Eagles and Phillies Stars to Highlight Sports Memorabilia Show
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Brandon Graham and Philadelphia Phillies World Series champion Chad Durbin will be part of the fifth annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday, April 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, and they will greet fans and lead Q&A sessions as part of the event.
Vendors with merchandise and collector’s items representing a variety of sports and teams will be on display and for sale at the show. Admission is free, and hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free parking will be available at municipal lots adjacent to the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace, Eighth Street and Ninth Street.
A 13-year veteran with the Eagles, Graham is a former first-round draft pick and all-Pro defensive end. He helped the Eagles reach the Super Bowl in 2018 and provided a strip sack of Tom Brady that helped seal the victory in the closing minutes. Graham will return as a team leader for the Eagles on the defensive line for the 2023 season.
Durbin was a relief pitcher for the Phillies team that won the World Series in 2008, and he had two post-season victories in 2009 as the Phillies returned to the Fall Classic. In 2022, he rejoined the Phillies as a color analyst for the radio broadcast team.
Durbin will participate in a free Q&A session at 11:30 a.m., and Graham will be featured in a free Q&A session at 1 p.m. on stage at the Ocean City Music Pier. Following these sessions, the sports legends will be available for meet-and-greets with fans.
Tickets will go on sale starting Tuesday, April 25 for the opportunity to get an autograph and photo with Durbin (starting at 12 p.m., $20) or Graham (starting at 1:30 p.m., $35).
Tickets include an autograph on a photo or item you supply and a selfie photo with the player. Visit oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, call 609-399-6111 or stop by City Hall or the Roy Gillian Welcome Center.
Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Ike Reese will make a special appearance at the show from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Reese played for the Eagles from 1998 to 2004 and helped them win the NFC Championship in 2004. He currently hosts the afternoon show on the Philadelphia sports radio station WIP-FM, 94.1.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES ADDS “THE GENESIS SHOW”
Ocean City announced Monday that “The Genesis Show” will be part of the 2023 Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier with a show at 7 p.m. Monday, July 24. Tickets go on sale starting at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 27.
The concert will feature the only Genesis tribute band in the U.S. that re-creates the Phil Collins era of Genesis and focuses on the 1976-1982 tours. For the Ocean City show, the band will perform songs from Genesis 1980 Duke Tour.
The show is presented by the City of Ocean City and the series is co-produced by BRE Presents and Rose Productions. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com starting on Thursday. A limited number of tickets also will be available at the City Hall Welcome Center (861 Asbury Avenue).