bags, along with New Jersey’s Garage Rock OG’s The Ribeye Brothers. DJ Foggy Notion will keep the party going all night until close.
On June 20, the Night Bazaar will host the album release party for Asbury Park-based punk rock band Lost in Society who will be bringing along AP 90's alt/punk provocateurs The Obvious and a solo acoustic set by AP's favorite downtown victualler, Mr. Chris Brown, and award-winning DJ Mike Merrell.
The Night Bazaars close out on June 27 with a surf-guitar Luau featuring Asbury Park's gurus of the surf, Black Flamingos, and Jersey City's masters of the Hudson Surf scene Bongo Surf, with special guest DJ sets from the bands!
The Asbury Park Night Bazaar is sponsored by The Asbury Park Boardwalk, Asbury Park Bazaar, Hub City Music, The Anchor's Bend, and Arcade Radio. The Asbury Park Bazaar is a seasonal event that takes place in the Grand Arcade of Convention Hall, a beautiful, historic, building right on the beach in Asbury Park, a unique shopping, dining and music destination on the Jersey Shore. The event features independent vendors selling vintage, art, handmade items, jewelry, crafts, home goods & more, along with live music, DJs, art, and a beer garden.