Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny featured in ‘Asbury Park’ documentary

Exclusive shows nationwide on May 22nd

Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock n Roll will premiere at The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival on April 28th before arriving in cinemas around the world on May 22nd. A second show will also be played on May 29th in the US.

The film tells the story of the long troubled town of Asbury Park, NJ, and how the power of music can unite a divided community. A once storied seaside resort, Asbury Park erupted in flames during a summer of civil unrest, crippling the town for the next 45 years and reducing it to a state of urban blight. A town literally divided by a set of railroad tracks, the riot destroyed the fabled Westside jazz and blues scene, but from the flames of the burning city emerged the iconic Jersey sound.

Asbury Park returns Asbury sons Steven Van Zandt, Southside Johnny Lyon and Bruce Springsteen to the legendary Upstage, the psychedelic after hours club where they got their start, featuring never before seen interviews and performances. Shuttered for four and a half decades, the Upstage remains a perfect time capsule of the Club, which united both sides of the tracks in Asbury and acted as a crucible for young talent. Now, as Asbury Park enjoys its long awaited renaissance, it is music, which has brought it back from the dead.

The film is supported in association with Jersey Mike’s, which allows all profits worldwide to be dedicated to promoting and creating music education programs for wide distribution.

Tickets for the two night only event can be purchased at asburyparkmovietickets.com.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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